Share your Galaxy phone's screen using Smart View

Smart View on a phone to screen mirror to a TV

That photograph you took on your phone is stunning, but you know what would make it look even more amazing? Projecting it onto a big screen. With Smart View, you can wirelessly connect a compatible Samsung phone to the Samsung Smart TV or a Chromecast device. Beam photos, videos, presentations, and games on a large screen to make them look bigger and better.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider, software version, and phone model. 

Connect to your TV with Smart View

Important: Make sure your TV is turned on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your phone. Some TVs may require you to switch inputs or turn on screen mirroring.

Make a big statement by projecting photos or videos on your TV. First, open the Quick Settings panel by swiping down from the top of the screen using two fingers. Then, swipe to and tap the Smart View icon.

Tap your TV from the list of Available devices. Depending on the TV, you may need to enter a PIN or allow access to complete the connection.

When you are done using Smart View, tap the Smart View icon on your phone, and then tap Disconnect.

Smart View icon on the Quick Settings panel

Tips for mirroring with Smart View

Here are some tips if you are having trouble with mirroring your phone:

  • If your phone will not display, it may need permission from the TV. Restart your phone and TV, and then try connecting again, making sure you select Allow when it displays on the TV.

  • On a Samsung TV, you can bypass allowing permission for your phone to access your TV. From Settings, on your TV, navigate to General and then External Device Manager. Navigate to Device Connect Manager, and then select Access Notification. Set this to Off to automatically connect with the phone when using Smart View. From the Device Connect Manager screen, you can also select Device List to manage the phones connected to your TV.

  • If your screen keeps turning off, change the screen timeout settings on your phone. From Settings, search for and select Screen timeout. From there, adjust the settings so your phone stays on for longer.

  • If the Smart View menu is minimized, tap the Smart View icon on your phone. The Smart View Control menu is only displayed on your phone.

  • If the phone's image looks small on your screen, you can make it a little bigger by changing the aspect ratio. On your phone, tap the Smart View icon, and then tap More Options. Tap Settings, and then tap Phone aspect ratio. From there, you can choose your desired aspect ratio.

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