Wondering how to cast to your Samsung TV? With the world going smart, communication between electronic devices has become the norm.
In this way, your android phone can in one way or the other, communicate with your smart TV. Meaning you can easily view the content of your phone or laptop on your system in several ways. But this article will be looking at three of them, with a focus on Samsung TVs alone.
Let’s say you take some photographs on your Samsung phone, and you want to see how it looks like on your big Samsung TV screen. That might be one of the things you might do in utilizing your smart TV function.
There is usually some confusion about the difference between TV casting and mirroring. Some think they mean the same thing but that’s not the case.
The similarity of their function is that they both allow you to stream videos, photos, and other content from your phone to your smart TV.
In screen mirroring, you mirror what’s on your phone’s screen to a bigger screen, like a smart TV. This means what’s precisely showing on your phone will appear on the TV, whether it’s a video, a photo, or a Settings menu. If you also navigate to a different app on your phone, that action will also be shown on the other screen.
Casting means the transmission of sound and images in real-time via the internet. For instance, you can use Netflix or YouTube to cast videos from your phone directly to a big screen. If you don’t have a smart TV, there are third-party casting devices like Chromecast or Amazon Firestick you can use to stream videos.
Only the video or movie will appear on the screen, and the overall control is on your phone.
3 Ways to Cast to A Samsung TV
1. Cast to TV with Smart View
This option allows a wireless connection between your Samsung TV and phone. Here, the TV Beam photos, videos, presentations, and games on a large screen to make them look bigger and better.
For instance, if you are using a Samsung Galaxy device, the screen mirroring feature is Smart View.
All you need to do in mirroring your screen is by tapping the Smart View icon and doing a few simple steps.
For iPhones, the screen mirroring feature is called AirPlay, and it performs the same function.
Note that there may be variations in the available screens and settings, depending on the wireless provider, software version, and device model.
For you to achieve this, the Smart View must be available on your device, and it must be on the same Wi-Fi network as the TV for screen mirroring.
Follow this step to achieve it.
- Connect your device, PC and TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Turn on the Smart View after scrolling down Quick Panel on your phone
- Tap on your TV after seeing all available devices.
2. Cast to TV with Smart Things
This is Samsung’s hub meant to control smart home devices. It can be downloaded to both Android and iOS devices. The hub automatically detects and connects to most Samsung TV’s manufactured from 2016 onwards.
But if your TV was made before this, the Smart View app will be the best option for you.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Connect your Samsung smart TV and your device to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Open the SmartThings app onto your device (Most Samsung devices have the app pre-installed).
- Tap Add Device.
3. Cast to TV with HDMI Adapter Cable
This used to be the traditional way of connecting to screens before the coming of the Smart Apps.
HDMI adaptors are mainly used here for those having issues connecting wireless. Note that Samsung HDMI adaptors are sold separately and offer support for devices with USB-C ports.
- Connect an HDMI cable to the HDMI adaptor.
- Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to an HDMI port on your TV.
- Connect the HDMI adaptor to the USB port on your device.
- Turn on your TV and change the input to the HDMI port you are using.
Now that you have been guided on how to connect your Samsung devices to your TV, you are on the way to fully utilizing your devices. In this way, you will get value for money with top-notch experience either while beaming the photos or watching movies.