Viewing contents on your Samsung smartphone is impressive. However, it is nothing compared to viewing on a magnificent giant screen television. Movies and pictures are made for a big screen. Little wonder they look stunning when it is being projected on the big screen.
Whether you love streaming live from the internet or a die-hard game lover, you can connect your Samsung Smartphone to your Samsung television with ease for a more cinematic experience. You can connect your Samsung phone or tablet to the Samsung television with HDMI or Wi-Fi to display phone content on the television screen.
1. Connect Samsung Smartphone to Samsung TV Using Wi-Fi direct
All new Samsung smartphones and tablets are designed with a feature that allows user to display their phone content on the television using a Wi-Fi connection. All that is needed is to enable a Wi-Fi connection on both the phone and the television.
Switch on the screen mirroring feature on your Samsung Television. This is the first step towards connecting the television and phone. The process of switching on the screen mirroring feature on the Samsung television differs depending on the model of the Samsung TV you are using.
If you are using an old model of Samsung television, click on the Source button, then select the Screen Mirroring source option.
For users of recent models, click on Menu on your remote, scroll down to Network, locate screen Mirroring and click on it.
Switch on the Screen Mirroring feature on your Samsung smartphone. Just in case you don’t know how to do this, follow this simple process:
Swipe down your phone screen from the top, locate Settings, click on its icon.
You will find Screen Mirroring, Smart View, or Quick Connect. Click on any of these.
Once the screen Mirroring feature is on, your mobile device will start searching for a nearby device to connect to. Ensure that your television’s screen Mirroring feature is on.
Click on your TV name when it’s found on your phone. A click on your TV name will begin the connection process between your TV and smartphone.
For security purposes, your television screen may display a PIN. Enter the same PIN on your device.
2. Connect Samsung Smartphone to Samsung TV Using Quick Connect
The vital thing you must know about Quick Connect is that it can only project things like video, audio, and music. However, all of these things must be saved on your phone. This is one clear difference between Screen Mirroring and Quick Connect.
Your Television and Smartphone must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Also, you must enable the Screen Mirroring feature on the phone and television.
To connect your Samsung smartphone and Samsung TV using Quick Connect, follow these steps:
Swipe down your phone screen, locate the Settings icon, click on it.
Click on Quick Connect. If it is your first time using this feature, you will be asked to enable Quick Connect on your mobile phone.
Click on scan for nearby devices to search for your television. Ensure your television is connected.
Click on your television name displaying on your phone to begin the connection process. Within three seconds, your Samsung phone will be connected to your Samsung television, and you can share content.
3. Connect Samsung Smartphone to Samsung TV Using HDMI Adaptor
If you have tried to connect your Samsung smartphone to your Samsung TV using a wireless method and not working, you can connect it using the HDMI adapter. To connect using the HDMI adapter, follow these steps:
Pick an HDMI cable, connect it to the HDMI adapter.
The other end of the HDMI cable should be connected to the HDMI port on your TV.
Pick the HDMI adapter, connect it to the USB port on your device.
Change the input method on your television to an HDMI port.
Connect Samsung Smartphone to Samsung TV Using Screen Casting Netflix and YouTube
Some streaming apps have inbuilt casting features that allow smartphone users to share content on their television screens. It is important to note that it can only function when you are using Netflix or YouTube.
Follow these simple steps to complete the process:
Ensure your TV and device are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Download the app on your phone and television.
Log in to your Netflix or YouTube account. If you don’t have an account, click on sign up to create one.
Once that is completed, open the video you want to share, click on the cast icon.
Click on the device you want to share your phone content with, and you are good to go.