4 Ways to Connect Samsung Tablet to TV

This generation is witnessing the rapid advancement of smartphone technology. Modern technology now paves way for the continued integration of smartphones with other smart entertainment gadgets, such as televisions and computers.

Your  Samsung Galaxy Tablet can be connected to high-definition television, which allows you to enjoy viewing from a bigger screen and makes your video streaming experience easier.

You can also use the television’s controls to access certain features like pause, play, or volume control on your Samsung Galaxy Tablet. You will need to get your hands on an HDMI adapter that is compatible with your Samsung Galaxy Tablet’s HDMI.

How To Connect your Samsung Galaxy Tablet to your TV

There are different ways you can connect a Samsung Galaxy Tablet to your TV. Google cast allows the casting of media to your TV from your Samsung Galaxy Tablet. You can also use the built-in screen mirroring (smart view) support or use a third-party app.

This article will explain different methods you can use to connect your Samsung Galaxy Tablet to a smart TV and the step-by-step procedures for each method.

Connection by an HDMI Adapter

For this method, your TV must have an HDMI input. This will ease the connection to your Samsung Galaxy Tablet. If you have a suitable HDMI dongle, you can connect your Samsung Galaxy Tablet to your TV by following the steps below;

  • Attach the HDMI adapter to your Samsung Galaxy  Tablet until it’s appropriately locked.
  • Connect one end of the HDMI cable into the HDTV adapter or dock.
  • Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into your TV’s HDMI port.
  • Scroll through the different input sources on your TV by pressing the source or input button until you detect the image of your Samsung Galaxy  Tablet.
  • Click on the image to connect your Samsung Galaxy Tablet to  your TV.

If you play a video or music file from your Samsung Galaxy  Tablet, it will appear on your TV screen. However, the output is only for media like music or video, so don’t expect the standard smartphone interface to be displayed on your TV screen.

Some smart TVs require you to manually set the HDMI resolution to match the output from your Samsung Galaxy  Tablet, or else, the picture will not be displayed correctly. Ensure to verify your TV compatibility with the video signal generated by your Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

Connection by the Google Cast Enabled App

Google cast allows the casting of media to your TV from your Samsung Galaxy Tablet. To connect your Samsung Galaxy Tablet to your TV using this method, you need to connect your Tablet and TV to a  WiFi network. This same method applies to users that possess TV box sets like Roku or Chromecast.

You can connect your Samsung Galaxy Tablet to a smart TV with the steps below:

  • Skip to the TV’s home screen by pressing the Home button on your TV remote.
  • In case you have a TV box, you can press the source button on the remote and choose the HDMI source the TV is connected to.
  • Open any application enabled by Google Cast like YouTube, Netflix, or Spotify on your Samsung Galaxy Tablet.
  • Select the media you want to play from the app.
  • Select the Cast icon at the top right corner of the app.
  • A list of all available devices will be shown – tap the device you want to cast.

Wait for a minute for your Samsung Galaxy Tablet to connect to your TV.

Connection by Smart View

Just like the Google Cast method, you need to connect both your Samsung Galaxy Tablet and TV to a WiFi network in order to enable the screen mirroring. This is called Smart View in Samsung.

The following steps will guide you in connecting your Samsung Galaxy Tablet to  your  TV with screen mirroring method:

  • Use your TV remote to select screen mirroring as your TV source by pressing the source or home button.
  • Display the extended notification menu. This can be done by dragging down the top of your Tablet screen with your finger.
  • Select screen mirroring or smart view option
  • Connect your Tablet to your TV successfully.

How can I connect my Samsung Galaxy Tablet to my TV with a USB cord?

You’ll need a micro USB cord to make the connection. Follow the steps below to connect your Tablet to the TV using a USB cord:

  • Connect both devices (TV and Tablet) with the micro USB cord.
  • Go to your Tablet setting.
  • Find USB settings and change to the file transfers or MTP mode.
  • Go to the Media Player app of the TV and open it.

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