What is SmartCast?

Technology has advanced so much so that tons of devices can give you access to streaming platforms. These days, TVs come in smart collections, giving users access to online content.

However, cable connections must be put in place for your TV to connect to a network successfully. One method is using a dongle – a plugin that allows your TV access to the internet. A SmartCast is an example of a dongle.

So what is a SmartCast, and How does it work?

What is a SmartCast for TV?

A SmartCast is an application you have to install on your gadget. This application allows users access to cast to their TV regardless of whether their TV or phone has casting features or not. That is, a smart cast gives your gadget accessibility features that enhance your TV’s functionality.

With SmartCast, users can connect their TV to a network to enable features like app download, streaming, etc., on their TV. Generally, if you use a SmartCast, your Smartphone will be the central controller instead of your TV remote.

Once you download the Smartcast application on your gadget, you will have a list of programs that you can cast to your TV. Some of these programs are YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, etc.

One of the prominent features of a smartcast is its ease of use. Users can easily control the application from their Smartphone once they download the application.

Also, any command they initiate on the app from their Smartphone will automatically be cast to their TVs. Some of these commands can include volume control, show selection, channel change, etc. Also, users can alternate through their TV interface using their smartphones.

Features of SmartCast

Below are some of the features that come with using SmartCast

Browse movie and Tv Catalogs

With SmartCast, users have unlimited access to browse movies and TV show catalogs from multiple applications. Users can access these catalogs using their remote;

  • Press the V button on your TV remote or select the SmartCast option using the input button
  • Once the Menu icon pops on, select Movies or Tv Shows
  • Proceed to browse different movies or TV shows from different apps once the menu finishes loading

There you go; you can enjoy all your favorite shows on one screen without having to jump from one application to the other.

Universal Search

With the universal search feature, users can easily search for content universally without restrictions. Below is a step on how to access universal search:

  • Press the V button on your TV remote or select the SmartCast option using the input button
  • Once the Menu icon pops on, select the magnifying glass icon
  • It will take you to a new screen; on the screen, you can manually input the movie or TV show you want using your Remote

Alternatively, you can use the SmartCast app via your Smartphone. Download the app and link it to the same Wi-Fi network as your TV. Once both devices connect, you can use your phone’s keyboards to type and search for the content you want.

Ability to choose content providers

SmartCast gives users access and control to choose from multiple applications to stream or download movies or shows from one interface.

One of the biggest perks of this feature is that users can access both free and paid applications. for the paid applications, users can see the different subscription packages and their costs.

How to Use SmartCast

Using SmartCast is very easy and swift. However, if you have any issue casting your device, you can use the manual or contact customer support to guide you through the process. Nonetheless, below is a simple guide on how to cast your TV using SmartCast.

  • Download the SamarCast App on your mobile device
  • Login to your account
  • Ensure that your mobile device and TV are linked to the same Wi-Fi network for easy casting
  • Once both devices are successfully paired, click on the video or show you want to watch
  • Alternatively, you can find the cast icon in the app (usually at the top right side of the screen (Andriod device) and bottom right (iOS).
  • Once you see the list of cast devices, your smart TV should appear on the list; click on it.
  • Once you click on your TV, it should activate and start playing the video you chose

However, if the video does not start playing, don’t fret; it might be a casting problem. Maybe there was an error when casting. To clear this, try closing the app and casting again.


Watching, streaming, or downloading movies on your Smartphone is nice, but casting that same screen on a larger screen gives you a cinema effect. SmartCast gives users access to stream/watch unlimited shows at the comfort of their home with its unique features and ease of use.