How to Connect a Samsung Phone to a Samsung TV

Mirroring, casting, and Samsung Smart View apps start with a connection

For Samsung TVs, there are several methods for users to share content from their Samsung phone to a larger screen. Some of these include mirroring with Wi-Fi, mirroring with Samsung AllShare, and casting with Samsung Smart View. Read on to learn how to connect your Samsung smartphone to a Samsung TV.

Screen Mirroring With Samsung Smart View

One of the easiest ways to mirror content from your Samsung smartphone to your Samsung TV is with Samsung Smart View. This feature works easily with Samsung smartphones released in 2016 or later, such as the Galaxy S7.

If your television set is a Smart TV capable of connecting to Wi-Fi, you should have no trouble connecting your smartphone to your TV. Users can also connect a casting dongle, such as Chromecast, to their TV to use Smart View.

  1. If you own a Samsung Smart TV, make sure your Samsung smartphone and your Samsung TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. If you're using a casting dongle, make sure it's connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Samsung smartphone.

  2. From your phone, drag down the Notifications bar to view your app shortcuts menu.

  3. Swipe left to show the rest of the shortcuts menu.

  4. Select Smart View.

    A Samsung phone's shortcuts menu with Smart View highlighted
  5. Choose your Samsung TV.

  6. During the first set up, select Allow with your TV remote when the TV asks you to confirm the connection.

  7. For a connection with a casting dongle, the smartphone should mirror immediately.

  8. From now on, you'll be able to open most apps and programs from your Samsung smartphone and they will be mirrored onto your Samsung TV.

How to Connect Samsung Phone to Samsung TV

To connect a Samsung smartphone and TV with Wi-Fi mirroring, both devices must be up to date and capable of connecting to Wi-Fi. You'll need to own a Samsung Smart TV made in 2013 or later; these TVs will have an F or later in their model numbers, indicating the year of manufacturing. Samsung TVs made before 2013 can use wired methods of connecting with smartphones, such as Samsung AllShare.

Samsung devices compatible with wireless mirroring to Samsung Smart TVs include the Samsung Galaxy S3 and later, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and later, the Galaxy A series smartphones, the Galaxy J series smartphones, and the Galaxy Tab series tablets.

How to Set up Samsung Smart TV for Wi-Fi Mirroring

Enabling mirroring on your Samsung Smart TV may vary depending on the model. You'll most likely be able to figure out which method you need to use depending on the buttons on your Samsung TV remote.

For some older models, you must press the Source button on your remote, then select Screen Mirroring.

For other newer models, you must press Menu on your remote, then select Network > Screen Mirroring.

How to Set up Your Samsung Phone for Wi-Fi Mirroring

  1. Drag down the Notifications bar.

  2. Select Screen Mirroring.

  3. Wait for your device to scan for available devices to connect to.

  4. Choose your TV from the list of available devices.

    You'll likely see the TV's name or model number.

  5. If a PIN number appears on your TV screen, enter the PIN into your smartphone when prompted.

  6. Once the connection is established, you'll be able to open most apps and programs from your Samsung smartphone and they'll mirror onto your Samsung Smart TV.

How to Set up Your Samsung TV for AllShare Mirroring

To enable mirroring on an older Samsung HDTV, you must have a Samsung AllShare Cast Hub, which allows your TV to connect to your smartphone.

The AllShare hub has been discontinued for some time. These instructions are here for archival purposes.

  1. Plug your Samsung AllShare Cast Hub into a power source, then wait for the red indicator light to turn on.

  2. Connect your AllShare Cast Wireless Hub to your HDTV with an HDMI cable.

  3. Select Source or Menu on your remote control, then select the proper HDMI cable input source for the connection.

  4. The AllShare Cast Wireless Hub indicator light will blink red once the TV has been detected.

  5. Press the Reset button on the AllShare Cast Wireless Hub.

  6. Once reset, the indicator light should be blue, indicating the TV is connected and ready for mirroring with a Samsung smartphone.

How to Set up Your Samsung Phone for AllShare Mirroring

  1. Access the app drawer on your Samsung smartphone and select Settings.

  2. Select Screen Mirroring.

  3. Enable Screen Mirroring and wait for your device to scan for available devices to connect to.

  4. Choose your TV from the available devices.

  5. Your TV should immediately begin mirroring your smartphone home screen. From here you'll be able to open most apps and programs from your Samsung smartphone and they will appear on your Samsung TV.