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What is screen mirroring?

(Topic created on: 03-24-2022 11:33 AM)
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What is Screen Mirroring?

Watching shows on your mobile on the go but reached home before finishing it? Why not switch 

over to your TV! Screen mirroring is a technology that allows the screen of a mobile device to be transmitted to the TV screen as it is and viewed on a large screen of the TV. The SmartThings and Smart View apps allow you to quickly and easily connect to your Samsung Smart TV, but you can also connect via a Wi-Fi or HDMI connection. Additionally, if your TV is from or newer than the 2020 models, you can mirror your phone by simply touching the TV.

To mirror the screen wirelessly, Wi-Fi connection is essential to your TV. For non-smart TVs, you will need a casting device such as a Samsung All Share Cast, Chromecast or Amazon Fire stick. 

Connecting using SmartThings

SmartThings is Samsung's hub for controlling smart home devices and can be downloaded to both Android and iOS devices. SmartThings can automatically detect and connect to most Samsung TV's manufactured from 2016 onwards. If your TV was made before this, try connecting with the Smart View app instead.

Step 1. Connect your Samsung smart TV and your device to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2. Download the SmartThings app onto your device.

Step 3. Open the SmartThings app.

Step 4. Tap Add Device.

All available devices will be displayed. If you can't see your device, make sure that it is turned on. If it still isn't displayed, try turning it off and on again and restart the SmartThings app.




Step 5. Select your TV or Scan your TV nearby.

Step 6. Tap on your TV and connect to your device.

Your TV is now connected to SmartThings and you can use your device as a second remote for the TV. You can also use Smart View to mirror photos, movies and music from your device.

Step 7. Tap on your connected TV and tap More Options.

Step 8. Select Mirror Screens (Smart View).




Connecting using Smart View

The Samsung Smart View app lets you enjoy content stored on your mobile and PC on your Samsung Smart TV. You can also control the TV, using your device as a second remote.

Step 1. Connect your device/PC and TV to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2. Scroll down Quick Panel on your phone, and turn on Smart View.

Step 3. You will be shown all available devices. Tap on your TV.

Depending on your device you will be asked to allow the connection or enter a PIN code.




Note: If you don't see your TV, tap the refresh symbol to search again. If you still don't see your TV, make sure that it is turned on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device.

Step 4. Select My Photos, My Videos or My Music.

Step 5. Select the content that you wish to play on the TV.

Your device and TV are now connected. This connection will be remembered and established every time you open the Smart View app. You can now control your TV through the Smart View app and play content from your device. 

If the mirroring image is too small on the screen, you can change the aspect ratio.

Step 1. Go to Smart View > Tap on More Options (three vertical dots).

Step 2. Tap Settings > Phone aspect ratio.

Step 3. Select Full screen on connected device to make it a full screen. 


Connecting using Airplay

Note: Your TV and Apple device must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Viewing photos and videos via Airplay

Step 1. Open the Photos app.

Step 2. Find the photo or video you wish to share.

Step 3. Tap the share icon in the bottom left of the screen.

Step 4. Tap Airplay.

Step 5. Tap the TV you wish to connect to.

Step 6. If prompted, enter the code shown on the TV on your Apple device.


Playing audio via Airplay

Step 1. Open the music player on your Apple device.

Step 2. Select a song.

Step 3. Tap the Airplay icon.

Step 4. Tap the TV you wish to connect to.

Step 5. If prompted, enter the code shown on your TV on your Apple device.


Finding Airplay settings

Step 1. Go to Settings.

Step 2. Navigate to General.

Step 3. Select Apple Airplay settings.


More Screen Mirroring tips

Do check out the full article here for more ways to enable screen mirroring:

SENZ: https://www.samsung.com/nz/support/tv-audio-video/what-is-screen-mirroring-and-how-do-i-use-it-with-...

Will you use screen mirroring after reading this? If so, what will you use it for? Do let us know!

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I use screen mirroring often as I don't have a chrome cast and it's great if my wifi connection to my TV for Netflix, Neon or Disney isn't working well. Also nice to see my photos on a big screen.
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Me and the kids use screen mirroring to play games like kahoot together. I need to upgrade the TV as currently its not straight forward to set it up