All smart TVs support screen sharing. It means they let you share the screen of your Android device, iPhone, or iPad on your TV. It’s always a great experience to view the contents of a smartphone on a big screen. If you want to enjoy screen mirroring from your Android or iPhone, or PC to a Samsung TV, you can do that easily. The steps to cast a smartphone’s screen should work on all Samsung Smart TV models launched it 2018, 2019, and 2020 but you can’t do it without Wi-Fi.
Not only you can cast your Android, iPhone, or iPad screen to Samsung TV, you can also mirror the screen of your Samsung Smart TV to your Android or iOS device. Below, we’ll check out 2 methods to enjoy screen mirroring on Samsung TV. Besides, we’ll also see how we can enable the Miracast display on a Windows PC and share the content of your PC on your Samsung TV. In case you want to mirror your Android device to your Windows PC, you can try Scrcpy.
Screen Mirroring from Android to Samsung TV
All modern smartphones including Android and iOS come with built-in support for screen mirroring. Depending on your smartphone brand, the name of the screencast feature on your Android phone or tablet might differ.
- Samsung devices: Smart View
- OnePlus phones: Cast
- If you have a OnePlus 6, 6T, 7, 7 Pro, 7T, 7T Pro, 8, 8 Pro, 8T, 8T Pro, go to Settings > Bluetooth & device connection > Connection preferences > Cast
- You can also enable it directly from the Quick Settings panel by tapping the Cast tile.
- Huawei and Honor devices: MirrorShare
- Go to Settings > Smart assistance and enable it.
- Vivo and Xiaomi phones: Cast
- Oppo and Realme devices: Screencast
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Now that you know how you can turn on screen mirroring, let’s see how to share your Android device’s screen on your Samsung TV. I have a Samsung Q60 Series (65) but the steps given below should work on all 2018, 2019, 2020 models.
Note: Make sure you have a working and stable Wi-Fi connection. In case you are getting any issues with that, check out my tutorial on fixing internet connection problems on Samsung TV.
- Connect your Samsung TV to a Wi-Fi network. To do so, press the Home button on your TV remote and navigate to Settings > General > Network > Open Network Settings > Wireless and select the network you want to connect to.
- Connect your Android phone or tablet to the same Wi-Fi network.
- When both the devices are connected, enable Smart View (Samsung), Cast (Xiaomi, Vivo, OnePlus), Screencast (Realme, Oppo), MirrorShare (Huawei, Honor) on your smartphone or tablet. I have already mentioned the steps to access the screen mirroring feature on all Android devices above. Since I got a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Plus and Redmi K30 Pro, the steps and screenshots are from these phones only.
- As soon as you enable Smart View or Cast feature, your devices will start searching for the devices connected over the same wireless network. You’ll see the model code of your Samsung TV listed on the screen. Tap on it and select Start Now.
- At this point, you’ll see a prompt on your Samsung TV to give permission to connect to your Android device. Select the Allow option by pressing the center button on the remote.
- You are now ready to share the screen of your Android phone or tablet on your Samsung TV.
- While the Smart View or screen sharing is enabled, you’ll see a floating button on the screen. You can change the aspect ratio and disable screen sharing by tapping it.
Mirror iPhone & iPad to Samsung TV
Just like Android, iOS, iPadOS, and iPod OS also support screen mirroring. Using this feature, you can share the screen of your iPhone or iPad to your Apple TV or Samsung TV that supports AirPlay 2. If you want to find out if your Samsung TV has the Apple AirPlay feature or not, go to Settings > General and look for AirPlay Settings there.
Anyway, follow the steps given below to enjoy screen mirroring from iPhone and iPad to Samsung TV.
- Make sure that iPhone or iPad and your Samsung TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Now, open the Control Center on your Apple device.
- On iPhone X or newer and iPad (iPadOS or later), swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen.
- On iPhone 8 and iOS 11 or earlier, swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen.
- Tap on the Screen Mirroring tile on the Control Center screen.
- Your device will search for the available Apple TV or AirPlay-compatible Samsung TV.
- Tap on the Samsung TV to start mirroring your iPhone or iPad.
- Enter the four-digit AirPlay code that appears on your TV screen.
- By default, your Samsung TV will use the same display orientation and aspect ratio as your iPad and iPhone. You can change the viewing experience by going to the Picture size settings on your TV. If you don’t want to enter the four-digit code every time you want to share your iPhone or iPad’s screen, go to Settings > General > Apple AirPlay settings and change your preference.
If you want to stop screen mirroring on your iOS or iPadOS device, open the Control Center and tap on Stop Mirroring.
Mirror iOS/Android Screen with SmartThings
If you have a Samsung Galaxy phone, you must be familiar with the SmartThings app. This app comes pre-installed with most high-end Samsung devices. SmartThings lets you control your smart devices like an air conditioner, washer, refrigerator, camera, lighting, etc. from your phone’s interface. Obviously, it also supports Samsung Smart TVs as well.
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The good thing is, SmartThings is available for all non-Samsung devices, and iPhone and iPad as well. You can use this app not only to control your Samsung TV but also to share the screen of your Android device or iPhone or iPad with your TV.
Let’s check out how to enjoy screen mirroring from iPhone, iPad, and Android to a Samsung TV using the SmartThings app.
- Download SmartThing on your Android or iOS device. iPhone and iPad users can also use an app called Mirror for Samsung TV or Video & TV Cast + Samsung TV app.
- Important: Make sure your Android device or iPhone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network or Hotspot. If you get any error in establishing a connection, try our tutorial to fix different Samsung TV error codes.
- Launch SmartThings and grant it the permissions it requires and sign in with your Samsung Account. If you don’t have one, create it.
- Now, tap the ‘+’ icon and select Device > TV > Samsung.
- Select your Samsung TV model from the huge list of supported models.
- In case you already have SmartThings installed and already added your TV, just tap on the tile that mentions your TV’s name. You’ll need to select Allow on on your TV when prompted.
- When you see the remote control interface on your phone’s screen, tap on the 3-dot icon located at the top-right corner of the screen and select the Mirror Screen (Smart View) option.
- You should now be able to mirror your iPhone or Android’s screen on your Samsung TV.
Screen Mirroring from Samsung TV to PC
Not just your Android, iPhone, or iPad, you can also mirror your Windows 10 PC to your Samsung TV. Most Windows 10 PCs support screen sharing via a feature called Miracast. Follow the steps given below to cast your PC screen to a Samsung Smart TV.
- Connect your Windows PC and Samsung TV to the same Wi-Fi network. Without doing so, you won’t be able to share your PC screen on your TV.
- Go to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices on your PC.
- Click on the ‘+’ button in front of Add Bluetooth or other device.
- A pop-up window will show up. Click on Wireless display or dock.
- Your PC will search for all available displays connected to the same wireless network.
- Just wait until you see the name of your Samsung Smart TV listed as available devices and click on it. In case you don’t, make sure that your TV and PC are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Keep an eye on your TV’s screen and select Allow when prompted.
- Your Windows PC will now be connected to your Samsung TV.
You can now enjoy miracast display on your Samsung TV from PC. In case you are an Ubuntu user, read our guide describing the steps to cast media to a TV from Ubuntu.
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