How Do I Mirror My Samsung Galaxy Phone’s Screen on My TV?

Posted November 16, 2014 by Leomar Umpad in Android

screen mirroring on Android

Using the Screen Mirroring feature, you can share your Galaxy device’s screen with your Samsung Smart TV or with an HDTV using the AllShare Cast Wireless Hub. You can beam your phone’s screen wirelessly and view pictures, photos, videos, games and presentations on your TV’s large screen. Keep reading to find out how this is done.

Supported Devices

The following phones support the Screen Mirroring feature. Some phones can be modified through a custom ROM, so they also may be able to support screen mirroring.
Samsung Galaxy S3                                 Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S5                                 Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 3                          Samsung Galaxy Note 4/Edge

Prepare Your TV for Screen Mirroring

Before you can mirror your Galaxy phone’s screen, you need to prepare your TV. Different TV types require different preparation methods.

Set up a Samsung Smart TV for Screen Mirroring
A compatible Samsung Smart TV is designed to work fluidly with a Galaxy phone’s Screen Mirroring feature. You can check your smart TV’s user manual to see if it supports screen mirroring.

To set up screen mirroring on your Smart TV, press the Input button, and choose Screen Mirroring on the display of your TV.

Set up an HDTV for Screen Mirroring
An HDTV is not not normally set up for screen mirroring out of the box. You will need an AllShare Cast Wireless Hub as a bridge to connect your HDTV to your phone. Follow the steps below to connect your HDTV to an AllShare Cast Hub.

1.Power up your AllShare Cast Wireless Hub by connecting the device to a power source. Wait for the status indicator on the top part of the device to turn red.

2.Connect your AllShare Cast Wireless Hub and your HDTV using an HDMI cable.

3.Change the input source of your TV so that it matches that of the HDMI cable.

4.Wait for the AllShare Hub to detect your TV. It will blink red when the TV has been detected.

5.When the AllShare Cast Wirelss Hub blinks red, press the Reset button.

6.The status indicator will now turn blue. This is an indication that the HDTV is now ready for screen mirroring.

Use Screen Mirroring to Share Your Phone’s Screen with the TV

Now that you have set up your TV, you can now start beaming your phone’s screen to your TV. Here is how to do it.

1. Tap on the Apps icon on your phone’s Home screen.

Apps icon on Galaxy

2. From the application list on your device, tap on Settings.

Settings icon on Galaxy

3. In Settings, under Connect and Share, tap on Screen Mirroring.

screen mirror option on Galaxy

4. On the Screen Mirroring page, tap on the switch button to enable the feature. The switch will turn green to indicate it is on, and your phone will seacrch for available devices (TV) within range.

screen mirror switch on Galaxy

5. The available TV will now be displayed. Tap on the device’s name to connect to it.

available devices for mirroring icon on Galaxy

6. Your phone’s screen will now be displayed on your TV.

phone beaming videos to TV

Did you encounter any problems? Let us know in the comments section.

 

About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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