Elevate Your Viewing Experience: Cast to Samsung TV from Your Android Device

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Are you the proud owner of a Samsung TV but struggling to figure out how to cast content from your Android or iPhone? Maybe you’ve heard about the benefits of casting but don’t know where to start.

Well, you’re in luck! This article will explain how to cast to Samsung TV from Android or iPhone. So you can enjoy your favorite content on the biggest screen with ease. No more squinting at small screens! It’s time for a more immersive viewing experience.

Without further ado, let’s begin!

Can You Cast to Samsung TV from Android or iPhone? 

Short answer: Yes. While there is no explicit “Cast” feature in Samsung Smart TVs, you can still cast, thanks to Samsung’s “Smart View.” Let me explain! 

Smart View is a screen mirroring feature. It lets you wirelessly connect a compatible device to a Samsung Smart TV. You can beam videos, photos, presentations, video games, and more on the large screen to make them bigger and better. 

Casting Vs. Screen Mirroring: What’s The Difference? 

Casting Vs. Screen Mirroring: What's the difference?

When you’re casting, only the video will appear on the TV screen. You can control the video any way you want. At the same time, you can close the casting app and do other things without interrupting your video as long as your phone is still connected to the TV. It’s a convenient way to enjoy both your movie and phone. 

On the other hand, screen mirroring projects whatever is on your phone to the Smart TV. Whether it’s a video, photo, or just a settings menu, it will appear exactly as it is on the big screen. You cannot close one app and do something else without interrupting the first. This screen mirroring feature is called Smart View on Samsung devices. 

How to Cast Samsung TV from an Android/iOS device

Let’s look at different methods you can use to do that. 

Method 1: Mirror/Cast to Samsung TV from any device using SmartThings

Cast to Samsung TV Using SmartThings

SmartThings is the easiest way to mirror these devices. SmartThings app is Samsung’s hub to easily monitor, control and secure your home from anywhere in the world. You can download its app on Android as well as iOS devices. With the SmartThings app on your phone, you can automatically connect with most Samsung TVs released from 2016 onwards. 

Follow the steps below to connect the two devices. 

  • Connect your Samsung TV and Smartphone to the same Wifi network
  • Download and install the SmartThings app on your phone if it’s not already installed.
  • Launch the app
  • Tap on the plus (+) sign at the screen’s top right-hand side and tap “Add device.”
  • Now, choose “Scan for nearby devices.”
  • Wait a few moments as the SmartThings app searches and then displays all the nearby compatible devices. 

(If you don’t see your device, restart it along with restarting your router. If this doesn’t fix, stop the app and relaunch it again)

  • Select your TV
  • Your TV will start showing a PIN. Enter this number in your SmartThings app. 
  • Your TV is now connected to the SmartThings app.

You can use your smartphone as a second remote. You can also cast/mirror content using the Smart View feature. Here’s how to proceed next. 

  • Tap on the menu button (three dots) at the top right corner of the screen
  • Now tap on Smart View
  • Select the content on your smartphone which you want to Cast or view on your TV. You’re done! 

You can also connect any smartphone to Samsung TV using the Tap View feature in the SmartThings app. Here’s how to do that: 

  1. Go to Menu at the bottom right corner of the screen
  2. Now, go to Settings by tapping the gear icon at the top right corner
  3. Now toggle ON the Tap View feature
  4. Tap OK to confirm your selection
  5. Now gently tap the backside of your smartphone against the TV Screen bezel or soundbar.
  6. Tap Start Now on your smartphone
  7. Finally, select Allow on your Samsung TV to finish the setup. 

Method 2: Mirror/Cast to Samsung TV from any iOS device using AirPlay

Cast to Samsung TV Using Airplay

Airplay is Apple’s screen-sharing feature that allows you to connect Apple devices with Samsung Smart TVs. However, this feature isn’t available for Samsung TVs before 2019. 

You can use this feature to view photos and play audio/video. Here’s how to do that: 

How to View Photos and Play Videos Via Airplay

  • Make sure your smartphone and TV are on the same Wifi
  • In your iPhone, open your photos/videos app
  • Tap the share icon in the bottom left corner 
  • Next, tap the Airplay option
  • Wait a few moments as your smartphone searches for nearby compatible devices.
  • Select the TV you want to share it on
  • If it prompts PIN, enter the code from your TV on your iPhone

How to play audio via Airplay

  • In your iPhone or apple device, open the music player
  • Select a song you want to play
  • Tap on the Airplay icon
  • Next, select your TV
  • Enter the code if prompted 

Method 3: Mirror/Cast To Samsung TV From Android Using A Wired HDMI Connection

Casting Samsung TV Using HDMI

When mirroring or casting wirelessly, many people run into problems. One way to overcome these issues is by using an HDMI adapter. It allows a cable connection between your device and your TV, which is much more stable and reliable. 

Find an adapter that comes with a USB-C port. It offers the most convenience and reliability. Otherwise, if you’re using an older device, you will have to find a compatible third-party adapter. And you never know how that may turn out. 

Follow the steps below to cast to Samsung TV from Android or iPhone using an HDMI cable: 

  • Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI adapter
  • Connect the HDMI adapter to your phone’s USB port
  • Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to your TV’s HDMI port 
  • Turn On your TV
  • Change the TV’s input to the HDMI port you’re using

Method 4: Cast to Samsung TV Using Apps

A netflix show appear in TV by casting

Apps like Youtube and Netflix come with built-in screen-casting features. This makes sharing your small to big-screen content super convenient. Here’s how to proceed: 

  • Connect your smartphone and TV to the same wireless network
  • Launch the app on your smartphone and go to the content you wish to cast
  • Locate the Cast icon. It will be shaped like a screen with a signal. But its location will be different depending on the app you’re using. 
  • Wait a few moments as your device searches for nearby compatible devices
  • Select your Samsung TV from the list. 
  • Enter PIN if prompted

How to Overcome Screen Casting issues between Samsung TVs and Android Devices? 

You may encounter difficulties connecting to a Samsung TV when attempting to mirror your Android screen. Below are some typical issues with these devices and their solutions:

  1. The Android device you are attempting to connect to the Samsung TV may not be compatible with screen mirroring or Cast feature. In this case, you will need to use third-party apps for screen mirroring. You can use any of the below: 
    1. LetsView
    2. AirDroid
    3. AnyDesk
  2. In some cases, your Samsung TV may not have the screen mirroring or casting feature. You can still mirror your screen using an HDMI cable or Chromecast device.
  3. Occasionally, even if your TV is compatible, you may be unable to cast your Samsung phone to a Samsung TV. The main reason is that screen mirroring is disabled on the TV. Some TV remotes include a screen mirroring button that you can use to enable screen mirroring.

Final Thoughts

Casting your Android device to a Samsung TV is a convenient way to enjoy your favorite content on a larger screen. By using any of the four methods we have mentioned – screen mirroring, SmartThings app, HDMI adapter, and built-in Casting feature in some apps, you can easily cast to Samsung TV from android devices. Whether you prefer wireless or wired options, you can choose the method that works best for you. Good luck!

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