How to connect the phone to the Samsung TV

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How to connect the phone to the Samsung TV

Let's start with the more traditional connection methodology, that is, the one that allows you to connect the phone to the Samsung TV via cable. Depending on the model of smartphone in your possession, you must purchase a cable / adapter that allows you to connect the entrance HDMI the TV with the phone port (the one used for charging).

Once you have purchased the right cable / adapter for you, simply connect it to the HDMI port on your TV and to the USB / Lighting port on your smartphone. After that you will simply have to select the correct HDMI input via the remote control of your TV and you will see the exact replica of your phone screen appear on the TV automatically.

The wired solution, although now progressively replaced by wireless solutions, generally guarantees one ideal data transmission speed, which means that the videos will not suffer slowdowns or interruptions that can instead occur when you rely on the Wi-Fi network. To know in detail which cable / adapter you need, read on.


How to connect the phone to the Samsung TV

If you want to connect to your TV one Android smartphone, you have to buy a USB to HDMI cable / adapter. But be careful: you have to check the type of USB port your phone is equipped with, which can be of type microUSB o USB-C.

Most Android smartphones are equipped with microUSB type ports, but newer models have the USB-C port (the flatter one whose connector can be inserted either way). If you have any doubts about it, search the Internet to avoid any nasty surprises!

You also need to make sure that your mobile phone supports MHL technology (Mobile High-Definition Link), through which the audio and video signal is converted to be transmitted on the USB port. That said, let me point you in on a couple of cables / adapters that might be right for you.


How to connect the phone to the Samsung TV

If you use a iPhone and you want to connect your smartphone to the TV, you need to get a Lightning to HDMI cable / adapter. On the market there are cables of various prices, produced by various companies, but to avoid compatibility problems I highly recommend you to opt for theApple's Lightning to Digital AV Adapter, which is not exactly cheap but ensures the highest quality and reliability.

How to connect phone to Samsung TV without cable

connect the phone to the Samsung TV wirelessly, you must first make sure that the latter can "reach" and communicate via a Wi-Fi network. To achieve this, depending on the TV model at your disposal, you can use the integrated functions of the TV or resort to the help of third-party devices capable of making Smart TVs that do not have integrated connectivity to the Internet (or that however, they do not support Wi-Fi). Here is all explained in detail.

Integrated function of Samsung Smart TVs

How to connect the phone to the Samsung TV

The latest generation Samsung televisions can automatically manage communication with mobile phones, provided they are Smart TVs equipped with Wi-Fi connection and interface Samsung Smart View. Here is a list of those that currently have both characteristics.

  • LED D7000 or higher
  • PDP D8000 or higher
  • ES7500 or higher LED
  • PDP E8000 or higher
  • F4500 or higher LED (except F9000 or higher)
  • PDP F5500 or higher
  • H4500, H5500 or higher (except H6003 / H6103 / H6153 / H6201 / H6203)
  • J4500
  • J5500 or higher (except J6203)

Samsung Smart View is a solution produced by Samsung that allows you to transmit photos, videos, music and the smartphone screen to the TV by installing a special application available on the Android Play Store and the iOS App Store.

To use Smart View by phone, after installing the app and making sure your phone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the TV, you have to start the latter and wait for an automatic scan of reachable televisions.

Therefore, identify yours TV Samsung, tap on its name to start the connection and enter the 4-digit PIN code that is displayed by the TV. Finally, click on the button Allow that appears on the TV and selects the content you want to watch from your mobile phone.

Furthermore, for the sake of completeness of information, I would like to point out that the Smart View app is also available for PC: if you are interested in this topic, you can take a few minutes to read my dedicated guide. If, on the other hand, you want to land the operation of Samsung Smart TVs, consult my tutorial dedicated to the latter


How to connect the phone to the Samsung TV

If your TV is not Smart or, in any case, it is not among the models compatible with Samsung Smart View, you can connect it to your smartphone using some third-party devices.

Among the devices you can use is the Google Chromecast: a dongle, that is a “key” to be connected to the HDMI port of the TV and which requires power supply via a socket or USB. This unit is not dedicated to Samsung TVs specifically, but can be connected to any TV.

Chromecast is available in two versions: one basis, which supports Full HD resolution and costs 39 euros, and one named Chromecast with Google TV, which instead costs 69,99 euros, supports 4K resolution and is also equipped with a remote control and direct support for apps. Both models can be purchased directly on the Google store or in the main electronics stores.

To use Chromecast, after connecting it to the TV and to the power supply, you need to set it up via the app Google Home for Android or iOS. With the app started, then press the button Start, log in to yours Google account and then allow access to the position by tapping the button first NEXT and then Allow.

How to connect the phone to the Samsung TV

At this point, you can access your "casa”(Or create one) and add your Chromecast device in an appropriate environment via the button Add, which leads to the menu Add and manage.

Select quindi l'opzione Configure device, awarded his New devices and wait for the confirmation message regarding Chromecast detection. Press the button once again Yes and you can indicate the device name choosing from some types of rooms in the house (predefined by Google to help memory), which from now on represents the dongle and which you can select to send multimedia content to the latter.

How to connect the phone to the Samsung TV

To continue, click on the button Yes that appears on the smartphone and controls the PIN which will be displayed both on the phone screen and on the TV: if the latter are the same, press on NEXT and select the network Wi-Fi to which Chromecast must connect, indicating, if necessary, also the access key to the latter. Finally, tap on again OK.

Now that the Chromecast is configured, you can send content to it and view them on the TV simply by starting an app that supports the Google dongle and pressing the transmission icon (the one with the screen and waves of Wi-Fi).

Among the many apps that support Chromecast, there is YouTube: play a video and check that the menu at the top of the screen is highlightedmirroring icon to compatible screens. By tapping on this icon, the list of devices in range should appear, including your Chromecast device named as chosen in the initial configuration procedure. At this point, select your device from the list and the video in progress will be launched via YouTube on the TV.

If, on the other hand, you want to cast the entire screen of the phone to the TV, access the menu Settings> Display of Android and select the option Transmit the screen from the latter. Unfortunately, on iOS it is not possible to take advantage of this function. If you need more information on how Chromecast works, consult the guide I have dedicated to this device.

Apple TV

How to connect the phone to the Samsung TV
If you have one iPhone, you can buy aApple TV and use it to send video to your TV or cast your phone's entire screen to the TV via wireless technology AirPlay, developed by Apple itself.

Apple TV comes in two variants: one basis 32GB with Full HD resolution support and a 4K 32 or 64 GB and support for UltraHD / 4K resolution. It can be purchased in all major electronics stores, both physical and online.

Once the Apple TV is connected to the TV (via HDMI cable) and to the power supply, to take advantage AirPlay, check that your mobile phone and Apple TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, then access the control Center of iOS by swiping your finger from the top right corner of the screen down (or from the bottom of the screen to the top, if you are using an iPhone model older than iPhone X) and press the button Duplicate Screen.

At this point, locate the name of your Apple TV from the list that will appear on the screen and press on it. Perfect: your mobile screen should now be broadcast in real time on your TV!

How to connect the phone to the Samsung TV

If you want to cast a single video or photo to Apple TV, start playing it on the iPhone, then press the AirPlay (a screen with a triangle at the base) and select the Apple TV name give the menu check if you press.

Please note that Apple TV offers support for numerous apps. If you want to learn more about how it works, you may find it interesting to read my guide dedicated to the device.

Samsung All Share Cast Dongle

How to connect the phone to the Samsung TV
Finally, I want to tell you about All Share Cast Dongle: this tool, made by Samsung, is the Korean giant's answer to the most famous Chromecast and is explicitly dedicated to connection with Samsung mobile phones that have the function All Share Cast, present for example on various Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab o Galaxy S.

The accessory has an HDMI port to which you can connect the cable that will go into the HDMI port of the TV, and a microUSB port that is used for power. Once the device is connected and powered, simply locate the voice on the Samsung mobile phone All Share Cast and select it: your phone will automatically mirror and allow you to view videos, games and apps on your TV.

It should be noted that the video quality does not match that achievable with a USB / HDMI cable or with Chromecast or Apple TV, because the transmitted resolution is 720p and not 1080p. This dongle is dedicated to Samsung phones but you can use it with a generic Full HD TV, therefore also from other brands.

How to connect the phone to the Samsung TV

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