How to Mirror Your Samsung Phone to a TV

Written by Claire Smith


Posted on September 16 2023



In today's digital age, smartphones have become our go-to devices for everything from watching videos to sharing photos and playing games. However, there are times when you want to enjoy your content on a larger screen, and that's where mirroring your Samsung phone to your TV comes in handy. Whether it's for a movie night with friends or a presentation at work, mirroring your Samsung phone to your TV is a convenient and practical solution. In this blog, we will guide you through the process of mirroring your Samsung phone to your TV in a few easy steps.


Before We Begin:


Before we dive into the steps, here are a few prerequisites to ensure a seamless mirroring experience:

 1. A Compatible Samsung Phone: This method works best with Samsung smartphones that support screen mirroring. Most recent Samsung Galaxy models, including the S21, S20, Note 20, and others, are compatible.

2. A Smart TV or Streaming Device: You'll need a Smart TV that supports screen mirroring or a streaming device like Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, or Roku. Make sure your TV or device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Samsung phone.

3. Wi-Fi Network: Ensure that both your Samsung phone and your TV or streaming device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.


Now That You've Got Everything In Place, Let's Get Started:


Method 1: Screen Mirroring Using Samsung Smart View

Samsung provides a built-in feature called "Smart View" for screen mirroring. Here's how to use it:

1. Enable Smart View on Your TV: On your Smart TV, go to the "Settings" menu, find the "Screen Mirroring" or "Smart View" option, and enable it.

2. Open Quick Settings on Your Phone: Swipe down from the top of your Samsung phone's screen to open the Quick Settings menu.

3. Activate Screen Mirroring: Look for the "Smart View" or "Screen Mirroring" icon in the Quick Settings menu and tap it.

4. Select Your TV: Your phone will search for available devices. When your TV appears in the list, tap on it to establish a connection.

5. Start Mirroring: Once connected, your phone's screen will be mirrored on your TV. You can now enjoy your content on the big screen.


Method 2: Using a Streaming Device (e.g., Chromecast)

If you have a streaming device like Google Chromecast, you can mirror your Samsung phone to your TV using it:

1. Set Up Chromecast: Plug in your Chromecast device to an available HDMI port on your TV and follow the setup instructions.

2. Connect to Wi-Fi: Make sure your Chromecast and Samsung phone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

3. Open Google Home App: Download and open the Google Home app on your Samsung phone.

4. Cast Your Screen: In the app, tap on the "Cast Screen/Audio" option and select your Chromecast device from the list.

5. Start Mirroring: Your phone's screen will now be mirrored on your TV. You can navigate and use your phone as usual while it's mirrored.


Method 3: Using Samsung DeX (Desktop Experience)

Samsung DeX allows you to turn your Samsung phone into a desktop computer and mirror it on your TV:

1. Connect to TV: Use a USB-C to HDMI adapter to connect your Samsung phone to your TV.

2. Switch to DeX Mode: On your phone, go to "Settings" > "Display" > "Samsung DeX" and enable it.

3. Mirror to TV: Once DeX mode is activated, your phone's interface will be displayed on your TV screen.


These methods should help you mirror your Samsung phone to your TV effortlessly. Whether you're sharing a presentation, watching videos, or playing games, mirroring your phone to a larger screen enhances your viewing experience. Enjoy the convenience of having your content on the big screen with these easy-to-follow steps!