Screen mirroring to your Samsung TV (2023)

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With compatible Samsung devices, you can share your content on the big screen! Rather than sending a stunning photo you recently took to a house full of people, just put it up on the TV and show everyone at once. The possibilities don’t end there. You can also beam videos, presentations, and even games onto a larger screen. View our website to see which compatible Samsung TVs and smart monitors are available.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider, software version, and device model. Smart View is not available on every device. Devices must be on the same Wi-Fi network as the TV for screen mirroring.

Screen mirroring vs casting

As technology becomes more advanced, so does the vocabulary associated with it. We all now frequently use terms like “screen mirroring” or “casting” and it gets really confusing. What do they all mean? All you really need to know is that both allow you to stream videos, photos, and other content from your phone to your smart TV. But if you want a more in-depth definition, we have it for you right here.

What is screen mirroring?

The answer is in the name: screen mirroring. This feature lets you mirror what’s on your phone’s screen to a bigger screen, like a smart TV. Exactly what’s showing on your phone will appear on the TV, whether it’s a video, a photo, or a Settings menu. Whenever you do something on your phone (like navigating to a different app), that action will also be shown on the other screen.

On Galaxy devices the screen mirroring feature is called Smart View. You can easily mirror your screenwith Smart View by just tapping the Smart View icon and doing a few simple steps.

For iPhones, the screen mirroring feature is called AirPlay, and it does the same exact thing - mirror images, videos, or other media. Using AirPlay is similar but a little different from using Smart View.

No matter which one you have, it's a great way to share videos, photos, or other things on your phone right on your smart TV.

Galaxy Smart View interface

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Apple AirPlay interface

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What is casting?

“Casting” doesn’t have such an obvious meaning since this word can be used in many other situations. But when it comes to phones and TVs, “casting” means transmitting sound and images in real time via the internet.

Certain apps like Netflix or YouTube let you cast videos from your phone directly to a big screen. Even if you don't have a smart TV, you can use third-party casting devices like Chromecast or Amazon Firestick to stream videos.

When you’re casting, the video or movie will appear only on the TV. You can control the video on your phone, but you can also close the app and do other things without interrupting the video as long as the phone is still connected. It's a super convenient way to enjoy both a movie and your phone.

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If you have an iPhone or iPad, you cancast to your TV using AirPlay.

Mirror your TV with Smart View

Important: Make sure your TV is turned on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your phone. Some TVs may require you to switch inputs or turn on screen mirroring. Compatibility with non-Samsung TVs may vary or may not be available. Check your TV's user manual for specific details. SmartView is not an app you download on your phone and is located in the Quick settings panel.

Make a big statement by projecting photos or videos from your phone or tablet onto your TV. You can also do the opposite and stream your TV to your phone's or tablet's screen!

  1. Open the Quick settings panel by swiping down from the top of the screen using two fingers. Then swipe to and tap theSmart Viewicon.

    Note: If the Smart View icon does not appear, try swiping left. If it still doesn't appear, your device may not be compatible, or it may need to be added to the panel.

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  2. Tap your TV from the list of Available devices, and then tap Start now. If prompted, enter a PIN or allow access to complete the connection.

  3. Your device's screen will now appear on the TV.

  4. If you want to stream the TV's screen to your phone or tablet, you can do just that if the TV supports it. Navigate back to the Smart View main page, tapOther device → Phone, and then select your TV.

  5. To switch back, tapPhone → Other device.

When you are done using Smart View, tap theSmart Viewicon on your phone, and then tapDisconnect. If you need help editing the icons in the Quick settings panel, check out our guide.

Project your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC to a TV


Before everyone can enjoy the show, make sure your PC and TV have the right requirements.

Mirror your screen

  1. On your PC, clickStart, then begin typing Bluetooth and other device settings and click on it when it appears.

  2. Click Add device or Add Bluetooth or other device. Then, click Wireless display or dock.

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  3. Click your TV once its name is displayed. If prompted, selectAllowon your TV.

  4. Now your PC screen will be mirrored to the TV.

Disconnect the devices

Once you are finished mirroring your screen, it's time to disconnect.

  1. On your PC, clickStart, then begin typingBluetooth and other device settingsand click on it when it appears.

  2. If you're using Windows 10, simply click the connected device. If you're using Windows 11, click More options (the three vertical dots) next to the device you want to disconnect.

  3. ClickRemovedevice, and then clickYes.

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Access Smart View with SmartThings

You can mirror your phone’s or tablet's display to a TV using the SmartThings app as well. First, make sure the TV is turned on andconnectedto your SmartThings account.

  1. Using your phone or tablet, open the SmartThings app, and select the TV you would like to mirror to.

  2. In the TV's setting page, tapMore options(the three vertical dots), and then tapMirror screen (Smart View).

  3. Tap Start now. Give your TV permission to access your device, if needed.

Note: This feature may not be available on the PC version of SmartThings.

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Tips for mirroring with Smart View

Here are some tips if you're having trouble mirroring your phone or tablet:

  • If your phone or tablet will not display, it may need permission from the TV. Restart your device and TV, and then try connecting again. Make sure to select Allow when it displays on the TV. You should also try looking for software updates on your devices. If the problem persists, perform a factory data reset on the phone or tablet.

  • On a Samsung TV, you can bypass allowing permission for your device to access your TV. From Settingson your TV, navigate to General, and then External Device Manager. Navigate to Device Connect Manager, and then select Access Notification. Set this to Off to automatically connect with the device when using Smart View. From the Device Connect Manager screen, you can also select Device List to manage the devices connected to your TV.

  • If your screen keeps turning off, change the screen timeout settings. From Settings, search for and select Screen timeout. From there, adjust the settings so your phone or tablet stays on for longer.

  • If the Smart View menu is minimized, tap the Smart View icon on your phone or tablet. The Smart View Control menu is only displayed on your connected device.

  • If the device's image looks small on your screen, you can make it a little bigger by changing the aspect ratio. On your phone or tablet, tap the Smart View icon, and then tap More options (the three vertical dots). Tap Settings, and then tap Phone aspect ratio. From there you can choose your desired aspect ratio. Most TVs will look best with a 16:9 aspect ratio.

  • If you are still having difficulty, check out our screen mirroring troubleshooting guide.

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