Samsung offers an integrated and easy way to display content from your phone on compatible TVs, using the Smart View feature available in the latest Galaxy smartphones and tablets and its line of smart TVs. Learn how to pair and mirror your videos, photos and even your mobile games on the big screen.
With one of the largest ecosystems in the world, from smartwatches to huge screens over 100 inches, Samsung has a clear advantage when it comes to synergies between different product categories.
The Smart Things smart home ecosystem is one result, with the ability to remotely control devices across many screens – TVs, phones, tablets and even fridges – and even before that, the ability to mirror ( or cast) content from one device to another: Go to Smart View.
Smart View is Samsung’s version of Miracast — known by many names, depending on each manufacturer’s implementation. Mirror phone screen to compatible TV or monitor. In the past, the feature required an app, which is now installed by default on Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets.
How to use smart view
To use Smart View, you will need a Samsung Galaxy phone or tablet and a Miracast-enabled TV or monitor. So TVs from LG, Sony, Philips, Panasonic and other brands can also work. Another thing, the devices must be connected to the same home network, but we saw a neighbor’s TV suggestion that wasn’t listed on the router.
To use Samsung Smart View to mirror your phone screen to the TV, just follow these steps:
- Open the Quick settings menu (swipe down from the top of the screen).
- Tap the Smart display button.
- Wait for the screens to be detected and tap on the one you want.
- Some TVs may require you to open a pairing menu, see the manual for instructions.
- Confirm the screencast by pressing Start now.
Note that DRM-protected content like Netflix, Apple TV+ and other streaming services cannot be mirrored using Smart View/Miracast.
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How to Disconnect Samsung Smart View
To stop smartphone mirroring to TV or monitor, you just need to follow two steps:
- tap blue Smart display icon.
- Select the Disconnect option.
That’s it for our guide on using Smart View. Remember that you can adjust the aspect ratio of the screen to better fit the display by accessing the Smart View options menu. And if you place the phone in landscape (horizontal) position, the changes will be reflected on the TV, as long as auto-rotate is enabled on the device.
Also note that some TV models are compatible with the Tap View function, which starts mirroring the phone by simply (gently) tapping the phone on the screen. Another option is to start screen mirroring using the Smart Things app, and finally some devices offer the option to use Samsung DeX to mirror the phone to the TV, either wirelessly or using a certified cable.
Do you already use Miracast or another screen mirroring technology? Do you have any favorite tips or tricks? Share them in the comments below!