How To Mirror Galaxy S8 To TV
Do you want to mirror Galaxy S8 to TV? Connecting your smartphone Samsung Galaxy S8 to a TV is quite simple. If you try to connect it for the first time, you will quickly get used to it and feel the need to use this amazing feature more and more often. In this guide, we are going to explain to you in two different ways so you can select the one that you want.
Two Ways To Mirror Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus To a TV:
- With a wired connection;
- Through your local Wi-Fi network.
Keep in mind, whatever trick you will select, the last result will be the same, you mirroring the content of our mobile to the TV screen. It means that also the tools that you use, however, will be quite different from one workaround to another.
Yet another note before we move to our guide, the user manual points out that the real Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Edge launched after 2015. Or the current Smart TVs from Samsung, featuring the support for Bluetooth Low Energy, make for the simplest mirroring process you will ever get. You should just put the mobile next to the TV while the latter is enabled and just launch the notification pane:
From there, click on Quick Connect.
Choose the option to Scan for the nearest devices.
Click on your TV whenever the phone identifies it.
Choose Register TV.
When the TV icon pop up, click on it and you can initiate mirroring your mobile content.
If you like to play a media file on TV, simply open that file and press the Share button.
Choose the Smart View button that appears under the display.
Choose the TV from the list of devices that will display up on the screen.
At last, the media file will be shown on your TV screen.
Make sure that you can also reverse the whole process and mirror something using the TV to the screen of your mobile. This needs you to choose the TV to Mobile Device option from the Quick Connect area of the Notification pane.
Just like we initially recommended, you have one option. The options to the entire above are:
- Miracast mirroring;
- A wired MHL connection.
Way #1 – Miracast mirroring
This is the thing that lots of TVs of other brands than Samsung can support and you can then use it using your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+. If you like to test it, move back to the Quick Connect button from the Notification pane and then choose to Scan for nearby devices. Follow the directions and choose your TV from the list of results.
If you can’t search your TV on that list, some likely it is not supported with the Miracast feature. In this situation, you can try to use:
- Fire TV Stick from Amazon;
- The AllShare cast dongles or HomeSync from Samsung.
However, the Samsung options are pretty intuitive to use, using Amazon’s Fire TV Stick you will need to hold down the Home button of the remote control and click on Mirroring so you can initiate viewing the Stick as an alternative on your mobiles list.
Way #2 – Chromecast
This is a Google product, very simple and cheap whenever you don’t use the full screen mirroring. What you have to do, however, is to download the Chromecast dedicated app and then to plug your Chromecast dongle into the TV. You’ll then show Play Music, Chrome tabs, and YouTube videos on the display screen of your TV by just clicking a button. Sharing images from your holiday with the whole family or watching funny videos will be quite easier on the big screen of the TV.
Way #3 – MHL connection
It is another option until Galaxy S6. But Samsung took a disputable decision and erased this support for mobile devices through MHL – HDMI. Without any doubt, they try to force the consumers’ hand into purchasing Samsung’s dedicated mirroring products and that’s the reason the current Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ can’t introduce the wired MHL connection compatibility anymore.
That’s all about it. If you still have any queries and questions about Samsung devices then let us know below!