Share Your Samsung Galaxy S4's Screen View To Other Phones Using Group Play

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How to Activate Group Sharing on Your Samsung Galaxy S4

You can share the view on your phone's screen to other people's screens by using Group Play. Group Play not only allows you to share your screen content with others, but it also enables you to interact with the content. Think of this as an application that allows you to extend your phone's screen to other people's phones so you can watch the same screen at the same time. You can interact with the content by touching your device's screen, and other people connected can see the activities. Group Play also allows you to share pictures, music files and play games with your friends.

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Instructions

To use Group Play, follow the procedures below:

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    Go to your phone's Home screen by pressing on the "Menu" button located on the lower-middle part of your phone.
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    On your Home menu, tap the icon "Apps Shortcut", located on the bottom right portion of the touchscreen.
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    You will be shown the icons of all applications installed on your phone.
    Look for "Group Play", and tap it.
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    A disclaimer will show.
    Read and understand it and tap on "OK" if you agree to it. You can also opt not to see that disclaimer for seven days by tapping on the appropriate square.
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    You will be taken to the Group Play page.
    Tap on "Create Group" to create a new group with Group Play.
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    You will be shown a message telling you that your phone has been set as the mobile access point (AP).
    If you turn off mobile AP, the current session will stop, and you'll need to put the devices back-to-back to connect them. You can check on the option so you won't see the message again. Tap on the "OK" button when you are done.
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    You will then be taken to the "Share and Play Content" page, where you can choose from sharing music, pictures, documents and games.
    If you choose to share music, tap on the corresponding option to activate it.
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    You will then be shown the list of the music files on your phone.
    Whether you choose music, documents or games – each will have a corresponding list to choose from. Tap on the square beside the file to choose it as the file to play through Group Play. You can also tap on "Select All Options" to select all files.
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    Tap on the "OK" button after you choose the desired file, or files.
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    A message about sharing music and using other phones' speakers to share music will appear.
    If you understand the message, tap "OK".
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    Music will now start to play.
    Press on the slider on the upper-middle part of your screen to view "Group Play Settings".
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    You can have a true surround sound feel by setting one phone to play on one channel, and assigning a speaker for each phone during the Group Play.
    In this case, click on "Right".
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    You can then assign a phone to play only the right speaker.
    Tap "OK" when you are done.
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    You can add more music files to Group Play by pressing on the music icon on the lower right portion of your touchscreen.
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    You have successfully learned how to use and set up Group Play.
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What Else Group Play Can Do

  • Group Play enables the two phones to share music, documents, video and games across Ad hoc network, close range, and connected phones.
  • Game and music sharing works with Galaxy S4 but it can also be applied to Galaxy S3s.
  • The share screen is applied to multi-player gaming, and connect the sounds through the phone's speakers.
  • You can play multi-player game poker.
  • In the Group Play, the lead controller is able to manipulate which is to be shared, like the sound and volume.
  • Group Play allows you to create a group and within the group you share, view and play with games, music, documents, etc.
  • In Galaxy S3's All Share enables to share phone content across any "smart" devices.
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Can You Share Screen With Other Galaxy Phones?

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    Yes, you can share screen with other Galaxy phones, the same way you share your S4 screen with other smartphones.
    You can share with Galaxy phones through AllSharePlus. It's a great way to show videos or photos on other Galaxy screens, without having to do downloading and uploading of these files on the other Galaxy devices. The AllSharePlay application can be downloaded online.
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    You can also connect your AllShare account to an external media storage locker like Dropbox for user-friendly and easy streaming over the web and automatic downloads.
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    Just like with other smartphones, Groupcast can be used to share data with other Galaxy phones.
    You can share, hear and view music, photos and documents using Groupcast. You have to be on the same WiFi network for the function to work. A pin code has to be set up in order to access the file. Once all Galaxy phones have entered the pin code, the file is ready for sharing. This is great for group projects or business meetings or conferences. After everything has been set up, you can begin using AllSharePlus for everything - all your file sharing and space saving requirements.
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