Stream Video from Samsung Galaxy S4 to SmartTV

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Do you want to play phone videos on a bigger screen? Do you want to play your phone video and show it to your friends TV or make a quick video presentation from your phone. This HowTo wiki article will show you how to do it.

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How to stream video from Samsung Galaxy S4 to SmartTV

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  • Note: You can control streamed video on your Samsung Galaxy S4.
  1. 1
    You need a SmartTV with ready DLNA and wireless connection.
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  2. 2
    Connect your SmartTV and your Samsung Galaxy S4 phone to your home/local wireless connection.
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  3. 3
    On your Samsung Galaxy S4 phone, go to your library and find a video.
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  4. 4
    Play the video.
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  5. 5
    Tap on the screen to show the screen menu.
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  6. 6
    Tap the icon on the upper left corner of the screen to show other network devices.
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  7. 7
    Since your Smart TV is ready DLNA, you should see the TV on the list.
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  8. 8
    Tap it and wait until your video streams to the TV.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • You need to have a DLNA ready TV
  • You also need a home wireless router to connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 and SmartTV wirelessly.
  • You may experience a little lag due to wireless data streaming.

Questions and Answers

I have all of the above equipment/stuff, but when I scan for nearby devices, my LG DLNA Enabled Smart TV does not show up.

I've tried many times but it still does not work.

When you mention having all of the equipment, are you including the Samsung Galaxy S4 in that list, and the other elements? The reason is that older models sometimes do not connect as well.

That said, if you have all of these devices, including the S4, then you should attempt a soft reset, either by holding the power button down for 20 seconds, or removing your battery. Then, turn on your wireless network. After that, turn on your TV, and then turn on your phone.

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Try to connect that way, and you should see some better success. If not, then you will need to contact LG, as there is likely an issue with your television (many users report this problem, which is specific to the LG set not being fully DLNA compliant).

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Mirroring GS4 Lollipop to a recent Samsung Smart TV?

Is it true that the newest Samsung smart TVs come with an integrated interface for mirroring Samsung high end phones?

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My Samsung Galaxy S4 won't recognize my Smart LG TV?

They are both wirelessly connected to my router. I have screen mirrored via Bluetooth and pressed all the buttons in the settings. the TV says it also can not locate other devices. I have the video on my top right hand corner and I try to click at TV press all sorts with no joy. Can you help?

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There are some problems with select LG model televisions not being 100% DLNA compliant. If you have one such television, there are certain steps you can take to try and get it to work, which have been described in detail earlier in this Q&A section. Please reference those steps.

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In the event you are still unable to get it to work, you should consider contacting your local TV repair shop, to see if they are familiar with this problem. They may have a model specific solution that will work for you.

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How to connect phone S4 to LG TV?

I want to know how to connect my S4 to my LG TV, I don't know how thanks

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Stream video from Samsung S4 to Samsung Smart TV?

Screen mirroring does not work

If, for some reason, you cannot connect to your Samsung Smart TV (it might be a pre-2013 model), then you can buy an MHL adapter for your phone and an HDMI cable. Run the MHL adapter into your phone, and connect the HDTV cable with Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Smart TV. Select the HDMI input on Samsung Smart TV, and it will be mirrored.

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Alternatively, you can buy an AllShare Cast device: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-All-Share-Wireless-Display-Adapter/dp/B0089VO7MY. Connect it to your TV. On your phone, go to "Settings" > "Connections" > "Screen mirroring". Enable "Screen mirroring". The AllShare Cast device should appear on the device list. Tap on it to start mirroring the smartphone.

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How to connect S4 to my LG TV?

How to connect S4 to my LG TV

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I have a S5, have downloaded films from Showbox but can't get them to play wireless on my LG smart TV. They are both on the same WiFi connection?

I can't get my Galaxy S5 to play downloaded films from Showbox on my smart LG TV they are both connected to the same WiFi

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Connect Samsung Galaxy 4 mini to Sony Bravia Smart TV?

I am trying to connect my smart phone with my TV and although the phone recognizes the TV, it won't connect and brings a message that the connection has failed.

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How to view video from note pad to TV?

HI I am trying to play a video from Galaxy notepad on my TV and cannot figure out where to go on the TV to make it play

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Sir. How to get rid off "Write protected Flash drive" All common method has failed?

1. regedit......... Failed . 2. Attributes .... Failed . 3. Virus scan.....Failed . Any cut short method ?. I have tried: Tried in different Computer. laptop OS win 7 win 1o 64 bits. I think it was caused by: Unknown.. if it will be formatted , I don't mind. Your help is appreciated.

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