Stream Videos From Samsung Galaxy S3 to Xbox 360

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Looking at pictures or watching videos on your phone isn't so bad, but it's definitely a lot better on a big screen. You can quickly and easily stream content such as pictures, music and videos from your Samsung Galaxy S3 to your Xbox 360 using the AllShare Play and Xbox Smartglass apps. You can also browse the web, interact with your movies and music, navigate your Xbox 360 and access tons of features using your phone.

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Instructions

  1. 1
    Get Ready.
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    1. Go to your Xbox 360 dashboard and then go to the "Settings" tab.
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    2. Go to "System".
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    3. And then go to "Console Settings".
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    4. Go to "Connect Devices".
    5. Make sure "Xbox SmartGlass Apps" and "Play To" are ON.
    6. Go to back to the Dashboard Home and your Xbox is ready.
    7. Now, use your Samsung Galaxy S3 and go to the Google App Store.
    8. Search for the "AllShare Play" app and install it on your Samsung Galaxy S3 phone.
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    9. Make sure the app is fully updated.
    10. Next, search for the "Xbox Smartglass" app and install it on your Samsung Galaxy S3 phone.
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    11. Open the app and it will automatically connect to your Xbox. You should see something like this on your Xbox:
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  2. 2
    Stream Pictures from your Samsung Galaxy S3 to your (Xbox) TV.
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    1. Now on your Samsung Galaxy S3, go to the Gallery.
    2. Open a picture and then tap the
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      icon on the top section of your phone.
    3. The picture will now appear on the Xbox screen. You change the picture and it will also change on the Xbox screen.
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  3. 3
    Stream Videos from your Samsung Galaxy S3 to your (Xbox) TV
     
    1. Now, open your Video Player.
    2. Open a video.
    3. Tap the
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      icon again.
    4. The video will now stream on your (Xbox) screen.
    5. You can pause, stop, play, and skip the video using your Samsung Galaxy S3.
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  4. 4
    Stream music from your Samsung Galaxy S3 to your (Xbox) TV.
     
    1. Open your Video Player.
    2. Open an mp3 music file.
    3. Tap the
      Smartglass icon.png
      icon again.
    4. The music will now stream or it will be played on your Xbox.
    5. You can pause, stop, play, and skip the video using your Samsung Galaxy S3.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Update your AllShare Play and Xbox SmartGlass app.
  • Only one phone at a time can connect to the Xbox.
  • To disable streaming on your Xbox, just go to Dashboard > Settings > System > Console Settings > Connect Devices > Turn Off SmartGlass and Play To.

Questions and Answers

I can't connect... All share is now Samsung link n I have that and smart glass open, but I don't get the icon to connect... I stumbled on this feature accidentally while watching Netflix on my Xbox, but now can't seem to do it purposely?

I can't connect... All share is now Samsung link n I have that and smart glass open, but I don't get the icon to connect... I stumbled on this feature accidentally while watching Netflix on my Xbox, but now can't seem to do it purposely

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Linking Samsung S3 to Xbox 360?

Trying to watch movies from my phone to my 360

Do the following to watch movies from your S3 to your Xbox 360:

  • go to your Xbox 360 dashboard
  • go to Settings
  • go to System
  • go to Console Settings
  • go to Connect Devices
  • turn on Xbox SmartGlass Apps and Play To
  • on your S3, go to your app store
  • search and install the app called AllShare play, if you already have this app, make sure it is updated
  • search and download the app called Xbox Smartglass app
  • open the app and it will connect to your Xbox
  • it will now show you:

Now, open your Video Player.

Open a video.

Tap the icon again.

NOTE: You can pause, stop, play, and skip the video using your phone.

After update my S3 doesn't let me connect anymore?

After update my S3 doesn't let me connect anymore.

If you have recently updated your Samsung Galaxy S3, Then the application might need to be updated too. You must ensure always the updated version of AllShare Play in your phone to avoid error connection. Also try to check if you have connected it properly.

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From what I have been able to find, it appears this is a problem that they are working on fixing. The best thing you can do is go to http://www.samsung.com/us/support/ go down to schedule a repair and select request service. Just follow the options provided to send a support request. I am sure others have done it as well. The more people that do it the faster they may fix it with an update.

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Can I use "play to" from my PC to xbox360?

Can I use "play to" from my PC to xbox360?

Yes you can. But this only apply for videos and music. To enable Play to for Xbox 360, do the following:

  • go to settings
  • go to system
  • go console settings
  • go to connected devices
  • turn on Play To

Streaming from my S3 to my Xbox?

I am connected and streaming but there is a lag/glitch every 2 sec. it does not happen on my phone. it only happens when streaming. how do I stop the lag/glitch ?

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My Samsung link won't let me stream through my Xbox 360?

My Samsung link won't let me stream through my Xbox 360

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How can I mirror my screen from my Android device to my Xbox 360?

Question is self-explanatory. I want to view my phone screen on my TV through my Xbox 360. Viewing pictures, videos, and music is easy enough so simply mirroring the screen should work as well through some app right?

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How do I download Showbox on my Xbox 360?

Please explain in full detail.

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Can I stream videos from my Galaxy Note4 to my Xbox 360?

I have movies on my phone but I would like to watch them on my Xbox is this possible?

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I was wondering if I could connect my Note4 to my Xbox 360 via USB cable and play movies from phone onto TV?

I was wondering if I could connect my Note4 to my Xbox 360 via USB cable and play movies from phone onto TV

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I can't find AllShare on the market. Is there any other app compatible that can DL?

Is Xbox smartass the netball I need?. I have tried: No apps. I think it was caused by: I'm not sure maybe an app I have.

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See more questions like this: Why can't I find the AllShare play app

I'm after info about connecting a Galaxy ace 3 not an S3?

Connect my Galaxy ace 3 mobile to my Xbox 360 please

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Where is the icon to put the photo on the TV?

When I open a photo in my gallery there isn't an icon to put it on my TV screen through my Xbox

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