Turn On Screen Mirroring on Samsung Galaxy S4 and Share Your Phone's Screen to the TV Mirror your Samsung S4 Screen to your TV vs Connect your HDTV to AllShare Cast Wireless Hub vs Turn on Screen Mirroring (Marshmallow) ... and 2 more

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Method 1: Mirror your Samsung S4 Screen to your TV

Mirroring your screen is way easier than figuring out a TV remote.

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'Screen Mirroring allows you to use your TV as an extended screen for your Samsung Galaxy S4. This lets you to wirelessly transmit photos, videos, games, and anything else on your phone's screen to your TV screen.

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The easiest way to do this is by directly connecting a Samsung Smart TV that supports the feature. If you aren't sure if your Samsung TV has native support for the feature, just visit Samsung's website for information. Just make sure to filter your search by Smart TV.

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Alternatively, if you have an HDTV that is not supported, you can still use Screen Mirroring by connecting the TV to an AllShare Cast Wireless Hub.

Method 2: Connect your HDTV to AllShare Cast Wireless Hub

Connecting has never been easier, or faster.

First, we'll start by making sure your TV is connected. You should already know from the previous section of this guide whether you have a supported Samsung Smart TV or not. If you do not have one, don't worry. Just follow the detailed procedures below to connect your HDTV to an AllShare Cast Wireless Hub.

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    Turn on your TV and the AllShare Cast Wireless Hub.
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    Using an HDMI cable, connect your TV to your AllShare Cast Wireless Hub.
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    Adjust the input on your HDTV, to the HDMI port your cable is plugged into
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    Make sure they match, or this won't work.
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    After a few seconds, the status indicators will turn red.
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    When the status indicators blink red, press the 'Reset' button.
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    The status indicators will now appear as red.
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    Congratulations
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    You're done connecting your HDTV and AllShare Cast Wireless Hub.
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Method 3: Turn on Screen Mirroring (Marshmallow)

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    From the home screen, tap the "Apps" icon.
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    While on the Apps screen, tap "Settings".
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    Inside Settings, scroll to and tap, "Screen mirroring".
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    Once on the Screen mirroring screen, your phone will scan for available devices within range.
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    Select your wireless hub or SmartTv when your phone finds devices.
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Method 4: Turn on Screen Mirroring (Lollipop)

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    On the home screen, tap "Apps".
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    Inside Apps, tap "Settings".
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    On the Settings screen tap the "Connections" tab, followed by "Screen mirroring".
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    Here on Screen mirroring your phone will begin scanning for available devices.
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    Once the list populates, select your SmartTv or wireless hub.
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Method 5: Turn on Screen Mirroring (Kitkat/Jelly Bean)

You need to enable Screen Mirroring on your phone too.

Connecting the AllShare Wireless Hub is only part of the process. Next, you'll need to get your phone connected, and broadcast to your TV. Here's how to do that.

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    Press the power button to boot your Galaxy S4.
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    Go to your Home screen and tap the 'Menu' key (lower-left soft key)
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    This will open a new menu with a list of available options.
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    From options list, tap 'Settings'
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    From 'Settings', tap the 'Connections', tab and choose 'Screen Mirroring'
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    If you can't find it, make sure you're looking under 'Connect and share'.
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    On the 'Screen Mirroring' page, simply tap the 'ON' switch located in the upper-right part of your screen
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    The switch will go from gray to green, indicating that it has been turned 'ON'. Now your phone will automatically start scanning for available devices that support screen mirroring.
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    Once your phone has finished scanning, it will display a list of available devices
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    Simply choose the device that has the name of your AllShare Cast Wireless Hub.
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    Now your Galaxy S4 will connect with the Wireless Hub, and share your screen to the television
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    You should see an icon in the 'Notification Bar' indicating that AllShare cast is enabled
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    Congratulations
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    You are done with mirroring your phone's screen to the TV.
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Questions and Answers

Can you do screen mirroring with S4 to tab3?

You cannot mirror your screen from your Samsung Galaxy S4 to your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 though there is another way of sharing your phone's screen to a Tab 3 by using Group Play. Group Play allows you to share the screen of your Samsung Galaxy S4 to your Galaxy Tab 3. The feature also lets your Tab 3 interact with the content currently shown. As good as it sounds, Group Play has its limitations too. It cannot offer full screen mirroring support like being a separate screen for your S4 but if you only want to view videos and movie files, then Group Play works like a charm.

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To open Group Play go to your Home Screen and tap on the Apps icon. From the application list, look for Group Play and tap on it. On Group Play, tap on Create Group to initiate sharing from your device. Choose the files that you want to share on the "Share and Play Content" page. Connect your S4 and Note3 by bringing them back to back. You can check our full article on Share Your Samsung Galaxy S4's Screen View To Other Phones Using Group Play to know how it is done.

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Unfortunately, mirroring Samsung Galaxy S4 screen to Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 screen is not yet possible because there's no application or device developed yet that could make an Android device mirror its screen to another Android device.

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Can not find connection between phone( Note2 ) & TV ( Sony Bravia 804A )?

For screen mirror mode in mobile show "no devices found" please advise how to setting

In order to use the mirroring function, you will need any of the following (on your TV's brand):

  • using Mobile High-Definition Link cable ( wired mirroring)
  • using miracast technology
  • using one-touch mirroring with Near Field Connection (NFC) technology

If you do not use any of the above, this might be the reason why you cannot detect the TV and vice versa.

Once you have any of the above, you will need to enable both devices to do a successful mirroring.

See more questions like this: How to use Screen Mirroring with my Galaxy S4 to my Sony bravia HX750 55" LED 3D TV

How to screen mirror for game play between S4 mini and Samsung TV with AllShare?

I have Samsung TV with AllShare wired to the router for wireless network and Internet. Can transfer files from S4 but unable to screen share. I get no devices available on S4 screen mirroring. Any ideas?

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You must connect your HDTV to your AllShare Cast Wireless Hub using an HDMI cable. Now once it is connected you need to configure it by turning the input channel on your TV to get the exact connection in your AllShare Cast.

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Then simply configure your device and connect it also to your AllShare cast to be able to mirror the screen of your device to your TV.

See more questions like this: How can I connect my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to my LG TV

How can I share my Galaxy S4 screen with my Laptop?

My Laptop is Toshiba and I have a Galaxy S4..I want to share my phone's screen with Laptop

In order to mirror your screen onto the Laptop, you will need to purchase the AllShare Cast Hub dongle. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-All-Share-Wireless-Display-Adapter/dp/B0089VO7MY you can find one there. Next, you will need to activate the screen mirroring on your phone and it will attempt to locate any devices on your wireless network that are compatible. The only problem is that your Laptop will need an HDMI port in order to connect the AllShare dongle. If the Laptop does not have one then you will most likely not be able to use screen mirroring on your Laptop. Once the dongle is connected to your computer, all you need to do is follow the normal procedure for screen mirroring and the Laptop will show up as an available device to connect too.

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1. From home screen select Menu 2. Go to Settings 3. Select Connections tab then choose screen mirroring 4. Move the switch to the on position to activate screen mirroring 5. After doing this it should automatically scan for any available devices, just select the Laptop from the list.

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I am trying to see if I can mirror my phone with my computer?

I have a Galaxy S4 mini, and apparently, it's impossible to transfer my pictures to my computer.

No, the act of transferring your pictures to your computer is possible with your Samsung Galaxy S4 mini device. By connecting your device to the computer a pop up will present itself asking you if you would like open files, import pictures or explore files.

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From here you are going to need to decide what you want to do but on this screen to get your pictures off simply tap on the import pictures option to have your pictures saved on the computer.

Here is a video to help:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCDaQLeAnqg

From Settings, tap on "Connections" tab and choose "Screen Mirroring" under Connect and share. I Don't have connections

If you are trying to do a screen mirroring on your phone but you cannot find the Connections tab. Make sure that you did not go to the Settings for your phone. There are two Settings options for your Android phone that made you confuse as well. For you to see the Connections tab, go to your home screen and not in the list of apps drawer. On the home screen, tap the Soft key menu then on the pop-up menu, which you will find the following options: + Add app and widgets, Create Folder, Set Wallpaper, Edit page, Search and the Settings. Tap the Settings and you should be able to see there the tabs on the upper screen. You may refer to the screenshot below:

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How group cast app works with Samsung?

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You can share files easily on your phone with the use of the Group Cast app via normal access points or WLAN that can be used to set up meetings, classes, or conferences online. You can share loads of music, images, videos, and documents with the use of your mobile phone. You can join Group Cast by doing the following:

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  • On the App drawer, launch AllShare Play
  • Sign in using the Samsung account that is linked with your device.
  • Choose the device that you want to use.
  • Hit the "Menu" key.
  • Select "Join Group Cast" when the pop-up menu appears.
  • Hit the "OK" button in the notifications.
  • You will now get to see a list of all the available Group Cast which are listed according to the device name.
  • Tap on the device that you want to connect into using the Group Cast.
  • Enter PIN that you used to share the document and then tap on "Done" button.
  • That's it. You have successfully joined your selected Group Cast.

I have Android 5.0.1 on my S4, does it have Miracast?

When I go to screen mirroring on settings and search it doesn't find the device. I'm not sure if it's the phone or the device.

Double check all your cables and make sure they are connected to the correct inputs/outputs and restart your wireless hub or SmartTv.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please post in the comments section below.

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