Create and Join a Group Play Session on Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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You can share images, music and videos with your friends and enjoy the media file simultaneously on your own individual devices. You can create a "Group Play" session or join an existing session by following the procedures in this article.

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Open Group Play on Samsung Galaxy Note3

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    Press on the "Home" button to get to the home menu.
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    From the home menu, tap on the "Apps" icon to get to the application list.
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    From the application folder, look for the "Group Play" app and open it.
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    You will be taken to the Group Play application, where you will be given the option to join a current session or create your own Group Play session.
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    You have successfully learned how to open the Group Play application on your Note3.
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Create a Session For Group Play on Samsung Galaxy Note3

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    Press on the "Home" button to get to the home menu.
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    From the home menu, tap on the "Apps" icon get to the application list.
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    From the application folder, look for the "Group Play" app and open it.
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    Tap on the "Create Group" button to create a new Group Play session. If you want to put a password on your session, tap on the check box for "Set Group Password". Other users will be required to enter the password to join your session.
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    Once you've created a group, you'll be able to use these features:  
    1. Share music. Allows you to share your music to other devices. You can also set a "surround sound' by using the speakers of each of the connected devices.
    2. Share pictures. Allows you to share images to other devices.
    3. Share video. Allows you to share your video to other devices. You can opt to view the video separately on each device, or use each device to play part of the video to be able to play the video on a larger screen. To enable the "Play Video in Part" feature, tap on this icon .
    4. Share documents. Allows you to share documents with other devices.
    5. Play games and more. Allows you to play online games with other devices, as long as the game supports Group Play.
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    You have successfully learned how to create a Group Play session on your Note3.
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    • Note: Sharing media files only broadcasts the message to other devices. This feature will not transfer the files to the connected devices.

    Join a Group Play Session on Samsung Galaxy Note3

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      Press on the "Home" button to get to the home menu.
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      From the home menu, tap on the "Apps" icon to get to the application list.
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      From the application folder, look for the "Group Play" app and open it.
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      Tap on "Join Group" to see available Group Play sessions.
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      From the list of Group Play sessions, select the desired session and enter the password if required.
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      Afterward, choose a media category and the content on broadcast will show on your device.
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      Tap on the content to view it.
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      You have successfully learned how to join a Group Play session on your Note3.
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    • Note: You need to activate the NFC feature of your device to be able to join a Group Play session. To do that, simply touch the back of your device to the back of the other device that is hosting the session.

    Familiarizing with the Features in a Group Play Session

    If you are the one who is hosting the Group Play session, the following features are available for you to use:

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      Allows you to change the speaker settings for every device connected.
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      Allows you to adjust the volume of the shared audio or video file.
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      Allows you to set all connected devices as stereo speakers to create a surround system.
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      Allows you to combine the screen of connected devices to view a larger display.
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      Allows you to split the combined screen.
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      Allows you to adjust the volume of the shared audio or video file.
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      Allows you to write note or drawing on the screen which will be shared and viewed by all devices connected.
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      Allows you to share images in mosaic layout.
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      Allows you to select additional images and documents for sharing to other connected devices.
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      Allows you to view all the participants of the Group Play session.
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