Viewing a video and images, listening to audio from your iPhone on a larger screen, say like TV, then this process is called mirroring and this blog will explain on how to cast iPhone to Samsung TV. The process is quick and simple and can be used with other Television brands as well. There are
Steps On How To Cast Iphone To Samsung Tv
There are 4 ways to achieve this, and every method has its benefits and limitations. Let us discuss each method, and it is totally up to you to choose your method.
Method 1. Use Airplay To Mirror The Iphone To Samsung Tv
Apple’s AirPlay Mirroring technology helps iPhone users to display the screen of their iPhone or iPad on an HDTV that is compatible with AirPlay. Users can cast their iPhone screen and view, not only audio, video images but also any other application including web browsers and games on your TV. Fortunately, Samsung TVs support AirPlay and can be easily connected to the iPhone via these steps:
Step 1. Connect your iPhone and the Samsung TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 2. Open the Control Centre in the iPhone and tap Screen Mirroring on the left. If you are using iOS 10 or earlier, then look for AirPlay on the right side.
Step 3. Wait for the list to populate the discoverable and compatible devices. And select Samsung TV from the list.
That’s how simple it is. You will see the mirroring effect almost immediately, but there can be a lag of a few seconds, sometimes depending on your connection.
- No Cables
- Free of Cost
- No complications as it is a default feature
- Will not work on low-speed internet
- The TV must be compatible with AirPlay
Also Read: How to Connect Apple iPad to TV?
Method 2.use A Lightning Digital Av Adapter To Cast Iphone To Samsung Tv
The AirPlay method was the simplest of all methods but will not work in the absence of internet and depends on the TV model. Another easier way is to use cables to mirror the iPhone to Samsung TV, and you would require the following hardware for the same:
- Lightning Digital AV Adapter. This is a special type of adapter that connects one end to your iPhone and the second end has two ports, one for the HDMI cable and the second for plugging in your charger.
Note: It is essential to plug in your charger because casting iPhone to Samsung TV will drain your battery at an incredible speed.
- HDMI Cable. Any normal HDMI cable will function here properly and is required to connect your TV to iPhone.
It is important to use original equipment, and cables for the cheap and counterfeit ones get spoiled very easily in no time and also may damage your TV or iPhone. Once you have the wires, let us move forward with the steps:
Step 1. Connect the adapter to your iPhone.
Step 2. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to your Samsung TV and the other end to the adapter.
Step 3. Connect the iPhone charger in the port beside the HDMI port.
Step 4. Switch on the Samsung TV and set the input source to the Relevant HDMI port, you connected you’re the cable to.
You are all done, and the process of mirroring iPhone to Samsung TV is almost instant.
- No internet required,
- More stable connection than wireless
- Need to purchase hardware
- Cables bound the distance between devices
Also Read: How To Mirror an iPhone/iPad To A TV
Method 3. Use Samsung Native Apps To Cast The Iphone To Samsung Tv
The above methods describe to mirror the iPhone to Samsung TV were Apple’s preferred ways. However, there is another method introduced by Samsung, and it is also worth a try. To avail this method, you first need to download and install Samsung SmartView App on your iPhone and then follow these steps.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone and Samsung TV to the same internet connection.
Step 2. Launch the Samsung SmartView app on your iPhone, and it displays a prompt asking you enter a code to begin mirroring iPhone to Samsung TV.
Step 3. The code can be obtained from your Samsung TV, and once you enter it on the iPhone, the screen will be automatically mirrored.
- No Cables
- Free of Cost
- Samsung TV model need not be compatible with AirPlay.
- Will not work on low-speed internet.
- The user interface is not well designed.
- The SmartView app has certain limitations as compared to the AirPlay app.
Also Read: What Is Miracast
Method 4. Use Third-party Apps To Cast The Iphone To Samsung Tv
The final method is to use a third-party application to mirror the iPhone to Samsung TV. It has been observed that third-party apps have more features than native apps. Some of the best apps for casting the iPhone to Samsung TV are:
Mirror App for Samsung TV. This app costs $4.99 and has more features and offers more freedom than the native app.
LetsView: This a free app and available across all platforms of smartphones and Android TVs.
Air Beam. This app costs $3.99 and is one of the most popular paid apps to cast the iPhone to Samsung TV.
- Can be used without cables
- Work with all TVs and Phones
- Most apps are Paid
- Internet connection is required.
Which Method Would You Choose To Cast Iphone To Samsung Tv?
It is easy to connect any smartphone to any Smart TV unless you have something like those in the above picture.
There are four ways to mirror the iPhone to Samsung TV with some of them being paid and others free. You can choose which method suits you the best for they all provide the same result. However, I felt the uninterrupted connection using the Lightning Digital AV Adapter was the most convenient and the best. But it also had a severe limitation of someone standing near the TV as a controller and changing the video clips after each one ended. Apple’s AirPlay wins it all provided you have a stable internet connection.
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