How to Connect Samsung Galaxy S6 to TV

You can connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone to your TV and watch videos on a bigger screen. Just follow these steps.

Option 1 – Miracast or BLE

This option supports mirroring the display of your device.

  1. If you do not have a smart TV that supports Miracast or Samsung’s Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) feature, purchase one of the following items, and connect it to an available HDMI port on your TV.
  2. Ensure your TV or device is setup and ready to receive video.
  3. Register your TV from the Galaxy S6 by swiping down the notification bar at the top of the screen and selecting “Quick Connect” > “Register TV“.

Now whenever you would like to connect the device to your TV, tap the S6 Quick Connect icon icon to stream video to the TV.

If you have a TV that supports BLE, you can stream your TV to your device by swiping down the notification bar, selecting the”Quick Connect“, choose the TV, then select “TV to mobile device“.

Option 2 – Chromecast

At the time of this writing, Chromecast does not support mirroring. Though it is planned for the future. You can only use certain apps with Chromecast.

  1. If you do not have a smart TV that supports Chromecast purchase a Chromecast adapter and connect it to the HDMI port on your TV.
  2. Ensure the Chromecast and Galaxy S6 are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  3. Install the Chromecast app on the Galaxy S6.
  4. Follow the wizard to setup your device with your TV.
  5. Open an app that supports Chromecast, then choose the “Cast” Android Chromecast button button from within the app.

FAQ

How do I stream video from without a Wi-Fi network?

Miracast devices support Direct Wi-Fi. Such devices work without a pre-existing Wi-Fi network.

Does the Galaxy S6 support an MHL cable connection?

Unlike it’s predecessors, the Galaxy S6 does not support an MHL cable connection.

What about AllShare support?

AllShare has been replaced with a feature called Samsung Link. You can find out more about it here.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies with this post, please share in the comments section below.

Do I need a Wi-Fi network to use Miracast?

Miracast devices support Wi-Fi Direct. You do not need a pre-existing Wi-Fi network to use Miracast.

Comments

  1. Carla says

    I have the same problem as Greg. allshare cast worked easily on the S3 with my smart tv, just press play the the allshare cast Icon would appear, hit that and bingo its on the screen. You would think the S6 would work the same if not better. Its so annoying. Samsung link does not work! Really disappointed.
    Also the smart view app does not work as my TV is 2013 model so it tells me to get 1.0 version. but 1.0 version is not compatible with s6. This is not good Samsung!
    I should not have to buy another product or dongle thingy when it all worked fine before. Otherwise what was the point in me buying a top of the range Samsung smart TV and phone? should have just got a cheap TV and a google Chromecast!

  2. Craig says

    I’ve just bought a EZCAST dingle and am having trouble mirroring my screens display I can get all my photos and vids but I’m trying to stream movies does anyone know if I can use this done without wifi because I’m not to clever with this stuff

  3. travis says

    Does the allshare cast hub work if I so not have wi fi at my home? I have unlimited data so I don’t have to pay for wi fi as well

  4. Greg says

    I was sold the S6 with the fact that I can hook up the S6 to my tv. Allshare has been replaced by Samsung Link which only projects things saved like pictures and video, but not any movies that I am watching/streaming. I downloaded the mirroring patch, but need Allshare. Or is it easier just to buy the chromecast adapter???

  5. danilo says

    Hi Mitch. How can i connect the galaxy s6 to my tv if i dont have wifi at my house. Is there an adapter like the apple lightning to hdmi. My wife connects her iphone to tv that way. Hopefully there is a way. Thanks

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