Connecting your Samsung phone to your TV can offer several benefits that enhance your overall multimedia experience. By linking the devices, you can easily mirror or cast your phone’s screen onto the larger TV display, allowing you to enjoy a more immersive and comfortable viewing experience for streaming videos, movies, or TV shows.
Additionally, being able to connect Galaxy S23 to TV can transform your mobile device into a convenient remote control, providing easy access to various playback options and settings. This setup also facilitates seamless navigation through apps and services, further expanding the range of entertainment options available to you. Finally, this can be a great solution for displaying presentations, slideshows, or even gaming on a larger screen, making it a versatile and valuable addition to your home entertainment system.
Connect Galaxy S23 to TV with Smart View
Samsung Smart View was an application developed by Samsung Electronics for their smartphones and smart TVs. It allowed users to easily share content, such as photos, videos, and music, from their Samsung mobile devices to their Samsung Smart TVs, essentially enabling screen mirroring and content casting. With Smart View, users could enjoy a more immersive and comfortable viewing experience on a larger screen for streaming videos, movies, TV shows, or even playing games.
- Unlock your Samsung Galaxy 23.
- Swipe down on the Home Screen to reveal the Notification Shade.
- Swipe down again to reveal the entire Quick Settings panel.
- Tap the Smart View button.
- Select the TV from the list of available devices.
- If necessary, enter a PIN to connect Galaxy S23 to TV.
- Tap the Start Now button.
Something you could notice is that your screen being mirrored on your TV might not look that great. Thankfully, there’s an option to change the aspect ratio when the screen is being mirrored.
- From the Smart View page, tap the three vertical dots in the top right corner.
- Tap the Settings button.
- Tap Phone aspect ratio.
- Select Full screen on connected device.
- Tap the toggle next to Remember settings to the On position.
It’s important to note that Samsung has discontinued the Smart View app, and it is no longer supported or available for download.
Connect Galaxy S23 to TV with Samsung SmartThings
As mentioned in the previous section, Samsung Smart View is no longer actively developed. However, the company still offers Smart View as an option, but there’s no telling how long it will stick around.
Samsung now offers a similar screen mirroring and content-sharing functionality through their Quick Connect or SmartThings app, depending on the specific devices being used. These newer solutions continue to provide users with the ability to connect their Samsung mobile devices to compatible Samsung Smart TVs and enjoy seamless content sharing and screen mirroring.
- Open the Samsung SmartThings app on your Galaxy S23.
- Tap the + icon in the top right corner.
- Under the Add to My home section, tap Add device.
- Tap the Scan button under the Scan for nearby devices section.
- Select your TV under the Available devices section.
- Once added, go back to your list of SmartThings devices.
- Locate and select the TV that you just added.
- Under the Screen mirroring section, tap the Start button.
- When prompted, tap the Start now button.
Connect Galaxy S23 to TV using Samsung DeX
Samsung DeX is one of those features that Samsung doesn’t really highlight whenever it announces a new consumer-grade device. However, this feature has been around since the release of the Galaxy S8, and offers an incredibly unique experience for those who have access to it.
When enabled, Samsung DeX transforms your phone or tablet into a desktop-like experience. In the case of the Galaxy Tab S8 lineup, you can activate and use DeX right from the tablet itself without needing any other devices. However, when trying to use Samsung DeX on the Galaxy S23 or other Galaxy phones, you’ll need an external display of some sort.
- Unlock your Galaxy S23 to the Home Screen.
- Swipe down twice to reveal the Quick Settings panel. You can also swipe down on the Home Screen with two fingers at the same time.
- Locate and tap the DeX button.
- If connecting wirelessly, select your TV or wireless display from the list of devices.
- When prompted, tap the Start now button.
After a few moments, you should see an all-new interface appear on your TV or wireless display. It will look more like what you are accustomed to if you use a traditional computer, complete with a dock and desktop icons. You can also go through and rearrange the look and feel, including the ability to pin other apps to the dock.
Something you might have noticed in the steps above is that we didn’t say anything about using Samsung DeX on the Galaxy S23 when physically connected to a display. That’s simply because the only step you need to take in that regard is connecting your Galaxy S23 to the display using a USB-C to HDMI cable. You can also plug your phone into a USB-C hub, provided that it has support for Display Out. And just as is the case when connecting wirelessly, Samsung DeX will immediately appear on the screen.
I know Samsung note 5 is not support mhl cable.
But my question is:
Is samsung note 5 support ” mhl to hdmi media adapter” kit ?
I know this is an older post but I’m wondering can you Bluetooth mirroring somehow to a ps3 or ps4? Since MHL isnt supported on the note 5s. Thanks for any input. I don’t have a smartTv and don’t wanna have to purchase one and my laptops MB is shot.
Samsung note 5 sm n-9208 is support mhl cable or not
Is there a lead that connects it to hdtv other than mhl because when i use screen mirroring there is a lag between picture and sound.
Hi! Could you connect your USB to the Smart Samsung Tv and then to your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to watch movies if you don’t have WiFi please.
Can i use my all share cast with my note 5???
I bought a Honda Car with HDMI port, followed by a great phone Samsung Note 5. Surprisingly I can’t link them up at all. Can u imagine my shock? Pls advise
Galaxy note 5 mirroring. With a smart tv. Pull down menu. Select smart view. Have to be on the same network. Smart tv must be set to ALLOW your device.
I too “upgraded ” to the note 5. It took hours of talking to tech support ( no help) and store personal (again no help) to find out the note does not have a ir emitter. As stated, even us cellular tech support does not know this. The only way to mirror is via wifi.
Louis Simonton, try Ezcast dongle
I wonder how much is Samsung getting paid by taking away features that worked on earlier models now I have to buy device from another company to add to my device to make the old feature to work.
Option 2 – Miracast does not require a router or traditional wifi, it does utilize wifi direct. It connects to your device directly/wirelessly. Similar to a Bluetooth connection.
Jessica Greene says
Is there a adapter i can use to connect my phone to tv with HDMI so i can watch netflix with no wifi?
Do you need wifi for Option 2: Miracast?
Is there any way to connect or mirror screen or stream movies from my Note 5 T Mobile 4g lte to my new Samsung smart tv without wifi (I don’t have wifi at my home)?
Mitch Bartlett says
@Lois I’m afraid not. At least, there isn’t one that I’ve been able to uncover. Samsung has invested in the wireless solutions.
What a huge disappointment it is by not supporting the very convenient MHL. They went from their phones being compatible with any hdmi TV with a 5 dollar cord to now needing a special TV or a much more expensive adapter, for a wireless and undoubtedly more laggy experience. On top of the lack of sd card, IR blaster and removable battery to boot. It angers me that I still got this phone even with all these downgrades, damn you Samsung. You win this round, but in two years, you better watch out! I said the same for Verizon two years ago and just dumped them too. When the competition rivals people will leave in hordes.
Lois Simonton says
Re: Galaxy Note 5:
I do not have wifi. I use Easy Tether to access the internet. I attach my phone to the laptop and attach the laptop to my older TV (no usb ports on the tv) via hdmi. With unlimited data via Sprint, I stream Netflix, Amazon Prime and over-the-air channels.
Is there any way to eliminate the laptop portion of this setup and connect the phone directly to the TV, either with some combination cables or wirelessly?
Do you need WiFi for the second option.