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Cast to Samsung TV: this is how you can stream easily

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Ruud Caris

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Suppose you want Netflix or YouTube streaming to, but how exactly does that work with a Samsung TV? There are several options, including casting to Samsung TV. This way you can easily start the stream and watch it on your TV.

Cast to Samsung TV

If you want to cast to Samsung TV, it is good to know the exact definition of casting. Casting was invented by Google when the Chromecast came on the market. Streaming for example Netflix, YouTube, Spotify or any other streaming service to the big screen is therefore called casting.

If you want to know more about this, check out our extensive article: What is Casting?

But hey, you came here to learn how to cast to a Samsung TV right now. Let me start with the bad news right away: it is not possible to connect to a Samsung television via a built-in Chromecast.

Also read: Samsung TV with built-in Chromecast: these are the options

That means that you always have a loose Chromecast must use/purchase in order to cast. For more info on buying, read our guide: Which Chromecast to buy? I've tested them all.

Chromecast with Google TV
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What do you need for: casting to Samsung TV?

To get started with casting you need a number of things, below is the list

  • Chromecast
  • Smartphone, tablet or laptop
  • Wifi connection
  • (Samsung) TV with HDMI connection
  • Power point nearby

Now that you know what it takes, we will continue below with the explanation of how exactly you can start a stream.

Cast to Samsung TV
Using the step-by-step plan below, I explain how to cast to a Samsung TV so that you can, for example Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, Videoland or any other service.
close the Chromecast to your Samsung TV
close the Chromecast to a free HDMI port on your Samsung TV and plug the plug into the wall socket. Depending on the model, this can also be done via the TV's USB port (Chromecast 1 and 2)
Make sure the Chromecast installed through the Google Home app
If you the Chromecast for the first time, make sure you install it through the Google Home app. You can read more about this in this one Chromecast Set up manual.
Find the right 'source'
Select the correct source on your remote control. It must be on the corresponding HDMI channel. The image below shows you which button you can use to do this.
Grab your phone/tablet or laptop
Now grab your smartphone, tablet or laptop and select the app from which you want to cast to the Samsung TV. Make sure both devices (smartphone/tablet/laptop and the TV) are connected to the same WiFi network!
Find the cast icon
Find the cast icon on your smartphone/tablet or laptop and click on it. Then select your name Chromecast and you can get started with the Chromecast on your Samsung TV.
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Stream to Samsung TV: other options

There are also other ways to get your smartphone screen on a Samsung TV. The screen is, as it were, copied and displayed on the large screen.

To do this there are a number of conditions and different ways. This has to do with which smartphone you use to stream to a Samsung TV.

Below I will elaborate on how this works with a Samsung smartphone, but also with an iPhone. If you have another device, there may also be ways, but you can of course always choose to cast to Samsung TV.

Samsung SmartThings - Cast to Samsung TV
Via: Samsung

Samsung smartphone (and other Android devices) with SmartThings

As you would expect, a Samsung smartphone works well with a Samsung TV. After all, they are made by the same company.

This method can also work for a number of other smartphones, but mainly offers the possibility to create a so-called screenmirror to your Samsung TV. It is also possible to operate the TV via your smartphone and the app.

We're going to do this with Samsung's SmartThings app. Everything you need below.

  • Samsung TV
  • Smartphone/tablet
  • SmartThings app
  • Wifi connection
Cast to Samsung TV (Smartthings)
In this tutorial you will learn how to cast to a Samsung TV with Samsung SmartThings.
Download the SmartThings app
First download the SmartThings app Play Store (Android) or App Store (IOS).
Make sure both devices are on the same WiFi
Make sure your smartphone is connected to the same network as the Samsung TV.
Open the SmartThings app and choose 'add device'
Go to the SmartThings app on your smartphone and choose 'add device'
Select the TV in the app
Choose your Samsung TV from the list of devices so that it can be connected.
Optional: Enter the PIN
In certain cases you have to enter the pin code you see on the screen on your smartphone.
Click Smart View
Now select Smart View and get started casting to Samsung TV.

This way you can stream to your Samsung TV with most Android and iOS devices. But there is also another way to do this for certain models.

This next one is only suitable for iPhones and iPads, because a technology from Apple is used here: Airplay.

iPhone/iPad with Airplay to Samsung TV

There are also Samsung TVs that have Airplay. To find out whether your TV is suitable, you can enter the model number in Google + the word Airplay. You can also navigate in the menu to 'Settings>General>Airplay settings. If you don't see this, you don't have Airplay. More info about Samsung and Airplay you can find it here.

What do you need for Airplay on a Samsung TV

  • Samsung TV (with Airplay)
  • Wi-Fi
  • iPhone or iPad

With an Airplay you can mainly stream your own photos and videos to the big screen and you can work as follows.

Cast to Samsung TV (Airplay)
To use Airplay on a Samsung TV, you must complete the following steps.
Activate Airplay on your TV
Go to settings on your TV and choose: Settings>General>Airplay settings. Airplay must be enabled here. If you don't see this option, your TV doesn't have support.
On your iPhone or iPad, open the Photos app
Open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad and select which photo or video you want to stream to the TV.
Click Share > Airplay and select the appropriate screen
Then click Share and Airplay and then choose which TV you want to stream to
Optional: Enter the code
You may now need to enter a code to connect the devices.
Your photo or video will now appear on the screen
Voila, you can get started.

It is also possible to stream music to the Samsung TV via, for example, Spotify. Open the Spotify app and choose the Airplay icon. Select your TV and you can listen to music through the TV.

Just cast..

Now you can cast to a Samsung TV, with or without Chromecast. Of course you can also use the built-in apps that are present on the TV itself.

Which method works best for you depends of course on your wishes and preferences, but fortunately there are a number of options to choose from.

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2 thoughts on “Casting to Samsung TV: This is how you can easily stream”

  1. Apple introduced Airplay in 2010, 3 years before Google introduced the casting functionality. Check the facts before you claim something.

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    • Thanks for your addition!

      Apple and Google have similar technology for streaming to a big screen. The name 'to cast' (as a kind of verb 'Chromecast') is often used in relation to Google.

      You can also see that Airplay also works in a similar way later in the article.

      Anyway, thanks for your addition and comparison 🙂

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