As the owner of a Pixel phone and a Samsung TV, I have found myself frustrated when trying to figure out how to cast from my phone to my TV. After spending time doing research and testing out different solutions, I am here to share how I solved this problem as well as other solutions I have discovered. In this blog post, I will be going over how to cast to your Samsung TV from a Pixel phone.
|Cast from a Google Pixel to a Samsung TV|
|Both devices must be on the same wifi network|
|Purchase a Google Chromecast for unsupported TV|
|Select Cast button in Settings app to cast|
|Understand technology and check compatibility|
How to Cast to Samsung TV From a Pixel Phone?
Whether you have an older Samsung TV or a newer model, you can find ways to cast what you have on your phone to the television.
Different Ways to Cast to the Television
The first thing you need to be aware of when it comes to casting from a Google Pixel to a Samsung TV is to understand the technology you are working with.
How old are your Samsung TV and what type of technology powers it? Does it have an Android operating system inside of it? Doe sit can connect to a wifi network to enable streaming?
These are all questions you need to answer before you move forward to successfully casting.
With a Samsung TV That Supports Screen Mirroring
If you have a Samsung TV that supports screen mirroring, you can cast right from your Google Pixel smartphone natively. You will have no issue at all with casting from the smartphone in this case.
To see if this is possible out of the gate, be sure that you have your Samsung TV on the same wifi network as your Google Pixel smartphone.
If you cannot connect your Samsung TV to wifi, you know that it does not support it already. You will need to check out the Google Chromecast option next.
If you have the Samsung TV on the same wifi network as the Google Pixel, then you can go into the Settings app on your Google Pixel smartphone.
From there, go to Connected Devices and Connection Preferences and select the Cast button. You will then see your Samsung TV as an option to cast to and you will be able to establish the connection.
With a Google Chromecast
It is possible that your Samsung TV does not support native casting. In the event that casting is not an option out of the box, then you may want to think about just adding a Google Chromecast to your Samsung TV. With a Google Chromecast, you can enable seamless casting from the Google Pixel to the television.
When you have a Google Chromecast, you insert it into the HDMI input of the Samsung TV. Once you do that, follow the set-up process for the Google Chromecast to connect it to the wifi and establish the connection. The next thing you will want to do is to proceed to get things with the Google Pixel going.
Why Won’t my Google Pixel Cast to Samsung TV?
There are a few reasons why the Google Pixel may not be cast to a Samsung TV. The first and most likely reason is that the Samsung TV and/or Google Chromecast are not on the same wifi network as the Google Pixel.
If the Google Pixel is off of the wifi or is on a different network than the television, it will not recognize it as something it can cast to. Both of the devices must be on the same wifi network.
The second likely reason for it not casting successfully is that the Samsung TV does not support casting naturally.
The Samsung TV may not have the ability to connect to a wifi network or even offer any type of casting or screen mirroring capabilities.
When this is the case you may be in a situation where you are trying to do something that the technology just does not allow.
Know the capabilities of your Samsung TV and if it does not support it out of the box, go with a Google Chromecast to enable the capabilities.
Performing a cast from the Google Pixel to the Samsung TV is certainly possible. You just need to know your way around the technology, what to look for, and what will make it all possible.
Read more: How to connect Samsung TV to PC via HDMI