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How to Cast to Samsung TV Without Chromecast

As an owner of a Samsung TV, I know how frustrating it can be when you want to cast content from a device but don’t have a Chromecast. After doing some research and testing, I’m here to share how I solved my issue, as well as other solutions I discovered.

Depending on the device you’re using, there are a few different ways you can connect to a Samsung TV. These include using Screencast, Smart view (Android), AirPlay (iOS), and more!

Use Screencast, Smart View, or AirPlay to cast
Screencast is simple but may not be stable
Smart View is for Android devices
AirPlay is for iOS devices
Consider third-party apps or adaptors
Check device compatibility with TV beforehand

How to Cast to Samsung TV Without Chromecast

Casting to a Samsung TV involves creating a connection between your phone and TV. There are many methods to create this connection, including:

1. Using Screencast

The simplest way to cast to a Samsung device without Chromecast is to use Screencast. Most streaming platforms, like Netflix and YouTube, have a Screencast service built-in. This makes the casting process much easier.

  1. Open the streaming platform you want to use
  2. Find the video or movie you wish to play
  3. Look for the Screencast icon, usually on the top or bottom right
  4. Click the Screencast icon and choose your Samsung TV
  5. Follow the connection instructions

A great benefit of this method is that it works the same on all devices. It doesn’t matter if you’re using Android, iOS, or even a laptop, the process is the same!

It’s important to note that this method works best if both your device and the TV connect to the same Wi-Fi. Even then, it’s not the most stable. It can take a minute to cast using Screencast and the connection can be spotty. 

If the Screencast service doesn’t work well for you, there are other options depending on your device.

2. Smart View for Android Devices

Most Android devices come with their own casting service, Smart View. This service allows you to mirror your phone’s screen onto a TV. 

To connect with Smart View, follow these steps:

  1. Unlock your device
  2. Pull out the quick menu panel by swiping down on your home screen
  3. Find the Smart View icon, it looks like a play button with two lines circling it
  4. From the list of available devices, select your Samsung TV 
  5. Follow the connection instructions

Your Samsung TV won’t show up on the available devices list unless both devices connect to the same Wi-Fi. 

This service is much more reliable than Screencast. However, this method isn’t the best for privacy. Since you mirror your phone screen, everyone can see your notifications on the TV.

3. AirPlay for iOS Devices

Just like Androids, iOS devices like iPhones and iPads come with a built-in screen mirroring service. With the AirPlay service, you can cast your device’s screen onto a Samsung TV.

To cast to a Samsung TV using an iOS device, follow these steps:

  1. Unlock your device
  2. Open the Control Center by simply swiping down from the top-right corner
  3. Find the screen mirroring icon, it looks like two overlapping rectangles
  4. Select your Samsung TV for the menu
  5. Follow the connection instructions

Screen mirroring provides a seamless connection between your device and your TV. However, you have to be aware that anything you do on your phone will be visible on the screen. To add, if you use this service for too long, your device can overheat.

4. Using Third-Party Apps

If you’re having trouble using any of the previous methods, you can try third-party apps. You can usually download them from app stores. 

Some of the third-party apps you can try out to cast from your device to a TV are:

Some of these apps don’t work well on all platforms, so be sure to try out a couple of different apps to see which one works best for you.

5. Using Adaptors

Another alternative to using casting or screen mirroring apps is to use an adaptor. Adaptors come in many shapes and forms, which makes using them a little tricky.

You can find adaptors that connect from HDMI to Android or iOS. This will allow you to use a cable to connect your phone to the TV.

Adaptor connections tend to be stable, but the cables can get incredibly annoying. Moreover, depending on the adaptor you choose, they can get quite expensive.

Pros of casting without Chromecast

  • No need to buy a Chromecast
  • Works on all devices

Cons of casting without Chromecast

  • Stability issues
  • Can be difficult to set up

Wrapping Up

If you were wondering how to cast to Samsung TV without Chromecast, now you have several alternatives to try. 

The simplest way is to use the Screencast service on your streaming platform. However, you can also use Smart View on Android and AirPlay on iOS, along with a host of third-party apps. 

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