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Cast to Samsung TV: EASY Setup

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Ten years ago, Apple and Samsung engaged in a patent battle. Samsung sued Apple over copying the iPhone’s design. This was seven years ago.

In this partnership, Samsung has integrated Apple Airplay directly into their TVs. No additional wires or devices are required!

Casting is easy if you have a 2018 or later Samsung TV.

How can I cast to Samsung TV?

To cast to Samsung TV press the HOME button on the remote. Move left until it reveals SETTINGS. Hold down the ENTER key and press it again. Next, press ENTER (don’t hold down!).

Make sure your Samsung TV is connected to the same WiFi network as your iPhone. Casting won’t work if they aren’t.

You don’t need an Apple device to cast. You have many options to cast to your Samsung TV.

  • Samsung TV with Airplay
  • Your casting device can include screen mirroring
  • Separate streaming device/stick
  • HDMI direct connection
  • Samsung SmartThings & Smart View apps

Cast to a Samsung TV with an Apple Airplay

We have already discussed this option, but we provide a deeper explanation with pictures.

Samsung TV: Turn Apple Airplay

The first step to using Airplay is to press the HOME button on the Samsung TV remote. To open the Samsung menu at bottom of your TV,

The toggle will take to SETTINGS.

After pressing ENTER, a new menu appears. Scroll to GENERAL and then press the RIGHT key.

Scroll down until you see APPLE AIRPLAY SERIES. Next, click ENTER.

Make sure that Airplay is ON Before you cast, you can edit the REQUIRE CODE setting.

Screen Mirror for Apple TV and Samsung TV

Your Samsung TV has Airplay enabled. You can now SCREEN MIRROR with your Apple device.

To cast an iPhone or iPad from, swipe down from the top left corner. This icon is located next to your lock screen.

This will bring up the Screen Mirroring menu for iPhone. This will open the Screen Mirroring menu on iPhone.

Enter your one. Your iPhone or iPad will now be cast to your Samsung TV.

To cast to Samsung TV using a Mac computer, look for the Control Panel icon in the top navigation bar. Click on it to select Screen Mirroring. Next, select your Samsung TV.

Cast to Samsung TV using a non-Apple device

Cast to Samsung TV from a non-Apple phone.

Visit the Samsung TV Device List

To get started, press the HOME button on the Samsung Smart TV remote. This will bring up the Samsung menu at bottom of the TV.

The toggle button can then be used for scrolling left until you reach the SETTINGS menu.

After pressing ENTER, a new menu appears. Scroll to GENERAL and then press the RIGHT key.

Scroll down until you get to EXTERNAL DEVICE MANAGER. Enter. Scroll down until you reach EXTERNAL DEVICE MANAGER.

You will see a list on your Samsung TV of devices you can cast to. Find the device you wish to cast from and make sure it is “Allowed.”

Allow screen mirroring on your device

Every brand of phone/tablet uses a different name to the screen mirror function. Make sure you are aware of the following features:

  • Smart mirror
  • Mirroring
  • Miracast
  • Wireless display
  • Mirror share
  • Screencast
  • Screen share
  • Multiscreen

Find this feature set on your device and activate it. Select it to cast.

Double-check to ensure your TV is listed.

You will see a permission window on your Samsung TV. Click ALLOW to close it.

Now you can cast your device to your television.

Use a separate streaming device to cast to Samsung TV

If your older Samsung TV does not support Apple Airplay, or the screen mirroring feature is not available on your casting device It’s possible for a third-party streaming device to cast with

My experience shows that Google Chromecast and Apple TV are the best streaming platforms for casting to Samsung TVs.

You will have to buy one of these streaming sticks. Even if you already own a smart TV, you’ll be happy you have one.

Direct HDMI connection to Samsung TV

If you have difficulty casting wirelessly, an HDMI adaptor can be used to connect your casting device and your TV.

You will need an HDMI adaptor depending on your casting device.

Cast to your Samsung TV using an HDMI connection.

  1. Attach an HDMI cable to the HDMI end of your HDMI converter
  2. Connect your HDMI cable to the HDMI port on the back of your TV
  3. Connect your HDMI adaptor to the USB port on your device
  4. Turn on the Samsung TV and change your source/input port from analog to HDMI.

Cast to Samsung TV With SmartThings and Smart View Apps

Cast free using either the SmartThings app or the SmartView app, depending on the year that your Samsung TV was manufactured.

You can’t cast content you’ve already downloaded to your device.

SmartThings app

This is the hub for all your smart home devices from Samsung.

SmartThings will automatically link to all Samsung TVs manufactured between 2016 and the present.

Smart View app

If your Samsung TV was manufactured between 2011 and 2016, you can use the SmartView App to view content from your phone and computer on your Samsung Smart TV.

Casting on Samsung TV: Problems

How to fix problems with your Samsung TV casting to your device

  • Your Samsung TV and casting device must both be connected to the same WiFi network
  • Getting the latest version of Samsung TV software.
  • Make sure the software version that you’re using to cast is up-to-date on the device.
  • To reset the Samsung TV or any other device you are casting from
  • Try a different device to cast.
  • Unplug your router/modem after waiting 60 seconds. Plug it back in.

Each fix can be tried and then it is possible to cast again.


There are a lot of ways you can cast to your Samsung TV.

  • Apple Airplay allows you to cast videos from your Samsung TV if it is older than 2018.
  • The screen mirroring function on your casting device can also be used. This is often referred to as depending on the brand of tablet/phone.
  • Purchase a streaming device such as Roku or Google Chromecast.
  • Use an HDMI cable to connect your Samsung TV. An adaptor is available to fit your casting device.
  • Cast videos, photos, and music using your Samsung SmartThings or SmartView apps.

Did your cast go through? Let us know in the comments if you were successful casting to your Samsung TV TV!

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