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If you’ve ever wanted to watch the content on your smartphone on a much larger screen then you’ll be happy to know that it is a simple process. Read the following instructions and then you can connect Samsung S8 to your TV in no time.
Screen Mirroring (Miracast)
The easiest way to connect Samsung S8 to TV is to use the built-in Miracast function. As long as you have a Smart TV that supports screen-mirroring and have updated your Samsung S8 to the latest firmware then you can use this method with ease.
Make sure that your Smart TV and your S8 are on the same Wi-Fi network.
Note that some smart TVs that are compatible with Miracast need to be set up beforehand. Check the settings menu of your TV and search for any pages called Screen Sharing (Smart View) or something along those lines.
With Roku, this is done by going into Settings, then System and finally Screen Mirroring. After you open the screen mirroring settings, choose a setting to adjust.
With Fire TV, simply access the Home menu then click on Mirroring.
With a Chromecast compatible TV or a Google Chromecast you can connect Samsung S8 to your TV. All you need to do is make sure that the Chromecast and your smartphone are on the same Wi-Fi network.
After that, you will have to download the Google Home app onto your S8 phone if you don’t have it already. Simply follow the installation and setup process and then you will now have a Cast icon in video apps. Select Cast and then choose your TV from the drop-down menu.
Use a Wired Connection
If you don’t own and don’t wish to purchase any of the necessary accessories mentioned above, then you can always resort to using an HDMI adapter. This is a male-to-male USB to HDMI cable that directly plugs your S8 phone into your TV. They are cheaper than other adapters and the process is relatively straightforward.
Make sure to specifically purchase a USB Type C cable as this newer model works best with Samsung Galaxy S8 phones.
Plug the phone into your TV using the adapter then select the corresponding HDMI port on your TV from its Settings menu. This is how you connect S8 to your TV in no time.
Another kind of adapter you could acquire is the Miracast Adapter. They plug into one of the HDMI ports of your TV and then with your Galaxy S8. You then select the Smart View option, which is found from swiping down on the home screen to bring down the main menu of settings and options. Then, all you have to do is select your TV from the list of discovered devices and you’ll be mirroring your phone to your TV screen.