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Cast To Samsung TV Without Chromecast

Darn it. My Chromecast just broke.

Just in time for a watch party at my house as well.

But I don’t worry…

That’s because I know how to cast videos on my Samsung TV without Chromecast.

And you shouldn’t fret as well…

As I’m about to reveal them all to you.

Keep reading to discover:

  • 3rd party apps that you can use for screen mirroring.
  • How to connect any device to your Samsung using an HDMI cable.
  • 5 great Chromecast alternatives for mirroring a display to your Samsung TV.
  • 9 uncomplicated ways to cast a device to your Samsung TV without Chromecast.
  • And so much more…

How to cast to Samsung TV without Chromecast? 9 ways


#1: Smart View

No Chromecast? Not a problem.

Using their built-in screen mirroring feature, you can connect any device to a Samsung TV. This is called Smart View.

And here’s how you can use this feature to cast your display on a Samsung TV:

Cast a PC

  1. Open your Google Chrome browser.
  2. Press the More button on the upper right side of your browser.
  3. Go to Cast.
  4. Select which display you want to mirror on your Samsung TV.

Cast an Android phone (through Settings)

  1. Open your Settings menu.
  2. Go to Connection & Sharing.
  3. Select either Cast or Screencast.
  4. Toggle on Cast.
  5. Select your Samsung TV from the list of devices.

Cast any phone (through the SmartThings app)

  1. Open and download the Samsung SmartThings app. (Available on Android and iOS).
  2. Select your Samsung TV from the list of devices.
  3. Tap the More button on the upper right side of your app.
  4. Press Mirror Screen (Smart View).
  5. Select Start Now.

#2: With the Google Home app

Cast To Samsung TV Without Chromecast With The Google Home App

Not a fan of Samsung’s Smart View? That’s okay.

You can always use other apps to mirror your display.

For smartphones, my recommendation is the Google Home app.

Not only is this a great app for casting your screen…

But it also allows you to:

  • Create personal reminders that play on your TV.
  • Manage your preferences on connected devices.
  • Look at what other people in your home are watching.
  • Control other smart devices in your home using the app.

If that sounds good to you…

Then immediately set up your Google Home with these 3 steps:

Step 1: Set up SmartThings

Before you can use Google Home to cast to your TV, you’ll need SmartThings first.

SmartThings is a little bit like Google Home…

However, it only caters to Samsung smart appliances.

Here’s how you can set SmartThings up:

  1. Ensure that your TV is signed into a Samsung account.
  2. Download and open the SmartThings app on your phone.
  3. Log in using your Samsung account.
  4. Connect your TV to SmartThings.

Now, check if you can control your TV using the SmartThings app.

If yes, proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Set up Google Home

After setting up your SmartThings, you can now prepare your Google Home. This is how:

  1. Download and open the Google Home app on your phone. (Get it here for Android and iOS).
  2. Press the Add (+) button on its Home screen.
  3. Select Set Up Device.
  4. Tap the Works With Google option.
  5. Expand SmartThings.
  6. Lastly, sign in with your Samsung account.

This should connect your SmartThings app with Google Home.

Step 3: Mirror your phone

All that’s left to do is to cast your screen to the TV. And, for that, you only have to:

  1. Return to Google Home’s Home screen.
  2. Long press your Samsung TV from the list of devices.
  3. Once a dropdown menu appears, select Cast Device.

#3: With Apple AirPlay

So, we’ve talked about Android phones…

Now, how can you connect an iOS phone to your Samsung TV?

With AirPlay.

Here’s the catch:

Not all Samsung TVs can use AirPlay 2. The only Samsung TVs that can are TVs released after 2018, starting from the Smart Full HDTV N5300.

So, got a TV that is AirPlay-enabled? Then, proceed to:

Step 1: Allow your TV to use AirPlay

  1. On your TV, go to the Settings menu.
  2. Head to the General tab.
  3. Tap Apple AirPlay Settings.
  4. Toggle AirPlay on.

Step 2: Cast your display

  1. On your phone, open the Control Center.
  2. Tap Screen Mirroring.
  3. Select your Samsung TV.
  4. Enter the code on your TV to the prompt on your iPhone.

You may also be interested in: AirPlay Not Working On Smart TV

#4: Using a 3rd party apps

If you don’t like Smart View, Google Home, or AirPlay…

Well, you still have a lot of apps to choose from.

Here are some of them:

Smartphones

PCs

#5: From the app itself

Why do you want to stream your display to the TV?

Personally, it’s usually to show people some photos from my phone.

However, there are times that I use it to watch shows from streaming apps, like:

Do you know that you can cast these apps directly to your Samsung?

And the process is simple too.

All you have to do is:

For video streaming apps

  1. Open any streaming app on your phone.
  2. Select any movie or show you want to watch.
  3. Tap your screen once to bring up controls.
  4. Press the Cast button.
  5. Choose your TV from the list of devices.

For Spotify

  1. Open Spotify on your phone. (Available on Android and iOS).
  2. Select any song you want to play.
  3. Press the Devices button.
  4. Choose your TV from the list of devices.

#6: Use a browser

Most screen mirroring apps require an app on your Samsung and the other device…

But there’s one exception.

You just need to download the app on your phone for this method, not TV.

The catch? This only works for Android.

If you have one, follow these quick directions:

  1. On your phone, open this website.
  2. Press the “Get it on Play Store” button to download their app.
  3. Once it’s installed, open your Samsung TV.
  4. Open the browser app on your Samsung.
  5. Go to the website I linked on #1 on your TV browser.
  6. Scan the QR code using your phone.

After a while, your TV should now reflect the display of your Android phone.

#7: With a different device

Sure, you don’t have a Chromecast…

But that doesn’t mean you can’t use other casting devices.

Furthermore, most streaming devices nowadays have an in-built mirroring function…

There are a ton of devices available on the market for casting.

It’s just a matter of which one you should get.

For my money? Here are the streaming devices that I trust:

  • Apple TV.
  • Roku Express 4K+.
  • MiraScreen G9 Plus 5G.
  • Microsoft 4K Wireless Display Adapter.
  • IOGear Wireless Mobile and PC to HDTV Screen Sharing Receiver.

#8: Use your Xbox

Do you like playing games to unwind?

I personally have an Xbox that I use daily.

Imagine my surprise when, one day, I was going through its app store…

And accidentally discovered that it has a mirroring app available.

Want to use your Xbox to mirror your phone’s display?

Then, follow these instructions:

  1. Switch to your Xbox input.
  2. Go to the Microsoft App Store.
  3. Type and enter Wireless Display.
  4. Install the Wireless Display app.
  5. Now, on your phone, go to the Settings page.
  6. Head to Connection & Sharing.
  7. Select either Cast or Screencast.
  8. Toggle on Cast.
  9. Select your Samsung TV from the list of devices.

Note: This option is only available for Android phones. Xbox devices, unfortunately, don’t have AirPlay support yet.

Now, like they say:

“To see it is to believe it.”

So, to see someone connect their phone to an Xbox, check this video out:

#9: With an HDMI cable

The most reliable way of connecting any device to your Samsung is using an HDMI cable.

This method allows for a more secured and lossless connection.

But first, let’s talk about phones.

After all, they can’t directly connect to an HDMI cable, can they?

So, you’ll need to buy the following first:

Once you have those, all you need is a cable.

My advice is: Don’t just buy any cable in the market.

Instead, use this table to figure out what’s best for you:

CategoryMaximum ResolutionMaximum Refresh RateColor Depth
Category 1 (Standard)1080P60 Hz24 BPP
Category 2 (High Speed)4K60 Hz for 1080p & 30 Hz for 4K30 to 64 BPP
Category 2 (4K)4K60 Hz30 to 64 BPP
Category 3 (8K)8K120 Hz30 to 64 BPP

And then, all you have to do is connect the two devices using the cable. Problem solved.