Galaxy S8/S8+ – How to Mirror My Screen to My TV or PC
Mirroring the screen of your Android device to a TV or PC allows you to get the best out of its multimedia content.
On top of that, screencasting from your Samsung smartphone is super easy and you don’t need to be tech-savvy to do it. This write-up shows you some of the tried-and-tested methods, so don’t hesitate to give them a try.
Use the Smart View Option
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ comes with a native option to mirror your screen to a TV. However, you do need to have a smart (wifi-enabled) TV to do it. This is what you need to do:
1. Enable Mirroring on Your Smart TV
Launch the TV’s menu, find the mirroring/screencasting option and turn it on. It should be under Display or Network settings.
Note: For the mirroring to work, both your Galaxy S8/S8+ and the TV need to be on the same wifi network.
2. Go to Smart View
Access Quick Settings on your phone with a two-finger downward swipe from the top of the screen. Now, left swipe to get to the Smart View icon.
3. Hit the Smart View Icon
A pop-up window with all the available devices appears on the screen. Tap on your smart TV to make the connection. If you are not satisfied with the aspect ratio, change it in the Smart View settings. Some TVs might also require your PIN to initiate mirroring.
Tip: Adjust the Screen Timeout to prevent the phone’s screen from turning off. To do so, navigate to the following: Settings > Display > Screen Timeout
Mirroring from your Galaxy S8 or S8+ is still possible if you don’t have a smart TV. But you need a Samsung USB-C to HDMI adapter and an HDMI cable. Take the following steps to establish the connection:
1. Connect the Adapter
Connect the USB-C end of the adapter to your Galaxy S8/S8+ and plug the other end into the HDMI cable. Then connect the HDMI cable to your TV’s HDMI input.
2. Set Your TV to the Input
Select the input of your TV to the one connected in step 1. You’re all set when you see your phone’s Home screen.
How to Mirror Your Screen to a PC
Screencasting from your Galaxy S8/S8+ to a PC or Mac is also super easy. You’ll just need the SideSync app.
1. Download and Install the App
Install the app on your Galaxy S8/S8+ and your PC/Mac. Make sure the phone and the computer are on the same wifi network. If so, the devices will pair automatically.
2. Choose an Action
You can now use your computer to browse your phone, make phone calls, send text messages and stuff.
The Final Screen
It’s great that the Galaxy S8/S8+ is built for easy screencasting. But if you want to record the screen of your phone, you can check out some of the popular third-party apps.