You can connect Samsung Galaxy S7 to TV in different ways, one method is through miracast, Samsung Bluetooth Low or Chromecast. When you connect the Samsung Galaxy S7 to TV, you will be able to mirror what you have on your smartphone to your HDTV.
For users who want developers options, I wrote a tutorial that will show you the steps to enable Samsung Galaxy S7 USB debugging. When the option is turned on, you will have access to developers options that Samsung originally placed a restriction on.
HINT: This procedure will also work for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Connect Samsung Galaxy S7 To TV: Miracast
One of the methods to connect Samsung Galaxy S6 to TV is by using Miracast or Samsung Bluetooth Low Energy.
If your smart TV do not support Miracast or Samsung Bluetooth Low, you will have to obtain one the following accessories.
You will be able to allow Screen Mirroring on Samsung Galaxy S7 using any of the items I listed above. Thereafter, you will need to connect the purchased item to an HDMI port on your TV.
Now, you will simply register Samsung Galaxy S7 by swiping down the notification bar of your device, select Quick Connect > Register TV.
Connect Samsung Galaxy S7 To TV: BLE Option
BLE simply stands for Bluetooth Low Energy, if you have the Samsung Bluetooth Low Energy feature on your smart TV, you only need to swipe down your Samsung Galaxy S7 notification bar, tap Quick Connect, select the TV, Tap TV to mobile device.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Screen Mirroring should be enable afterwards. Please note that this method is for only users who have a tv with the BLE option.
If you don’t have access to either of two options to mirror your Samsung Galaxy S7 to your tv. You should check the last option below.
Connect Samsung Galaxy S6 To TV: Chromecast
This is an alternative way to connect Galaxy S7 to TV. However, you have to know that Chromecast do not support Screen Mirroring at the moment. However, there are future plans for that. This method is written, purely because “only” a limited amount of apps can be used with Chromecast.
If you find this too technical, I strongly suggest you choose any of the available options above.
- Purchase a Chromecast adapter if your smart TV does not support Chromecast [Connect the adapter to an available HDMI port on your TV]
- Determine that the Chromecast and Samsung Galaxy S6 are connected on the same Wi-Fi network
- Download and Install Chromecast app on Samsung Galaxy S6
- Use the Wizard to completely set up Galaxy S6 with TV
- Open any app that supports Chromecast, and tap the Cast button within the app to initiate Screen Mirror
NOTE: Samsung Galaxy S7 does not support MHL connection like the Samsung Galaxy S5. The AllShare feature has also been replaced with Samsung Link.
This is how you connect Samsung Galaxy S7 to TV. You can also discover the methods to connect Samsung Galaxy S7 to PC. I hope this has been helpful and I am sure you can mirror your smartphone contents to your tv already. Feel free to share your experiences.