When I first unboxed the phone, the first thing that came to my mind was to discover the smartest methods to connect Samsung Galaxy S7 to TV. I realized that there were basically three methods to screen mirror Samsung Galaxy S7.
SPOILER: Please note that this article will also work for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
The first method is through miracast, then there is another option called Samsung Bluetooth Low. Your last resort is the Chromecast option, you should only do that when every other thing fails, it is your last resort, never forget that.
When you connect the Samsung Galaxy S7 to TV, you will be able to mirror what you have on your smartphone to your HDTV. Most guys call it the Galaxy S7 smartview, but that’s not the important issue, getting to know terminologies without practical knowledge leads no where.
So, I am going to guide you through the practical steps to connect your Samsung Galaxy S7 to your TV. Nevertheless, it is my practice to introduce to a side tutorial in every guide written here, before properly analysing the issue at hand.
For users who want developers options, here is a very robust a tutorial that will show you the easy steps to enable Samsung Galaxy S7 USB debugging. Immediately you turn on this feature, you will have access to developers options that Samsung originally restricted from normal users.
There is so much you can do when you have that feature turned on, in that article, you will get to know everything about USB debugging.
HINT: This procedure will also work for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
Alright, this is the moment of truth, at this point you are now ready carry out the practical steps that will challenge your technical skills, but I have broken everything down into practical steps that should work for anyone.
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 listed above. Thereafter, you will need to connect the purchased item to an HDMI port on your TV.
Therefore, what you need to do after obtaining the item is to connect it to your smartphone and then, to your TV. Thereafter, you only have to register your Samsung Galaxy S7 by swiping down the notification bar of your device, select Quick Connect > Register TV.
That’s all, you should instantly be able to connect Samsung Galaxy S7 to TV once you carry out the steps correctly. If for one reason or the other, you are unable to obtain any of the items, you should consider the next option to mirror your smartphone to your TV.
Here is the second option:
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, then you just need to swipe down your Samsung Galaxy S7 notification bar, tap Quick Connect, select the TV, Tap TV to mobile device.
Screen mirroring on Samsung Galaxy S7 should be enabled afterwards. Please note that this method is for only users who have a TV with the BLE option. Don’t spend too much time here if your smart TV doesn’t come with the BLE feature, you should simply move to the next working method.
However, if you don’t have access to either of two options to screen mirror Samsung Galaxy S7 to TV. You should check the last option below. This is your last resort, you should only use it if the last two options fails.
Connect Galaxy S6 To TV: Chromecast
This is an alternative way to connect Galaxy S7 to TV. The down side of this approach is that Chromecast do not support screen mirroring at the moment. However, there are future plans for that to happen. 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 and I rightly said before now that you don’t need to be a geek to make this happen.
You have seen for yourself that it was a statement of fact, but for guys who have just read the guide and yet to carry out the practical steps, I want to encourage you to wait no longer.
The entire process works as written, just follow the guide one step at a time. There is no rocket science to it, what you apply with give you the result that you want.
The last thing I am going to do here is to lead you the smart ways to connect Samsung Galaxy S7 to PC. You can transfer files from your phone to your PC and the other way round.
I hope this has been helpful, you should be able to connect Samsung Galaxy S7 to TV without stress at this point, you can equally help your friends and family members who use the S7 or S7 Edge to achieve similar result if they are scared of carrying out some basic technical stuff. Feel free to share your experiences in the comments.