Cast to Samsung TV: this is how you can stream easily

Suppose you want Netflix or YouTube streaming to, but how exactly does that work with a Samsung TV? There are several options, including: cast to Samsung TV. This way you can easily start the stream and watch your TV.

Cast to Samsung TV

If you want to cast to Samsung TV, it is good to know the exact definition of casting. Casting was invented by Google, when the Chromecast came on the market. Streaming for example Netflix, YouTube, Spotify or any other streaming service to the big screen is therefore called casting.

If you want to know more about this, check out our extensive article: What is casting?

Anyway, you’ve come here to learn how to cast to a Samsung TV now. Let me start with the bad news: it is not standard possible to switch to a Samsung television via a built-in Chromecast.

That means that you always have to use/buy a separate Chromecast to be able to cast. For more info on buying, read our guide: Which Chromecast to buy? I have tested them all.

Chromecast with Google TV
Image: Chrome fans

What do you need for: casting to Samsung TV?

To get started with casting you need a number of things, below is the list

  • Chromecast
  • Smartphone, tablet or laptop
  • Wifi connection
  • (Samsung) TV with HDMI connection
  • Electricity point nearby

Now that you know what it takes, let’s continue below with the explanation of exactly how to start a stream.

Via the step-by-step plan below I explain how to cast to a Samsung TV so that you can watch Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, etc. Video country or any other service can stream.

Connect the Chromecast to your Samsung TV

Connect the Chromecast to a free HDMI port on your Samsung TV and plug the plug into the socket. Depending on the model, this can also be done via the USB port of the TV (Chromecast 1 and 2)

Make sure the Chromecast is installed via the Google Home app

If you’re using the Chromecast for the first time, make sure to install it through the Google Home app. You can read more about this in this Chromecast setup guide.

Find the right ‘source’

Select the correct source on your remote. It must be on the corresponding HDMI channel. The image below shows you which button you can use to do this.

Grab your phone/tablet or laptop

Now grab your smartphone, tablet or laptop and select the app from which you want to cast to the Samsung TV. Make sure that both devices (smartphone/tablet/laptop and the TV) are connected to the same WiFi network!

Find the cast icon on your smartphone/tablet or laptop and click on it. Then select the name of your Chromecast and you can get started with the Chromecast on your Samsung TV.
Chromecast V3
Chromecast

Stream to Samsung TV: Other Options

There are also other ways to get your smartphone screen on a Samsung TV. The screen is copied as it were and displayed on the large screen.

To do this there are a number of conditions and different ways. This has to do with which smartphone you use to stream to a Samsung TV.

Below I go into more detail about how this works with a Samsung smartphone, but also with a iPhone† If you have another device, there may also be ways, but you can of course always choose to cast to Samsung TV.

Samsung SmartThings - Cast to Samsung TV
Via: Samsung

Samsung smartphone (and other Android devices) with SmartThings

As you would expect, a Samsung smartphone works well with a Samsung TV. After all, they are made by the same company.

This method can also work for a number of other smartphones, but mainly offers the possibility to use a so-called screen mirror to your Samsung TV. It is also possible to control the TV via your smartphone and the app.

We are going to do this with Samsung’s SmartThings app. Below everything you need.

  • Samsung TV
  • Smartphone/tablet
  • SmartThings app
  • Wifi connection

Cast to Samsung TV (Smartthings)

In this tutorial you will learn how to cast to a Samsung TV with Samsung SmartThings.

Download the SmartThings app

First, download the SmartThings app from Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS).

Make sure both devices are on the same WiFi

Make sure your smartphone is connected to the same network as the Samsung TV.

Open the SmartThings app and choose ‘add device’

Go to the SmartThings app on your smartphone and choose ‘add device’ here

Select the TV in the app

Choose your Samsung TV from the list of devices so that it can be connected.

Optional: enter the PIN code

In some cases, you will need to enter the PIN you see on the screen on your smartphone.

Now select Smart View and start casting to Samsung TV.

This way you can stream to your Samsung TV with most Android and iOS devices. But there is also another way to do this for certain models.

This next one is only suitable for iPhones and iPads, as Apple technology is used here: Airplay