Considered one of the pioneers of its kind - Allshare cast is a Samsung service that enables its users to share the screen from a Samsung Device on Samsung HDTVs without wired connections. Samsung later renamed the AllShare Play app in the Play Store to the Samsung Link app. The Linkapp replaced the then AllShare Play on Samsung smartphones and tablets.

AllShare Cast and AllShare Cast Dongle

If you are a newbie to the concept of 'Allshare cast', you might be perplexed when you discover the existence of the 'Allshare cast dongle'. Let us clarify these terms and explore their differences.

As we discussed in the above segment, the Samsung Allshare cast is Samsung service that can beused for screen mirroring from your Samsung device to a Samsung TV, whereas theAllshare cast dongle is a hardware accessory.

The difference between them is that the Allshare cast App, when paired with a secured WIFI connection, is a wire-free solution for streaming via screen mirroring, while the accessory dongle guarantees a stable connection as it connects with the HDMI port on theTV's back panel.

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Why Go For Screen Mirroring on Samsung?

Screen mirroring brings your images and videos to life by enabling users to engage in the big-screen experience. Simply, it is a tool that allows your phone's (or other compatible devices') display to be projected on a larger screen like a PC or a TV.

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What does Samsung offer its users in terms of screen mirroring?

  • Allows you to view photos, videos, and other media content, with your friends and family by displaying content from a Samsung device onto a Smart TV.
  • Using your smartphone as a gamepad, Gamers are treated to an enhanced gaming experience by being able to play mobile games on a larger display.
  • Users can also easily link a Bluetooth Mouse and keyboard and work on your smartphone while your Smart TV plays the role of a large monitor.
  • Enables users to showcase presentations, transfer files and effortlessly shift from various computer platforms.

How to Use AllShare Cast?

Beam photos, music, and videos from your Samsung Smartphone to your Smart TV with the 'AllShare Play' App.

Prerequisites:
  • A Samsung phone with a registered Samsung account.
  • A Smart TV or a Samsung WiFi enabled Camera or a Windows Laptop.
  • WiFi Connection.

Step 1.Set up AllShare on your phone

Ensure that both your phone (or compatible device) and your Smart TV are connected to the same WiFi network.

Go to 'settings' > 'More settings' > 'Nearby devices' and enable 'file sharing' Launch the 'AllShare App' on your phone. Sign up or Log in.

Step 2.Set up AllShare on your TV

Click the 'SmartHub' button on your remote and go to the AllShare play app. When it launches, log in by hitting the 'A' button on your remote. Use the same username and password as in your AllShare app on your phone.

The setup is complete. You can now stream media by:

  • Exploring your phone's content on the AllShare App on your TV.
  • Browse through media on your phone and project it on the TV.

Are There Alternative Ways to Screen Mirror to Samsung TV?

1. SmartThings

SmartThings- previously known as 'Samsung Connect'- this application allows you to connect to and control several different devices and home appliances from your Samsung smartphone. SmartThings can automatically detect and connect to most Smart TVs manufactured from 2016 onwards.

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Here's how you can utilize this app for screen mirroring:

Step 1.Connect your Samsung smart TV and your device to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2.Download the SmartThings APP onto your device.

Step 3.Open the 'SmartThings' app.

Step 4.Click 'Add device'.

Step 5.Select your TV.

Step 6.Enter your TV's PIN code in the APP.

Step 7.Click 'Smart view' on your TV remote.

Step 8.Use the menu on your device or TV to select the content you want to view.


2. Samsung Smart View

Samsung Smart View- is usually a built-in feature app in most new Samsung devices or else it can be easily downloaded from iTunes or Google Play.

With the app, you can control your smart TV even without a remote control. The app also creates personalized playlists to access all your favorite videos, photos, and music in one place. Smart View is an easy way to screen mirror content from your Samsung phone or tablet to a larger display.

Here's how to screen share samsung:

Step 1. Open the 'Quick settings panel' by swiping down from the top of your phone screen. Then locate and click the 'Smart View icon'. Note: if the icon is not visible then your device may not be compatible or you need to add SmarTView to the Quick settings panel.

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Step 2.Select your smart TV from the list of 'Available devices'. You might need to add your TV's pin code if prompted.

Step 3.Your device screen will now appear on the TV.

Step 4.When you are done using Smart view, click on the smart view icon on your phone and disconnect.


3. AirPlay

Airplay--“When boundaries are removed, the world doesn't just get bigger, it gets better. Whether it's the Apple TV app or Apple devices, they all work seamlessly with Samsung Smart TV. Watch and play the way you like”.

Apple Inc's first real move into multi-room technology - AirPlay 2is available on selected Samsung TV models (2018-2021). Users can stream shows, movies, and music and cast images from your Apple device directly to a (compatible) Samsung Smart TV

Here's how you can utilize this Airplay to mirror samsung phone to samsung TV:

Step 1.Connect your Apple device and your Smart TV to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2.Find the video that you want to stream.

Step 3.Select AirPlay. In some apps, you might need to tap a different icon first.In the Photos app, tap Share, then tap AirPlay.

Step 4.Choose your 'Airplay 2' compatible Smart TV. Your video from your Apple device will now be projected on the TV screen.

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

1 Does AllShare Cast need Wi-Fi?

A stable WiFi connection is essential. Both your Samsung device and your TV should be connected to the same WiFi network to enable the AllShare Cast service.

2 How do I turn off the Allshare cast?

To turn AllShare cast for sharing your device's screen with your PC/TV.

Click on 'Menu' from your home screen > 'settings' > 'More settings' > 'Allshare cast'. Slide the Allcast share optionand wait for it to turn gray. Allshare cast is now disabled.

3 Does Allshare cast work with iPhone?

You can install the Allshare App on your iPhone or iPad and it will detect compatible devices such as your Samsung Smart TV. Once you've connected your iOS device and Smart TV to the same network, you can effortlessly connect your devices and mirror screens using Allshare cast.