Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – How to Mirror My Screen to My TV or PC

The Galaxy Note 8 may have a substandard battery and some performance issues, but it has an exceptional display that makes it worth the price. The Note 8 comes with a standard resolution of 1480 x 720 but you can change it to 2960 x 1440. This matches the capabilities of the newer Galaxy S9 and S9+ models.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - How to Mirror My Screen to My TV or PC

With such amazing rendering capabilities and its 6.3” display, the Note 8 is a great smartphone to have if you want to catch up on your Netflix backlog when you’re on a lunch break. But, even with the amazing video clarity, there are some shows and movies you just have to watch on a bigger screen.

Luckily, you can stream whatever’s on your phone to your PC, laptop, or your TV.

How to Mirror the Screen to Your PC

Mirroring the Note 8 screen on a PC is done via the SideSync app. Note that models that came after S8 and Note 8 no longer support SideSync.

First, you will have to install the SideSync app on your PC. Go to Samsung’s official website and download it from there. It is supported by Windows and Mac systems.

Now you can install the app on your phone as well. Use the Google Play store to locate it and install it.

Open the apps on your phone and on your PC or Mac. As long as you’re in range with your Note 8, the two devices should begin syncing immediately.

When the screen on your Note 8 goes black, you will be able to access every feature on your phone by using the SideSync interface on your computer. Use the mouse to navigate the phone, and you’re good to go.

Galaxy Note How to Mirror Screen to PC

How to Mirror Screen to TV

To make this happen, you first need at least one of these two pieces of equipment:

  1. A smart TV
  2. An external display adapter such as a Chromecast

The cheaper option is usually a wireless display adapter. If you have one, you no longer need a smart TV, only one that supports screen sharing. Here is how you can establish the connection.

First of all, connect the adapter to your regular TV using a HDMI cable. Then, enable the Wi-Fi on your Note 8 in order to establish a connection to the device.

Here’s how you can mirror your phone:

Galaxy Note 8 How to Mirror My Screen

  1. Swipe down the Status bar
  2. Expand the settings menu
  3. Locate and tap Smart View
  4. Turn the toggle to ON
  5. Locate and select the appropriate display device from the list

Galaxy Note Mirror Screen to TV

If you’re not using an adapter, simply locate and select your TV as the receiving device.

Alternative Screen Sharing Methods

Certain apps, such as YouTube, come with a Cast function. This allows you to mirror the screen of your Note 8 only when watching a video on the app. This is less time-consuming, and apps with this function tend to be optimized for screen sharing.

A Final Word

Mirroring your phone’s screen on a TV or computer is useful for various reasons. In addition to movies and TV shows, you can enlarge important documents, or you can watch all the photos or videos you’ve created with the phone’s excellent camera.

2 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – How to Mirror My Screen to My TV or PC”

Julia C says:
I have Samsung Galaxy Note 8, but then when I was using HDMI and everything is done but the when I was trying to watch Netflix movie using mirror screen – HDMI, there’s no Video and sound coming on TV only subtitle of the Movie. Can anyone help me? Thankx
Aut says:
I have a Samsung Note 8. I tried to download the SideSync App and it said it was not compatible with my phone. Now what?
Joel says:
Mine did the same thing…scrap SideSync and use Samsung Flow instead. Install Flow app on Note 8 from the Google play store. Then I went into Microsoft Store on my PC and found the Samsung Flow app in there as well and installed it on PC. Opened up both and follow steps. Make sure both are on the same WiFi band. Worked for me.

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