Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge – How to Mirror My Screen to My TV or PC
The Galaxy S6 does come with some built-in screen mirroring features. However, this doesn’t mean that you can always rely on the default service to get things done.
To mirror your phone to a bigger screen, you may need third-party apps, and you should also make sure that the proper conditions are met between your phone and your TV or computer. Here is what you need to know about screen mirroring on a Galaxy S6.
First Prepare Your Devices for Mirroring
Before mirroring your phone to your TV, there are two important things to consider. First of all, make sure that your smart TV is connected to a Wi-Fi network and that the Wi-Fi isn’t turned off.
Then, take your phone and make sure that it is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your TV. If it’s not, you won’t be able to establish a connection between the two.
How to Enable Screen Mirroring
- Swipe Control Panel
- Tap the Edit icon in the top right corner (next to Settings)
- Tap Screen Mirroring
- Select your TV from the list
At this point your TV screen should show a message asking you for permissions. Use your remote to accept and then wait for the connection to be established.
Note that this works with a Samsung Smart TV and the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and newer models.
How to Mirror to TV with Google Home
If you’re using Chromecast or another wireless adapter that has Android compatibility, you can also connect your phone to that device in order to mirror your screen to your TV.
You can do this by using the Google Home app. Go to the Google Play store to download and install the app. Once on your phone, log in using your Google credentials.
The app is similar to the Chrome browser in terms of interface. Here is how you can start casting:
- Open and log into Google Home
- Tap the menu button (three horizontal lines icon)
- Select the “Cast screen/audio” option
- Select the device you want from the list
Note that this method also allows you to stream directly to your TV. But, if you don’t have a compatible smart TV, you can use Chromecast to mirror your screen through Google Home.
How to Mirror to a PC or Mac
If you’re looking for a simple and free app you can use to mirror your screen to your computer, try Team Viewer. This remote access software allows you to not only mirror your screen but also use the laptop to control your phone.
Here’s how to install it and set things up:
- Install Team Viewer on your computer
- Open Google Play store on your S6
- Search for Teamviewer and look for a downloadable file called “QuickSupport for Samsung”
- Install it and open it on your phone
- Go back to your computer open TeamViewer
- Open QuickSupport on your phone
- Input the PartnerID number shown on your computer screen
- Connect and enjoy
A Final Word
Mirroring your phone’s screen to a larger display is a lot of fun. You can use this to play video games at a higher resolution, you can watch movies, show off your vacation photos, and so on. Samsung is improving and expanding on this feature with each new release.