The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have gorgeous 2560 x 1440p displays, but sometimes you just want to watch something on the largest screen in the room. That means connecting to your TV, and there are a few ways to do it depending on your TV’s capabilities. Let’s take a look at the 4 options.
1. Connecting directly to 2015 Samsung Smart TVs
According to the Galaxy S6 user manual (PDF), the easiest way to connect your S6 or S6 Edge is only available to 2015-model Samsung Smart TVs with Bluetooth Low Energy support. If you have one of these models, you can connect by placing your phone next to your turned-on TV, then opening the notification pane and clicking Quick Connect. Then select the TV, tap Register TV. You’ll then see an icon of a TV with an arrow pointing towards it; press this and you’ll be able to mirror your display to the TV. You can also do the reverse (mirroring your TV’s screen to your phone) by opening the notification pane, tapping Quick Connect and then TV to mobile device.
2. Connecting via Chromecast
You can also use the inexpensive Chromecast from Google to connect to your TV. You don’t get full screen mirroring, but after installing the Chromecast app and connecting the Chromecast dongle to your TV, you’ll be able to press a button to send YouTube videos, Play Music and Chrome tabs to your TV.
3. Connecting via DNLA
If you have a NAS (network attached storage) unit or a media server running on a PC at home, you can stream video files and other content from here onto your Samsung Galaxy S6. For example, you might install the serviio media server app on your PC, then install theBubbleUpnP DNLA app on your Galaxy S6.
4. How about a wired or Miracast connection?
Normally we would also recommend two widely supported options for Android devices: using an MHL connection (via HDMI) and using Android’s built-in screen mirroring, based on the Miracast standard. Unfortunately Samsung have dropped all MHL and Miracast support with the Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, so sadly these options are not available. This seems a short-sighted decision by Samsung, designed to sell more of their latest and greatest televisions, but it shouldn’t sit well with consumers.
Tips and tricks about transferring Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge videos to TV
After the above four ways to connect your TV, now you can transfer your Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge videos to your TV for playback. If you have some difficluties in importing Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge videos to TV ( video compatibility, codec, other reasons), just use iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac to help you. With this professional video converter, you can easily convert your Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge videos to your TV more supported videos so that you can play them freely. If you are a Windows use, just get Video Converter Ultimate, and the steps are same.
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Then run the program, click “Add video” to import your Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge videos to it. Then click “Format” to select “TVs” to choose your TV suitable format. At last, click green “Start conversion” to start conversion quickly. Now click “Open” to get the converted videos and transfer them to your TV. Only need three steps, have a try.
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