How to Mirror your Samsung Phone to Chromecast and Android TV

Samsung phones come with the Smart View feature, which allows users to mirror their screens on other devices. Samsung’s Smart View is based on Miracast and doesn’t allow direct mirroring on Chromecast, Android TVs, and Google TVs. However, thanks to a hidden setting on Samsung phones, you can easily enable Google Cast to mirror your phone to a Chromecast or Android TV.

If you have a Samsung TV, LG TV, Roku TV, or other TVs that support Miracast, you may not have noticed any issues when screen mirroring your Samsung phone. However, if you have an Android TV, Chromecast, and a Samsung phone, you might have experienced the struggle of finding a way to mirror your phone. Thankfully, with this new hidden setting, things will be different once you enable Google Cast screen mirroring.

The hidden Cast setting is available on Samsung phones and tablets running on One UI 5.1 or newer. It is discovered by the AndroidPolice team. The Google Cast feature is hidden under Smart View. And enabling it is quite similar to enabling developer options on Android phones. I have tested this secret on my Galaxy S21 FE (One UI 5.1), Androidpolice confirmed it on Galaxy Z Fold 4 (One UI 5.1). So if you have a Samsung phone running One UI 5.1, you can try this process. You can also try on One UI 5 to check if it works.

How to Enable Google Cast on Samsung Galaxy Phones

Step 1: From the home screen, swipe down two times to bring Quick Settings. You can also bring quick settings from any page, but you need to swipe down from the extreme top.

Step 2: Look for the Smart View setting. If you don’t see it on the first page, swipe to the left to jump to other pages to see more options. Once you find it, tap it.

How to Mirror Samsung Phone to Android TV

Step 3: This will instantly start searching for TVs and other devices. Here all you need to do is tap three dots in the corner and open Settings.

How to Mirror Samsung Phone to Android TV

Step 4: In the Smart View settings, open About Smart View which will be at the last.

How to Mirror Samsung Phone to Android TV

Step 5: Here you will see Smart View text with the version number. Tap 10 times continuously on the text. It will ask for a password. Enter #00rtsp00

How to Mirror Samsung Phone to Android TV

Step 6: This will open the SmartView developer option. There will be a bunch of options. But you have to look for Google Cast and enable it.

How to Mirror Samsung Phone to Android TV

How to use Google Cast on Samsung Phones

Once you have enabled Google Cast on your Samsung phone, you will be able to mirror screen on Chromecast, Android TVs, and Google TVs. Here’s what you need to do for connecting with mentioned devices.

Step 1: Swipe down two times to bring Quick Settings. Swipe to the left to see more options.

Step 2: On the second page or third page of the quick setting, you will find the Smart View just like mentioned above. Open it.

Step 3: This time the Smart View will not only look for Miracast devices, but also Google Cast devices like Chromecast, and Google TV. Make sure the device you want to connect is connected to the same network as your phone.

Step 4: Once you find your device on the list, tap on it followed by the Start Now button.

How to Mirror Samsung Phone to Android TV

Step 5: And that’s all! You can now see your Samsung phone screen on your TV.

Do you use screen mirroring more often on your Android TV, then this will change your experience. Of course for other phones, the method will be different. But if you own a Samsung phone, this is all that you need to do. In case of any queries let us know in the comment section.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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