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How to AirPlay to a Samsung TV

Tom Power
  Oct 6, 2022 7:17 AM

The AirPlay capabilities can help you mirror your iPhone or iPad to your Samsung TV without the need for an Apple TV 4K (2021) or another Apple streaming device. As long as you have the proper settings in place, you can AirPlay to your Samsung TV directly from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. 

Knowing how to AirPlay to a Samsung TV will allow you to mirror videos and other content from your Apple device onto a larger screen. 


How to AirPlay to a Samsung TV

1. First, you need to turn your TV on and make sure it is connected to the Internet. 

2. Review your Samsung TV's AirPlay settings. Go to Apple AirPlay Settings.

3. Turn on 'On' AirPlay if not already. Decide whether to ask for a pairing code every time you want to AirPlay from an Apple device or just the first time you AirPlay from a certain device.

Your Samsung tv is now AirPlay-ready. Make sure the TV is on when you're ready to AirPlay. And remember that AirPlay will interrupt whatever you're watching.


How to AirPlay to a Samsung TV from iPhone

1. You need to make sure your iPhone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Samsung TV. AirPlay to Samsung TVs won't work if both your TV and device are not on the same Wi-Fi network.

2. Select and open AirPlay content to Samsung TV. Any photos or videos in your photo library will work. You can also AirPlay audio from  Apple Music and Spotify.

3. Tap the AirPlay button, if available. If there's no AirPlay button, tap the share or cast button. It looks like a square with an arrow pointing up at the top in the Photos app.

4. Select AirPlay from the sharing options. In a third-party app like Spotify, AirPlay options can be found alongside Bluetooth options.

5. Select your Samsung TV from the list. You may see other AirPlay-compatible devices in the list, so be sure to select your TV.

6. Enter the AirPlay Passcode displayed on your TV screen, if prompted. If you have used this device to AirPlay to your Samsung TV before, you may not need to enter a passcode depending on your device's AirPlay settings.

You should now be able to AirPlay to your Samsung TV from your iPhone or iPad.


How to AirPlay to a Samsung TV from Mac

1. You need to make sure your Mac is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your TV. AirPlay to Samsung TVs won't work if both your TV and Mac are not on the same Wi-Fi network.

2. Select and open AirPlay content to Samsung TV. 

3. Tap the AirPlay button, if available. In the Photos app on the desktop, it's next to the settings wheel.

5. Select your Samsung TV from the list. You may see other AirPlay-compatible devices in the list, so make sure you select your TV.

6. Enter the AirPlay Passcode displayed on your TV screen. If you have used this device to AirPlay to your Samsung TV before, you may not need to enter a passcode depending on your device's AirPlay settings.


Final Thoughts

Above about is all How to AirPlay to a Samsung TV. AirPlay allows users with Apple devices to mirror their device's screen onto another AirPlay-enabled device. 

Whether you are mirroring music, videos, or photos, an exact copy of what you see on the primary device will be seen on the secondary device. It's a little party trick, especially when the secondary device is a branded smart TV (or in this case, any of the best Samsung TVs).


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