1. keyzlife's Avatar
    I have question about the screen mirroring. Can the S4 screen mirror with any smart bluray or smart TV or does it have to be Samsung? I am looking at getting a Smart TV and was wondering if I need to only look at Samsung brand. I would prefer a Vizio and wondered if anyone has successfully mirrored their S4 to their Vizio Smart TV. Thanks.
    08-06-2013 04:27 PM
  2. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I have question about the screen mirroring. Can the S4 screen mirror with any smart bluray or smart TV or does it have to be Samsung? I am looking at getting a Smart TV and was wondering if I need to only look at Samsung brand. I would prefer a Vizio and wondered if anyone has successfully mirrored their S4 to their Vizio Smart TV. Thanks.
    Samsung Tv is one of the most likely choices. I have a Vizio Smart TV and I can't do that.
    08-06-2013 04:39 PM
  3. keyzlife's Avatar
    OK thank you

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    08-06-2013 04:39 PM
  4. garublador's Avatar
    Samsung makes a wireless hub that you can hook up to any HDTV with an empty HDMI port:

    Samsung WI-FI All-Share Cast Hub, Wireless HDMI Display Adapter (Black)

    It's an extra $100 expense, but it might be worth it to get the TV you want. Heck, it could even be cheaper to do it that way depending on the TV's you're comparing.
    08-06-2013 04:44 PM
  5. keyzlife's Avatar
    It actuality wasn't much price difference in the tvsi just like the vizio better. OK thanks everyone. In gonna stop by the store and try it out.

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    08-06-2013 05:03 PM
  6. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Screen MIRRORING is not available outside Samsung products. However, file sharing across DLNA-compatible devices is; that is, you can share photos, music, and videos and play them in your Vizio SmartTV provided you're in the same local (wired or wireless) network and your router doesn't block the necessary ports for that.

    BTW, I might be wrong, but I saw the specs on a newer 2013 Samsung TV and it seems to support DirectWiFi, which would mean you'd no longer need a local network to pair your TV with your phone, just set them up to communicated via peer-to-peer WiFi (skipping the router but leaving out Internet access other than your phone's). Another VERY COOL feature IMHO is screen cloning (Smart View). With it, you can mirror YOUR TV IN YOUR PHONE. Great when you desperately need to go to the bathroom but your movie is in the climax scene :P hehe
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    08-07-2013 07:56 AM
  7. keyzlife's Avatar
    Awesome thank you!

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    08-07-2013 08:44 AM
  8. garublador's Avatar
    Screen MIRRORING is not available outside Samsung products. However, file sharing across DLNA-compatible devices is; that is, you can share photos, music, and videos and play them in your Vizio SmartTV provided you're in the same local (wired or wireless) network and your router doesn't block the necessary ports for that.
    I'd try this out before you rely on it. I haven't done it a lot, but my experience is that it's ridiculously slow. I could have some setting wrong or something, but when using DLNA on a smart TV or a Roku it's taken a super long time for anything to respond or load.
    08-07-2013 09:12 AM
  9. keyzlife's Avatar
    I've seen the Samsung work on YouTube just not a vizio. I want to be able to screen mirror so I can use movie apps on my phone to watch on TV. I went to Walmart and tried to sync up but their TV's were all in display mode like always and I couldn't figure out how to setup the smart sync. I'm gonna try best buy as they hopefully should have a little more experience with this. I definitely want to try it before I buy it though cause I have heard the same thing.

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    08-07-2013 09:26 AM
  10. garublador's Avatar
    Which apps are you using? You may be better off with some sort of media server or set top box rather than screen mirroring.

    Some Best Buy's apparently have little Samsung stores in them. If you can find one of those there's a better chance they'll be set up for the demonstration.
    08-07-2013 09:39 AM
  11. erasat's Avatar
    Remember that the Chromecast from Google is already selling and it cost $39, it does the same and I think even more than the device from Samsung.
    08-07-2013 10:18 AM
  12. keyzlife's Avatar
    It doesn't support screen mirroring yet. From what I understand anyways.

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    08-07-2013 10:47 AM
  13. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Again, Screen MIRRORING is only supported for Samsung TV's. You won't be able to get it to work on a Vizio, only file sharing.

    IF the app itself supports DLNA streaming (acting as a media server for video) THEN you could use it with a Vizio, but that's not exactly screen mirroring, it's only the app broadcasting its contents to the TV.
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    08-07-2013 11:21 AM
  14. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I'd try this out before you rely on it. I haven't done it a lot, but my experience is that it's ridiculously slow. I could have some setting wrong or something, but when using DLNA on a smart TV or a Roku it's taken a super long time for anything to respond or load.
    There's probably something wrong with your network configuration. Remember to set the router to a free, not-so-congested channel and to give it enough speed (usually set it to 'n' standard would do). Make sure the router doesn't block the necessary ports and, if possible, that it gives unrestricted, priority access to both your phone and TV for this.
    08-07-2013 11:27 AM
  15. Ronnie Williams1's Avatar
    Is there any way that you have found? Thx
    10-04-2013 04:53 PM
  16. lilro90's Avatar
    I was wondering the same thing. I can connect my galaxy s4 to my vizio TV on with YouTube. I can also connect it to my lg smart TV, so its not just samsung. I Can't seem to find out why on the vizio it only works with YouTube videos.
    12-08-2013 10:09 PM
  17. Hghlndr's Avatar
    Happy holidays everybody! So... yeah no screen mirroring without wires for me. I realize that's what the OP originally wanted, though an Amazon purchase of the HDMI adapter for the phone and an HDMI cable and I'm screen mirroring with any HDMI TV! Using a BT keyboard, too; all is really cool! Peace

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    12-09-2013 01:58 AM
  18. cachun402's Avatar
    Id go with a Samsung tv better picture quality then a vizio by far 1080p with 240hz and if not a samsung only way is to buy allshare cast hub

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    12-09-2013 02:32 AM
  19. hog1340's Avatar
    Hey hghlandr, is it just a micro usb to HDMI, or do yo need something specific like on a nexus 7 you need a slimport adapter? Thanks Ed

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    12-09-2013 05:42 AM
  20. Keo Khatiya's Avatar
    Not true I have a galaxy s3 too u can use the mhl on a vizio tv for some reason don't work for the s4 I think they need fix bull ****
    04-06-2014 09:06 PM
  21. Orlando Grissett's Avatar
    You don't need to mirror for Samsung tablet to Vizo T.V. You buy the Samsung HDMI crossover cable. When you get it, it will connect your tablet to the HDMI crossover, and then the HDMI cable to the T.V., BUT, you have to connect your power adapter to the crossover. It will give you the beautifull sound of connection, and you will see your tablet on the proper HDMI input connection 1-4 in most cases.
    06-22-2014 07:06 PM
  22. Nick Kerr's Avatar
    Bull! Just screen mirrored my s6 to a sony bravia. There is a way to do it.
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    10-08-2015 04:41 PM
  23. john muise's Avatar
    Yes but I don't know how I did it I was in camera looking at pictures my vizio
    Smart tv was on I think I tapped the share and just happened to look at the tv and the picture was there I've tried to do it several times since but no luck. If somebody knows how email me.
    02-12-2017 05:28 AM

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