1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have put some films on my s6 edge. They work on the device etc, i connect to my tv using usb and dont connect. I also connect it to an xbox 360 and it connects for music but it does not see the device in the video player. Can any 1 help. I have no internet to connect using wifi just standard usb from s6 to act as a usb device as standard?

    Thank you
    05-17-2015 02:04 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! The S6 doesn't support MHL, so you can't output to HDMI via cable. If you had a Samsung Smart TV, you could mirror the screen, but you can't do it natively with incompatible TVs.
    05-18-2015 01:41 AM
  3. bubbbbbz's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! The S6 doesn't support MHL, so you can't output to HDMI via cable. If you had a Samsung Smart TV, you could mirror the screen, but you can't do it natively with incompatible TVs.
    Thanks for the reply,

    I am not trying to use a hmi lead. I am trying to use a usb lead to a usb port and should be able to play music. Photos and video. But it does not pick it up on my tv or my xbox 360. But it picks up a usb stick
    05-18-2015 12:09 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Oh, I see--you're trying to use the Smart TV to read the video files as if it's a USB drive, is that right? In my experience, that doesn't work with a phone, because the phone doesn't act like a USB drive. It uses MTP protocol, which isn't the same.
    05-18-2015 12:38 PM
  5. bubbbbbz's Avatar
    Ok thank you abit strange as im sure use to do it with my sG 2. And like blackberry would do it etc. certainly strange that is doesnt work on the xbox.

    Thanks for the help.
    05-19-2015 02:06 AM
  6. bubbbbbz's Avatar
    Hello sorry i now what you mean now by not supporting mhl. Is mhl a hardware thing. Will there be a hack you think? This is a big thing missing for me. One of reasons why i got the s6. Not a thing you check to see of ot has as its been standard on previous phones
    05-19-2015 03:01 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It may have worked with your S2 because older phones were actually able to connect as a "USB Mass Storage" device. This was due in part to how the Internal Storage was partitioned--it may seem like a loss of function in new phones, but the old way of partitioning Internal Storage led to less space available for actual app installation--see this for more info: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...-warnings.html

    It's puzzling to me why Samsung didn't include MHL support in the S6 and S6 Edge. I believe it's hardware dependent, so a firmware update or custom ROM won't help.
    05-19-2015 10:20 AM
  8. Yadvi Galaxy's Avatar
    Current android mobile have phone memory and memory card in phone. Now the smart TV have not been made too smart to read both memory. But if you have your old android phone which have only memory card not present memory means phone memory then you can connect your phone like USB drive with TV. I have personal experience.
    10-02-2015 06:45 AM
  9. joey santini's Avatar
    I also have an S6 active and use a Chromecast dongle and am able to use the Chromecast mirror feature to stream movies on my TV. Works great.
    09-17-2016 12:20 AM

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