1. adanieltech's Avatar
    I don't have a question, but I wanted to share a solution for screen mirroring the Samsung Galaxy J7 to an HD TV, without any wifi internet. This uses only the cellular data plan on the phone itself.

    We needed to screen mirror from the phone to a TV at a location where we don't have wifi internet. This meant we had to be able to use only the cellular data on the phone for the mirrored content. Since Chromecast and Roku both require an internet connection, they had already been ruled out as possible solutions for this particular need. After some research, I obtained an Actiontec ScreenBeamMini2 dangle and connected it to the TV.

    The ScreenBeamMini2 connects via HDMI to the television. The Samsung Galaxy J7 can then connect to the ScreenBeamMini2 using the "SmartView" feature on the phone. The phone detects the ScreenBeamMini2, sets up a Wifi Direct connection between the phone and the TV (no wifi internet needed), and then mirrors whatever you see on your phone onto the TV. This includes Youtube videos, etc. If it displays on the phone, you should see that mirrored to the TV.

    For this particular setup, ChromeCast, Roku, etc. were not an option because there is no wifi internet available at this location, so we needed to use the cellular data plan on the phone to pull up content, and mirror that content onto the TV. The ScreenBeamMini2 turned out to be the solution, at least for this particular phone. We also tested using a Samsung Galaxy S4, and its built in "Screen Mirroring" feature and that worked perfectly as well. For both these phones, battery usage does go up considerably when they are connected to the ScreenBeamMini2.

    I will note that we had also tested this with an LG Aristo and an LG Stylo 3 Plus and were unable to connect them to the ScreenBeamMini2. Neither of those phones had a menu option on the phone side to make this connection. (nothing for screen mirroring, Miracast, etc). After downloading several apps from the Google Play Store, none of which enabled these LG phones to connect, we gave up and turned to the Samsung Galaxy J7 and S4, as those were phones we also had on hand to test.

    The Samsung Galaxy J7 we used is from MetroPCS, and has the "SmartView" selection on a simple swipe down menu on the home screen.
    03-16-2018 03:32 PM

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