Here’s how to connect the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ to your TV, monitor or projector, letting you enjoy videos, games and more on the biggest screen in the room. We’ll cover both wired and wireless methods here, starting with our top choice and moving onto a few alternatives.
1. Use a USB-C to HDMI adapter
Samsung’s phone is one of the first that is confirmed to actually work with USB-C to HDMI adapters, which have previously been used almost exclusively with computers like the MacBook. Just connect your phone to the adapter via USb-C, then run an HDMI cable between your TV and the adapter. Once it’s plugged in and you’re on the right HDMI input, you should see your phone’s display mirrored on your TV. Best of all, this works at up to 4K resolutions at 60 fps — awesome!
2. Use Samsung’s DeX dock
DeX is a desktop dock with a difference — as well as serving as a stand and charger for your phone, it also allows you to connect peripherals like monitors, keyboards and mice so you can get some proper work done on your phone, using it just like a PC. That means the DeX dock will also work if you want to connect your phone to your TV, so don’t be afraid to give it a try!
3. Use Miracast for a wireless connection
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 supports Miracast, allowing you to stream to compatible Smart TVs without needing to use a cable. That’s a little more convenient, but you’ll be limited to 1080p resolutions at 30 frames per second (versus 4K / 60 fps for a wired connection). To get personalised instructions for your TV, search for the name of your TV model in Google, plus the term ‘Miracast’ or ‘screen mirroring’. Good luck!
4. Stream using a Google Chromecast
Google’s Chromecast remains one of the easiest ways to stream videos or mirror your phone’s display to your TV. Just plug this HDMI dongle into the back of your TV, install the Google Home app on your phone, and set up your Chromecast. Once it’s ready, you need only select the cast symbol in compatible apps to start streaming. Once streaming has started, you can control playback from inside the app itself. You can also mirror your display by using the Google Home app.
With these four methods, you should be completely equipped to connect your Galaxy S8 to your TV in the way that’s most convenient for you. If you found this helpful or you have any further questions, let us know in the comments below or write to us on Twitter @mobilefun!
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