While the Galaxy S4’s 5-inch screen is great for consuming content, your TV is likely ten times larger. So here’s how to wirelessly play content from your phone to your television.
1. On your S4, swipe down from the top of the screen (over the Samsung logo) and it’ll open your phone’s Settings. Tap “Screen Mirroring” and it’ll look for compatible devices.
2. Compatible devices include most 2013 Samsung Smart TVs and many new Samsung Blu-ray players. There’s also an aftermarket Samsung dongle with built-in Wi-Fi that allows Screen Mirroring on any TV, with compatible device. It plugs into any TV’s HDMI port.
3. On the Samsung televisions, toggle between the input settings until you see “Screen Mirroring.” When you perform step no. 1 (above) the two devices will pair within a couple of seconds. Now, whatever you access on your smartphone – photos, videos, music, notes or websites – it’ll show on the TV screen, wirelessly.
4. Alternately, you don’t need a Samsung dongle or use Screen Mirroring to share your media on your TV. You can also pair your Galaxy S4 with a DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)-compatible TV to push media there, such as photos and videos. Under the “Connections” tab on your phone, select “Nearby devices” to share your media via DLNA.