It is possible to mirror your iPhone to A Samsung TV using a special feature called Airplay. This feature is not compatible with all Samsung TVs and is indeed selective of the models it works best with.
This article will cover all you need to know about screen mirroring iPhone to TV without Apple TV. We will focus on Samsung TV and all the models Samsung TVs compatible with Airplay. We will explain the different ways aside from using Airplay and Apple TV in which you can do this as well as which of these methods is the best.
Part 1：How to Mirror Your iPhone Screen to Your Samsung TV? (Airplay)
Airplay is a feature of iPhones that makes a wireless connection to a bigger screen possible. Airplay has always been a feature present on iPhones, but recent development has led to Airplay 2 which is only able to connect to the recent models of Samsung TV. Below are the steps to help you screen mirror iPhone to Samsung TV.
First, turn on Apple Airplay mode on your TV settings. This control can be found under general settings.
Access the control center from the top right of your iPhone screen and tap “screen mirroring” positioned close to the brightness control button.
Select your Samsung TV from the list of available device.
Enter the code displayed on your Samsung TV into your iPhone.
Now your iPhone screen should be able to be seen on your Samsung TV.
Part 2： Do All Samsung Smart TVs Have Airplay?
We mentioned earlier that only recent models of Samsung TV have the Airplay feature and to be exact, only models manufactured from 2018 and above have this feature. Below is the list of Samsung TV models that allows screen mirroring iPhone to Samsung TV using Airplay.
The table provided above shows that only models from 2018 upward have the Airplay feature.
Samsung TV model
SamsungQLED 8K Q9, Q8 series
SamsungQLED 4K Q9,Q8, Q7,Qx series
SamsungFHD / HD 5.4 series
SamsungUHD 8,7,6 Series
Part 3： Are there Other Ways to Screen Mirror from iPhone to Samsung TV?
If the Airplay feature is not very functional, there is no need to limit yourself to just that option as there are other ways to screen mirror iPhone to Samsung TV. This task can be achieved by using the AirDroid Cast app, digital AV adapter, and the use of Roku streaming app.
AirDroid Cast App (Web Version)
AirDroid Cast has launched web version that allows you to mirror your iPhone screen to your Samsung Smart TV. This method is best for the older Samsung TV models like the 6000 series which was released in 2013 and 2014 as it has an in-built chrome. Follow the steps below to use this software as a way to mirror your iPhone screen.
Step 1. Connect your devices to the same internet
Firstly, connect your Samsung TV and your iPhone to the same internet
Step 2. Download AirDroid Cast app on your phone
Download and Install AirDroid Cast from the official website on your iPhone.
Open the browser and search ‘webcast.airdroid.com’ on your TV.Then, scan the QR code displayed on your Samsung TV, if you have a problem scanning the code, you can just input the cast code displayed on the screen into your phone.
After scanning or entering the code, your iPhone will be connected to your Samsung TV.
Suitable for most Samsung TV models, including older models as well
Uses a wireless connection that guarantee easy access to phone
Requires simple steps to set up
No sign in is needed to use the web version of this software
1. Use a lightning digital AV adapter to mirror your iPhone screen
Another way of mirroring your screen to your Samsung TV is by using a lightning digital AV adapter. This device is small and portable, and it works by using two USB cables to mirror your iPhone screen. Below are the steps necessary to make this connection.
Plug your lightning digital AV adapter into the charging port of your iPhone.
Connect a HDMI cable to the adapter.
Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to your Samsungsmart TV.
Switch to the appropriate source on your TV to allow your iPhone screen to be displayed.
Easy to use
Airplay not required
A wired connection may be a problem for some users
2. Using a Roku stick to mirror your iPhone screen
The Roku streaming stick is a portable device that is plugged into your television HDMI port to allow you to stream content on the internet. It also allows you to mirror your iPhone screen to your Samsung TV without using the Airplay service and below are the steps you can follow to do so.
Connect the Roku stick to your Samsung TV.
Using the remote provided, go to the homepage and click on “settings”.
Go to “system” and check if you need a system update to use this app properly.
Go back to the system settings and click on ‘screen mirroring’.
Download the Roku app on your iPhone and open it.
At the bottom of your iPhone screen, there is a button for mirroring your screen, press the connect button and wait for the Roku device in your computer to appers.
Connect your iPhone with the selected Roku device and you can no mirror your screen on your Samsung TV.
Easy to use
Airplay service is not required
Suitable for older Samsung TVs
No app needs to be downloaded from the streaming device
Contents are limited to what’s available on the streaming app.
3. Using an Amazon firestick to mirror your iPhone screen
External devices like firestick that is used for streaming videos can also be used to mirror your iPhone screen to a Samsung TV. Below are the steps required to use an Amazon fire stick for this process.
Connect your firestick to your TV and open it up.
You will be lead to the homepage but at the top left of the screen there is a search panel available.
Type in ‘air screen’ to download and install a mirroring app inside your fire stick.
After installing the app, open it and go on the settings.
If your Samsung TV does not offer the Airplay feature, then you will need to use the cast option provided.
Connect your iPhone to the same wifi network as your TV and wait for all available devices to appear.
Select your Samsung TV among the options provided and you screen should be mirrored in no time.
Easy to use
Great for older Samsung TVs without the Airplay feature
There is no change to streaming quality
Can cost some money to purchase the firestick
Part 4： Which Method is Best for Screen Mirroring iPhone to Samsung TV?
The best method to mirror any iPhone screen is by using the Airplay feature, but using this tool becomes a problem if the model of your Samsung TV is old. A method we highly recommend is using the web version of AirDroid Cast as no login is required.
Another good alternative is the lightning digital AV adapter or the Amazon firestick. They are both external devices that are extremely helpful when it comes to screen mirroring your iPhone.
Part 5：Final Verdict
If you want a bigger screen for work purposes or maybe you want to enjoy some entertaining content on a larger display, there are a few ways to make that happen. The suggested method is to use Apple Airplay, but what if your Samsung TV does not offer that feature?
Another alternative to consider for screen mirroring iPhone to Samsung TV is AirDroid Cast app which provides a wireless connection that only requires the internet or you can consider other options like the lightning digital AV adapter, Roku TV, Firestick, and chromecast which all require an external device.
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