1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Unable to cast content from phone to smart TV

Discussion in 'Android Mobile Devices' started by Riverglen, Jul 4, 2018.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Riverglen

    Riverglen Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2006
    Messages:
    506
    First Name:
    Larry
    I have a Moto G5+ phone, running Android version 7.o. I have been trying to send content from the phone to a Samsung smart TV. However, when I open the settings page for the Cast function, the TV doesn't show up as an available target.

    The TV has been properly set up as a WiFi device on my network. I gave it a recognizable device name, and the TV settings confirm that it is connected to the network.

    I can connect to the internet with the browser function in the TV.

    The TV shows up in the Windows (Windows 7) network app. In fact, the network app shows three icons for the same TV. Once under "Media Devices", and two more icons under "Other Devices" (why two?). All three instances include the name I assigned to the TV in the TV settings.

    I have set the source mode in the TV settings to "screen mirroring", which I take to be the correct mode for accepting content from the phone.

    Despite all of the above, the phone doesn't seem to be able to see the TV. What am I missing here? The only thing I can think of is that this particular phone model doesn't support the Cast function?
     
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    52,935
    First Name:
    Rob
    Which casting method are using using? Android favors Google Cast but you need a compatible Google cast device whioch some TV;'s have built in otherwise a seperate Google Cast device is needed.

    But have your tried this: https://www.digitbin.com/mirror-cast-android-samsung-tv/

    Try LG's Smart Share: https://www.lg.com/uk/support/solutions/tv/smartshare-screen-share

    If you had a Samsung phone then they have their own app: https://www.samsung.com/uk/support/...with-my-samsung-tv-and-samsung-mobile-device/

    More info and options: https://www.samsung.com/uk/support/tv-audio-video/how-can-i-view-my-smartphone-screen-on-my-tv/
     
  3. Riverglen

    Riverglen Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2006
    Messages:
    506
    First Name:
    Larry
    I did a little messing around, based on the first link in your reply. No success yet, but it looks like the answer will involve properly setting up both the phone and the TV for WiFi direct mode. Managed to get the TV to see the phone, but the phone still doesn't see the TV.

    Too hot around here for science projects. Will give it another go in the morning.

    (By the way, you seem to pop up everywhere with good advice. When you you ever sleep?;)
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1212428

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice