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I used to have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 a few years ago, I remember I could connect my phone with my 8880 Samsung Smart TV.

This connection was two way, I used screen mirroring so I could display phone contents on the TV, and I could watch TV programs on my phone.

I even remember once my wife was watching TV and I watched another program on another channel using my phone (connected to TV).

Unfortunately I can't remember the application names which provided these features.

Its now two years that I have changed my phone with a Galaxy Note 5, and I have done all the upgrades. The problem is I can not do what I did with the old version of mobile set. I believe I don't have the applications, and I can't remember their names.

By the way is there any way so I can screen mirror a video played using streaming (is not on my phone but it is online) on my TV? Because Samsung Smart View application just shares contents (videos/photos/music) which are stored in my gallery.

  • See if this helps: Connecting Samsung Galaxy Note to TV – xavier_fakerat Feb 5 '18 at 18:45
  • @xavier_fakerat There is a Smart View option on the phone. There is a Nearby device scanning option in the settings, which says that Nearby device scanning uses Bluetooth Low Energy Scanning and the microphone. Bluetooth Low Energy scanning can be used even while Bluetooth is turned off on this device. And it is turned on! – Amir Pashazadeh Feb 5 '18 at 18:46
  • I meant quick connect. Quick connect will use the Bluetooth® feature, Wi-Fi Direct®, or Screen Mirroring, depending on the type of content being shared and whether the other device has Quick connect installed. samsung.com/us/support/answer/ANS00043278 – xavier_fakerat Feb 5 '18 at 18:49
  • @xavier_fakerat The thing is I did screen mirroring from phone to tv and from tv to phone with my Galaxy Note 3. Now I have Galaxy Note 5 and I can't remember the software names (and availability) of the same things. – Amir Pashazadeh Feb 5 '18 at 18:49
  • Aww I see, that feature was built in in earlier editions of Samsung Note phones, but was removed, so you have to install a third party app from playstore – xavier_fakerat Feb 5 '18 at 18:55
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Screen mirroring is a feature available on some editions of Samunng Smartphones, but unfortunately has been removed in later builds on smartphones and replaced Samsung Smart View and related.

Using the Screen Mirroring feature, you can share your Galaxy device’s screen with your Samsung Smart TV or with an HDTV using the AllShare Cast Wireless Hub.

The following phones support the Screen Mirroring feature by default. Some phones can be modified through a custom ROM, so they also may be able to support screen mirroring.

  • Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 ,S5

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2, 3, 4

Nevertheless you can use alternatives app to achieve the same e.g Screen Mirroring from Playstore.

Another aggressive way of enabling the feature in Note 5 is perhaps rooting and editing build.prop line: wlan.wfd.hdcp=disable (anywhere within the additional build properties section, preferably at the end) under /Device/system folder. (Remember to save and reboot) as outlined here on XDA thread.

  • Thanks for the answer, I prefer not to root my phone. So I go after software solutions. By the way is there any app which let me watch TV channels on my phone? – Amir Pashazadeh Feb 6 '18 at 20:04
  • Yes there are plenty, for starters see Kodi which is an open-source media center – xavier_fakerat Feb 7 '18 at 18:11

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