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Samsung Galaxy smartview won't connect to Sony Bravia TV.

by Dj1905 / December 12, 2016 1:43 PM PST


I am trying to share my phone screen with my TV.

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 and a Sony Bravia TV. I am trying to use the Smartview function.

I keep getting message 'Preparing to mirror screen', but it never actually connects to the TV. It simply times out.

Any suggestions please?


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Clarification Request
Far too many reasons for this to fail.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 12, 2016 2:18 PM PST
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by Dj1905 / December 12, 2016 2:22 PM PST

Thanks. Would you recommend an App to allow the mirroring to work on the Sony TV from a Samsung phone?

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For years I did this with a ChromeCast.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 12, 2016 2:57 PM PST
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Screen mirroring
by Dj1905 / December 12, 2016 11:55 PM PST

Thanks. It won't for Sports screening. I want to mirror what is on my phone, to my TV.

I have read elsewhere that Google Chromecast could be an option to buy.

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Samsung is weird like that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 13, 2016 11:56 AM PST
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