Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Connect to TV

Yes, you can do lots of fun things by take advantage of the big screen which is owned by the Samsung Galaxy SIII, such as play games, watch videos, take panoramic photos etc.

See also: How to Take Panoramic Photos using Samsung Galaxy S3

You can also connect the phone with your computer that will allow you to transfer files between these two devices. In addition, you can also connect your Galaxy SIII with your TV that will allow you mirroring content on your phone to the TV's screen.

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How to connect Galaxy S3 to TV?
As written on technipages.com, to be able to connect your phone with TV, you just need to follow the simple steps below:
  1. First of all you need to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S3 HDTV adapter. Why you need it? Because Samsung has changed the USB port's configuration on this phone. That's why the third-party MHL adapter will not work and you should purchase Samsung branded adapters.
  2. If you already have a Samsung adapter, you can plug this adapter into the USB port available on the Galaxy SIII. Then use a standard HDMI cable to connect your Samsung adapter with a TV set.
  3. Connect the power cable supplied by Samsung with your phone to Samsung's adapter and then plug it into a power outlet.
  4. Once all connected, your TV screen will now display the content is on your phone's screen and audio on your phone will also be routed to the TV.
  5. Done.

Well, by knowing on how to connect your phone to your TV, now you can enjoy the content on your phone on a bigger screen which is owned by the TV. And you can now enjoy watching video or movie that is on your phone through your TV. It's so cool, right? So, try this useful method then share your experience here through the comment below :)

40 comments:

  1. Is it possible to connect an external USB webcam to the phone and override the internal cameras as the video source?

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    1. Hi Mike Wickham,
      Thanks for coming.
      Yes, it is possible. But, unfortunately till now I still don't understand well, so I can't explain it clearly to you. But, if it helps, I have a useful links which may help you to solve your problem. Here's the link:http://pinappu.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-connect-Android-Phone-to-Your-Webcam
      Hope this helps :)

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  2. Is there a way to connect a gs3 to a tv that doesn't have an hdmi connection?

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    1. Hi Dan Baker,
      Thanks for coming here.
      There is a feature on Galaxy S3 called AllShare Cast which will allow you mirroring your phone's screen to the TV, laptop or PC. If your TV is non-Samsung TV, or those with a lower end TV, then you can use AllShare
      Cast Hub (AllShare Cast Dongle) available as an accessory from Samsung to connect your phone with the TV.
      Or you can visit this link to read more about it:http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-accessories/239391-samsung-allshare-cast-hub-first-impressions.html
      Hope this helps :)

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  3. I have a question I tried to connect my phone doing exactly what you suggested and got nothing..help.

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    1. Hi Jonathan Gonzalez,
      Thanks for coming.
      What's adapter are you using now? Is it Samsung adapter or else? Also make sure that the power adapter gives at least 0,9 A output to make it works.
      Hope this helps :)

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  4. I just want to plug and play. I find it irritating that I can't use the usb cable that came with my samsung phone to connect to the usb port on my samsung smart tv. They are all samsung products. All share loads all the time even though I have high speed internet. Help?

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    1. Hi Amanda Osburn,
      Thanks for coming.
      In order to make it works, please ensure that the power adapter gives at least 0,9A output.
      Hope this helps :)

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  5. Its work for me but I cant use internet

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    1. Hi Hussein Wehbe,
      Thanks for coming.
      First, can you please tell me what the connection are you using to obtain the internet connection? Wi-Fi or mobile data?

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  6. My s3 connects to something when I hit a button in my music player and I want to know what it is, but cant find anything about it. The button looks like a tv with a #1 on it with back and forth arrows. Please help!

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    1. Hi Marie Johnson,
      Thanks for coming.
      This icon usually will appear if you tap the Menu key> scan for nearby devices option while on music player apps. If you tap the icon, then it will allow you to share files with network connected DLNA devices, such as your PS3, Xbox or Smart TV.

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  7. I used to be able to display photos, videos, and listen to music on my smart TV from my GS3... wireless. As of a couple days ago, that icon disappeared and I can't seem to figure it out. Was there an update that took this away? Did I accidentally change something? Would love to fix this.

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    1. Hi MickeyW,
      Thanks for coming.
      Did you mean is the "AllShare play" icon on your phone? Did you made any changes before you encountering this problem? However, try to check whether this apps is disabled or not by going to Settings> Application manager> choose All tab> scroll down to the bottom then check whether this apps is disabled. If so, tap the apps from there then tap enable button to enable the apps and bring it back into the apps menu.
      Hope this helps :)

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  8. I just bought a Samsung UNF7100 Smart TV. Is it possible to use All Share or any other function to transmit sound from my TV to my Galaxy S3?

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    1. Hi Projman65,
      Thanks for coming.
      Unfortunately, till I write this reply I still can't figure out how to do this or the apps that will allow you to do so. AFAIK, from all articles and explanation on Samsung website, the user only be able to mirror from the Samsung phone or tablet to Samsung TV.

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  9. hi, is there any way to connect my Galaxy S3 to a older tv using a/v cables?

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    1. Hi AppleJaxs,
      Thanks for coming.
      FYI, I've never done this before, but I know there's a user at androidcentral forum who reported that he had managed to connect his Samsung Galaxy S3 to a TV using a RCA or AV cable. If you don't mind, you can read them by yourself for more detail information. Here's the link:http://forums.androidcentral.com/sprint-galaxy-s-ii-epic-4g-touch/187039-connect-via-rca-cables.html#post2233606
      Hope this helps :)

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    2. ok thanks...got everything I need to try it out...will let you know if it works

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    3. Hi AppleJaxs,
      Thanks for confirm me.
      I would gladly to know the result from you :)

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  10. hey I'm sorry for this being off topic, but you seem keen on the s3. would you happen to know why while listening to music from the normal music app I can't skip songs or anything if I press the sleep button, like I'll go to the music app & play the songs but once I press the screen sleep button and press it again I can't skip the songs unless I unlock the phone & go to the app again, it can be really annoying at times. please help

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    1. Hi Indio Saldana,
      Thanks for coming.
      If you use swipe method to unlock the screen, with the music player playing you can get music player control--skip, pause, play-- by sliding down the notification bar. If you use pattern or pin, you need to unlock the screen first to control the music player.

      If you're using the Samsung Galaxy S3 headphone then you can jump to the next song using the small pause button beside volume control near the actual earphone. If you double click pause quickly it jumps to the next song.

      Another way that you can do is by using third-party music app that has lockscreen control, such as PowerAmp, Doubletwist, etc.

      FYI, later if you can't find the article related with your question, then kindly reach me through the Contact us page, I would be happy to answer your questions.
      Hope this helps :)

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  11. thanks! it did help I downloaded an aftermarket app & it works fine, thanks again

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    1. Hi Indio saldana,
      Thanks for getting back on me.
      Glad to know that finally one of them works for you :)

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  12. I have the mhl hdtv adapter from samsung and my original galaxy s3 charger. But when I connect everyting to my tv nothing happens. Any suggestions?

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    1. Hi Mathew Basham,
      Thanks for coming and also so sorry for late answer.
      First, can you please tell me what's your TV? Make sure that your TV are MHL compatible. Second, did you get the adapter directly from Samsung?

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    2. Ive tried it on a vizio tv a toshiba tv as well as a samsung tv and it keeps saying no signal and the adapter was ordered from the samsung wwbsite

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  14. I have tried it but it wont work keeps saying no signal on my tv what am I missing

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    1. Hi Sarah,
      Thanks for coming.
      Can you please tell me what the MHL adapter and the TV are you using now?

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  15. Hello chris here. I have the gs3 mini and a Baird tv. Is it possible to just watch movies from the phone on the tv through the USB only. Many thanks.

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    1. Hi Chris,
      Thanks for coming.
      CMIIW, you need a MHL adapter aside a USB cable to allow you to do so. But, you can also try to connect your TV with your S3 Mini just with a USB cable to see whether it works.

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  16. Hi...
    Is it possible I can connect my gs3 to my Philips smart tv with the cable charger or a tv out cable?

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  17. Thanks mate for posting this information it was a fantastic help I went picked one up plugged it all in working perfectly now I can sit and share photos video and other stuff without squeezing to look at phone ..there should be more people like you good on you
    Your help is greatly appreciated Thank you

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    1. Hi Paul Chantler,
      Thanks for coming.
      I'm so glad to know that this post has helped you :)

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  18. I'm trying to connect galaxy s3 to Samsung HDTV using MHL Micro USB to HDMI adapter but I am Not sure what setting to put my TV on I have up to 10 different settings to choose from such as HDMI 1, HDMI 2 ,blu-ray/dvd, computer and game list goes on.

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  19. Is galaxy s3 mini compatible with a hml connection? I hav tried one adapter but just get a blank screen telling me no connection

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    1. Hi Marian Kelly,
      Thanks for coming.
      From what I've known, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini doesn't support MHL. You can try to connect your phone to TV by using DLNA. If you have more times, you can try to visit this thread:http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2106609&page=6
      Hope it helps :)

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  20. I have a usb port on my tv. Can I connect my s3 directly with the usb cable? Will it work? Ir should I get the samsung adapter?

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    1. Hi BenQ gg BaraT,
      Thanks for coming.
      I think it will work but the phone will only act as USB mass storage as when you connect the phone to the PC by using USB cable. If you want mirroring the phone to the TV, seems you should have the Samsung adapter.

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