No matter what the display diagonal of the Apple device is, it can never compare in terms of usability to a full-size TV screen. Especially when it comes to watching movies at home or showing your relatives photos from your vacation. In such cases, owners of mobile gadgets resort to connecting the phone to an external monitor. This allows enjoying any media content with comfort.
There are several methods of synchronizing devices with each other. You can use both wireless technology (WiFi or AirPlay) and various physical interfaces (HDMI, USB). Once you know all the ways to connect your iPhone to your Samsung TV, you will be able to decide on the most suitable option and perform the whole connection procedure yourself.
HBO Max has become available on a number of devices such as phones, tablets, Android TV, Apple TV, PS4, Xbox One, and others. One such device on which HBO Max is available is a Samsung TV. So if you have a Samsung TV and are looking forward to watching your favorite movies and shows on it, here is how to cast HBO Max from your iPhone to your Samsung TV.
How to cast HBO Max on Samsung TV using AirPlay
If you want to cast HBO Max from your iPhone to Samsung TV using AirPlay, you have to follow these steps:
- First of all, make sure that your Samsung TV and iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- After that, turn on the AirPlay function in the settings of your Samsung Smart TV.
- Then, open the HBO Max on your iPhone and start playing the movie or TV show you want to watch on your Samsung TV.
- Tap on your iPhone’s screen so the app’s controls appear.
- Next, tap the AirPlay icon at the top of the screen, immediately to the left of the volume slider.
- In the AirPlay pop-up window, select the AirPlay device to which you want to send the video.
Once you have completed these steps, the video from iPhone should appear on your Samsung TV screen.
How to synchronize iPhone and Samsung TV using special apps
The only thing you need to do before you start to synchronize your Samsung TV and iPhone is to install special applications on both devices. The AllShare utility is among the pre-installed programs in Smart TV and allows you to use the Samsung TV display to stream user content stored on your modern smartphone. If this application is missing, you can download it yourself from the Samsung Apps store.
In addition, you need to install on your iOS device AllShare TV-Cast. This application is available with a free license in the AppStore. You can also download any other app to sync your TV and iPhone (e.g. iMediaShare).
To pair, both devices must be on the same WiFi network (connected to the same router with the same SSID) and be visible for synchronization. To display content on the TV screen you need to enter AllShare TV-Cast, select the desired media file, and send it to the connected screen using a special button.
How to connect iPhone to Samsung TV using HDMI
The main advantage of HDMI cable is the ability to broadcast from your smartphone to the TV screen, the selected image of high quality (from Full HD to Ultra HD 8K). In the case of older gadgets running iOS, you can only display photos and video files on the big display.
To connect your smartphone and Samsung TV, you will need an HDMI cable and a special Apple Digital AV Adaptor. While the first accessory can be found in every store, the second is not so easy to find. A branded adapter costs a lot of money and is not sold by every retailer. At the same time, cheap analogs can have hardware failures or may not be supported by the Apple device at all.
The procedure to connect devices to each other does not take much time. First of all, you need to connect your iPhone and TV with an HDMI cable and select the appropriate signal source in the Smart TV settings. In a few seconds, the screen of the mobile gadget will start to be mirrored.