How to connect Samsung Galaxy S4 to TV via PS3/Xbox 360/Apple TV, DLNA & AirPlay

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You got new Samsung Galaxy S4 android phone. You may want to play videos, photos, music stored on your Galaxy S4 on to big screen HD TV. It is easy to stream media from android phone to TV. It is not yet as easy as AirPlay though. There are more than couple of options.

You can turn on File Sharing on Galaxy S4 to allow other players like PS3, Xbox 360 to access S4 phone media. Free android apps are also available. Or, You can use Miracast Adapter, Samsung AllShare Wireless Hub to mirror the screen.

Connect Samsung Galaxy S4 to TV via DLNA/Apple TV/Xbox 360/PS3 etc

If you recently bought your TV, You may have DLNA already. If you have any of the Smart TVs from Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, Google TV etc, You are good to go.

If you have an older TV, You can use media players like Apple TV, Blu-Ray Players etc. You can use Game Consoles like Xbox 360, PS3 to connect android phone to TV.

1. On your Galaxy S4, Go to Menu > Settings > Connections > Nearby Devices

2. Turn on File Sharing by tapping on it. Tap on the “Shared Contents” and select the media you want to share. Also, Tap on the “Allowed Devices” to allow your devices like TV, PS3 etc to allow your phone photos, videos etc.

3. For example, On your PS3, You need to enable Media Server Connection on your PS3. To do this, On your PS3, Go to Home menu > Settings > Network Settings (Press Button X) > Media Server Connection (Press Button X) > Enable (Press Button X).

enable media server connection for dlna on ps3

Similarly, You can access Galaxy S4 media on Xbox 360 or Blu-Ray Players also.

If you have Apple TV or WD TV Live or Roku etc, You can use android apps like Twonky Beam, iMediaShare Lite, doubleTwist & AirSync, AllShare Play etc to stream media from S4 to TV. You can read 6 android apps for connecting android phone to TV via DLNA. You can use these android apps for PS3, Xbox 360 also.

You can also use Miracast to connect to TV. Miracast is future for android phones and tablets. Miracast is similar to Apple’s Airplay. Future Smart TVs will have miracast built-in. You will need a miracast adapter for now to mirror your phone screen to HDTV wirelessly. You can read more details about it here.

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