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How to Add Google Cast to Samsung Smart View

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Discover the secret Samsung menu that brings Google Cast to Smart View sharing. Smart View allows Samsung device users to wirelessly share content from their phones and tablets to Samsung TVs and other devices. It’s a native feature that comes with new Samsung devices, like Galaxy S23 phones, S8 tablets and many others.

In December 2020, users noticed Smart View became more limited. Samsung abruptly removed Google Cast capabilities from Smart View in the One UI 3.0 update. The update eliminated the ability to connect to a wide range of Google Cast (sometimes referred to as Cast, Chromecast or Chromecast built-in) receivers. Samsung users were essentially only able to share wirelessly via Smart View to other Samsung devices.

SEPTEMBER 2023 UPDATE: It appears that Samsung has enabled Google Cast in the One UI 6 release. You can now enable Google Cast via the Smart View settings menu without entering a password to unlock Developer Options. It's likely that Samsung will eventually enable Cast by default so users don't need to toggle it on at all. If you are running an older Samsung operating system or you cannot enable Cast, try the steps below in this article. 

It’s been suggested the removal of Google Cast from Smart View was due to a privacy policy and quality-control issue. Conspiracy theorists might suggest Samsung removed Google Cast sharing to reduce compatibility and push mobile customers to buy Samsung TVs. 

Cast capabilities remain absent from Smart View in 2023. Smart View solely relies on the Miracast protocol to establish connections. Fortunately, there’s a simple Smart View hack to restore Cast capabilities hidden in a secret menu in Smart View versions 8.2.20.14 and newer.

How to reactivate Google Cast in Smart View

Here’s how to access the hidden Smart View menu and bring Google Cast capabilities back to your Samsung phone or tablet. These instructions should work for the Galaxy S23, Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy A54, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4 and earlier versions of these devices running recent Android with One UI operating systems. 

Step 1: Open Smart View

Open Smart View on your Samsung device by swiping down from the top of your screen to reveal the Quick Settings tray. Select the Smart View icon. Swipe down again to reveal more options if you don’t see Smart View.

Samsung Quick Settings Menu

Step 2: Access Smart View settings

Tap the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner and click “Settings.”

Step 3: About Smart View

Tap the “About Smart View” option at the bottom of the settings menu.

Step 4: Repeatedly tap Smart View

Aggressively and repeatedly tap “Smart View” on the screen until an “Enter password” option appears.

Step 5: Enter password

Enter either #00sv00 or #00rtsp00 as the password. The correct password differs based on your version of Smart View.

Smart View menu password

Step 6: Enable Google Cast

Switch the Google Cast toggle to the active position. 

Secret Samsung Smart View Menu

That’s it! You’ve now enabled Google Cast in Smart View. This allows you to mirror your Samsung devices to a wider range of TVs and devices. Your Smart View is now compatible with Google Cast receivers, such as Chromecast, cast-enabled TVs and more. 

Mirror Samsung Smart View to Mac or Windows computers 

Use your new and improved Smart View with Google Cast enabled to mirror Samsung devices, like S23 phones and Galaxy Tabs, to Mac or Windows computers. All you need to do is download the Reflector app on your computer. Reflector is a popular screen mirroring receiver software used by millions of people globally. It will equip your computer with the ability to receive your Smart View connections. 

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Smart View alternative for collaborative environments 

The addition of Google Cast improves Smart View, but Smart View isn’t a suitable option for collaborative environments, like schools and businesses. Smart View is only available on Samsung devices. Professional spaces require purpose-built collaboration solutions that work with many device types and include collaboration-focused features, like: 

  • Multi-display and multi-device mirroring

  • Moderation controls

  • Annotations

  • App, screen and browser mirroring

  • Digital signage

Ditto is a wireless collaboration solution that delivers reliable content-sharing and a consistent connection method cross-platform. It’s packed with the collaboration-focused features mentioned above and more. Ditto makes wireless collaboration and digital signage easy in your spaces. 

You can begin using it today. Try Ditto free here.

 

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