There are several ways to share content from Samsung mobile devices, such as a Samsung Galaxy Tab S7. These options can sometimes be frustrating and confusing. You can download and connect through the Samsung smart home device app or try connecting a variety of different cables and adapters if they’re compatible with your TV or other display.
If you just want to learn how to quickly show what’s on your Tab S7 or other Samsung tablet, there's an easier way.
The simplest way to cast your Samsung Galaxy Tab screen is already built into your tablet. There's no need to download additional apps or mess with cables or adapters. You can screen mirror all the content you need completely wirelessly.
How? With Smart View.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 uses native technology called Smart View to screen mirror and cast content. With Smart View, you can play media and mirror your Galaxy Tab screen to numerous wireless receivers, such as a Samsung smart TV. You can even use Smart View to cast your screen to your computer — see how here.
Smart View is built into your Samsung Galaxy Tab S7. You can access it and begin screen mirroring your tablet in just a few steps. These instructions work for screen mirroring Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, S7+, A7, S, S6 and more.
How to Screen Mirror and Cast a Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
Before you begin casting your Samsung tablet, you must first access Smart View. You can do this in several ways:
1. Access Smart View in your Galaxy Tab’s Quick Settings Tray
Swipe down from the top of your Samsung Galaxy Tab to reveal Quick Settings. This will display several icons for quick access. The Smart View icon looks like a play button surrounded by two semicircles. It’s the first button in the image below. If you don’t see Smart View here, move to step 2.
2. Access Smart View by paging further into your Galaxy Tab’s Quick Settings
When you open your Galaxy Tab’s Quick Settings tray by default, it displays an abbreviated view with only a single row of icons. You can pull the tray down again to reveal the extended view. This displays a full page of available Quick Settings options. In the extended view, each Quick Settings option is labeled. Look for Smart View here or swipe to the next page of options to find the icon.
If you don’t see Smart View here, move to step 3.
3. Access Smart View by searching inside your Galaxy Tab’s Quick Settings
If you can’t see a Smart View icon anywhere on your Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, you can search for it. Swipe down from the top of your screen to reveal the Quick Settings tray. Tap the search icon (magnifying glass) and enter “Smart View.” The search results will then display the Smart View icon.
Now that you can access Smart View, follow this guide for the complete steps to casting and screen mirroring with Samsung Smart View to a computer, TV or other display. Our guide walks you through everything you need to know.
Screen mirror and cast your Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 to a computer
You can mirror your Galaxy Tab S7 to more places and displays than just a smart TV. With the computer app Reflector, you can use Smart View to cast your Galaxy Tab directly to your computer. Reflector lets you record the entire interaction. This is especially useful if you need to record instructional videos or share your tablet screen during a virtual meeting like Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Get Reflector here to screen mirror nearly any device to a Mac or Windows computer.
Why you need Reflector:
- Screen mirror multiple devices at once — even cross-platform devices like an iPhone and Google Pixel
- Make screen recordings
- Record voiceover narration
- Record webcam footage and your mirrored device at the same time
- Share your device screen to virtual meetings like Zoom and Microsoft Teams
- And whole lot more — see everything here
Even though your Samsung Galaxy Tab is an Android device, if you look for a “Cast” button to mirror your screen, you won’t find it. Samsung devices use Smart View instead.
Make sure your Samsung Galaxy Tab and your receiver device (such as a computer running Reflector or smart TV) are on the same wifi network.
If you’re casting a Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and the mirrored image doesn’t fit your TV or computer correctly, try adjusting your Tab’s aspect ratio. Most modern TVs have a 16:9 aspect ratio. To adjust your Galaxy Tab to fit, follow these steps:
- Open Quick Settings by swiping down from the top of your screen.
- Tap Smart View.
- Tap Tablet Aspect Ratio.
- Choose the settings that best fit your display, such as “Full screen on connected device.”
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