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Screen Share / Screen Mirroring - Device to TV

Troubleshooting TV Audio Video Accessories, TVs Last Updated 05/16/2018
LG Screen Share - How to Share Screen to your TV

LG TVs are equipped with innovative features that make it easy to share screen and display content between your external devices like your PC, tablet, smartphone and more. There are multiple ways to connect and they all depend on your network connectivity and the type of device you wish to share.

LG Smart Share is the tool that lets you connect your compatible smartphone, tablet, PC, camera, or USB device to your TV and showcases all of the device's audio, video, and photo content in simple menus on your screen.

What device do you want to share?

  1. What type of device do you have?

    Share from Android

    Share from iOS

  2. Share Screen from Android

    Share using Cable e.g HDMI Share using Wi-Fi Share using Bluetooth
  3. Share Screen from iOS

      Some apps such as Youtube, Netflix and Hulu already have built-in functionalities to help you cast videos and content from your iPhone to any LG TV. This however is not going to mirror your screen, it will only play and control the individual content from your LG TV.

      Other alternatives to mirror your screen:

    1. Share using Chromecast

      Chromecast is the wireless technology developed by Google that can be used to watch content wirelessly from your iPhone with any LG Smart TV.

      • Chromecast allows you to send video, audio and pictures and information from thousands of supported apps such as Netflix, Hulu and many more.

      • Once the chromecast dongle is connected to the television, download Google Home Companion app to connect the device with your home wireless network.

      • Once installed, the installed chromecast icon will appear in supported apps.

      • Tap the icon, and then select the device where you want to view the screen.

    2. Share from Airplay (Requires Apple TV)

      You can share screen directly from an iPhone to an Apple TV using Airplay. Airplay is the official screen sharing technology from Apple. To learn how to use Apple Airplay, visit www.apple.com for an up to date information about AirPlay.

    3. Share from third party apps

      This may not work properly but there is a couple of mobile apps Apple's App Store that you can use to cast screen or share screen from your iPhone to any LG Smart TV.

      These apps use the DLNA rendering technology and they will be able to detect any available TV. We do not make any recommendation for any third party mobile apps.

  4. Share Screen from Laptop or PC

    Screen share from laptops or PC are made simple by using LG Smart Share software. Windows PC 8.1 and above comes with a built-in Screen Sharing feature.

    Watch the video below about smart share:

    Other Versions

    webOS 1.0 Video webOS 2.0 Video NetCast Video NetCast Article

    More troubleshooting?

    What type of PC do you have?

    Windows

    Mac

    Linux

  5. Share Screen from External Devices

    Share Screen from USB Devices Share Screen from Camera Share Screen from Video Recorder
  6. SHARE USING CABLE - HDMI

    You can share your mobile screen to a compatible LG TV using an HDMI or Micro HDMI cable. Firstly, ensure that your android device, cable and LG TV support MHL or a SlimPort alternative.

    What is MHL? HDMI is common and we all know it provides an output signal from any connected device. The major setback to HDMI is mobile devices and tablets do not come with an HDMI output.

    This is where MHL in, MHL simply means Mobile High Definition Link. MHL and SlimPort is simply a microUSB port on an android phone or tablet that can produce an HDMI output signal.

    MHL and SlimPort both support video and audio output up to eight channels of surround sound and up to 4K video resolution.

    NOTE: The most important thing to check for this setup is a TV, CABLE, and android DEVICE that supports MHL.

    How to share screen using MHL compatible cable:

    • Look at the back of your TV to inspect if the HDMI port has an MHL logo around it.

    • If your TV does not support MHL, or you have a SlimPort device, then you will need a third party adapter.

    • Both MHL and Slimport may require a converter that will convert video from your phone to the TV.

    • Get an MHL compatible HDMI to MicroUSB cable; use it to connect your mobile phone and TV.

    MHL Adapter

    A typical third party adapter

  7. SHARE USING WIFI

    There multiple ways to share screen from your android device using wifi.

    • You can share using LG Screen Share App on Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct or WiDi

    • You can share using DLNA players

    • You can share using Miracast or Screen Cast.

    1. Share using Phone built-in feature.

      Most LG phones are equipped with screen share and other content sharing technologies. If you are using Android 4.0 and above, the phone may come with a screen share feature.

      • Ensure that your mobile device and the TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi.

      • From your phone, go to SETTINGS, then select SHARE AND CONNECT.

      • Under SCREEN SHARE category, select SCREEN SHARING or MIRROR SCREEN.

      screen share
    2. Share using LG Screen Share App

      • Download the LG Screen Share App

      • Ensure that the mobile device and your LG TV is on the same Wi-Fi network

      • If you do not have a wired or wireless network, see how to connect your devices via Wi-Fi-Direct™.

      • Activate the smart share app opn your device

      • Follow the prompt from the app to connect your TV to your mobile.

      • Start enjoying screen share from your mobile device to your TV.

      Download LG Screen Share

      Learn More about LG Screen Share

    3. Share using DLNA Players

      Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) allows you to enjoy videos, music and photos saved on your DLNA-certified smartphone, tablet, PC or server on a LG compatible TV through your home wireless network.

      How to connect using DLNA:

      • Connect your DLNA certified smartphone or tablet and TV to your Wi-Fi network.

      • Download a DLNA Player from Google Play, install and run the app to share content on your compatible smartphone.

      • Follow the prompt on the app and add your TV model if required. (You can find the TV model name on the product label.)

      • Play the selected file on the TV.

      Dlna certified devices
    4. Miracast or Screen Cast

      Miracast is a wireless technology that lets you duplicate contents on your android screen to your TV. It works like a wireless hdmi which means it produces high video resolution and audio.

      How to use miracast:

      • If your android device runs Android 4.2 or later, you will automatically have the Miracast feature. It may be renamed as WIRELESS DISPLAY, SCREEN SHARING or SHARE AND CONNECT.

      • If you have an LG Smart TV, it should automatically have miracast receiver feature.

      • If your TV does not have miracast feature, you need to purchase a third party miracast dongle.

      • From your mobile device, go to SETTINGS, then SHARE AND CONNECT or any related option.

      • Select the option to share screen and your TV should recieve the signal shortly.

      Dlna certified devices
  8. SHARE USING BLUETOOTH

    Sharing screen on bluetooth may not result in the desired screen resolution and sound. Bluetooth technology supports FILE SHARING such as images, videos, texts and files with smaller size.

    To use share your mobile device screen using bluetooth, you will need to download third party mobile apps that are available online.

    Blootooth

    NOTE: Bluetooth technology is not a recommended mode of sharing screen. For best results, try using HDMI or Wi-Fi.

    1. File Sharing Using Smart Share.

      Smart Share lives on your TV, but it also needs a counterpart to share files with it! There are apps and software that act as this counterpart, designed for phones, tablets, and computers.

      Sharing files that are not Music, Video, or Pictures (such as Spreadsheets and Text Documents) will require using Screen Sharing.

      Download Smart Share Software

      Downloaded version will determined by the operating system of the device that you are currently viewing this page on.

      How to Install & Setup Smart Share

      Using smart share is simple, click the button below to view our complete guide about how to use LG Smart Share. Smart Share is compatible with almost every DLNA certified or UPnP piece of software available, which make your options nearly limitless!

      How to Install and Use Smart Share
    2. Screen Sharing.

      Screen Sharing does not require additional software. Take a look at these videos to see how it works.

      Note: Screen sharing using a Mac or iOS device requires an Apple TV Streaming device.

  9. We do not make a dedicated Mac application that supports Smart Share. However, some users may prefer Plex Media Server. This option should generally only be used if you are familiar with Plex, and wish to continue using it, or if you are a MAC user.

  10. We do not make a dedicated Linux application that supports Smart Share. However, there are several guides available online to help setup file sharing.

    Simply perform a search for Linux DLNA, and choose the option that works best for you.

    Google Bing Yahoo
  11. SHARE SCREEN FROM USB

    This player can play video, audio and photo files contained on a CD or USB device.

    • Insert a data disc in the disc slot or connect a USB device.

    File loading may take a few minutes depending on the amount of content stored in the USB storage device.

    With your Blu-ray Player remote:

    • Press HOME.

    • Select SMART SHARE and press ENTER or WHEEL.

    • Select the desired linked device in the category.

    • Select MOVIE, PHOTO or MUSIC.

    • Select a file and press PLAY or ENTER or WHEEL.

    Some USB devices may not work with this unit. Digital camera and mobile phone are not supported.

  12. Content coming soon...Kindly bear with us. ONLY, the Mobile Device/Tablet section of this content is ready as of today.

Share content via Wi-Fi Screen Share

The Wi-Fi Screen Share function on your LG TV seamlessly allows you to share what's on your compatible smartphone, tablet, or PC screen using Wi-Fi Direct or Intel WiDi (provided that your device is WiDi enabled). The great part is that both methods connect to each other directly over their own wireless signal and do not require you to be connected to a wireless internet connection.

Connecting using Wi-Fi Direct:

  1. Press the SETTINGS button on your TV.
  2. Press the ↑ or ↓ button to select NETWORK and press the OK button.
  3. Press the ↑ , ↓ , ← or → button to select Wi-Fi Screen Share and then press the OK button.
  4. Set Wi-Fi Screen Share to ON. (If you don't want to use this function, set to Off.)
  5. Enable Wi-Fi Direct on the device that you want to connect to.
  6. The list of devices that can connect to the TV will be displayed on your TV screen.
  7. Select the device you wish to connect.
  8. Select 'YES' when the connection request message appears on your external device.
  9. If the device that you want to connect to accepts the request, Wi- Fi Screen Share will be connected.

Connecting a WiDi enabled device.

  1. Press the SETTINGS button on your remote.
  2. Use the ↑ , ↓ , ←, → or buttons to select NETWORK and press the OK button.
  3. Press the ↑ , ↓ , ←, → buttons to select Wi–Fi Screen Share and then press the OK button.
  4. Set Wi–Fi Screen Share to ON. (If you don't want to use this function, set to Off.)
  5. Have your laptop run the Intel WiDi program.
  6. Your nearby LG Laser TV's supporting WiDi will be searched. In the list, select your TV and click CONNECT.
  7. Enter the 4–digit MY PIN number displayed on the TV in the Intel WiDi program input field on your laptop and press CONTINUE.
  8. In a moment, the laptop screen will be displayed on the Laser TV screen.

A new move, a new home, means you have so much to share. With LG Smart Share, you can discover new and exciting ways to enjoy your videos, movies, and music on your smart phone, tablet, PC, and more on you LG Smart TV with webOS.

  1. To get started, press the Home button on the Magic Remote.
  2. Then, navigate to the right of the launcher to find this Smart Share icon then click it. Or simply press the microphone button and say ‘Smart Share’.
  3. Here on the main Smart Share screen, you have access to your available photos, videos, and music across all your connected devices here along the left. Photos are first on the list and a selection has been pre-loaded for you so you’ll see those displayed immediately along these small great control buttons here on the right. ‘Search’ to find a particular image, ‘Play Selection’ to create a slideshow, and ‘Sort and Filter’ which gives you a list of connected devices plus the ability to sort by ‘newly added’ or ‘alphabetically by file name’. So that’s basically where the photos are and how you would like them organized.
  4. When viewing the photos, you can zoom in, rotate, and also add some interesting effects by clicking on these on-screen controls.
  5. Video starts by telling you what currently available video content you have. If you don’t have any, you’ll be invited to connect another device using the ‘Device Connector’ feature which we’ll cover in a different video. If you’re planning to use the DivX-protected video on demand, you’ll need to register your LG Smart TV, a quick process that you begin by clicking on this button near the top right. The TV will provide a registration code that you enter on your computer.
  6. Also along the top of the screen, you’ll see this thin bar with the music note on it. This gives you access anytime to your available music with the track title here on the left along the basic ‘Play’ and ‘Skip’ controls plus ‘Repeat’, ‘Shuffle’, and playlist controls here on the right. Of course, simply clicking on music here on the left will display your tunes, too, with title and cover art when available.
  7. Videos and Music offered the same ‘Search, ‘Play’, and ‘Sort’ controls. ‘Devices’ gives you complete listing with icons of all locations sharing your media. Click on anyone to open it. If there are folders inside, click on the one that you want, then click on the file to view it or to listen to it.
  8. Your LG Smart TV supports a variety of popular file formats including JPEG-photos, and MP3 and AAC-audio. See your owner’s manual for a complete format listing.

So as you can see, LG Smart Share goes beyond watching TV or even streaming. Giving you smart ways to instantly share all the new moments in your life.

Author - Sanmi Ajanaku

Sanmi is a Home Appliance expert and author of this help library article. Please leave him feedback below about the page.

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