Connect a Computer to a Samsung Smart TV

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This article will explain how to connect your computer to your Samsung Smart TV. This will allow you to mirror any media stored on your computer (i.e. photos and videos) on your big screen for sharing with family or friends.

The Samsung Smart TV is DLNA compliant, so you should configure your computer to act as a DLNA server before beginning. To complete the connection, all you'll need is the All Share application that comes installed on your TV by default as well as a good WiFi connection.

Connect Your Computer to Your Samsung Smart TV

We've broken this tutorial into two steps. The first section will explain how to configure your computer to act as a DLNA server. If your computer is already configured, skip along to section two to learn how to access your multimedia content on your television.

Configure PC to Act as a DLNA Server

Open the Windows 8 Charm Bar and select Settings.

Next, click the WiFi icon. Right-click on your WiFi network and select Turn sharing on and off:


Then, select Yes, turn on sharing and connect to devices:


Your computer is now configured to act as a DLNA server.

Access Media Content on Your PC from Your Smart TV

Turn on your Smart TV and press the Smart Hub button.

Next, run the AllShare Play application. In the application window, select among the Videos, Photos, or Music categories, depending on the type of content you'd like to access from your PC:
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