wireless mirroring to a new "Smart" TV

InsideTheParker

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Just got a new Samsung TV and I want to be able to wirelessly see what's on my computer screen. The TV found my wireless network, no sweat. It has its own browser, which is clunky as hell to use. Apparently mirroring is not possible unless the "device" has a mirroring app. Can't find anything like that on my computer. I do have a Chromecast and a free HDMI input on the back of the tv, but I didn't need the TV to be "smart" to use that. What about the Nexus 9? I have Googled Nexus 9 and mirroring but haven't found anything. I have no idea where to look on the thing itself. Actually, I prefer using my computer b/c it's easier to use and I have a ton of recipes on it that I'd love to see writ large on this new kitchen tv for use while cooking. So is Chromecast, with all its redundancy, the way to go? TIA.
 

AlNipper49

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I do not believe that there is a good way to do screen mirroring with the built-in functionality of the Samsung.  I'd use to Chromecast or something like that for that.
 

jayhoz

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AlNipper49 said:
I do not believe that there is a good way to do screen mirroring with the built-in functionality of the Samsung.  I'd use to Chromecast or something like that for that.
 
Miracast won't work between the Nexus and Samsung?
 

jayhoz

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AlNipper49 said:
Not sure - haven't played with Miracast ;). (Now I have to go look for that on my TVs)
I believe there is Beta level support for it on the Roku as well.
 

InsideTheParker

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Thanks, guys. I did discover something called Samsung Link, have installed it on my computer, but haven't had the time to get it working properly. It should be able to put all my files, including photos, music, and video, on the telly. In the meantime, I am using the browser that comes with the TV,  can access recipes that are online, etc., but it is a PITA compared to working on a computer.
 
I will look into the Miracast for the Nexus, thanks.