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Samsung Galaxy s6 no MHL support

rudybull 167 216 February 27, 2016 at 10:55 PM
Help and ideas please... Samsung Support confirmed that the Galaxy S6 can Not screen mirror to a non-smart TV by cable. Galaxy S6 does not support an MHL HDMI cable connection. I just bought 2 and want to stream Direct TV with the phone to a non-smart tv. Like when camping or away from home no wifi or internet connection. Tech illiterate here.

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Quick googling has led me to believe that a Chromecast will work.

I never knew this about the S6. I jumped off the Samsung train a while ago. It's like they're apple now.
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Quick googling has led me to believe that a Chromecast will work.

I never knew this about the S6. I jumped off the Samsung train a while ago. It's like they're apple now.
How would a Chromecast work when the op is camping though?
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How would a Chromecast work when the op is camping though?
Chrome cast uses Mirra cast which connects directly to your phone, no WiFi network required.
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Chrome cast uses Mirra cast which connects directly to your phone, no WiFi network required.
Actually, Chromecast doesn't support Miracast unless something has changed recently. It's a competing protocol.

I was thinking that a Miracast dongle ought to work, but having never used one myself I can't say that with any certainty.
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Actually, Chromecast doesn't support Miracast unless something has changed recently. It's a competing protocol.

I was thinking that a Miracast dongle ought to work, but having never used one myself I can't say that with any certainty.
I found a user online claims it works. He said
"Download the official Chromecast app from the Play Store. In the options menu of the app there's an option to Cast Screen. It'll give you some message about the experience not being optimized for your screen, blah blah blah but don't worry it still works a treat.

I was using this to cast some videos just the other week and had sound, picture, and screen rotation working as expected. Give it a shot."

A couple other courses claimed it worked. If chrome cast doesbt work then it looks like OP is out of luck. I recommend never buy a Samsung phone till they get their heads out their butt.
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I found a user online claims it works. He said
"Download the official Chromecast app from the Play Store. In the options menu of the app there's an option to Cast Screen. It'll give you some message about the experience not being optimized for your screen, blah blah blah but don't worry it still works a treat.

I was using this to cast some videos just the other week and had sound, picture, and screen rotation working as expected. Give it a shot."

A couple other courses claimed it worked. If chrome cast doesbt work then it looks like OP is out of luck. I recommend never buy a Samsung phone till they get their heads out their butt.
Yeah, it does support cast to screen, but how does the discovery/pairing work there? The assumption that a chromecast is on a wifi network is ingrained pretty deep into the software. The OP might need to pair his chromecast to a hotspot running on his phone, or something like that, assumping that the phone hotspot even forwards the multicast packets required for chromecast discovery. It could probably be made to work, but it seems like you're fighting the software at every step, and I'm not sure I'd recommend it for a non-technical user even though the chromecast has many other non-camping uses they'd probably enjoy.

I'd recommend the OP look at something that actually supports the Miracast protocol. Something like the MS Wireless Display adapter (http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-C...B00J9C2JDG) or one of the many ~$20-$30 cheap Chinese Miracast adapters would be better, because they're purpose built to do the sort of thing the OP wants.
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Wow what a mess. I thank each and everyone that has commented. Thanks for the links I'm learning. It will be about a week before I get to sit down and do my homework and decide which option I'll go with. Never heard of the MS Wireless Display looking into that also. YOU GUYS and GALS ROCK Smilie
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Wow what a mess. I thank each and everyone that has commented. Thanks for the links I'm learning. It will be about a week before I get to sit down and do my homework and decide which option I'll go with. Never heard of the MS Wireless Display looking into that also. YOU GUYS and GALS ROCK Smilie
Good luck. I'll be curious to know if you find out anything that works for you. As you probably surmised, terms to Google are "Miracast" and "Miracast Adapter." I realize I linked the old version of MS Display Adapter. V2 was literally just released (which is the only reason I remembered it), but there aren't many user reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-W...s=miracast. It still comes at a premium over a "generic" Miracast adapter. I don't really know enough about Miracast to tell you about the pitfalls.
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Like when camping or away from home no wifi or internet connection.
I think part of the point of camping is to disconnect from technology.
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