How to use Samsung AllShare on your TV and PC
Summary: Samsung offers a great, but under-utilised way to share content between Samsung devices, Samsung TV's and PCs. It's called AllShare, or Samsung Link, and it's very easy to use.
Samsung AllShare, also called Samsung Link, is a service that
lets Samsung devices, Samsung TVs and your PC access and share photos, videos
and even music between themselves, streamed over any internet connection.
Linking your phone to your TV with AllShare
To do this you’ll need a Samsung Smart TV, a Samsung Android
smartphone and a network they’re both connected to, either by WiFi or Ethernet
cable. Both you TV and phone should already have AllShare installed, although
on your phone it may be called Samsung Link.
First, you’ll have to change some settings in your phone. Go
[Settings] > [Nearby Devices] and enable it. Your TV
should appear as a device starting with “[TV]”. Be careful not to allow every
device that pops up, you want to make sure you know what you’re letting in.
If you want to remove a device’s access to your phone hit
[Allowed devices list].
Once you have allowed your TV access, hit the
[Smart] button on your TV remote. On
the screen, select AllShare and your Android handset should be visible. If you
already have another device synced with your TV’s AllShare then go to the top
right and select
To switch between Videos, Pictures and Music use the up and
down buttons on the TV remote.
Once you’re done you’ll want to disable Nearby Devices on
your phone again, otherwise you’ll get a lot of annoying pop-up requests from
Linking your phone to your PC, or between phones, with Samsung Link
To do this you’ll need to
download Samsung Link and register
This time around you don’t have to enable Nearby Devices on
your phone. Once you’ve downloaded Samsung Link and signed in with your Samsung
account, it should pop up automatically in the Samsung Link phone app under
Registered Devices. To access this menu hit
[All content] at the top left of the Photos/Music/Video/Documents/Files
You can download or stream any of the content displayed.
Alternatively, you can send content from your phone to the PC by selecting your
phone in the Registered Devices list and tapping and holding a file. If you
wish to send multiple files tap the ticked-box symbol in the top right corner.
You can also switch things around and do it via the PC. Open
your browser and go to
Your registered devices will be on the left. Once again you have the option to
download from, or send files to, any of these devices.
Sending between phones is the same as sending from a phone
to a PC, just make sure you select the correct device from the Registered
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