LG G5 - View Device Screen on TV

Note Notes:

  • To share media files, an active Wi-Fi connection must be established. Refer to the following for assistance:
  • To play or copy media to / from other devices (e.g., computer, TV, etc.), they must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network and may need to be configured for sharing. Refer to the user manual or contact the equipment manufacturer for assistance.
  • A Miracast-enabled HDTV or a Wireless Display adapter may be required to view your smartphone's screen via an external display. A Wireless Display adapter can be purchased from any Verizon Wireless retail store or at the online store.
  • For assistance with setting up a Google® Chromecast™ device, refer to this page.
  • Some apps (e.g., YouTube, Netflix, etc.) support displaying the app contents on a remote display. Within the app, tap the Cast icon Cast icon then select the desired display from the list.

Here are a few ways to share your screen with a TV. A compatible TV or additional accessories may be required. Check with your TV manufacturer for additional support.

Share Your Screen
Share Pictures, Videos or Music
Share with a PC Using the SmartShare App
Media Server Settings (DLNA)

Share Your Screen

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Share & connect.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode only.
  2. Tap Screen sharing.
  3. Tap the Screen sharing switch to to turn on On Switch Icon or off Off Switch Icon.
    Note Once turned on, your device locates compatible displays.
  4. Tap the appropriate TV or Miracast dongle.
    Note If the appropriate device is not showing, tap SEARCH (at the bottom).

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Share Pictures, Videos or Music

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Share & connect.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode only.
  2. Tap Media server.
  3. Tap Use DLNA feature.
  4. If presented:
    1. Tap Library then tap the preferred library.
    2. Tap Player then tap the preferred player.
  5. Navigate to the appropriate folder.
  6. Tap the Menu icon (upper-right).
  7. Tap Play.
  8. Select (check) the preferred file(s) then tap Play.

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Share with a PC Using the SmartShare App

Note For more information about the SmartShare app, see this page.

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Share & connect.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode only.
  2. Tap File sharing.
  3. Tap the SmartShare Beam switch to turn on On Switch Icon or off Off Switch Icon.

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Media Server Settings (DLNA)

Note Configure these settings to share files with a DLNA-enabled device (e.g., TV, game console, etc.). To determine whether your device supports the DLNA standard, see this product database.

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Share & connect.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode only.
  2. Tap Media server.
  3. Tap Content sharing to turn on On Switch Icon or off Off Switch Icon.
  4. Review the Content sharing notice then tap ALLOW.
  5. Tap Content to share.
  6. Select any of the following then tap OK.
    • Photos
    • Videos
    • Music
  7. If presented with Receive content, tap to enable or disable.
    Note Enabled when a check mark is present.

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