How to Use VLC on Samsung Smart TV

VLC is an open-source multimedia player that plays media content of any format with ease. VLC application is available for all desktop operating systems and mobile platforms such as Android and iOS. But for Samsung Smart TV, you can’t install the VLC app from the Smart Hub. There is no VLC app available on the Smart Hub. Similar to VLC on LG Smart TV, you can use VLC on your Samsung Smart TV in different ways.

Ways to Access VLC on Samsung Smart TV

  • Using AirPlay
  • Using Chromecast
  • Via Firestick
  • Using Roku

How to AirPlay VLC on Samsung TV

[1] On your Samsung TV, navigate to Settings >> General.

[2] In the General menu, choose Apple AirPlay Settings.

Click Apple AirPlay Settings

[3] Turn on the AirPlay feature on Samsung Smart TV.

Toggle On the AirPlay settings

[4] Connect the TV and your iPhone/iPad to the same WiFi network.

[5] Install the VLC media player app on your iPhone/iPad on the App Store.

[6] Launch the VLC Media Player and play any video.

[7] On your video, select the AirPlay icon and search for your Samsung TV.

Click the AirPlay icon and search for Samsung TV

[8] Connect your Samsung smart TV and watch your video on the smart TV.

How to Use VLC on Samsung Smart TV Using Chromecast

Chromecast is a device that allows you to cast movies, TV shows, and many more on your smartphones to TVs. By using Chromecast on Samsung Smart TV, you can play VLC videos.

[1] Install the VLC app on your Android smartphone from the Play Store.

[2] Plug in the Chromecast device on your Samsung Smart TV.

Plug in Chromecast on your Samsung TV

[3] Ensure that your mobile and Chromecast devices are connected to the same WiFi network.

[4] Open the VLC app on your mobile phone and click the Cast icon.

[5] Choose your Chromecast device and connect them.

[6] Play any video from the VLC player. The video will display on your TV.

How to Stream VLC Using Fire TV Stick

Fire TV Stick is an Amazon product that allows you to stream and install apps, music, videos, and many more on your TV. It’s built on an Android platform and converts a normal TV into a smart TV. You can use the Firestick to download and play VLC on Samsung Smart TV.

VLC using Firestick TV

[1] Plug in the Fire TV Stick device on your Samsung Smart TV.

[2] On your Samsung TV, navigate to the Firestick Home screen.

[3] Go to Find and choose Search.

Choose Find and select Search on Fire Tv Stick

[3] Download and install VLC for Fire app.

Download VLC for Fire app

[4] Now, launch the VLC for Fire app and stream your video content via Fire TV Stick.

How to Screen Mirror VLC on Samsung TV Via Roku TV

The VLC media player isn’t available on the Roku Channel store. Instead, you can use screen mirroring to stream VLC on Samsung TV.

Stream VLC on Roku TV

[1] Connect the Roku device to your Samsung smart TV.

[2] Install VLC from the official website on your PC.

[3] Connect your PC and Roku via the same WiFi connection.

[4] Navigate to Settings and select the System option.

Select Settings and choose System

[5] Click Screen Mirroring and choose Screen mirroring mode to enable it.

Select Screen mirroring and Screen mirroring mode

[6] On your PC, click Windows + P and choose Duplicate.

Click Windows + P and select Duplicate

[7] Select your Roku Device and open VLC on your PC.

[8] Now, play any video on the VLC, and the video will display on your TV.

By following the above methods, you can easily stream or download the VLC media player and watch the video on your Samsung Smart TV.

FAQ

1. Can I install VLC on Tizen?

No, VLC Media Player is not available on the Tizen OS devices.

2. What is the best video player for Samsung smart TV?

The inbuilt video player, NexPlayer, is the best video player for Samsung TVs.

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