How to Use Samsung Smart TV as Laptop Monitor

You can use your Samsung Smart TV as a laptop monitor in a few different ways. Depending on your model of TV and laptop, you may be able to connect them with an HDMI cable, DVI cable, or VGA cable. You can also use an adapter to connect your laptop to your TV. Follow the instructions below to learn how to use your Samsung Smart TV as a laptop monitor.

Things You’ll Need

  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Laptop
  • HDMI cable, DVI cable, or VGA cable (optional)
  • Adapter (optional)

Instructions

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Turn on your Samsung Smart TV and your laptop. Make sure that your TV is on the correct input. For example, if you’re using an HDMI cable, your TV should be on the HDMI input.

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Connect your laptop to your TV. If you’re using an HDMI cable, DVI cable, or VGA cable, plug it into the corresponding port on your TV. If you’re using an adapter, follow the instructions that came with the adapter to connect it to your TV.

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Adjust your TV’s settings. Once your laptop is connected to your TV, you’ll need to adjust your TV’s settings. On your TV’s remote, press the Menu button. Select Picture, then Picture Size. Choose the 16:9 option.

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Adjust your laptop’s settings. Once your TV is set up, you’ll need to adjust your laptop’s settings. On your laptop, press the Windows key + P to open the Project menu. Select the Duplicate option.

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You can now use your Samsung Smart TV as a laptop monitor. Anything you do on your laptop will appear on your TV. To disconnect your laptop from your TV, press the Windows key + P again and select the Disconnect option.

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