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Connect Galaxy S2 to TV via DLNA

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With Galaxy S2, you could easily stream your music, videos and photos on your phone to any DLNA enabled devices like TV over WLAN. The AllShare service from Samsung allows you to stream all the full HD videos, music and pics across any devices that support AllShare services, such as PC, TV, mobile phone, and digital camera.

In this post, I’ll guide you how to share videos, music and pics from Samsung Galaxy S2 to TV though wifi network.

Since my LCD TV [Panasonic] doesn’t support DLNA, I used Sony Blu-ray player [Sony BD-370] to stream the data to TV from Galaxy phone. Follow the below steps to stream data from phone to TV via DLNA enabled bluray player.

Connect the Blu ray player to the same WLAN network to which your SGS2 is connected. That means if you’re using a wireless router, connect your galaxy s2 to it’s wifi network and attach the LAN cable from router to your DLNA compatible player like TV/Bluray.

Related: How to Root Samsung Galaxy S2 Easily

Open the application Allshare in your SGS2 and you’ll see a connected symbol.


Now make sure the internet connection settings are ok in your TV. If it’s ok, you’ll see the I.P address assigned as shown in the image below.


Now start the AllShare application on your phone and check the connection server settings in TV.


Your Samsung Galaxy S2 will be shown under the server name along with the Mac address as shown in figure below.

dlna-server-settings Now you’ll be able to browse through the videos and photos on your phone from your TV. For accessing the videos from mobile on TV through DLNA, go to the videos tab and click on the mobile device which appears, in my case it was GT-I9100 which was indeed my device name.

wifi-mobile-dlna Similarly, for browsing the photos on Galaxy S2 via wifi from TV, go to the photo tab and select the mobile device which appears.


Connecting Galaxy S2 to TV via DLNA is very easy and doesn’t require much effort. So try it and if you encounter any problem post them in the comment section below.

P.S: Other connectivity option for SGS2 is through MHL cable from Samsung, which can be connected to the HDMI input of the TV.

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Anonymous August 15, 2011, 2:42 am

    can u add a review about google nexus s ?and iphone 4?

  • andres November 9, 2011, 2:29 pm

    can you do this through a PS3?

  • ling November 22, 2011, 4:22 pm

    I was able to connect my Samsung Galaxy S2 to my Sony tv via dlna. I am able to browse the videos only but not the pics and songs. WHY

  • renjith November 22, 2011, 4:55 pm


    just select photos from the option shown in TV.
    Use your left arrow to select between movies, music and photos.

  • john9617 August 11, 2012, 12:45 am

    my panasonic tv ,see”s my s2 phone but when i come to play the video it says” files not supported”,do i need to convert the videos iv filmed on my s2 fone to a format which the tv supports or can i change the phones settings to film in the format the tv supports

    • renjith August 11, 2012, 2:44 pm

      you must first check which all file formats your TV supports.

  • Vinayak April 25, 2013, 10:26 am

    I have a sony LED TV model KDL 40 Ex 520, which is DLNA. I have a Samsung Galaxy s2. I have connected my TV using Ethernet cable to my wifi Router ( Nokia Siemens Residential 1600 Modem-Cum-Router) for internet and my SGS 2 is connected through wifi to the same network. I am not able to establish connections between TV and SGS 2. Allshare does not show TV in devices list. In TV also no server is shown. Please help. Is it not possible because of my modem-cum-router?.

  • Iris March 15, 2015, 8:20 pm

    Thanks, this was a great help! I’ve connected my S2 in a view moments to my Sony BD-l800!