Using the Samsung Galaxy S4 to Watch Movies on TV and Laptop

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One Samsung Galaxy S4 user sent us an email asking whether he can use his phone to watch movies on the television or use its Internet connection for his laptop. This is for him to be able to eliminate his monthly cable and Internet bills.

Luckily, with the advanced features of the Samsung Galaxy S4, there are now ways to do this. In this article, we will present to you how to use your device for watching movies in your TV and for Internet access with your laptop.

How to Watch Movies on TV Using the Samsung Galaxy S4

Last month, we featured how to connect the Galaxy S3 to the TV to watch videos. Basically, the process is the same with the Samsung Galaxy S4. Take note of the basic requirements mentioned in the previous article though and use only the HDTV adapter provided by Samsung to avoid compatibility issues.

How to Use the Internet Connection of the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Your Laptop

To use the Internet data of the Samsung Galaxy S4 to your laptop, just follow the steps below:

1. Link the Galaxy S4 to the laptop using its USB cable.

2. Go to Settings.

3. On the Connections tab tap More Networks.

4. Select Tethering and Portable Hotspots.

5. Put a check on the box next to USB Tethering. You will see a Tethered notification below that part which indicates if the phone has been successfully connected to the laptop.


You can also use the Bluetooth connection of the Samsung Galaxy S4 instead of tethering it to your computer. However, you can be ensured of a better connectivity with the tethered mode.

In addition, be reminded that the speed of your video streaming depends on your network. So, you may have trouble watching videos in real time using the Internet if your network is not performing well in your area or its speed is poor.

Lastly, ensure that you have subscribed for an unlimited Internet data allowance from your carrier. This is because if you go beyond your allowed Internet data allowance, you will surely get a lot of charges from your carrier in your next bill.

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