Why can't I mirror with Smart View on Android 11 or later?

Samsung recently removed the ability to use Smart View with anything other than a Samsung-branded device, such as a Samsung Smart TV or speaker. This means many Samsung users running Android 11 or later cannot mirror with Reflector.

We have found a workaround that has proven successful for most users. This involves re-enabling Google Cast functionality on your Samsung device and using Cast instead of Smart View to mirror to Reflector. Follow the steps below to implement the workaround. 

Step 1

Download and install the free Quick Settings app from the Google Play Store on your Samsung device.

Step 2

Launch the Quick Settings app and select Multimedia.

Step 3

Tap Cast and then select Enable tile. If you see a window describing the Quick Settings panel, tap OK.

Step 4

Exit the Quick Settings app and pull down the extended view of the Quick Settings tray: Swipe down twice from the top of your device screen.

Step 5

Tap the three dots icon to display more options.

Step 6

Select Button order.

Step 7

The Cast icon will now appear as an available option. Tap and drag the Cast icon into the tray.

Step 8

Tap Done at the bottom of the screen to save these changes.

Step 9

The Cast icon will now remain in the Quick Settings tray. Tap it to open the Cast menu. Select the name of your Reflector-enabled device when it appears in this menu. Your Samsung device will now be connected to Reflector using a Cast connection.

Learn more about casting Android devices to Reflector here.

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