How To Use Samsung Link – Samsung Galaxy Note 3

How To Use Samsung Link - Samsung Galaxy Note 3
How To Use Samsung Link - Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Learn how to use Samsung link on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3. This application wirelessly synchronizes your Samsung mobile phone with your TV, streams content and even keeps tabs on who calls or sends text messages with real-time, on-screen monitoring. Samsungs Samsung Link makes staying connected easy.

Allows users to share their in-device media content with other external devices using DLNA certified (Digital Living Network Alliance) Devices. These external devices must also be DLNA-compliant. Wi-Fi capability can be provided to TVs via a digital multimedia streamer.

AllShare/Samsung Link Definitions:

Samsung Link/ AllShare Play : This new feature builds on the previous AllShare Play functionality. It includes features such as Web storage integration and social networking integration. This is a Web service that requires using a Samsung account.

Group Play : A subset feature of Samsung Link, this allows you to mirror photos and multimedia presentations with other members of your current Wi-Fi group. Users must be on the same Wi-Fi and provide an access code to join the group.

Note : You must first connect both of your communicating devices to the same Wi-Fi and be using an active/registered Samsung account prior to using this application. For more information, refer to “Customize WiFi Settings.” For more information, refer to Samsung Account.

Note : The Samsung account manages the access information (username/password) to several applications, such as Samsung Link.

  • Log in to your Samsung account if you have not already done so.
  • From the Home screen, tap apps > Samsung Link .
  • If prompted with an on-screen notification about no Wi-Fi detected, tap Cancel (to continue by using your network connection) or Connect to continue.
  • Tap Sign in.
  • If prompted to log into your Samsung account, tap Sign in and follow the on-screen instructions.

Note: If the main screen still shows a Sign in box, close the application and restart it.

  • Follow the on-screen prompts. From the main screen the following headings are displayed:
    • Registered devices allows you to stream/share selected multimedia content from your device to DLNA compliant device connected to the same Wireless Access Point.
    • Registered storage: allows you to receive and playback media stored externally (server, laptop, etc.) directly on your device by allowing you to add a Web storage service for streaming content.

Configuring Samsung Link Settings

The Samsung Link application must first be configured prior to its initial use. You must setup parameters such as connected Wi-Fi, Items to share, source server address, and external device acceptance rights.

  • From the Home screen, tap Apps > Samsung Link icon.
  • Press and then tap Settings and configure the following settings as desired:
    • Registered storage: allows you to add a Web storage location. Without a storage service/location added, you will not be able to use Samsung Link.
    • Save to: allows you to save your media to your internal phone memory or to an SD card.
    • Auto upload: allows you to enable automatic upload of images from your device to those storage locations specified within the Web storage list. Move the slider to the on position to activate the feature.
    • Video optimization: allows you to setup the video quality for streamed video content. Move the slider to the on position to activate the feature.
    • Password lock: allows you to restrict access to Samsung Link by requiring a user enter the currently active and associated Samsung account password. Move the slider to the on position to activate the feature.
    • My account: displays Samsung account information.
    • About this service: displays application information.

Sharing Media via Samsung Link to a Target Device

Note : Make sure all communicating devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi.

Launch AllShare Play/Samsung Link on the target device (such as an Internet TV, Samsung Tablet, etc.).

  • From the Home screen, tap Samsung Link .

Note: You must be signed in to your Samsung Account before you can use this feature.

  • Select your device name from the Registered devices area.
  • Tap an available category tab (Pictures, Music, Video, or Document) and select a file.
  • A file with N in the upper-left indicates it is stored remotely on a Web storage location. Selecting this media causes your device to access the file currently stored on your services servers.
  • Tap an available on-screen file, image, or video to place a green check mark alongside it.
  • Tap Stream to connected devices icon and select an available target device to begin streaming.
  • On a target device (ex: Internet TV) select the on-screen Allow button to continue.

Note: At this stage your device is requesting access to share media with the external source.

  • Confirm Samsung Link Controller enabled icon appears in the Notification area at the top of the device to indicate you are using your device as the media source.

Amarnath Natarajan

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