How to video conference on Samsung Smart TV

It seems that web-based calls are here to stay, having become extremely popular in the world where remote meetings are the new normal. Everyone took part in a virtual conference via phone at least once. But how many of us use television for this purpose? In today’s post, we’ll find out the principal benefits of video conferencing on a popular TV set - the Samsung Smart TV - and learn the quickest ways to hop on a call from the comfort of our living rooms.

Why should I turn my television into a conference room?

Using a TV to host online meetings delivers many benefits:

  • Free movement around the room
  • Bigger display and clearer image
  • Better camera view
  • No need to hold a device keeping it at arm’s length

Modern sets, like the Samsung Smart TV, have special video conferencing software pre-installed or it may be easily downloaded from the TV’s app store. 

Google Duo - a built-in video conferencing app for Samsung Smart TV

Google Duo is a simple and convenient platform for virtual communication allowing users to arrange free group calls with up to 32 participants. You can find it on your TV at the Apps preview. To arrange your first TV-based meetup, follow our guide below.

How to organize a video conference on the Samsung Smart TV?

  1. Create a new account using the mobile version of Google Duo.
  2. Sign in to your account on your TV. Open the application on your phone once again, then tap More options > Settings > Account > TV Sign in. Wait until the connection is established.
  3. And finally, start a conversation: click Start a call, choose a contact you want to phone, and wait for the answer.

Note: In case of any problems with conference calling on a Samsung TV set, we recommend visiting the official Samsung website where you can find more information.

How to host a video call on a Samsung TV with other platforms?

If you’ve already a satisfied user of another online meeting service, like Zoom, Skype, or Whoosh, and don’t want to switch to Google Duo, there is a perfect solution for you! You can mirror the content of your tablet or smartphone to a Samsung TV and enjoy high-resolution video conferencing on a big screen. 

There are two ways to do that depending on the operating system of the gadget:

  1. Apple devices: AirPlay screen mirroring will gladly assist you in projecting the content from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to a smart TV.
  2. Android users: Google’s Chromecast provides the casting technology for streaming audio and video from any Android-based device to a TV.

But bear in mind that you’ll still use the microphone and camera of your device, so keep it close. Or connect additional accessories, like headsets or a separate camera, to get more freedom. 

Video conferencing is just a step away from you

There is a wide choice of options for holding virtual gatherings. You can use any of your devices, from a smartphone to a widescreen TV set. This grants many opportunities for remote work, communication, and event management. With a reliable video conferencing platform, stable internet connection, and a powerful device, you can be sure your next online meetup will be as natural and engaging as a real face-to-face meeting. 

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