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    I know Samsung took away on the S6 the option to use a HDMI adapter to see my screen on the tv. I dont have internet at home so chromecast is out, Is there any other options to watch my movies on the tv from my phone
     

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    As long as your TV includes support for WiFi, your S6 should have support for 'Wi-Fi Direct', which allows you to set up an ad-hoc wireless network (no need for a router). Not a fan of Wi-Fi Direct as it incorporates WPS, a well-documented security weak point, into its auto-configuration set up process but if you don't have any home network in place it's an optional, marginal solution.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Direct

    https://www.maketecheasier.com/play-media-files-on-smart-tv/

    https://www.sammobile.com/2015/05/2...i-fi-direct-on-a-galaxy-s6-or-galaxy-s6-edge/
     
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    Just get a MiraCast adapter for the TV (Plug into HDMI port) and use Screen cast built-in the phone
     
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    Needs to be noted that Miracast still requires some kind of WiFi connectivity so either a router or a device on the other end that supports Wi-Fi Direct (or some other ad-hoc wireless connectivity technology) is required.
    -- If the OP does have a TV that already has its own WiFi support, a Miracast isn't necessary.
    -- If they have an older TV that doesn't have any WiFi capability but does have an HDMI port than something like a Miracast fits right into the mix.
    -- If it's a really old TV, Roku still sells its Express+ adapter, which adds WiFi support and plugs into a TV using a composite cable (with those red-yellow-white plugs on each end).
     
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    Do research bro. I have 2 of them and only 'smart TV's' have the MiraCast hardware built-in. I don't have ANY WiFi at my house and use MiraCast all the time. You simply turn on the WiFi toggle on the phone, go to settings-display or pull down quick settings and select Cast and choose the device you're connecting to. Bam, done.
     

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    TBH, ChromeCast DOES need WiFi.. MiraCast isn't restricted like that tho
     
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    My mistake, I wasn't aware Miracast provided its own Wi-Fi Direct support. Still, what advantages does the OP have buying one over using what's already supported in their S6?
     
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    No problem. 😇 Umm.. MiraCast is supported by every OS above KK, I believe (sometimes labeled 'screen cast' by original mfgr) and his S6 should operate it just fine. So the next part of the question relates to the previous statements on TV's: Which kind of TV is being used. Most regular HD TVs need a MiraCast adapter (about $15), while smart TVs don't since it's built-in. 😉
     

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