Android Mirror Cast: Everything You Need to Know
The ability to cast or mirror the screen of your Android device to a secondary display is an endeared featured to have. Not all Android users are found of this feature but most surely do. We, the Joy of Android Team, surely makes the most out of this feature. We do so by streaming one’s gameplay on a bigger screen for others to watch and enjoy. While some of us utilize this feature by means of work-related stuff.
Android Mirror Cast
Mirror Cast is basically a short term referring to Mirroring or Casting. The term “Casting” was more popularized by Google’s Chromecast. Speaking of Chromecast, Google now offers the ultimate Chromcast called Google Chromecast Ultra. If you wish to know more about it and how it compares to the older generation of Chromecast, you can read out comparison article, Chromecast Ultra vs Chromecast 2.
On the other hand, the term Mirroring has been around since as far as we could remember. As a matter of fact, there are other popular terms that used to refer to this technology and those are:
- Android Chromecast
- Android WiDi
- Android Screen Casting
there are more but these are the popular terms referring to wireless screen mirroring capability of Android.
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Mirror Cast Android Phone to TV
The Android Mirror Cast is basically designed to project, cast, or mirror the screen of your phone to a secondary display. In most case, the secondary monitor will be your television but it can also work with another Android phone or tablet.
To be able to use this feature, both connecting devices should support it. Usually, the secondary display is capable of wireless connection and typically, this refers to a smart TV. If you wish to learn more about this, we wrote more than one way to achieve this connectivity. Learn more by reading our “How to Connect Android Smartphone/Tablet to TV.”
Ultimately, here are some related article/s:
- How to Mirror Samsung Galaxy Phone Screen on Television
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Screen Mirroring Guide, Tips and Tricks:
Android Mirror Cast Apps
There are various ways for you to mirror the screen of your Android phone to a secondary display. However, you are pretty much limited to hardware limitations. Meaning, if you have an old 1080p FullHD TV, then you pretty much can’t do anything about. Although, you can bypass the hardware limitations in a way by either having an adaptor for it or simply having the technology for it.
Essentially, if it happens that you already own a SmartTV or a display that already supports wireless screen mirroring, then here are some of the best Android mirror cast apps if the built-in one simply just doesn’t work.
Fix Mirror Cast Issues
There are times mirroring or casting your Android screen to a secondary display just doesn’t work. As a matter of fact, there have been known issues that some consumers are having difficulties mirror casting their Android device to another support display.
If you’re one of those that are suffering from trying to make the connection between your Android device and TV work for mirror cast function, then here are a few things that you can do to fix this.
Additionally, if you’re trying to mirror your Android device to a Vizio branded TV and it is simply not working for you, here’s how you can easily troubleshoot the problem and fix it in a jiffy.
Mirroring/Casting Android Screen to Google Chromecast
As we have mentioned above, one of the struggles that you will encounter if you wish to mirror your Android phone to your TV is the hardware limitation. If you have an ordinary LED TV that is not running on any forms of an operating system, then you won’t be able to use mirror cast. Fortunately, though, Google invented the Google Chromecast, a device that acts as an adaptor and receiver for your Android mirror cast.
With Google Chromecast, you can turn any ordinary LED TV that has an HDMI Port to a SmartTV that supports mirror cast. Pretty cool right? If you have one right now, you can easily and quickly set up your Chromecast with your Android phone. You can learn more about how to set up your Chromecase using Android phone.
Other than that, here are a few more things you can learn about Chromecast:
1. Things You Can Do With Chromecast
Google’s Chromecase is definitely designed to be a partner for Android’s mirror cast. However, it’s not just a simple adaptor to turn an ordinary LED TV to a SmartTV supporting wireless mirroring. You can also do a couple of cool things with Chromecast.
Just make sure that the TV that you plan to use Chromecast with has an available HDMI port. Otherwise, this could result in an unfixable issue since there’s not much you can do with a TV that doesn’t have any HDMI port. You’re pretty much stuck at this point.
2. Best Chromecast Apps for Android
Chromecast is more than just an adaptor and a receiver. Technically, once you have paired it with your Android phone, you can do more with it. As a matter of fact, there are dedicated apps for Chromecast available on the Google Play store. With that in mind, we listed down the best Chromecast apps for Android.
Once you read our article, you’d be surprised and amaze on the things that you can do with Chromecast.
3. Best Chromecast Compatible Speakers
Ultimately, you can also hook up some speakers with your Chromecast. So when you stream, cast, or mirror through Chromecast with your Android, the audio will be output to the speakers which is cool. You can easily hook up a wireless surround sound setup with it. However, not all speakers that support this technology are great. So we listed down the best Chromecast compatible speakers that you can buy.
Got Any Android Mirror Cast Related Questions?
The Android mirror case is one of the best wireless technology that we could enjoy. However, not everyone can and will. Some just doesn’t use this feature and would prefer it to be gone to lessen the cost of the ever getting more expensive smartphones these days.
Mirroring, Casting, and even Chromecast may sound too complex but it’s actually not. The technology behind is to simply empower us to project to a secondary display wirelessly.
So, if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or even violent reactions about mirror cast for Android or anything that’s related, do let us know in the comment section below!
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I would like to be able to find list of Phones that are able to Screen Mirror to a dongle.,
My Moto7play does not, I hotspot to a Samsung Tablet. My brother just bought a phone and a tablet and was assured both could and both can’t..
I have seen no easy path trying to find information about which phones will work!
mirror cast does not work on rooted android phones. What is the reason for it? Is there a way to enable cast in rooted phones ?
When rooting an Android phone, you’re basically removing and bypassing security features of the device. Because of this, the prerequisite that requires the device to operate mirror cast gets disabled or removed. Rendring the cast feature useless. However, this is not the same for all devices. In some Android phone, mirror cast still works after rooting.
To enable mirror cast again, you may have to use third-party apps.