Your neck deserves a rest! So, instead of staring downhill at your phone to watch funny videos or to play games, why not mirror the device on your TV. Yes, it is possible! You can use different ways to do this. Casting your phone’s screen on the television has many perks. One is that the viewing experience can become really comfortable. Also, you would be able to view pictures and videos on the big screen, reliving the memories with your family and friends together. Who doesn’t like that?!
Plus, you can even enjoy YouTube on your television. However, for that, you will need to make sure that you are subscribed to a reliable ISP. For me, the basic Spectrum internet plans work just fine. I use it to watch my favorite HD videos on TV with no buffering problems.
Things You Need to Mirror Your Android Phone On TV
Mirroring your phone on TV is a simple task as long as you have the right hardware. First, you want to make sure that you have an Android phone that is operating on Android 5.0 or later. Keep in mind that Android 5.0 was launched back in 2014. So, there are chances that whichever Android smartphone you own, it is running on a newer version. You can confirm it by checking the Android version via the Settings app on your mobile.
Apart from an Android device, you would also require a streaming dongle such as Chromecast with Google TV. If you want to know if your television supports Chromecast, then you can try the following two methods.
Use the Google Home App to Mirror Your Android Phone
The most consistent and reliable way to mirror your Android phone’s screen on the television is through the Google Home app. If you have previously set up any of Google’s Nest Wi-Fi, smart speakers, or Chromecast devices, then you must have already installed the Google Home application. If not, then simply get it from the Play Store. Once you have the app on your phone, follow these steps carefully.
• Launch the app and then choose the Chromecast device that you wish to use.
• Locate the Cast My Screen button on the bottom of your screen and tap on it.
• A prompt would appear stating that whatever is on your phone would be displayed on the TV. Accept this.
• Now, a second prompt will pop up that will warn you if your phone isn’t optimized.
If you no longer want to mirror your phone on the television, then simply open the Google Home app and hit Stop Mirroring.
Use the Casting Shortcut
If you think mirroring your Android phone through Google Home is a lot of work, then there is an easier alternative for you. However, keep in mind that this way will depend on your mobile. You can use the casting shortcut that is located in the quick settings panel. Here is how you can do it.
• You will first need to swipe from the top of your Android mobile to make the quick settings panel appear.
• Now, locate Screen Cast and hit it.
• A list of different Chromecast devices will appear on your mobile. You will now need to select the one that is connected with your television.
• After a few seconds, the screen of your Android phone will start to appear on the TV.
• If you want to stop casting the screen on the TV, then do the same steps and select Disconnect when it is prompted.
In case you cannot locate the option of Screen Cast in the quick settings panel, then simply tap on the pencil icon, which will allow you to edit which options are available. You can add the Screen Cast button.
It is not yet clear why some Android devices don’t have the Screen Cast button located in the quick settings menu. But that shouldn’t stop you from mirroring the phone on your TV. You can do it simply through the Google Home application. Remember that when you connect your device with the television, then everything will be displayed on it, including notifications and alerts. Also, keep in mind that you will observe a lag between your TV and phone while mirroring. Hence, it is better if you stick to playing slower games instead of going for demanding titles such as COD Mobile and PUBG.