Amazon Firestick converts any normal convenient TV into a smart one. So you got yourself a new Amazon Firestick and want to play multimedia directly from your smartphone.
The feature is called screen mirroring, which helps you do that. But what if you don’t know How to mirror your Android or iPhone screen to Firestick? This article will surely come in handy and will guide you step by step in doing so.
Enable Screen Mirroring on Firestick
To mirror any device to your firestick make sure the mirroring option is switched on your Firestick first. Here is how to do it.
Step 1 – Hold the Home button on your firestick remote.
Step 2 – Select the Mirroring option to enable it.
Step 3 – Alternatively one can go to Settings > Display & Sounds > Display Mirroring to enable it.
Note – All the devices (Firestick and the smartphone) should be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Drop the setting bar down on your Android phone to find the Screen Cast option and tap it. One can also go to Settings > Connections, and enable ‘Screen Mirroring’ from there(Name can differ in each device). Once enabled the name of your Firestick should appear in the available list.
If you are using a stock Android Google device. Due to company policy restrictions, it will not let you cast to any device other than Chromecast. In such cases download a third-party application like Cast to TV from Playstore. The next step is pretty much the same as on other phones.
iPhone’s usually won’t let you directly mirror content from your phone screen to TV. One can download AirScreen, a third-party application that will let you do it. Like the above steps, your iPhone should be on the same Wi-Fi on which your Firestick is.
Step 1 – Tap on the search button on your Firestick Device
Step 2 – Search for Airscreen application and download it.
Step 3 – Once installed, open the application and click Start Now.
Step 4 – On your iPhone, slide up to open the Control Center.
Step 5 – Click on the Screen Mirroring option from the options.
Step 6 – Select the Firestick from the list, and you are good to go.
Following these steps, you can easily mirror your Android or iPhone screen to Firestick and enjoy content from your smartphone directly to your television. We also advise you to not use this feature in public places as it can be a privacy issue for you.
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