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How can you display your smartphone screen on a TV

You can enjoy the content of your smartphone on a bigger screen such as smart TV. Here is the way to do it.

In an interconnected world that revolves around sharing, it’s evident that devices can also mimic each other. Today, we have the technology by which smartphone screens can be displayed onto a smart TV screen. This technology, commonly known as ‘screen-mirroring is of great utilisation. It enhances the effectiveness of a video call of watching movies. Android and Apple phones have different sets of connectivity requirements. Thus we will deal with them separately.

Case 1: Android smartphone

Using Google Home app to display your smartphone screen on a TV

Casting your Android screen allows you to mirror your Android device screen to the TV so that you can enjoy your content exactly as you see it on your smartphone.

Step 1. Get started 

  1. It is important to note that Casting your Android screen works only for devices running Android 5.0 or later.
  2. Casting your Android screen is not supported on iOS or Windows devices.
  3. Turn off “Power Saving Mode” on your Android device. Power Saving Mode can restrict the processing power of your smartphone which might inhibit the performance of the Cast Screen feature.
  4. Tun on the “Microphone” permission in the Google Play Services app to successfully use the “Cast Screen / Audio” feature with Chromecast. To turn on microphone permissions:
  • On your Android device, tap Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap AppsGoogle Play Services > Permissions.
  • Look for “Microphone” and turn the slider On.

Step 2. Cast your screen from your Android device

  1. Ensure that your smartphone or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast device, say, Smart TV.
  2. Open the Google Home app.
  3. Tap the device you want to cast your screen to.
  4. TapCast my screen > Cast screen.

Step 3. Adjust the volume when casting your Android screen

  1. Open the Google Home app.
  2. Tap your device, then adjust the volume.

Step 4. Stop casting your screen from your Android device

  1. Make sure your mobile phone or tablet is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast device.
  2. Open the Google Home app.
  3. Tap your device > Stop mirroring.

Case 2: iPhone / iPad

Using AirPlay to display your smartphone screen on a TVUsing AirPlay to display your smartphone screen on a TV

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A) Ensure that your device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV.

B) Find the video that you want to stream.

C) Tap the AirPlay icon. In some third-party apps, you might require to tap a different icon first.* In the Photos app, tap stram icon, then tap the AirPlay icon.

D) Choose your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV.

E) To stop streaming, tap the AirPlay icon in the app that you’re streaming from, then tap your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from the list.

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