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Over the years, smartphone technology has developed into more extensive and more powerful devices. They usually have a display with an OLED panel at least 6-inches wide, stereo speakers, and so forth. Despite this, the comfort of watching content on the big screen on your TV while you are relaxing on the couch will be unmatched. Always. 

The new generation of smartphones comes with a beautiful feature that allows you to mirror on-device content on the TV. Using Screen Mirroring, we will show you how to connect your phone to your TV.

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Screen Mirroring: What does that mean?

In most smartphones, you can use screen mirroring (casting) to wirelessly cast the content from the phone to another device, usually a TV or external monitor. The Big screen helps display photos, play games, and watching movies. 

A smart TV has screen mirroring built-in, but older TVs require a media stick or a media player to work with screen mirroring. Screen mirroring is available on many media streaming devices, including the Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick, and Roku.

To cast your smartphone to a Smart TV, you must first ensure that your phone and TV are connected to the same WiFi network. You should also have a streaming device that allows you to mirror your screen on your smart TV or Chromecast built-in.

How to: Mirror an Android Phone to a Smart TV

Most smartphones have the option of screen mirroring, but the terminology and steps for activating it may differ by manufacturer. This is how you can wirelessly connect your Android phone screen to a smart TV –

  1. From the top of the screen, swipe down twice to access the Quick Settings panel and select Cast.
  2. You can access the Screen Cast option by clicking Edit and then locating the toggle.
  3. To access the Quick Settings, hold and drag the cast button.
  4. You can check if your Smart TV appears on the list by clicking the Screencast button.
  5. To mirror your Android phone, tap on your TV’s name.

In the Quick Settings panel, tap on the Cast toggle to turn off Android screencasting. This feature is available on Android devices running 5.0 and later.

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Check your device’s settings if it has the option to connect Android to TV wirelessly. It might be labeled differently.

Xiaomi devices, for instance, have two options within the device settings that offer screen mirroring – Cast and Wireless display. The majority of Xiaomi users can cast their screens using a Wireless display. It can be found in Settings > Connection & Sharing > Wireless Display.

How to : Mirror an Android Screen Wirelessly Using the Google Home App

With the Google Home app, you can connect your Android screen to your Smart TV. If you own a Chromecast or have an Android TV with Chromecast built-in, you will be able to use this method.

  1. Install the Google Home app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Install Google Chromecast if you haven’t already. You will automatically see your TV’s Chromecast built-in if it has one.
  3. You can cast your screen by tapping on the device and then selecting “Cast my screen.”
  4. Tap on the Cast screen > Start now.
  5. Repeat the steps and select “Stop mirroring” if you want to stop your Android from appearing on your Smart TV.

How to : Mirror an iPhone to a Smart TV

Screen mirroring is also supported on iPhones and iPads, but you need an Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV. To connect your iOS mobile to your TV wirelessly, here’s what you need to do.

  1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to the same WiFi network as your smart TV.
  2. You can access the Control Center by swiping down from the upper right corner.
  3. From the list, select Screen Mirroring.

Chromecast-enabled apps can still stream content if your iOS device does not have Apple TV or AirPlay 2. Tap on the Cast button in the app (e.g., YouTube), then select your TV from the list. It would be best if you had iOS 13 or later to use this feature.

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