Before you can screen mirror an Android to your TV, there are three things you’ll need.
- A Miracast enabled Android device. Many Android 4.2 or newer devices are preinstalled with Miracast technology.
- An open HDMI input on your TV.
- A Miracast enabled TV or a Miracast adapter. A Miracast adapter is an small receiver device that plugs into your TV’s HDMI input and allows you to wirelessly mirror an Android to a TV.
How Wireless Screen Mirroring Works
Most Android devices use Miracast technology for screen mirroring. Miracast is a wireless display standard that allows you to wirelessly screen mirror without clunky cables. Miracast works by creating a direct connection between your Android and the TV.
Screen Mirror to a Smart TV
Sharing your Android screen to a Miracast compatible smart TV is simple.
- Make sure both your TV and Android are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Turn on “screen mirroring” from the input menu of your TV.
- Turn on “screen mirroring” in the “wireless display” menu in your smartphone’s settings app.
- Select your TV from the list of devices.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete set up. This sometimes requires entering a code displayed on your TV into your smartphone to establish a connection.
Mirror Android to TV Using a Wireless Display Adapter
If your HDTV doesn’t include Internet features, then you can use a wireless display adapter or Miracast adapter for screen mirroring. There are many adapters available for purchase, all of which come with different features and device requirements such as Wi-Fi access and apps to download. Most adapters can be set up through the following steps:
- Plug your wireless display adapter into the HDMI port of your TV and into a power source, such as a wall outlet or power strip.
- Turn on screen mirroring from the “Display” menu of your smartphone’s settings app.
- Select the wireless adapter from the displayed device list and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the set-up process.