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How to Share an Android Screen to a Monitor or TV

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Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to mirror the screen of an Android mobile device to a different display.
You'll Need:
  • A mobile device running Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) or higher.
  • A monitor, TV or media player with mirror display technology that's already set up to accept connections.

    The common name for the mirror display technology is Miracast, but it may vary with your device's manufacturer.

    Other names used for this technology may be:

    • Wireless Display
    • Screen Mirroring
    • Screen Casting
    • Screen Sharing
    • Share and Connect
    • Quick Connect
    • AllShare Cast
    • SmartShare
    • Smart View

1 Enable Wi-Fi

Depending on what device (Smartphone or Tablet) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar across all Android devices and generations.

  1. Open Settings.
    Android Settings
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi
  3. Make sure Wi-Fi is set to On at the top.
    Wi-Fi with On toggle highlighted.

2 Mirror Display

  1. Open Settings.
    Android Settings.
  2. Tap Display.
    Android settings menu highlighting the display option.
  3. Tap Cast Screen.
    Android display settings screen highlighting the cast screen option.
  4. In the upper right-hand corner, tap the Menu icon.
    Android cast screen highlighting the menu button.
  5. Tap the checkbox for Enable wireless display to enable it.
    Android cast screen menu highlighting the enable wireless display checkbox.
  6. Available device names will appear, tap on the name of the device you wish to mirror your Android device's display to.
    Android cast screen displaying a list of available devices.
  7. Your Android device's display will begin casting to the device you've selected.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to mirror the screen of an Android mobile device to a different display.
You'll Need:
  • A mobile device running Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) or higher.
  • A monitor, TV or media player with mirror display technology that's already set up to accept connections.

    The common name for the mirror display technology is Miracast, but it may vary with your device's manufacturer.

    Other names used for this technology may be:

    • Wireless Display
    • Screen Mirroring
    • Screen Casting
    • Screen Sharing
    • Share and Connect
    • Quick Connect
    • AllShare Cast
    • SmartShare
    • Smart View

Depending on what device (Smartphone or Tablet) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar across all Android devices and generations.

  1. Open Settings.
    Android Settings
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi
  3. Make sure Wi-Fi is set to On at the top.
    Wi-Fi with On toggle highlighted.
  1. Open Settings.
    Android Settings.
  2. Tap Display.
    Android settings menu highlighting the display option.
  3. Tap Cast Screen.
    Android display settings screen highlighting the cast screen option.
  4. In the upper right-hand corner, tap the Menu icon.
    Android cast screen highlighting the menu button.
  5. Tap the checkbox for Enable wireless display to enable it.
    Android cast screen menu highlighting the enable wireless display checkbox.
  6. Available device names will appear, tap on the name of the device you wish to mirror your Android device's display to.
    Android cast screen displaying a list of available devices.
  7. Your Android device's display will begin casting to the device you've selected.