Do you need to learn how to cast the screen of your Android device to your TV? You can mirror your Android screen and cast media such as videos or photos to the Amazon Fire TV, Firestick, and Fire TV Stick Lite devices using these steps.
Enable Screen Mirroring on Fire TV
- Ensure that both the Fire TV and Android device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- On the Fire TV, go to “Settings” > “Display & Sounds” > “Enable Display Mirroring“. On some devices, you can long-press the “Home” button, then choose “Mirroring“.
Mirror From Android
The setting to start casting your screen from your Android may differ depending on your device. You may need to check the documentation for your particular device for the steps required. The steps outlined below might help you though.
- On many devices, casting can be turned on From the Android, go to “Settings” > “Display” > “Cast Screen“. Then select “Menu” > “Enable Wireless Display“.
- Samsung devices like the Galaxy S21 typically have a “Screen Mirroring” or “Smart View” option that is compatible with Fire TV. To access it, you need to swipe from the top of the screen using two fingers, then choose “Screen Mirroring“/”Smart View“.
Not All Android Devices Are Compatible With Mirroring
Amazon and Google are in a bit of a streaming hardware battle. Google wants Android users to use Chromecast hardware. Fire TV uses Miracast technology for mirroring. Google removed Miracast support from their phones such as the Google Pixel 4 to push consumers to use Chromecast. Check the documentation provided with your phone to see if Miracast is supported with your device.
Cast Video From Apps
Video streaming apps such as YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu have a “Cast” option you can use to send the video to your Fire TV. Top cast video from an app, simply select the “Cast” icon, then choose the Fire TV you wish to send the video to.
I hope this guide has showed you the steps you needed for casting and mirroring the Android screen to the Fire TV/Firestick. Please share any comments below.