How to Screen Mirror on Android 202

There’s been a lot of updates since then and there are now better apps and better methods to mirror your Android to your TV, your PC, or Mac.

How to Screen Mirror on Android 2022

Screen Mirror on Android

So there are three main use cases to share your Android screen. The first is to share them on a computer for live streaming or recording walkthroughs and tutorials. The second is to share your phone’s screen so you can monitor what’s going on while recording video with the rear camera. And the third is to cast games or videos from your small phone screen to a much larger screen or TV like the one you might have in your living room.

How to screen mirror with Reflector

So, option number one is a piece of software called Reflector. Well, this is something that you download and install on your PC or Mac. This allows you to wirelessly share your Android and iPhone screens directly on your computer. So, once you have the app installed, all you have to do is enable screen sharing or screen mirroring on your phone and this may differ depending on the Android device you are using. On most newer ones you just have to swipe down from the top and then you should have a quick access setting for screencasting, screen mirroring, sharing, or shortcuts. It can be called different things. And if you select that, you should see your computer as an option. From there, you’ll likely be prompted to enter a four-digit number from your computer screen as a security measure. And then your phone screen will start sharing immediately. Now Reflector supports portrait and landscape orientation and rotates automatically when you rotate your phone. You can also click Record and take recordings of what’s going on on your phone. This is great if you want to create tutorials or how-to videos. And you also have a ton of recording settings there that you can configure, like the quality of your recording, the resolution, and even the frame rate. If you do live to stream, Reflector is great for that too. You can simply share the Reflector window with your phone screen in any of your live streaming software like OBS or Ecamm. You can just select this window and your phone screen will appear there. Reflector also supports mirroring from multiple devices at the same time. So you are not limited to just one phone screen. I’m not sure what the use case would be, but you can bring multiple phone screens into your computer at the same time and also record them all at the same time. And to spice up your recordings, you can also add a phone picture as a frame around the recording or even for your live streaming, just to add a bit of sparkle. However, the most important thing to look out for with Reflector is probably that the connection is via WiFi, if your WiFi is not good, if you are far from the modem or it is a slower connection then it may mean that You have lower picture quality or maybe even some dropouts. But if you have a solid WiFi connection then it will work great. The picture quality is awesome. I’ve never had a problem with it and this was one of our top picks in the 2019 video as well. Regarding pricing, a free trial is now available that has a watermark. So if you want to try it before you buy it to see how it works for you then that’s an option for you. But in terms of purchase, it only costs you 17.99 for a single license that you can install on either a Mac or a PC. So you need to buy a license for Mac or PC or extra for $2,19.99. You can buy a license that works on either Mac or PC. So ridiculously cheap considering what you have access to. So overall, Reflector is an amazing option for screen mirroring, whether it’s for recording, just showing your phone screen for live streaming, or even playing games on a bigger screen.

How to screen mirror with Windows Connect

The next option is to use a Chromecast or a Smart TV to mirror your phone. If you don’t know, a Chromecast is a small HDMI dongle that you plug into the HDMI port of a TV or computer screen and essentially give it a lot of Smart TV functionality. And that’s something that a lot of newer smart TVs have built-in, screen mirroring capabilities, and some of them even have Chromecast built-in. Depending on your TV brand or model, you may need to go through this in your settings and enable screen mirroring. But for the most part, it was on by default every time I did it. You just want to make sure your TV or Chromecast is connected to the same WiFi network. And again, you should scroll down from the top of your Android device, select your screen mirroring or screen casting option, and then your TV or Chromecast should appear. Once this is selected, your phone will be mirrored to these devices. So this method is great whether you want to watch videos, share photos or play games on a larger device. This way, if you have a TV or computer monitor near the shooting location, you can also use your smartphone to wirelessly mirror your phone’s screen. However, since there is no computer involved in this process, this is not a good option for live streaming or screen recording. And as with the previous ones, since this connection is via WiFi, poor WiFi connection can also lead to poor screen mirroring. That was one sip.

How to screen mirror with Chromecast

The next option is to use a Chromecast or a Smart TV to mirror your phone. If you’re not aware, a Chromecast is a small HDMI dongle that you plug into the HDMI port on a TV or computer screen, and essentially gives it a lot of Smart TV functionality. And that’s something that a lot of newer smart TVs have built-in, screen mirroring capabilities, and some of them even have Chromecast built-in. Depending on your TV brand or model, you may need to go through this in your settings and enable screen mirroring. But for the most part, it was already on by default every time I did it. You just want to make sure your TV or Chromecast is connected to the same WiFi network. And again, you’ll want to scroll down from the top of your Android device, select your screen mirroring or screen casting option, and then your TV or Chromecast should appear. Once this is selected, your phone will be mirrored to these devices. So this method is great whether you want to watch videos, share photos or play games on a larger device. Or if you have a TV or computer monitor that is close to the shooting location, you can also use your smartphone to wirelessly mirror your phone’s screen this way. However, since there’s no computer involved in this process, it means it’s not a good option for live streaming or screen recording. And like the previous ones, since this connection is via WiFi, poor WiFi connection can also lead to a poor screen mirroring experience. That was one sip.

How to screen mirror with HDMI connection

And the next option is to use an HDMI adapter to directly connect your phone to your TV or a computer screen. Now, this is something where you could just get a USB-C to HDMI adapter, that will work fine, or you could even get a USB-C hub, which a lot of them do have an HDMI port in as well. Also, giving you then access to USB ports and potentially even pass-through power so that you can charge your phone at the same time. But once you’ve connected the adapter to the phone and run an HDMI cable through to the TV, then your phone will show up full screen. Again, this will work portrait and landscape, but this time, because it’s directly connected, you’re gonna have no issues with WiFi interference, dropouts, or poor WiFi signal. So, it should give you a really clear image with next to no latency or delays in the pitcher. And again, this can be a good option for playing videos, sharing photos and things, playing games on a bigger screen, or also hooking this up to your phone while you’re recording videos so that you can monitor on a bigger screen what’s going on while you’re in front of the camera. Now, this method is something that’s gonna be supported by a lot of Android devices out there. A lot of Android devices for the last few years have had this capability, but not all phones. So, you will wanna make sure that your phone does support using an HDMI adapter and hooking it up to a bigger screen before you go down this route. And also, be aware that this method is gonna chew through your phone’s battery pretty quick. So, if you can, grab an HDMI adapter that does allow you to power it and charge your phone at the same time. Now that you know how to mirror your Android screen, I’ve got two videos linked on screen for you all designed to help you level up video creation with Android. One of them is all around filming with Android,

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