Broadcasting the screen of your Android device on a nearby TV is useful when you want to share a video, play a game, or show some photos of a recent trip.
Google built Google's casting screen mirroring into Android, starting with Android 4.4.2 – released in 2013. Therefore, all current Android devices should have casting and be ready to use. At one point, Google updated a support page with devices that supported the feature, but the company stopped updating at the time Samsung released the. In other words, if you have an Android device built in the last three or four years, you should be fine.
In addition to an Android device running Android 4.4.2 or later, you'll need aor Chromecast-compatible TV or other compatible display device such as a
So how do you transfer the screen of an Android device to a TV? It is actually quite simple.
Before you begin, make sure your Android device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast device. Then swipe down from the top of your Android device screen to see the Quick Settings area.
Look for a button labeled Cast . (If it is not, tap the pencil icon to edit the Quick Settings window and add it.)
Tap the Staffing button and select the device you want to use. All of your Chromecast devices, including allwill be displayed in the list. Select your TV and a second or two later your screen will appear on the TV.
Everything you do on your phone is mirrored on the TV until you disable the cast through a notification that appears as long as you cast a cast.
First release on July 9, 2014.
Update of January 29, 2019: Reflects the current process.