Picture this, a top-of-the-line TV screen that outputs in the highest resolution possible paired with a banging sound system but, you don’t really have anything much to watch on it apart from your usual Netflix or Amazon Prime Video subscriptions. But you’ve got content stored on your mobile device and plan to make use of the fresh new setup. So, what do you do and how do you plan to watch it on the big screen?
The solution is screen casting. Also known as mirror casting or screen mirroring. In this article, we’ll tell you how to cast to Fire Stick from Android, iPhone, or PC.
Screen Mirroring basically lets you mirror your smartphone’s screen onto any display that allows you to wirelessly share your screen. You could use devices such as Google’s Chromecast or even Amazon’ Fire TV Stick. Some TVs also have these built-in and let you take control of it via your personal voice assistants like Google Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa.
Today we’ll be guiding you how to mirror you Android or iOS device’s screen to Fire Stick for TV.
You will require:
1. Android or iOS device
2. Firestick device or Firestick enabled TV.
How to Cast Android Smartphone to Fire Stick
Casting from your Android device on to a Firestick enabled device is quick and easy.
Enabling Screen Mirroring on the Fire Stick
First of all, you’d want to make sure that you’ve turned screen mirroring on. You can do this easily by holding the home button and selecting the Mirroring options. You could enable this by going to Settings > Display and Sounds > Display Mirroring.
Enabling Screen Mirroring on Android
Screen Mirroring has been made available on Android since the launch of Android Lollipop. Well, few manufacturers added it as an option later on for Android Nougat. Anyways to enable screen mirroring simply open the settings app and search for Screen Share. You can also search for Wireless Display, Miracast, Smart Share, or Screen Mirroring.
If at all your device does not have Screen Mirroring as an option in your device, you can easily make use of an app from the Play Store called EasyCast that will help you to screencast your device to the TV.
Adding the Fire TV Stick device
Now that you’ve enabled screen mirroring, your phone will be looking for the wireless display. Once found, select it and now you’ll be connected to your Firestick TV. Do note that to get it functioning correctly your Android device and TV is connected to the same wireless network, otherwise, it’ll be difficult to add the device in the first place.
How to Cast iPhone to Fire Stick TV
Using an iOS device to cast onto a Firestick TV is also fairly simple. Though the methods are maybe a bit different from that of Android, it’s an easy process.
On your Firestick device search for the AirScreen app and get it installed onto your Firestick. The AirScreen app is required as Apple devices tend to make use of AirPlay to share data wirelessly to streaming devices. Once the app is downloaded, open it up and click on Start Now.
Enabling Screen Mirroring on iOS
On your iOS device, simply swipe up to open the control center and select screen mirroring. Again, you need to make sure that your iOS device, as well as your Firestick TV, is connected to the same wireless network. Once you click on Screen Mirroring, you’ll be able to select your Firestick device from the list. Select it and that’s it. You’ve now connected your iOS device to cast onto the Firestick TV.
Bonus – How to Cast your Computer Screen to Amazon Fire TV Stick
Sometimes you’d want to present or share something from your PC to the big screen. It could be a meeting presentation or maybe a class where you are hosting a tutorial on some software. Let’s take a look at how you’d cast your screen to your Firestick TV.
Enabling Screen Mirroring on the TV
Follow the same method that’s used to cast your Android to the TV for enabling Screen Mirroring.
Enabling Screensharing on your PC
If you’ve got a Windows 10 PC, simply open the Notifications flyout that’s on the right side of the taskbar. Select the Connect tile. Now select your TV from the list of Wireless Displays it has found. You’ll get 3 options to choose from Duplicate, Extend, and Second Screen Only. Choose what you feel is best for your purpose and that’s it. You’ve connected to your TV.
So now you’ve learned how to cast your device’s screens to your Firestick TV remember these two things. First, both your devices have to be on the same network. Second, if you use mobile-only accounts of Netflix a d Amazon Prime Video you’ll only get audio output as your account restricts you to cast videos anywhere.
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