There are times when the screen of our mobile is small, no matter how much it exceeds 6 inches. It is in those moments when televisions and external screens come into play, and the capabilities of Android to broadcast or mirror the screen to the TV with the content that is being shown on the mobile.
There are several ways to mirror your screen on Android and stream content to a TV, both with and without cables. In this article, we explain how to do it in each of the different ways that exist to achieve the highest image quality, and ultimately the best experience when broadcasting content from your mobile to a TV.
Duplicate the screen of your Android on a TV: so you can share with and without cables.
Cast your screen with a Google Chromecast
- Google Chromecast | € 38
- Google Chromecast Ultra | € 79
The Google Chromecast is one of the most useful devices ever created by Google. We have talked countless times about the benefits of this little gadget and everything that can be done with it. And one of its functions is precisely to duplicate the screen of the Android mobile on a television. To do this, you have to follow these steps:
- With the Chromecast connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the Android device, open the Google Home app.
- Enter the profile section – the icon on the right in the lower toolbar.
- Find and choose the option “Project device.”
In this way, the content that appears on the screen of your Android mobile will also appear on the TV, without the need for cables of any kind and through the Wi-Fi network.
Stream with a Smart TV
If you don’t have a Google Chromecast, but you have a Smart TV that accepts content streaming through an Android device, you can also stream content easily, quickly, and wirelessly. Although the process could be slightly different depending on the mobile, you are using. Generally, these are the steps to follow:
- Make sure the Android device and the TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- On your mobile, display the quick settings panel and look for the option “Send” or “Transmit.”
- Select the TV you want to send content to.
Actually, this option would also allow us to duplicate the screen with a Google Chromecast. Although it is usually compatible with most Smart TVs on the market, it is possible that in some specific cases, it is necessary to have the official TV application. Depending on the manufacturer of the TV, you may need one or the other.
And if none of these options work, it is always possible to use an application that allows you to duplicate your Android screen on practically any screen or television connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Today, the most famous and effective for this purpose is AllCast, an app created by the ClockWorkMod team of developers that allows you to send any content to Smart TVs or with a connected Google Chromecast, including the possibility of duplicating the mobile screen.
Share your screen with an HDMI adapter.
Finally, if none of the above options works with your television, either because it is not a SmartTV or because you do not have a Google Chromecast yet, resorting to a specific cable or adapter may be the last alternative available. Fortunately, these types of cables are not too expensive and can be found in the most popular stores.
Given that your Android mobile probably does not have an HDMI connector – and if for some reason it does, you only need an adapter for less than 10 euros -, the first thing you should take into account is the type of USB port that your mobile has.
If it is a relatively old terminal, or a low-mid-range one, it probably has a micro USB port. In that case, both the TV and the Android phone must be compatible with MHL, and later you will have to connect both devices through a micro USB-HDMI adapter.
If, on the other hand, your Android smartphone or tablet has a USB Type C port –and it is compatible with MHL–, things are simplified since you will only have to use a USB Type C-HDMI cable. Once connected, the content on the device screen will begin to mirror the TV without doing anything else.
As we have seen, that is how easy it is to share the Android screen to send it to our television.
Sharlene Meriel is an avid gamer with a knack for technology. He has been writing about the latest technologies for the past 5 years. His contribution in technology journalism has been noteworthy. He is also a day trader with interest in the Forex market.