Do you want to cast your Android device to Windows 10 PC?
Streaming videos on your Android smartphone or tablet can be fun while you’re on the go especially when you are traveling or simply relaxing at a restaurant or at home. But did you know that you can mirror your Android device on your laptop? Yes, you can.
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The Windows 10 anniversary update makes this possible with the introduction of an application called Connect that allows you to mirror your Android device to your PC. In this tutorial, we are going to see how you can cast an Android Phone to Windows 10 PC and share your videos, and photos with your family and friends.
Before we get started, ensure that both your Android device and the laptop running Windows 10 are connected to the same wireless network. Additionally, ensure that your Windows 10 PC has the Windows 10 anniversary update which comes with the Connect App which will enable you to mirror your Android device’s output to Windows 10.
With all the requirements fulfilled, we have the green light to proceed.
Cast Android Phone to Windows 10 PC
To cast your Android device to your Windows 10 PC and make the best of the moment, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Firstly, Head out to the search text field located on the taskbar and type in ‘Connect‘. On the pull-up menu that appears, click on the ‘Connect‘ App as shown.
The ‘Connect‘ App will be launched awaiting for any connections as shown below:
Step 2: Next, Swipe your phone from top to bottom and tap on the ‘cast’ button as shown below. If the cast button is not available, click on edit and drag the cast button on the menu to activate it.
Step 3: On the cast screen section, click on ‘more settings‘ located at the bottom of the screen.
Step 4: On the next screen, tap on the 3 small dots on the upper right corner and tap on the ‘Enable wireless display‘ option to turn on the wireless connection which will allow the Android device to communicate with the PC.
Step 5: Your PC will soon be listed under the ‘Devices list’ as a wireless display as shown below.
Step 6: Tap on your PC which has been listed and the Connect App will indicate that you are trying to establish a connection from your Android phone.
Shortly after, your phone’s interface will be mirrored on the Connect App as shown
And that’s just about it. From here, you can easily stream and enjoy videos on YouTube, Netflix, and many others on a wider display thanks to the Connect App which allows seamless connectivity from your Phone to your PC.
Other ways to Cast Android to Windows
Using Screen Stream Over HTTP Application
Screen Stream Over HTTP is an app that offers users the ability to display everything happening on their mobile device’s screen on practically any web browser. With a surprisingly simple interface and the only requirement being that the browser you want to stream on is connected to the same Wi-Fi network, Screen Stream Over HTTP is one of the most interesting options in this field.
Here is how to use the app to cast Android to Windows 10:
Here are the steps to install and use the Screen Stream Over HTTP:
- On your Android device open Google Play Store, search for Screen Stream over HTTP, and install the app by tapping on the Install button.
- Upon installation, launch the app. On the main screen, you will see device address.
- Type this address on your PC’s web browser.
- Next, tap on the Start icon on the application to start screening.
- The app will ask permission to capture the screen. Tap on Start Now.
- The Android mirroring will be started on your PC screen.
- To stop the mirroring, go to the app and tap on Stop.
- By tapping the Settings icon, you can configure how you want to mirror your Android screen to the PC.
Casting Android to PC has many advantages. If you want to cast your Android to Windows 10 PC for a better experience, the methods listed in this post will help you with that. Let us know in the comments if you face any issues.
No, modern Android devices come with the built-in feature to cast the screen on the PC. With the help of Windows in-built feature, you can easily cast your Android to PC without rooting your device.
If you download and install the screen casting apps from the trusted, official store then it is safe to use them for screen casting.
Hey, this is Margaret, a Windows Systems Administrator who’s in love with everything about tech.