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.
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, 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.
Hey, this is Margaret, a Windows Systems Administrator who’s in love with everything about tech.