How to mirror Android screen to TV with Chromecast

While there are several ways to cast Android screen to TV, the easiest way is to connect Google’s Chromecast device to your TV and use the Cast feature, which is available on many Android devices.

Mirror Android screen to TV

Mirroring Android screen to TV lets you see a mirror image of your Android phone or tablet screen on the big screen of your home TV.

Once Android screen is mirrored on TV, any media (YouTube, Movies, etc.) you are playing on your Android phone or tablet screen will appear on the TV screen.

As mentioned above, the easiest way to play media from Android phone or tablet on TV is using Chromecast, which needs to be connected to the TV and set up with the Google Home app.

For instructions on how to connect the Chromecast device to the TV and set up Chromecast, see this guide: How to set up Chromecast on an Android phone.

1. Mirror Android screen to TV using Cast function

The easiest way to cast Android screen to TV is by using the built-in “Cast” feature available on most Android devices.

1. Open settings on your Android phone or tablet and tap advertisement.

Display option in Android settings

2. On the display screen, tap Pour Possibility.

Cast option on Android settings screen

3. On the next screen, tap yours Chromecast device and this will mirror your android phone screen to TV.

Select Chromecast device to cast media

4. now open Chrome browser on your Android phone and visit YouTube, Netflix or any other website.

You will see your Android phone’s display mirrored on your TV’s screen.

Note: If the Cast option is not available on Samsung Galaxy and other Android devices, you can use the second method as given below.

2. Mirror Android Screen TV with Google Home app

If your Android phone or tablet doesn’t support Cast function, you can use Google Home app to cast Android screen to TV.

1. Open Google play store on your Android phone > download and install Google Home app on your Android device.

2. Open Google Home app on your Android phone and tap your Chromecast device.

Select Chromecast device in the Google Home app

Note: If you have multiple devices, scroll down to find your Chromecast device.

3. On the next screen, tap Broadcast my screen Possibility.

Cast My Screen option in the Google Home app

4. Tap on the confirmation pop-up cast screen Possibility.

Cast screen confirmation pop-up window

Now when you open Chrome browser on your Android phone and visit any website or play any video. You will immediately see how the display is mirrored on the big screen of your TV.

You can stop streaming at any time by going to the Home app and tapping Stop mirroring Possibility.

Stop Android screen mirroring to TV

Screen Mirroring feature with Chromecast is available on most Android devices running Android 4.4.2 or later.

3. Mirror Android screen without opening Home app

If you are interested, you can mirror Android screen to TV without opening Home app. You can do this by adding the cast icon in the status bar of your Android phone.

1. Draw yours finger down your Android phone screen to open the status bar.

2. Next, tap the To edit option, located in the top right corner.

Edit status bar on Android phone

Note: If you don’t see the Edit option, go to settings > Notifications & status bar > Toggle ON positions.

3. Drag on the next screen Pour or screen mirroring to the status bar.

Drag the screen mirroring icon to the status bar on the Android phone

After that, you can mirror your Android phone screen to TV by going to the status bar and tapping the screen mirroring icon.

Chromecast not mirroring Android screen to TV

Follow the steps below if you encounter an issue and cannot mirror Android screen to TV.

1. Open settings > tap applications (or apps).

tab

2.On Samsung devices, you may need to tap application manager.

Application Manager option on Android Phone

3. On the Application Manager screen, scroll down and tap Google Play Services.

tab

4. On the next screen, tap Permissions Manager (or permissions).

Permissions Manager option on Android Phone

5. On the App Permissions screen, enable the option for microphone by moving the switch to ON Position.

Allow Google Play to access the microphone on the app permissions screen

After that, Screen Mirroring option should be available and working on your Android phone.

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