How to Cast to Firestick from Android and Windows

How to cast to Firestick from Android and Windows

We are going to explain how to use the Mirror Mode of the Fire TV Stick with your mobile so that you can see everything you are doing with it on your TV screen. The Amazon device does not have compatibility with Chromecast technology, so this is a method with which you can view a lot of content while avoiding its limitations a bit.

We are going to start by explaining what you need to be able to use this mirrored ​mode, mentioning what Miracast technology is necessary to be able to use it. And then, we will go through the step by step of how to connect your mobile to the device with this mode.

What do you need to be able to do it?

The first thing you need to be able to use the mirror mode on the Fire TV Stick is a device with the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system or higher, although you can also do it with the Kindle Fire HDX 7, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and Fire HDX 8.9 of the own Amazon. Therefore, it is not something that you will be able to do with iOS.

In addition, you will also need your device to have support for Miracast technology. Google stopped including it by default as of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, so everything will depend on whether the manufacturer of your mobile has decided to include it or not. Some such as Xiaomi, Samsung, OnePlus or Huawei include these options, and if you do not have a mobile of this brand you can always find out on your manufacturer’s website to check.

And what is Miracast? Well, it is a standard based on WiFi connections with which two compatible devices can be connected. One will act as a receiver and the other as a transmitter, and you can send both video and audio. Basically, it is a technology that comes to replace the need to use HDMI cables to connect devices, now you can do it wirelessly.

How do I cast from Windows 10 to Firestick?

Cast / Mirror Windows 10 on Amazon Fire TV Stick. Now please don’t press any key on Amazon Fire TV Stick remote otherwise screen mirroring will be removed.

For Windows 10 users.

  1. Press Windows key + I simultaneously to open the settings application.
  2. Click Devices> Bluetooth or other devices.
  3. The Add a device now a window will appear> Click Wireless Display or Dock.
  4. Windows 10 PC or laptop will start searching for all wireless devices to mirror.
  5. When your Fire TV Stick appears, click on it to connect.

That’s. This is how you can mirror Windows 10 to Amazon Fire TV Stick.

Can I connect my Firestick to my laptop?

How to Cast to Firestick from Android and Windows

In Windows 10, there are four projection modes available.

  • PC screen only. – Projection or Screen Mirroring mode will not work.
  • Mirror – The TV screen will mirror your Windows 10 screen.
  • Expand – The TV screen will function as a secondary monitor.

Second screen only – Your TV screen will act as a computer monitor. And, nothing will appear on your PC screen.

To switch between any projection mode in Windows 10. Click on the notification icon. And then click on Project. Here, you can see the four options to select from. Click any option to select. To duplicate the duplicate option will be helpful.

Alternatively, when the device connects. You will see the option to change the projection mode. Just click on it and all the options will appear.

  • Project your PC screen on your TV with a Fire TV key
  • Connect the Fire TV Stick to an HDMI port on the TV and configure it.
  • On Fire TV, go to Settings > Display & sound > Turn on screen sharing.
  • Once the mirror mode is activated, on your PC press Windows key + P and select one of the projection options that will appear on the screen.
  • Then click Connect to a wireless display.
  • Click on Fire TV in the window that opens and your PC screen will start projecting onto the TV.

How to cast to Firestick from Android and Windows

Activate mirror mode with the Fire TV Stick

To see your mobile screen on the Fire TV Stick with mirror mode, you first have to take the device’s remote and hold down the Home button for a few seconds. It is about that button that is in the upper row in the centre with the drawing of a house, we mark it in the screenshot above.

When you release the Home button after a few seconds, a menu with quick options will appear. In this menu, you must click on the Mirror mode option. If it does not appear connected, go to the Fire TV Settings, and in the Screen and sound section click on the option Activate mirror mode, and when you do, repeat the first step with the Home button.

The Fire Stick TV

With the previous steps, the Fire Stick TV will go into standby mode showing you the screen you see in the screenshot above. This is the sign that you no longer have to do anything with this device, and now you have to proceed with the mobile.

Now, activate the option to send the screen of your mobile compatible with Miracast, and in the options when sending it you will see that your Fire Stick appears. Click on it and you will automatically start sending the screen. Everything you do from now on your mobile can be seen on the television or monitor to which you have the Amazon USB plug connected. If you want to cast to Samsung TV? Samsung calls it Smart View.

As for how to activate this screen sending on the mobile, as we told you at the beginning it depends on the device. On Xiaomi phones with MIUI, you have to go to Network Settings, click on More and click on the Wireless display option. In OnePlus you will find the option in the Bluetooth settings and device connections, and Huawei will show it with the name of Wireless projection in the Device Connection options.

How to cast to Firestick from Android and Windows

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