Why Mirror Android to PC and how to do that?
Well, to answer the first part of the question, there are multiple reasons. Android is the most popular mobile platform. The reason for it being popular is its openness. Yes! Android is open in nature and anyone can build an app or make modifications in the code as it is available for download.
So, if you are a coder and want to check the app without even reaching to your smartphone or want to share pictures without uploading them then screen mirroring Android to PC is the best way to perform the above tasks. Now coming to the second part of the question – How one can screen mirror Android to PC?
If you have a rooted Android device then it’s pretty much easy but if you haven’t rooted your device there are some really simple ways for Android screen mirroring.
Having said that Android is the most popular operating system for mobiles, there are many different ways to mirror Android to PC but we will focus on 4 ways that are highly tested and used very often.
Before starting, we need some structure required in order deliver these methods in the best possible manner.
- An Android device.
- A USB cable.
- A PC or laptop.
- A reliable internet connection.
- USB debugging enabled on your device.
1. Cast Android Device to a Windows 10 PC
Microsoft has a very good history of operating systems and Windows 10 is no exception. It is one of the best and innovative operating systems till date and thanks to the anniversary update, a lot of features are and the OS is made feature rich. A buzz was made around the native inking support but many few minds noticed the support for casting.
Casting support is exclusive to Windows 10 and if you have the anniversary update then follow the steps mentioned below –
- On your Android device, open the Notification center.
- Expand the quick action section.
- Hit the Cast button.
- Click on More Settings from the Cast section.
- Search and open the connect app on Your Windows 10 PC.
- Make sure the wireless display is enabled on your Android phone (click on more icon on the top).
- Wait until your phone finds your Windows 10 oC.
- After the PC is shown, click on it and it will get connected.
- Once connected, you will see your Android screen on your Windows 10 PC.
2. How to Mirror Android Screen on PC using Airdroid
Airdroid is the most popular option for Android screen mirroring. The app has over 10 million installs and is spans in over 30 countries. Setting up Airdroid is simple and is also very easy to use. You have to download the app on your phone and install the AirMirror Chrome extension and then connect your PC with the device using USB cable.
Once the device gets authorized, your screen will be mirrored on the web app. To be frank, Airdroid is not the best option (although being popular) for Android screen mirroring as it attempts to do all things and hardly does one of them. One can experience frame drops and connection issues despite the connection being fully wired.
3. Screen Mirroring Android to PC using Mirror Beta
Mirror Beta is an app from the creator of Clockwork Mod recovery and AllCast, Koushik Dutta. The app is currently in beta and if you are using Android KitKat then you need to root the device for the app to work.Lollipop onwards root id not needed.
What you have to do is download the AllCast Receiver app for Chrome and launch it. On your Android phone, open the Mirror Beta app and make sure both the devices are on the same WiFi network. Tap the app on your Android device to start mirroring. After a few seconds, the AllCast Receiver windows will show on the Android screen. As we already said the app is in beta and is free so giving a try to this technique is a good option.
4. Screen Mirror Android to PC using Vysor
Vysor is app that is built by the same guy who built AllCast. The relief here is it doesn’t require any hassle for the setup and for use. The on;y requirement other than an Android device, a USB cable is the USB debugging option enabled. For enabling the debugging option, head over to Settings-> About Phone -> Scroll over to Build Number -> Tap it 7 times. Once you are done, you will see windows saying “Developer Options have been enabled”, hit back to the Settings menu and you can then see a new option saying – Developer options. Tap on the option and scroll down to USB debugging to turn it on. If you are connected to the WiFi network, then you will receive an authorization request, just grant it and you are then ready to go.
The second part of the connection is to download the Vysor app for Chrome from the Chrome web store. Now, just connect the Android device to the PC and launch Vysor and it will set up everything for you. In a few moments, you will screen mirror Android to PC of yours. By far, we claim that Vysor is the best option for screen mirroring Android to PC as it has no lag and the setup is also easy. You can also get the extra features by paying a few bucks that includes wireless mirroring.
5. Android Screen Mirroring to TV
What do you do if you have to show the content from your Android device on the big screen? You usually send the content to a connected PC and that works most of the time. But what if it didn’t work out or rather say you don’t have to. Yes it can be done and if you are having KitKat 4.4.2 or higher, then there are two ways to do this.
- Using Chrome app for PC
- Using Chromecast connected to TV
Advantages of Mirroring Android Phones to PC or TV
- Show photos or videos on the big screen
- No need to transfer the content
- Browse the web on the big screen
Conclusion – How to Mirror Android to PC
There are a lot of ways to mirror Android device to PC but we have only focused on 5 of them. We have chosen the techniques based on the popularity and convenience. If you have any other techniques to discuss or share then you are most welcome to share.