Broadcast your screen from MacBook and other computers to Mac OS via AirPlay
I checked everything on a MacBook Air. In this case, it is also necessary that the computer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the MiraScreen receiver. Or connect the laptop directly to the Wi-Fi network of the adapter itself.
When Mac OS sees that it is possible to connect to a wireless display via AirPlay, the corresponding icon will appear in the status bar. By clicking on which, we only need to select the MiraScreen adapter.
The image from the MacBook will appear on the TV screen.
By default, a separate display is displayed on the TV. But by clicking on the “AirPlay” icon, you can change the screen broadcast mode on the wireless display. It is possible to duplicate both a separate display and a display AirPlay, or built-in. You can also disable screen mirroring there.
I think you will find the right mode for you.
From iPhone, MacBook and other devices through these MiraScreen / AnyCast adapters, not only the image is transmitted to the TV (which in our case acts as a wireless display)
, but also the sound.
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To display images from iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Apple has developed a special technology. AirPlay
It is supported by all modern Apple gadgets and allows you to display an image in mirroring mode or sound from mobile devices to a computer or TV screen.
How to Cast iPhone Screen to LG Smart TV
After you connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network, follow the steps below:
Download and install the Mirror for LG TV application from the App Store (cost is 379 rubles).
Open the app.
3) Wait for your TV to appear in the list of available ones, and then click on its name.
4) If a window appears on the TV asking if you want to connect the device, using the remote, press Accept / Allow
The application will prompt you to add a screen recording icon to the Control Center and enable access in applications. If you have these settings enabled, you can skip the corresponding steps.
6) Go to Settings → Control Center
and enable Access in programs
Then open the Customize Element section. management
and add the Screen Recorder icon
8) Return to the Mirror for LG TV app and skip all instructions by clicking on the button at the bottom of the screen:
9) You will need to enable Notifications so you can see when your device connects to and disconnects from your TV.
When you have completed all the steps, the application will redirect you to YouTube to test the function. Find one. which you want to watch on TV.
11) Then open Control Center and click on the Screen Recorder icon using 3D Touch or just long press.
12) Next, select the Mirror option
and click Start Broadcast
After that, you should see the contents of your device on the TV screen with a slight lag.
What you need to work
Any modern iPhone or iPad supports AirPlay audio or output technology. It’s harder to find a signal receiver to transmit it to a TV.
The best receiver is the Apple TV. It allows you to display an image without any problems and does not require additional software or lengthy settings.
You can output the image through a computer. A Mac or Windows computer can also be an AirPlay receiver. To do this, you will have to install a special application. The best programs so far are AirServer and Reflector.
Both programs are paid, but have a trial period for testing functionality. They allow not only displaying an image, but also recording screen or connecting multiple devices at the same time.
All that remains is to connect the computer to the TV via HDMI.
Some set-top boxes can also receive AirPlay signals. Many SIMilar receivers are sold on AliExpress
The stability of such gadgets leaves much to be desired, the connection is often interrupted, the devices do not see each other, signal delays occur.
Better to focus on set-top boxes running Android OS, the developers of the Reflector application have released a version for this mobile system.
Connecting a laptop / PC on Windows to a TV via MiraScreen or AnyCast
Windows 10 has a “Wireless Display” feature that allows you to connect to a TV (in our case, through an adapter)
by Miracast. The same possibility (exactly the built-in function)
available in Windows 8.1. In Windows 7, this is more difficult, special programs are needed there, etc.
I have a computer on Windows 10, so I’ll show you using this system as an example. I have already written a separate instruction about setting up the “Wireless display” function: Wireless display Miracast (WiDi) in Windows 10. It can be used without any problems to connect via an adapter.
The adapter itself must work in “Miracast” mode.
On the computer, you need to press the Win P key combination, then select “Connect to a wireless display” and select your adapter from the list of available devices.
If you do not have the item “Connect to a wireless display“, then see the article at the link above (about the “wireless display” function in Windows 10)
. The reason may be in the card, Wi-Fi adapter, drivers. Need to check.
The desktop of our computer should appear on the TV.
By default, it connects in “Extend” mode. But the mode can be changed through the Win P menu after connecting. A small menu will be displayed on the screen with the settings for broadcasting images to the wireless display.
The sound also goes to the TV along with the image. Everything works pretty well. But the quality and speed of the connection itself directly depends on the performance of the computer hardware and the quality of the MiraScreen adapter itself. If your TV has built-in Miracast, then it’s better to connect directly, without an adapter. Latency in image transmission, freezing, lagging sound are common problems with such a connection. HDMI cable will be more reliable.
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Screen mirroring iPhone and iPad to TV via MiraScreen adapter
Apple mobile devices and computers do not support Miracast. They have their own technology. AirPlay. At the moment, TVs do not have built-in AirPlay technology (I read that it may appear in new TVs of some manufacturers)
. But the Chinese somehow managed to implement AirPlay support in these MiraScreen and SIMilar adapters.
This means that our adapter is connected, enabled, and configured. It must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as our iPhone, or another device from which we will be doing screen capture. If the adapter is not connected to the router, or there is no router, then you need to connect our iOS or Mac OS device directly to the Wi-Fi network of the adapter itself. The network name (SSID) and password (PSK) are shown on the TV screen (see photo below)
The adapter must be switched to AirPlay mode (where the Apple icon is)
. I showed above how to connect, configure and switch the mode.
On iPhone or iPad, open the Control Center and select “Screen Mirroring”. If everything is connected correctly, then our MiraScreen prefix should be displayed in the list of available devices. Just choose her.
After a few seconds, the iPhone or iPad screen will be mirrored to the TV screen.
In horizontal mode, everything works too.
You can also, for example, open a photo or on an iPhone, click on the “Share” button and select “AirPlay” there. After choosing your adapter, the photo can be viewed on the TV screen.
To stop the broadcast, just click on “Stop Replay” in the “Screen Repeat” menu.
How to connect Android via MiraScreen / AnyCast (Miracast) to TV?
A MiraScreen / AnyCast adapter for connecting Android devices to a TV is needed only if your TV does not have built-in Miracast support. Support for this technology is available in almost all modern TVs (which are Wi-Fi)
The adapter needs to be switched to Miracast mode (where the Android and Windows icons are)
. This can be done using the button on the adapter. I wrote about this at the beginning of the article.
Depending on the version of Android, from the manufacturer of the phone / tablet, from the shell. the Miracast function can be called differently. “Wireless display”, “Smart View”, just “Miracast”. Look for an item in the menu, a button in the settings or in the control center. On my Samsung it is Smart View function.
We launch the function and select our prefix. If a PIN request appears on your device, then it is indicated on the TV screen (I have it 12345670)
Everything is working. The phone screen is mirrored to the TV via the MiraScreen adapter.
And so it works too.
In the Miracast settings on Android, you can pause the broadcast, or turn it off. Sound is also transmitted to the TV.
How to connect Android, iPhone, laptop via MiraScreen or AnyCast to TV via Miracast and AirPlay? How to end broadcast
When you want to finish broadcasting, just open Control Center and click on the Screen Recording icon.
A notification will appear at the top of the screen stating that the broadcast has been terminated. The TV will return to its normal state.
How to display an image on a TV from a smartphone?
If you have a mobile device and a TV at the same time, users often wonder how to display an image from a smartphone on a TV? Such measures will SIMply allow the content to be displayed on a large screen, so the available techniques should be presented in detail that will allow the monitor to be used in a repeater format.
The oldest and relatively reliable method, which demonstrates several important nuances at once:
- Both the smartphone and the TV must have support for flash memory via USB, and for the first case, you will need to use a separate adapter. For smartphones based on the Android software platform, an OTG cable is used for a SIMilar purpose. All necessary files should be copied from the phone storage to a removable storage device and the latter connected to the TV. If there is no OTG adapter, then a computer can be used to transport data;
- The TV must necessarily accept the content format in which the latter comes from a mobile device. To check the technical characteristics, it is advisable to refer to the user manual, which was originally attached to any device;
- You can understand the final nuance on the basis of the previous ones, since only photographs,s or audio can be displayed on the monitor, but broadcasting all actions from the smartphone screen or a mobile game with SIMilar methods will not be possible.
The most standard is the method of connecting a mobile device to a TV using a cable, since most of the latter are located on the body with an HDMI connector, due to which the image and sound transmission is extremely high-quality. Separately, you can give a recommendation that if the device does not have the HDMI standard, but VGA is allocated, then you can separately purchase and use an adapter from one type of port to another.
The phone connector is usually represented by the USB standard of one of two options:
- Lighting (separate for Apple devices).
Using the Wireless Display Option
Smart TVs are gradually flowing into everyday use, and terminology like Smart-TV, in a sense, tells a potential user about the amount of functionality. For the end user, the most desirable support is not just modern equipment, but the use of a specialized operating system for TV.
In terms of how to display an image from a smartphone on a TV, a certain TV option, represented by the miracast protocol, should be of interest, but it should be borne in mind that many companies and developers change the name every time, and therefore special attention should be paid to the instructions. Naturally, Wi-Fi support should stand out. It should also be added that the protocol is present only in those smartphones on the Android platform that are based on version 4.1.2 and PCs with Windows 8 or newer. There is still Windows Phone software from version 8, where the option is supported.
If the specifications for the TV indicate the availability of a wireless broadcast, which is called miracast, then you can immediately turn it on using the remote control, and then, through the smartphone settings, find the “Wi-Fi Display” function, or something with the meaning of a wireless display. You need to be prepared that you will need to search for the option in different sections, since even through the search bar in the settings it is not always possible to find the required command, since their names vary greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer.
It should be emphasized separately that in various smartphones manufacturers integrate other methods of synchronization, however, in addition, the localization of all the necessary items in the settings sometimes varies greatly, and therefore a manual for smartphones of a particular company may be needed. We must assume that you have figured out how to display an image from a smartphone on a TV.