How to mirror Android screen on Windows PC

Mirroring your Android device display on a bigger screen like TV or PC is very useful. The major advantages are you can easily stream the android device content to Windows laptop. It’s extremely useful if you want to present the content in an Android device to a projector during a demonstration and also can be used to record screencasts.

In this article, we guide you on how to mirror an Android device display on Windows PC using free apps which do not require ROOT. To begin with, all you need to have is an Android device with Android 4.2 and above as well as your smartphone should a support wireless display standard for mirroring and Miracast. It is also worth mentioning that these free apps for mirroring are best suited for demonstrations, watching movies, picture and make presentations. These apps are not suitable for high-end games and produce lags while playing so If you want to explicitly use screen apps for gaming, then you may have to switch to Chromecast.

Mirror Android screen on Windows 10 PC

1] Use Connect App

To use the built-in Connect App, you need to have Windows PC with Windows 10 Anniversary Update or later edition. The Anniversary Update will obviously support Miracast, and you need not install any third party apps to stream Android device on Windows PC. The following steps will guide you to use Connect App in Windows 10.

Go to Start and type Connect.

Launch and click on the trusted Windows store app from the menu.

Switch to your Android smartphone and swipe for Notification center. Select the Cast icon.

If you fail to see the Cast option on the Android device at the Notification center, then follow these steps.

Go to Settings and select Display. Search and select Cast option.

Now you will see the list of devices that you can cast. Search and select your PC from the list to establish a connection.

Switch to PC, and you will see the screen of your Android smartphone in the Connect app.

2] Use Airdroid

Airdroid is a free mirroring app that works without WiFi. It lets you access and manages phone from the large screen windows for free. The app lets a user to backup the files in smartphones to computer and record screenshot with no ROOT.  The following steps will guide you to mirror Android device to PC using Airdroid.

Go to Google Play store and download the Airdroid app.

Create a new account.

The app will display an IP address. Copy the address and paste it into the browser.

mirror Android screen on Windows PC

You will now see an Airdroid web UI.

Click on the screenshot icon to establish the connection.

You are good to go!

3] Use Mobizen Mirroring application

Mobizen is the perfect Android device Mirroring app which offers a convenient way of streaming smartphone media from PC. The app lets you easily access call logs, photos, videos stored on the phone via PC. The major advantage is that it doesn’t require you to install an app on any desktop.The Mobizen app is available for free which comes with a watermark and streams directly over WiFi. Moreover, you can use the app for file transfer between Android smartphone and PC with simple drag and drop.

Go to Google PLay store and download a Mobizen app.

Create an account.

Switch to your Windows computer. Go to mobizen.com and log in with the same account.

You will receive a 6 digit OTP.

Switch to your Android device and type the code in the app to establish a connection.

4] Using TeamViewer

Next, we guide you on how to mirror an Android device display on Windows PC using TeamViewer which do not require ROOT. To begin with, all you need to have is an Android device with Android 4.2 and above as well as your smartphone should support a wireless display standard for mirroring.

It should be noted that the application like TeamViewer renders the smartphone on a bigger screen like your Windows PC but it doesn’t cast the audio. While it allows users to mirror the Android screen on a bigger screen, it doesn’t let user communicate directly with the screen. It is also worth mentioning that TeamViewer is best suited for demonstrations, displaying pictures and making presentations. These apps are not suitable for high-end games and produce lags while playing. So if you want to explicitly use screen apps for gaming, then you may have to switch to Chromecast.

TeamViewer can also be used to remotely access and troubleshoot the Android device. Teamviewer can also be useful for Android mirroring to PC and it offers some bonus privileges to its users. TeamViewer works on all the platform and it doesn’t render watermark. It works both on WiFi and mobile data. It uses 256 bit AES encryption for encoding that makes the casting more secured.

Go to Google Play store and install TeamViewer QuickSupport app on Android device.

Open your TeamViewer app on your smartphone and go to a Home screen. Locate and note down the unique TeamViewer ID from the device.

Switch to your Windows PC, and install TeamViewer software for Windows systems.

Open the TeamViewer software and locate the Partner ID section under Control Remote Computer.

In the Partner ID box, enter the Unique ID that was displayed on your Android device. Click on Connect to partner option.

Switch to an Android phone. Click on Allow button in the alert message popup box to grant permission to allow the remote support.

Click on Start Now button to establish a connection.

That’s all.

Hope these methods help you mirror your Android device screen on to your Windows PC.

Related reads:

  1. Mirror iPhone or iPad screen to Windows 10 PC.
  2. Project Windows computer screen to a TV
  3. How to mirror Windows 10 screen to another device.
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