Cast phone to laptop, is that possible? Of course. And it doesn't matter which phone or which laptop you use with these tips. In this article we explain what you want to know.
Sometimes you just want to view certain content on a slightly larger screen. When you view photos or videos on your smartphone, we can imagine that it is better if you use a laptop screen for this, for example.
In order to do this we need the screen cast. This option is also known as screen mirroring. Or in good Dutch: mirroring the screen. You then present the image from your smartphone directly on the screen of your laptop, one on one. So you don't have one here Chromecast necessary for.
However, many people have many different types of devices at home. Take an Android smartphone and a Windows PC or an iPhone and a Chromebook. Not all devices are directly compatible with each other, but fortunately there is always a bridge to build.
In this article, we take a look at the best options available to you. It doesn't matter if you want to go from Android to macOS or from iPhone to Windows. In many cases, you simply have an option at your disposal, which usually involves a third-party app.
In the menu on the right side of this article you will find the options that are available. We are looking at various options and hope to be of service to everyone. Of course there are several apps and connections possible, but we choose one per connection.
Cast phone to laptop: Android to Windows
If you want to cast the screen of an Android device to a Windows laptop or computer, there are few things you need to do. You can read all about it in the step-by-step plan below.
In the second drop-down menu, select the option 'only the first time'.
In the third drop-down menu, select the "always" option.
Cast phone to laptop: Android to macOS
Cast phone to laptop: Android to Chromebook
One of the best ways to bring your Android screen to you Chromebook to cast is via the Reflector app. Before you can start, you need to install the most recent version of the app on both Android and ChromeOS. For more information about this, we refer you to the developer's website.
Cast phone to laptop: iOS to Windows
Of course it is also possible to cast the screen of your iOS device to Windows. You need some extra help for that, because both systems are not really set up for each other.
Cast phone to laptop: iOS to macOS
To cast the screen of your iPhone to macOS, you again need to download a separate app. This time the app is called AirDrop. You find it the official website from the developer.
Cast phone to laptop: iOS to Chromebook
Finally, we look at the option to cast the screen of your iOS device to a Chromebook. Again, you need a third-party app for this. That app is called Screen Mirroring. The biggest drawback of this app is that sound doesn't come through, but you can still view photos and such.
Not all options are ideal, but they get the job done. There are still plenty of options on the internet that allow you to cast the screen of your smartphone to a laptop or computer. If one of the above may not work for you, you have plenty of alternatives.
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