Project your Android device’s screen

To use Miracast, you need a device running Android 4.4 or higher. To use Chromecast, you need a device running Android 4.4.2 or higher. If your device is running 4.4 or lower, the Menu icon looks like this . If your device is running 4.3 or lower, the Settings icon looks like this .

You can project your phone or tablet’s screen to a TV (or other device). This can be a great way to share your photos or watch a video on a big screen.

You can use one of the following methods to start projecting your device’s screen:

Project your device’s screen

You can project your Android device's screen to your TV using either the the Settings menu or the Quick Settings menu on your device.

Use Settings to project your device’s screen

To project your device’s screen using the Settings menu, follow these steps:

  1. Open your device's Settings menu .
  2. Under "Device," touch Display > Cast screen.
  3. Touch the Menu icon Menu , then check the box next to "Enable wireless display."
  4. Wait for several seconds until your device detects the Miracast dongle, Chromecast dongle, or your TV. Once it shows up in the list, touch the icon to connect.
  5. Your device’s screen will appear on your TV or monitor.
  6. To stop projecting your screen, simply swipe down the notification shade with two fingers from the top of your screen and touch Disconnect.

Use Quick Settings to project your device's screen
Make sure you have the box next to "Enable wireless display" in Settings checked before using Quick Settings to project your screen.

To project your screen using Quick Settings, follow these steps:

  1. Swipe down the notification shade with two fingers from the top of any screen.
    • If you're running Android 4.4 or lower, touch the Quick Settings icon   at the top right of your screen.
  2. Touch Cast Screen .
  3. You’ll see a list of Chromecast or Miracast devices on your Wi-Fi network.

  4. Touch the name of the device you want to project your screen to.
  5. To stop projecting your screen, simply open Quick Settings again, touch Cast Screen, and then touch Disconnect.

Learn how to cast your Android screen using the Chromecast app.

Supported Nexus & Google Play edition devices

Chromecast

The following Nexus and Google Play edition devices can share their screens with Chromecast:

  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Nexus 9
  • Nexus 10
  • Nexus Player
  • Samsung G S 4 Google Play edition
  • HTC One (M7) Google Play edition

To see a list of all supported Android devices, visit the Chromecast Help Center. If you’re not able to connect to any of the supported devices, try the steps in the Chromecast troubleshooter.

MiracastTM

The following Nexus and Google Play edition devices can share their screens with devices that support Wi-Fi Certified Miracast:

  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Nexus 10
  • HTC One (2013) Google Play edition
  • Samsung G S 4 Google Play edition
  • Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition
  • LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition
  • HTC One (M8) Google Play edition

If you're not able to connect to the devices listed above, contact the manufacturer of the Miracast device for support. Note that Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 do not support Miracast.

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