Project your Pixel phone's screen

To share or stream content, you can project your Pixel phone’s screen through casting or through a wired connection.

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 8.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Cast your screen

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Connected devices And then Connection preferences And then Cast.
    • Choose to cast a single app or your entire screen.
  3. On the list, tap the device where you want to show your screen.

Tip: You can add Cast to Quick Settings. Learn about Quick Settings.

Stop casting your screen

  1. Swipe down from the top of your phone's screen.
  2. On the Cast notification, tap Disconnect.

Connect your phone to a display device (Pixel 8 and later)

Use a cable to connect your Pixel phone to a display device to:

  • Mirror content: You can mirror your phone's entire screen to an external monitor or TV.
  • Project content: You can present slides from your phone onto a display device. You can also access the speaker notes on your phone for a seamless presentation.
    Tip: This feature works on Google Slides and may not work on other third-party apps.

Important: To use this feature, you must use a display device that supports DisplayPort or HDMI to USB-C cable.

To project content from your Pixel phone into a display device:

  1. Plug the DisplayPort or HDMI cable into the display device.
  2. Plug the USB-C cable into your Pixel phone.
  3. Select the Mirror display dialog that appears on your phone.
  4. Follow onscreen instructions.

Share your app screen on a video call

When you use a video conference app like Google Meet, you can share a single app or the entire screen displayed on your device. Participants can follow along as you navigate an app or your screen.

Start app screen sharing
  1. From a video conferencing app, choose to share your screen.
  2. When prompted, tap A single app.
  3. From the app selector, tap an app to share.
  4. Start sharing.
Share a single app in Google Meet
  1. In Google Meet, start a video meeting. Learn more about Google Meet.
  2. At the bottom, tap Present now Share screen.
  3. Tap Present a single app.
  4. From the app selector, tap an app to present.

Tips:

  • Participants can only view the content of the app you selected.
  • When you share your screen from an app, participants can only see only that app.
  • When you navigate to other apps in the background, the stream is paused and others see only your selected app.
  • Your notifications and status bar are hidden.
Project your screen from Quick Settings

You can screencast from any screen on your phone with Quick Settings. You can share your entire screen or just a single app. Learn more about Quick Settings.

  1. Swipe down from the top of your screen.
  2. Tap Cast.
End app screen sharing

End in app

  1. At the bottom, tap Present now Share screen.
  2. Tap Stop presenting.

End in Quick settings

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap Stop presenting.

End by ending meeting or locking your screen

  1. At the bottom, tap Leave call .
  2. Your presentation stops.

Tip: Until you stop sharing, participants see the last frame you shared before you locked your screen.

End by closing app

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold until a list of active apps displays.
  2. Swipe up on an app to close it.

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