5 Ways To Cast To Fire TV

To a large extent, we can say that casting has made products such as Fire TV Stick, Samsung, and Roku so popular. The convenience is unbelievable. Although compatibility poses a significant problem, manufacturers have found a way to work around the issue.

The Amazon Fire TV is a great device that allows users to stream their mobile devices’ screens on their TV; that’s a cool feature if you ask me. You can cast photos and videos from your mobile device, including movies, and view them in high-quality on your Fire TV. This article is your go-to guide if you want to cast your mobile devices such as Android, iOS Mac, Windows, and Chromebook to your Fire TV.

(Related: You can also learn the different ways to cast to your Roku TV.)

How to Cast Android to your Fire TV

Before we get started on how to cast your mobile screen to your Fire TV, remember that the term “Casting” varies in different Android devices. Samsung, for example, refers to casting as Smart View. However, the steps are pretty much the same.

Set up the wireless connection

The first and most significant step is ensuring that your Fire TV is connected to the same network as your mobile device. Mobile devices work better with 2.4 GHz and not a 5 GHz network, and your Fire TV is expected to be on the same band.

Here’s how to set up a connection:

  • Go to the homepage of your Fire TV.
  • Open the Menu and click on Settings.
  • Navigate to Network.
  • Select Network, and a list of Wi-Fi connections will show on your screen.
  • Select your network.

How to Setup mirroring on Android

After successfully connecting your device to your TV, you can move on to the actual process of casting to enjoy a great experience.

How to Mirror Android to an Amazon Fire TV:

  1. Navigate to your start menu from the homepage.
  2. Select settings.
  3. Next, select Display Sounds using the navigation keys on your Fire remote.
  4. Next, select Enable Display Mirroring. You’ll be notified that the mirroring option is enabled on your TV screen.
  5. Next, swipe down on the note from the top of your screen to access the notification bar.
  6. Click on screen mirroring so your device can cast on your Fire TV screen.
  7. There you go, you’ve successfully cast your mobile device screen on your Fire TV.

(Related: How to cast HBO to TV.)

When your Fire TV shows the mirror status on both screens If your mobile device and TV, these are the following steps to take:

  • Access the Quick Settings menu on your phone screen by swiping down your Android device.
  • From the drop-down menu, click on Cast or the Screen Cast icon.

You can also access the mirror function in these steps:

  • Open Settings.
  • Select Wireless and Bluetooth connections for wireless projection.
  • In the latest Android phones ranging from Android 11, watch out for the Connection Devices option, after which you’ll select Connection Preferences and then Cast.

Immediately your mobile devices start looking for a TV or PC to mirror to, select your Fire TV or whatever name it’s represented as on your phone.

Click on it, and finally, have fun streaming your favorite shows with friends on your Fire TV.

How to Cast PC/Laptop screen to Fire TV

Unlike the iPhone, it’s easier to cast your PC screen to your Fire TV, with relatively similar steps as casting Android. You don’t need any third-party apps because Miracast is already enabled on your Windows 10. Miracast is an excellent feature that allows you to cast your Fire TV from your PC.

  1. Access your start menu from your Fire TV homepage.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Display Mirroring Screen.
  4. Check out the name of your Fire TV; you’ll need to identify it in subsequent steps.
  5. Click on the notification icon in your Windows 10. You can find it at the bottom-right of your taskbar just below the screen.
  6. Click on Expand.
  7. Click on Project and select your preferred display option.
  8. Click Connect to a Wireless Display.
  9. Click on your Fire TV’s name; remember we told you to note the name of your Fire TV.
  10. Ensure that your Fire TV is connected to the same network and band as your mobile device. Else your PC will not find your Fire TV.

After these steps, your Fire TV screen will display whatever is on your PC.

How to Cast iPhone/iPad to Fire TV

This step is perhaps the most complex because it involves a third-party app. But, don’t get bothered; we’ll break it down into simple, easy-to-follow steps.

Here’s what you have to do:

  • Select the search icon on your Fire TV on the left side of your menu.
  • Search for AirScreen and tap it from the results.
  • Download and install this app. AirScreen allows your iPhone to connect to your Fire TV.
  • Open AirScreen and start the app.

You can skip the start-up tutorial if you want to, but we recommend that you watch the tutorial if you’re downloading AirScreen for the first time. 

  • In the app menu, open Settings.
  • Return to the start menu.
  • Select Start by clicking on the start button.
  • Access the Quick Settings on your iPhone by swiping down the notification bar.
  • Select Screen Mirroring.
  • Click on your Fire TV from the list of devices.

(Related: You can also learn the different ways to cast to your Samsung TV.)

How to Mirror Mac to an Amazon Fire TV

The Mac and the iPhone follow the same procedure except for slight differences in some names.

Follow the outlined steps below to mirror Mac to your Fire TV:

  • Download and install AirScreen on your Mac.
  • Select Airplay on your Fire TV.
  • Navigate to the Start menu on your Mac.
  • Next, click on the Mac OS icon.
  • Next, select AirPlay.
  • If you cannot find the AirPlay icon in your Macbook, open Settings and select Arrangements Tabs.
  • Activate Mirror Displays And Shimmering.
  • Finally, select your Fire TV’s name from the AirPlay menu on your Mac.

Your Mac’s screen should now mirror your Fire TV screen.

How to Cast a Chromebook to an Amazon Fire TV

Casting on other devices almost always has something in common, but it’s not the same for a Chromebook. This is mainly because it locks to the Chrome OS. You can also cast using an HDMI cable.

Here’s how to go around the process:

  • Enable the Google Play Store on Chromebook to mirror to Fire TV.
  • Next, select the Quick Settings panel on the right side of your Chromebook screen
  • Next, open Settings.
  • Next, scroll down on the screen and click on Accept Google’s terms of service.
  • Open the Google Play Store.
  • Download your preferable casting app, but we advise you to select from the reviews.
  • Follow their download instructions to cast to your Fire TV.

Note: We had to connect to the Google Play Store because you need to search for apps such as ForecastCast TV, and Cast videos.

We hope this article has helped you in casting to Fire TV successfully. Have a great day, folks!😀

Related: Ways to mirror to Fire TV

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