The ability to project or reflect content from various electronic devices to a Smart TV is now a norm. However, compatibility concerns arise due to the growing number of manufacturers.
Amazon’s Firestick is a good illustration of this, as it doesn’t immediately connect to other devices. You can mirror your Android phone or tablet to your TV with Amazon Fire TV Sticks, which come pre-installed with apps for popular streaming services like Netflix and Hulu.
Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast function similarly when casting an Android screen to a TV. The Android device and the Fire TV must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network to operate. This article shows ways you can mirror a Fire TV using different devices.
1. How to Mirror Amazon Firestick Using an Android Device
Since Amazon has loosened its limits on Chromecast for their products, using an Android device to mirror or cast to a Firestick is reasonably straightforward. Take these steps to accomplish this:
Step 1: Hold down the “Home” button on your Fire TV remote until the menu opens, and then choose “Settings.”
Step 2: Select “Display & Sounds” from the “Settings” menu.
Step 3: Afterward, choose “Enable Display Mirroring.”
Step 4: It displays the wireless mirror status and the device that receives the reflected display on the screen. Keep the Fire TV on this screen to ensure a successful connection. The Fire TV Stick’s name is essential to remember.
Step 5: The “Screen Cast” or “Cast” icon may be found in the “Quick Settings” menu on your Android smartphone by swiping down and tapping on it. Go to “Settings,” look for and choose “Wireless and Bluetooth Connections” or Wireless Projection if it isn’t already there. Go to Connection Devices -> Connection Preferences -> Cast on Android 11 or newer.
Step 6: The message “Searching for devices…” is shown.
Step 7: Tap on your Fire TV’s name when you find it.
Step 8: After a few seconds, your phone’s screen will appear on your Fire TV. It should be possible to stream videos from your Android phone or tablet to the Fire TV by pressing the Cast button.
2. How to Mirror Amazon Firestick using an iOS Device
On iOS devices like the iPhone, utilizing the Firestick requires a few more steps but is still achievable with a little extra effort. Unlike Android, Firestick and iOS do not automatically connect. Go through the following steps to do this:
Step 1: Locate and choose the “Search” icon in the upper-left corner of your Fire TV.
Step 2: Select “AirScreen” from the list of search results once you’ve done your search for “AirScreen.”
Step 3: To download and install the app, click “Get” on the app’s website. Connect your iPhone to your Firestick TV for free with this app. Visit the AirScreen website to learn more about the app before downloading it.
Step 4: Open AirScreen once it installs. A short tutorial pop-up is shown to new users when they use the app for the first time. If you want to see a tutorial, click “How to Use.” Else, click “Start Now.”
Step 5: Make sure “AirPlay” is enabled by clicking on the “gear icon” in the menu.
Step 6: When you get back to the main menu, go to “Start” and click the “Start icon.”
Step 7: Tap “Screen Mirroring” on your iPhone’s main settings menu by swiping down from the top of the screen.
Step 8: Tap on your Fire TV’s name.
Step 9: Your device should now be able to see what’s on your TV through the Fire TV Stick.
3. How to Mirror Amazon Firestick using Windows 10
Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system includes Miracast by default, enabling Fire TV connections. The process is identical to casting an Android smartphone, with minor differences regarding Fire TV settings.
Step 1: Take a look at your Firestick’s “Display Mirroring” screen. Identify your Fire TV by its name.
Step 2: In Windows 10, click the “Notifications icon” in the Taskbar’s bottom right corner.
Step 3: Expand by clicking on “Expand.”
Step 4: Now, pick “Project” and select the display option that best suits your needs. It may customize the project at any moment to meet your specific requirements.
Step 5: “Connect to a wireless display” should be selected.
Step 6: Start mirroring by selecting the name of your Fire TV. Click on “Find other types of devices” if the name does not show. If the problem persists, see if you’re on the same wireless network (SSID name) and band as your Fire TV (2.5GHz or 5GHz).
Step 7: Your PC screen should now be visible on your TV through the Firestick.
4. How to Mirror Amazon Firestick using Mac
It’s no surprise that the process of connecting an iPhone or Mac to a Fire TV is quite identical. There is still no substitute for AirScreen when streaming on a Firestick. To achieve this, follow the steps outlined below:
Step 1: Download and install “AirScreen” if you haven’t already.
Step 2: To enable AirPlay, go to your Fire TV’s Settings and select “AirPlay.” A checkmark should be in the box next to it.
Step 3: Go to the “Help” menu to get started.
Step 4: Select the “macOS icon” option.
Step 5: Select “AirPlay” next.
Step 6: Choose the “AirPlay icon in your Mac Dock.” If the icon isn’t visible, go to “Settings (Apple menu icon) -> Display,” then pick the “Arrangement tab.” Check that “Mirror Displays” and “Show Mirroring” are on.
Step 7: Select your Fire TV’s name from the AirPlay menu on your Mac.
Step 8: Press “OK” on your Fire TV remote.
Step 9: You should now mirror your Macbook, Macbook Pro, or MacBook AirScreen.
If you’re using an Amazon Firestick, mirroring your screen to the device will differ depending on your device and the application used to do it. Despite this, the ease of use is almost inevitable.