If you have a Chromecast or Miracast compatible device connected to a secondary screen like a television set etc., then you can enjoy watching your Android device’s display screen on the larger display screen. This way you can play movies, videos, animations and presentations on the larger screens. This can be very useful during office meetings or school presentations. And all you need is your Android smartphone and a Chromecast or Miracast compatible device. After you have all the hardware ready, you can enable the WiFi in your Android phone and it will automatically detect the available cast screen compatible devices nearby you. Here is how you can connect to these devices in Android:
- First of all make sure that all the hardware is properly working. Chromecast is attached to both the power adaptor in the wall socket on one end, and to your secondary display screen’s HDMI port on the other end.
- Next turn on the Wi-Fi in your Android device.
- The Chromecast shall be automatically detected. Pull down the notification bar from the top in Android, touch the quick settings icon and then touch the Cast Screen icon on the quick settings screen.
- It will show you a list of all the detected cast screen enabled devices around you. In this case, the Chromecast device that you have attached to a secondary screen. Touch the one screen that you want to use and it will start casting your Android screen to that device.
- At any later time, when you want to stop the casting of the Android display screen, you can pull down the notification bar from the top, touch the “Casting screen” notification and then touch the Disconnect option. This will stop the screen casting immediately.
The smoothness and clarity of the screen quality being cast to the secondary screen depends on the hardware quality of your Android device. If you have a better GPU, quad-core processor and at least 2 GB RAM, then the screen is cast without any lags and much better quality. On low end Android phones, the cast screen feature does not work that well.