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How to Screen Mirror on Google TV

Imagine the thrill of sharing your Android phone or tablet screen with the entire room, all on the expansive display of your Google TV. The dream becomes a reality with Google TV’s incredible screen mirroring capabilities. Whether you want to showcase your latest vacation photos, stream videos from your favorite apps, or even deliver a captivating presentation, you can screen mirror or cast onto your Google TV. Screen mirroring on Chromecast with Google TV opens up a whole new world of possibilities.

Now, you can effortlessly mirror your Android device’s screen onto the grand canvas of your television, captivating everyone in the room with immersive visuals and content. It’s like having a personal theater right in your living room or a professional presentation setup at your fingertips. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll unveil the secrets of screen mirroring on Google TV, empowering you to harness the full potential of this remarkable feature.

How to Cast to Google TV from Android/iOS

To cast to Google TV from Android or iPhone/iPad, you should keep the Google TV connected to the WIFI as that of your smartphone.

1. Go to the Google Play Store or App Store and get the desired app on your Android/iPhone.

2. Select Open to launch the app and log in to your account.

3. Choose any content to stream and click the Cast icon at the top.

Click Cast icon to screen mirror on Google TV

4. Select Google TV from available devices and connect to it.

5. Now, watch the streaming on your TV. Click the Cast icon again to stop the casting to Google TV.

How to Screen Mirror Android Phone to Google TV

In case the app doesn’t have inbuilt cast support, you can use the Screen Cast option to screen mirror the entire Android device screen to your TV. You have to ensure a common internet connection between the Android device and Google TV.

Now, go to the Notification panel on your Android device and select the Screen Cast option. Choose the Google TV device to connect and view the streaming on your TV.

Select Screen Cast option

Note: The Screen Cast option may vary for different device manufacturers.

In addition to this, you can also cast the Android device screen to your Google TV from the Google Home app. The Google Home app has Cast My Screen to connect to your Google TV. Make sure that the Google TV and the Android device to the same WiFi network.

1. Get the Google Home app on your Android device from Play Store.

2. Launch the Google Home app and sign in to your Google account.

3. Go to Devices and select Google TV from available devices.

4. Click Cast My Screen and select Cast Screen to connect.

Choose Cast Screen

5. Choose Start Now to begin the screen mirroring of your Android device.

Select Start now to screen mirror on Google TV

How to Cast to Google TV from a PC

You can also cast your Windows or Mac PC screen to your Google TV from the browsers such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox browser with the below steps.

Cast from Google Chrome

1. Connect the PC and the Google TV to the same WiFi network.

2. Select the Google Chrome browser to open and go to the desired streaming website.

3. Select the Three Vertical dots at the top right corner of the Chrome browser.

4. Scroll down and select the Cast option in the menu.

Select Cast option

5. Choose the Google TV device to connect.

6. Click the Sources Drop Down and select Cast Tab to cast the particular tab alone.

7. Select Cast Screen to cast the entire PC screen to Google TV.

Cast from Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge browser also has built-in cast support to mirror the screen to the connected TV.

1. Make sure to connect the PC and Google TV to the same WIFI network.

2. Browse for the Microsoft Edge browser and select the browser to launch.

3. Select the Settings and More option (three horizontal dots) at the top right corner.

4. Choose More Tools in the Settings menu.

Click More tools

5. Select Cast Media to Device and the cast icon added to the taskbar.

Select Cast media to device to cast to Google TV

6. Now, choose the Google TV device to connect and select the Cast option in the Sources for the type of screen mirroring (tab or entire screen) on Google TV.

How to Solve Screen Casting Not Working on Google TV

You may face the cast option not working while connecting to your Google TV. It might be due to some technical glitch, poor internet connection, or improper selection of options or devices. You can easily troubleshoot these issues.

  • Check the internet speed and connect Google TV to a stable WIFI
  • Reboot Google TV
  • Ensure a common internet connection between both devices
  • Update Google TV to the latest firmware
  • Select the Cast icon on the app once again
  • Verify that the correct Google TV is selected while pairing

FAQ

How to screen mirror your iPhone to Google TV?

You can use the cast icon of the apps on your iPhone to connect to your Google TV. The Smart TV with Google TV OS offers AirPlay support to connect to your iOS devices. Using AirPlay, you can screen mirror your iPhone to Sony and TCL Google TV.

Does Google TV stream HD content while casting?

When you are casting on Google TV, you can watch the content in HD streaming quality only if it is applicable. Eventhough your smartphone doesn’t support HD quality, you can stream those content in HD quality on your Google TV.

What happens when the smartphone battery drains out while casting to Google TV?

The Google TV continues to stream the content even the phone battery goes down completely. You can power off the device screen while casting to save the battery power.

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