Would you like to send the phone screen to the PC so that it can be seen as one more window next to the rest of the programs you have in Windows? This is what is known as “screen mirroring”, and in Android it can be achieved through different methods.
The first thing we have to bear in mind is that it is essential to have a USB, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection, as well as an application that is responsible for establishing the connection between both devices, but little else.
How to play the screen of an Android device on a PC
To send the Android screen to the PC we will use a very simple program called Vysor. It is an extension for the Chrome browser and is completely free.
- Open the Google Chrome browser.
- Download and install the Vysor extension from the Chrome web store (click on the “Add to Chrome” button).
- Now also download the Vysor app from the Play Store on your Android device.
Vysor – Android control on PC
Open the Vysor app on the phone. During the setup process Vysor will ask you to enable USB debugging on the device.
If you have never activated USB debugging, you can do so by entering the Android “ Settings ” menu and navigating to the section dedicated to “ Phone information ”. Press 7 times in a row on the build number until a message appears on the screen indicating that the developer options have been activated.
To finish, go to ” System -> Developer options ” and activate the ” USB debugging ” tab .
Once you have debugging activated, reopen the Vysor app.
- Then connect your Android device to your PC using a USB cable.
- Load the Vysor administration panel in the PC browser by going to https://app.vysor.io/#/
- Click on “Connect USB Device”.
- Select your Android device and click “Connect.”
- You will see that a message appears on your Android screen to allow USB debugging. Click on “Allow”.
- Finally, from the PC, press the red play button to start sending the screen.
And ready! If everything has gone well you will see how everything that happens on the screen of your Android device is broadcast live in the browser.
Remember that for everything to work properly it is necessary that the phone drivers are correctly installed. If you have problems in this regard, take a look at the post “ Does Windows 10 not recognize your Android phone? Solution!” . You may also need to install the ADB drivers for Windows .
In addition to the version for Google Chrome Vysor is also available as a desktop application for Windows, Mac and Linux . If you have problems with the web version you can download any of these versions HERE .
In my case I have had problems with the video codecs in the version of Vysor for Chrome and with the Windows application I have been able to connect the Android screen without problems.
Other tools to send Android screen to PC
In addition to Vysor, there are other utilities that allow us to “cast” the mobile screen on the computer. One of them is Screen Stream Mirroring , and it works through a Wi-Fi connection.
Screen Stream Mirroring
Download the Screen Stream Mirroring app for Android from the Play Store.
- Open the app and click on the “Start Now” button to authorize the screen sending.
- From the side configuration menu select “Web browsers”.
- This will show us a URL that we will paste in a new tab in our PC’s browser.
Established connection! That easy. Remember, yes, that for all this to work both devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network .
If we look for more alternatives to send the Android screen to the PC, we can also try some of these other utilities:
- MirrorGo: The good thing about MirrorGo is that it is not necessary to install any app on the mobile. It works via Wi-Fi connection or USB cable. | Download from its official website
- ApowerMirror:This tool works in a very similar way to Vysor, being necessary to install the app on the mobile and on the PC, to later establish the connection through a USB / Wi-Fi cable. One of its advantages is that in addition to showing the Android screen on the PC, it also allows recording it on video. | Download from its official website
As we have seen, there are a large number of solutions to do “screen mirroring” with an Android mobile. Do you know of any other tool worth mentioning? If so, do not hesitate to leave your recommendations in the comments area. We read in the next post!