In this article, we will guide you on how to mirror an iPhone to Chromecast.
Google’s smart TV, the Chromecast, is an extremely adaptable contraption that can be used to transfer video content from the Internet through a wide
assortment of gadgets and sites to an extra-large flat-screen television.
Nonetheless, it works a bit better in case you’re living inside Google’s environment or ecosystem – very much like Apple’s gadgets work better together.
Possibly that might be the reason why mirroring your smartphone or tablet is basically allowed only on Android. On the off chance that you need to
get your iPhone or iPad’s showcase on the big screen, the most ideal alternative is to purchase the fairly costly Apple TV.
Another option is to purchase Apple’s lightning to HDMI cable link, although, it’s inelegant. Fortunately, most media applications on iOS as of now
support casting media to Chromecast, so there’s no issue on the off chance that you need to use it to play your most loved media.
How to cast videos from iPhone or iPad to Chromecast
If you have only a single Chromecast at home, doing this can only be a single-step process, if not, then there’s one extra step, and here is how it works.
- Make sure that your iOS device and Chromecast are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Open an app such as Netflix or Youtube, which supports Chromecast.
- Load the video you want to cast.
- Tap the Cast button, a square with three curved lines like the Wi-Fi symbol coming out of the corner.
- If you have only a single Chromecast on the network, the video should start playing immediately. If not, you’ll see a list of available devices, and you’ll have to tap on the one you want to cast the video too.
That is it, as long as the application you’re using allows or supports Chromecast. On the off chance that you don’t see the Cast button, either your
application doesn’t have Chromecast supported, or your Chromecast isn’t associated with a similar network.
On the off chance that you need to use it to show another person a webpage from your smartphone, at that point, there are a couple of workarounds
that you can in any case use and mirror or cast a webpage to the widescreen television through a Chromecast.
How to cast web pages that don’t have Chromecast videos
show friends a web page, where you may have saved documents or even media, you can in any case do this, using a free application called MomoCast.
This is the thing that you need to do
- Install MomoCast on your iPhone or iPad – it’s free to use.
- Be sure you’re on the same Wi-Fi network as the Chromecast device.
- In Safari, tap the Share button, and then tap on Cast with MomoCast.
- This will open the webpage you’re on using MomoCast’s browser, which comes with a cast icon on the top right. Tap the name of your Chromecast to connect.
- Select the Cast icon again, and tap on the Mirror screen to start streaming. This will display the webpage on your device, which could be used to show a presentation, a PDF file, or even just show friends pictures from your Instagram.
- Select the Cast icon again and tap on Disconnect to end the stream.
How to mirror your iPhone or iPad’s display to a TV via a Chromecast
All that is fine, but yet how would I really cast my iPad or iPhone’s screen to my TV, That might be your question.
Indeed, the short answer is – you can’t. In any case, there is a little workaround that really can work.
The manner in which it works is to daisy chain Airplay casting from your smartphone or tablet to your PC, and afterward using Chrome’s desktop casting through the PC.
There are so many applications you can use to deal with the initial part, however, while most of them are free to try, you need to pay to continue to use them.
In the event that paying some cash isn’t an issue, we’d propose going with Reflector, which has all the earmarks of being the most well-known and furthermore the best one from the comments and user reviews.
Notwithstanding, for the reasons for this guide, we tracked down a free application called LonelyScreen that functions admirably as well.
Here are some guides to mirror your iPhone or iPad display to the TV via Chromecast:
- Make sure your iOS device, PC, and Chromecast are all connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Install LonelyScreen on your PC – it works and is free on both Windows and Mac.
- On your PC, launch Chrome, and go to the menu, then click on Cast.
- Click on the arrow next to Cast to, and click on Cast desktop. Then, click on your Chromecast’s name.
- Okay, now you’ve got your desktop on the TV screen. The next step is to get the iOS device onto the desktop.
- Run LonelyScreen. You can click on the LonelyScreen text to change the server name, or leave it alone.
- Now, on your iPhone or iPad, swipe up from the bottom to show the Control Centre, and tap on Airplay Mirroring.
- Tap on LonelyScreen (or whatever else you might have named the server) to start mirroring your screen.
- Click on the LonelyScreen window and maximize it.
Presently, your smartphone is being cast onto your PC, and the equivalent is being mirrored onto your Chromecast and the TV. There are stunned slack.
If you accomplish something on your iPad, it will take a few minutes to be reflected on the PC, and some other seconds to show on the big screen, so
it’s not actually valuable to watch a film, however in the event that you need to demo an application, or exhibit a presentation, this may be a decent choice.