Broadcasting (Streaming) The Android Screen To A Pc (Not Chromecast)

Broadcasting (Streaming) The Android Screen To A Pc (Not Chromecast)

No Chromecast or Miracast media player, but really need to cast your Android screen to your computer or TV? There is an exit! To do this, you will need to download a couple of applications.

Background what and why

Quite often, many users need to translate the Android screen (streaming) to a computer. Broadcast YouTube, video from the player, TV channels, demonstrations of presentations and much more. Google is promoting the Chromecast service, which offers playback of streaming video and audio, but requires a special adapter that plugs into HDMI (which not everyone has), but the most unpleasant thing is that it costs money, more than 35!

There is also Miracast technology that offers exactly the same thing as Chromecast, but it is practically absent on Android due to the fact that this competition requires a compatible transmission device.

It would seem a hopeless situation, but still there is a way out!

For Android 6.X. 8.X

Do you have a new Windows 10 computer and a smartphone with Android 6.X or newer? Then use the built-in streaming video and audio. Broadcast Android screen to a Windows computer.

On the video, there are slight slowdowns, you should not pay attention, this is because a very old laptop was used.

Broadcasting (streaming) the screen from Android to PC

Now let’s move on from theory to practice and insist on streaming the Android display on a PC. Screen Stream Mirroring application has the ability to broadcast both to media players and browsers. First, we give instructions for working with media players.

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How it works?

With the version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google introduced the ability to broadcast the screen for the two technologies described, by installing the Screen Stream Mirroring application which will later act as a media server, as well as installing the VLC / Media Player Classic / Kodi (XBMC) program where you will need to specify the broadcast address

Will be required for a bunch Screen Stream Mirroring Media Player:

Setting Up Screen Stream Mirroring Media Player

  1. Launch the application and allow access to the screen (prerequisite)
  2. Open the side menu and select "Media players"
  3. The Screen Stream Mirroring application will specify the rtsp address that must be entered in the media player
  4. On the computer, run the installed media player
  5. Open in the top menu:
    • Broadcasting (Streaming) The Android Screen To A Pc (Not Chromecast)
    • section "Media" if you use VLC> Open URL
    • "File" in the case of Media Player Classic.> Open file
    • We write down the address that the application provided

    Media Player on the left, VLC on the right

  6. At the first start, you need to provide additional rights in the firewall. If everything went well, then you will see an image from the Android screen.
  7. Setting Screen Stream Mirroring Browser

    1. Launch the application and allow access to the screen (prerequisite)
    2. Open the side menu and select "Web browser"
    3. The Screen Stream Mirroring application will contain the http address that must be entered in the browser
    4. On the computer, run the installed browser and enter the previously received address.

    If everything went fine, then you will see an image from the Android screen.

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    Additional Information

    If you plan to stream video, it’s best to have Android 5.0. 5.1.1 Lollipop installed on your device and also get Root rights, after which you will be able to output sound not through the device’s speakers, but to stream along with the video. If your device does not have Root rights or Android 6.0.x is installed, then it is best to mute the sound on the computer, as there will be an echo.

    In order to reduce sound delays (if there is no Root or Android 6.0.x is installed), then you need to reduce the resolution and bit rate, if you use VLC, then you can perform additional optimizations, but still small delays in 0.2. 1.5 seconds not to be avoided.

    For users with Android version 4.x.x

    For the application to work, you will need to perform additional settings to make it work.

    1. Install Android Drivers
    2. You will need to enable USB Debugging
    3. Connect Android device to computer
    4. Download the additional utility, unzip it and run
    5. Launch Screen Stream Mirroring

    Additional information on setting up Android 4.x.x.

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