Sony miracast Android. A guide to Screen Mirroring from Android to Samsung, LG, Sony and Roku TVs

A guide to Screen Mirroring from Android to Samsung, LG, Sony and Roku TVs

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fastest of them all? Content creation on smartphones is at an all-time high. Every few seconds, terrabytes of content is being created and saved locally, and as such nothing beats viewing your photos, videos, apps and what not on the big screen.

Screen mirroring/Screen sharing brings to mind Apple’s AirPlay, Samsung’s AllShare Cast, LG’s Smart Share, and a few others. To their detriment, these features are often proprietary and as such work best in the exclusive cocoon of their own eco-system. Not much help for someone who doesn’t buy the same brands across the board. But there’s hope.

Hooking up your smartphone to your TV using an MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) cable is well and good if you have the cable in question, to begin with. But let’s not forget the compatibility, procurement and cost implications. With that in mind, the other option would incidentally be wireless screen mirroring from smartphone to Smart TV.

Miracast

The current crop of devices from Android smartphones/tablets (Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and later), Windows PCs (Windows 8.1) to Wi-Fi enabled Smart TVs come with an inbuilt albeit often unadvertised wireless feature called Miracast.

Miracast is a Wi-Fi certified, high-definition wireless protocol which uses Wi-Fi Direct to connect wirelessly between other Wi-Fi Direct enabled devices, like a smartphone or PC, without having to connect to a wireless router. Acting like a wireless, HDMI cable, Miracast mirrors everything you see on your Android to your PC or Smart TV in HD audio (screen mirroring).

The only exception to the rule is incidentally any Google-branded device running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and later. The likes of Google Nexus and Pixel phones took a different tack, choosing Chromecast over Miracast. On that point, device manufacturers are not required to brand screen mirroring on individual devices as ‘Miracast’.

Matter of fact, very few do if any. The likes of Sony, Samsung, LG, HTC and the rest often baptize Miracast with another terminology. The underlying technology remains the same though. Here are a few:

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  • AllShare Cast
  • Cast
  • Display Mirroring
  • Share and Connect
  • Screen Mirroring
  • Screen Casting
  • HTC Connect
  • Screen Sharing
  • SmartShare
  • Smart View
  • Quick Connect
  • Wireless display

Screen Mirroring on Android

Screen Mirroring apps on the Play Store are legion but very few actually work as advertised when you’re not being bombarding with ads galore. You don’t actually need them for the most part. Let’s see how you can do it yourself with a few taps.

Android devices are varied and thus there isn’t one-guide-fits-all. You’re bound to encounter some challenges finding the settings that apply to your exact device. However, the steps below should be able to toss you in the right direction, after which you can positively find your way around.

There are two ways we have observed to get Screen mirror or Screencast to work, depending on your device. Our device at the moment is the Infinix Note 5 (Android One) which uses Miracast dubbed which simply goes by the name ‘Cast’. You should probably point out that Screen mirroring only works with compatible devices which are on the 2.4GHz spectrum. (5GHz is not often supported).

Method 1

  • Go to Settings.
  • Select Connected devices
  • Select Cast
  • Tap the hamburger menu on the top right corner (the 3 menu dots)
  • Tick Enable Wireless Display
  • Tap the name of your Smart TV
  • On your Smart TV, Allow [name of device] to mirror screen
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NOTE: We found this method to be the quickest way to connect to a Smart TV/PC. We have so far tested it with the Lenovo K3 Note, Infinix Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 on Samsung, LG and a Roku TV. Make sure that you are not using a VPN otherwise it will interfere with the process, as our EIC David Okwii found out the hard way.

Method 2

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Network Internet
  • (You can simply drag down the notification bar and long press on Wi-Fi)
  • Click on Wi-Fi
  • Tap Wi-Fi Preferences
  • Select Advanced
  • Tap on Wi-Fi Direct
  • Tap the name of your Smart TV
  • On your Smart TV, Allow [name of device] to mirror screen

NOTE: Method 2 comes with a few wrinkles. For the most part, the connection failed between devices. This method only made sense when we used a Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime and coupled it with Samsung’s Smart View. We shall more tests in the interim.

The process might be different depending on the device. A few smartphones/tablets only require you to drag down the notification bar to locate the Miracast app (branded as Smart View/AllShare Cast, e.t.c). Once you tap on it, you can start screencasting to your Smart TV, plain and simple.

Screen mirroring on Smart TVs

As stated earlier, Miracast the screen mirroring technology rides on the wave started by Wi-Fi Direct. For its part, Wi-Fi Direct is tethered to Wi-Fi itself. You should know that Smart TVs have one thing in common: they all connect to Wi-Fi. It could be on the internet or even a local network, but that’s beside the point.

Most Smart TVs have Miracast built-in. And by default, Wi-Fi Direct is always on behind the scenes. How you can tell is that your Smart TV is discoverable and it appears as a Wi-Fi network. On most devices, there’s no button to toggle Wi-Fi direct on/off. You often don’t have to do much other than accept the Android device to synchronize with your Smart TV.

How to Allow/Block Screen Mirroring request on Smart TVs

As is the case with PCs, Screen Mirroring does not forcefully hijack your screen at gunpoint. There are options to always allow the connection, prompt you to accept it or downright decline to synchronize your devices.

Similar to our old Samsung TV, the Roku TV which we used when writing this post gives you 4 options: Always Accept, Accept, Ignore, Always Ignore. These options appear whenever you are writing to screen mirror your PC/smartphone unless modified otherwise.

These options can be modified in settings, depending on which Smart TV you have. You can set your TV to always allow a connection from a certain device, prompt you or always ignore it. You can also set a list of Allowed devices which you don’t have to prompt you before connecting. If you don’t want a certain device to connect, you also have the prerogative to add it to your list of Blocked devices.

How to connect your phone to Sony TV

In this chapter I will show you the various methods by which you can connect a smartphone with Android operating system to Sony Smart TVs. First, I invite you to search for your TV model and check which methods of mirroring are available.

Newer Sony TVs, for example, have the operating system Android TV, which supports Google Cast technology, the same that is the basis of the famous Google Chromecast key and which allows you to transmit both multimedia content and to mirror the screen of smartphones, tablets and computers on the TV using a Wi network.Support fi.

Chromecast and Sony Screen Mirroring

As just mentioned, Sony’s Android TV have chromecast integrated. This technology exploits the connection to the same Wi-Fi network by smartphones and TVs to work and allows both to mirror the smartphone screen and to send multimedia content from supported apps (eg YouTube, Netflix, Prime Video and etc).

To proceed with screen mirroring via chromecast, all you have to do is connect the TV and smartphone to the same Wi-Fi network and make sure that Chromecast is active in the TV settings (it should be in the menu Settings TV Apps System apps Google Cast / Chromecast receiver).

Then go to the Settings of your Android smartphone and find the entry for the device connection, select the option for screen mirroring and tap the button for start the transmission. Finally, tap the entry for yours Smart TV to start the transmission. Alternatively, you can open the notification curtain and press the button for the Wireless projection or the Wireless screen (depending on the version of Android you are using, the path to follow may vary slightly) and then select.

In case you want to start casting video, audio or photos from some applications, you will have to start the content to be transmitted and simply tap on the icon in the shape of screen present in a corner of the screen, then select yours Smart TV from the proposed list.

As an alternative to Chromecast, some Sony Smart TV models (even older ones) offer the function Sony Screen Mirroring that takes advantage of technology Miracast, natively supported by most Android devices and based on the Wi-Fi Direct. This means that it allows screen mirroring without the need for a support Wi-Fi network.

To activate the Wi-Fi Direct connection on your Sony TV you need to go to the applications screen Smart TV and select Screen mirroring o Wi-Fi Direct, depending on the Smart TV version. Then you have to position yourself on the source related to mirroring, by remote control.

To send the stream from the smartphone, then just follow the same procedure seen above for Chromecast.

Chromecast device

If your TV is not Smart or in any case does not have Android TV as an operating system, you can use chromecast by purchasing the dongle of the same name, which connects to the HDMI port of the TV (and to a power source).

The device is available in two versions: one basis which works exclusively with commands from smartphones, tablets or computers and supports Full HD content (costs € 39,99) and one with operating system Google TV and 4K support, which allows you to run apps directly on it and drive with a dedicated remote control (costs 69,99 euros). Both models are available for purchase on the Google store and in major electronics stores. I recommend that you follow my guide on how to install and configure Chromecast to learn more.

Miracast adapters

Likewise, dongles with technology can also be purchased Miracast which, as mentioned, is supported in the vast majority of smartphones Android (in any case, I recommend that you check the compatibility of your smartphone before making purchases).

As illustrated, the technology Wi-Fi Direct allows mirroring of the smartphone screen on a TV, so using a Miracast dongle you can connect your smartphone to any TV to which the latter is connected.

In electronics stores and on the most popular stores on the Web there are many Miracast adapters, with that are not prohibitive at all. Speaking of which, there are Miracast’s adapters poor quality, so I invite you to always check the reviews before making purchases.

To transmit through one of these dongles, you must first connect it to the TV via HDMI, and power, just like adapters chromecast.

Then just select the source right on the TV and start mirroring as explained above for the mirroring technology built into Sony Smart TVs.

Cable connection

You can also connect your smartphone to the Sony TV via a cable. Remember that it is not possible to connect the smartphone to the TV through the cable supplied with the phone, which is only for recharging and data transfer, but you will need to buy a specific one.

For the most modern devices, which are equipped with a USB-C port, you need a USB-C to HDMI cable.

For smartphones with a socket micro-USB need a MHL cable, which allows, in fact, to connect Android devices with a micro-USB port to televisions with an HDMI port. There are both active MHL cables, which require external power, and passive MHL cables, which do not need it. To check if your Android device is compatible with MHL technology, see this page.

For more details, I invite you to check out my tutorial on how to connect phone to TV with cable.

How to connect iPhone phone to Sony TV

In case you have a smartphone available Apple, know that there are several opportunities for connect iPhone to Sony TV. In fact, Apple uses a connection standard called AirPlay, which is built into some Sony Smart TV models.

However, it is not possible to take advantage of mirroring via Miracast, since the latter technology is not supported by Apple devices. In any case, the casting, both of the contents (natively) and of the screen (through third-party apps) is still possible through chromecast and, for some apps (eg. YouTube) also via the broadcast function built into the TV.

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In addition, Apple markets Apple TV: a TV box that connects via HDMI port to the TV and integrates the functions of AirPlay, as well as allowing access to a wide range of apps and games through a dedicated App Store. Here everything is explained in detail.

AirPlay

AirPlay is a technology from Apple that allows streaming content and screen mirroring to all supported devices.

It is built into all Apple devices and the latest Sony Smart TVs. To date, the second generation of the technology, called AirPlay 2, which allows you to connect multiple multimedia devices through the Wi-Fi network.

To check if your Smart TV is enabled for connection with AirPlay, I invite you to take a look on the packaging or on the back of the same, to check if the sticker is present Works With Apple AirPlay. Otherwise you can check the list of compatible TVs on the Apple website.

Getting AirPlay to work is very simple, all you have to do is connect your Smart TV and your Apple smartphone to the same Wi-Fi network. Then, in case you want to duplicate the screen, access the control Center iOS (by swiping from the top right corner to the bottom, if you have an iPhone with Face ID; or from the bottom of the screen to the top, starting from the center, if you have an iPhone with a Home button), tap on the button Duplicate Screen and presses on name related to your Smart TV. To stop the transmission, then select the item present in the same screen duplication menu.

If you want to transmit a video or multimedia content, on the other hand, all you have to do is start playing it on your smartphone and press the AirPlay icon, characterized by one screen with a triangle underneath and then on TV name. info here.

Apple TV

In case your Sony TV doesn’t have AirPlay technology built in, you can rely on Apple TV, a multimedia box that allows you to make any TV Smart and compatible with AirPlay.

Apple TV is available in two versions: Apple TV HD, which allows content to be played in Full HD e Apple TV 4K, able to play content also in 4K and available in memory cuts from 32 e 64 GB.

The remote control is also included in the package Apple TV Remote. The connection to the TV is made by connecting the HDMI cable included on the back, after which thesupply through the appropriate cable. I refer you to the tutorial dedicated to setting up Apple TV to learn more.

Please note: There are also unofficial cheap AirPlay adapters on the market. I advise you not to buy them, as they are of poor quality and, therefore, with lag and connection stability problems.

chromecast

chromecast, which I told you in depth earlier is also compatible with iPhone. You can use this technology (whether integrated into your TV or via an external dongle) to stream content from supported apps from the iPhone to the TV.

As far as mirroring is concerned, this is not officially supported, but with third-party applications, such as Replica, it is possible to take advantage of the screen recording function to project what happens on the iOS screen on TV via Chromecast. info here.

Cable connection

In case you intend to connect your iPhone with Sony cable TV, be aware that it is commercially available in the Apple Store physical or in the most important electronic stores, both physical and online, an adapter that can be right for you.

I’m talking aboutApple Lightning to Digital AV Adapter, capable of connecting all iPhones to the TV through any port HDMI. The cost of the adapter is not low (around 50 €) and the HDMI cable it is not understood, but using it is really easy.

Just plug in the cable with Lightning output to your iPhone or iPad, then connect the HDMI cable for one end to the adapter and the other to the TV. Then go to the channel corresponding to the HDMI port to which the phone is connected and that’s it.

How to connect phone to Sony TV with Bluetooth

The vast majority of Sony Smart TVs possess support for the technology Bluetooth, but through the latter it is not possible to transfer video files between the TV and the smartphone, nor to reproduce the screen of the latter in real time.

What you can do, however, is play audio coming from the smartphone. In any case, to connect the two devices, just enter the Settings Sony TV, then select Settings Bluetooth in the category Networks and Accessories.

Finally, change the Bluetooth setting from OFF a ON. Do the same in Settings of your smartphone and, once reached the voice Bluetooth, just select the Sony TV name to start the connection.

In case you are interested in learning more, I refer you to my guide on how to connect the phone to the TV through Bluetooth.

How to connect your phone to Sony TV

Mirror Your iPhone to Sony: The Guide to Screen Mirroring

When seeking to buy a new appliance for your house, think about how it will work with the existing appliances. Even the greatest Smart technology, like your Smart TV, might become worthless in your house due to poor compatibility.

Yes, there are two basic methods that the iPhone may use screen mirroring with a Sony TV. You may either download the Screen Mirroring software or use AirPlay, which is already incorporated into the majority of iPhones running iOS13 or higher.

Please be aware that AirPlay is not available on iPhones running iOS 12 or earlier.

Whenever it comes to compatibility with Apple goods, this can be a problem, but with the correct knowledge, you can always find an answer that works for you!

The question, “Can a phone’s screen reflect a Sony TV?” is answered here. in this post. Let’s investigate!

Setting Up

Once you have checked that you have all the necessary requirements, you can start setting up screen mirroring. Follow these steps:

On your Sony TV, go to the settings menu and look for the screen mirroring option. Enable this feature and make sure that your TV is discoverable by other devices.

Depending on your TV model, you may need to go to a specific screen mirroring menu or enable a screen mirroring feature. Consult your TV’s user manual for more information.

On your iPhone, go to the Control Center by swiping down from the top right corner of the screen. Tap the “Screen Mirroring” button and select your Sony TV from the list of available devices.

If your TV does not appear in the list, make sure that both your phone and your TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and try again.

it’s worth noting that some Sony TVs may require a firmware update in order to support screen mirroring. To ensure that your TV is up-to-date, check for updates in the settings menu or on Sony’s website.

It’s also important to note that not all devices are compatible with screen mirroring, so it’s worth checking the device’s specifications to ensure that it supports this feature. Some Sony TVs may also require additional hardware, such as a Miracast adapter, to support screen mirroring.

Once you have selected your TV, your iPhone will start screen mirroring automatically. You should see your phone’s screen displayed on your TV.

Mirroring the Screen

Once screen mirroring is set up, your iPhone’s screen will be displayed on your Sony TV. Anything you do on your phone will be shown on the TV, including apps, games, and videos. You can use your phone’s volume buttons to adjust the volume on the TV.

To stop screen mirroring, go to the Control Center on your iPhone and tap the “Screen Mirroring” button. Select “Stop Mirroring” to disconnect your phone from the TV.

Be cautious when entering any sensitive information, such as passwords or credit card details, while screen mirroring. Your information may be visible on the TV screen, so it’s important to take appropriate precautions.

Tips and Troubleshooting

Here are a few tips and troubleshooting suggestions to help you get the most out of screen mirroring:

  • If you are having trouble connecting your iPhone to your Sony TV, try restarting both devices and making sure they are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Some Sony TVs may require you to enter a PIN code to connect to your iPhone. If this is the case, the PIN code will be displayed on your TV screen. Enter the PIN code on your phone to complete the connection.
  • If you are using an older iPhone or iPad with an older version of iOS, you may need to use a third-party app or a lightning digital AV adapter to screen mirror your device. Some popular apps for screen mirroring on older devices include Mirror for Samsung TV and Reflector 3.
  • Use the latest version of iOS on your iPhone and the latest firmware on your Sony TV. This will help ensure compatibility and avoid any potential bugs or issues.
  • Disable any other apps or features that may interfere with screen mirroring, such as Bluetooth, AirDrop, or Personal Hotspot.

Mirroring a screen successfully

The easiest method to achieve this for iOS 13 compatible devices is using the Air Screen TV or the Screen Mirroring App. Then, adhere to the directions below after downloading and installing the Screen Mirroring App.

The steps listed below will let you utilize Air Screen TV.

  • Make sure your iPhone and Sony TV are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • On your phone, choose the Screen Mirroring application.
  • Your gadget will start looking for your Sony TV on its own. Choose a Sony TV.
  • the Start Mirroring option
  • Choose Mirror Sony T.V.
  • Using the remote control, choose OK to approve the connection on your TV.
  • When you choose Start Broadcast, your material will display on your TV.

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The steps listed below should be followed to install and attach an Apple TV device:

  • Utilizing the guidelines provided, connect your Sony TV to the Apple TV device.
  • Make sure your iPhone and Apple TV are both connected to the exact same Wi-Fi network.
  • According to your device, swipe up or down on the phone screen to pick Control Center.
  • the Screen Mirroring option.
  • Pick the TV that is associated with your Apple TV device.
  • An Exam Mark will show up next to your TV choice.
  • You may now choose the material you want to show on your TV by choosing to mirror your iPhone’s screen on your television.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why is my Sony TV not mirroring my iPhone?

Make sure to turn on AirPlay if you run into a TV AirPlay connection issue. On the TV remote, press the Input choose button. Then, switch on AirPlay by clicking AirPlay HomeKit settings.

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Will Sony permit mirroring?

Screen mirroring is supported by Bravia TVs that were produced between 2013 and 2020. After 2020, however, the feature won’t be supported by Google TVs or Android TVs. Sony TV screen mirroring requires Miracast-compatible devices including smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

Does my Sony TV have AirPlay capability?

You can easily stream entertainment to your Sony TV using AirPlay 2 from your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. View images on your Sony TV as well as television shows and movies from iTunes and other video apps.

Sony TV Screen Mirroring? From iOS/Android/Laptop to Sony TV 2022

Have you ever thought about trying our Sony TV screen mirroring? Screen mirroring your iPhone or other phone devices to a Sony TV doesn’t have to be a major challenge, but it’s worth considering a few key tips to help inform this decision.

Luckily, our experts are on hand today to help with this, and today, we’re looking at how to screen mirror your phone to a Sony TV to help.

Is it Difficult to Screen Mirroring Phone to Sony TV?

Before we go any further with today’s guide to Sony TV screen mirroring, we should first start by considering whether or not it is difficult. Indeed, many people put off the thought of screen mirroring, assuming it would be difficult. However, this isn’t actually the case, and learning about screen mirroring your iPhone or another mobile device to a Sony TV is a relatively simple process.

However, before we get started, we’d recommend you know how your Sony TV works and what this might mean for your screen mirroring efforts.

What If I Can’t Screen Mirror my Phone to a Sony TV?

If screen mirroring your iPhone or another mobile device to a Sony TV hasn’t been working for you, there’s fortunately a different option you could consider: screen mirroring to your PC device instead. Luckily, with specialist screen mirroring tools such as StarzMirror, this process becomes a breeze.

StarzMirror offers numerous excellent benefits, and this makes it highly popular as a screen mirroring tool.

It supports mirror up to 6 iPhone Android phone to a PC at the same time.

It supports control Android phone from PC; such as send whatsapp messages, play Android games on PC, watch YouTube video on a bigger screen. This makes it highly versatile for countless different applications, be it gaming, making a presentation, or the like.

It supports 90 degree screen rotatation, screen recording, screenshot, and offer a 15 min free trial.

Not only does StarzMirror provide excellent support for screen mirroring, but it’s also one of the most popular and versatile screen mirroring apps, and it is available for a competitive monthly price from just over 3 per month on an annual contract. So, don’t go without if you struggle with screen mirroring your phone to a Sony TV; give screen mirroring to a PC device a try instead.

Part 1. Screen Mirroring iPhone / iPad to Sony TV

Now that we’ve outlined some of the key things you should know about whether or not screen mirroring your iPhone or another mobile device to a Sony TV is difficult, we can begin looking at the first option: mirroring an iPhone or iPad onto your Sony TV. Luckily, since most Sony TVs support AirPlay, this is a very easy process.

Using AirPlay 2

specifically, if you are looking to screen mirror your iPhone device to a larger Sony TV, you will need to use AirPlay 2. AirPlay 2 relies on your devices running on the same Wi-Fi network before starting, so always ensure you’ve checked this; often, it’s easy to forget to check this and end up using a mobile data connection instead.

To use AirPlay 2,

First, open the content that you want to screen mirror on your iPhone or iPad device;

Select the AirPlay logo from your control center; you can access this by swiping up from the bottom of your screen.

Then, connect the devices when prompted to select a device, and you should be good to go!

If you’ve been having difficulties with connecting your iPhone, iPad, or Sony TV together with screen mirroring, we would recommend that you check your devices’ settings to ensure screen mirroring is enabled.

Sometimes, screen mirroring can be disabled, but this could result in your device being unable to connect via AirPlay 2. It’s also worth considering that a small number of older Sony TV devices may not be suitable for connection with AirPlay 2; in this case, we’d recommend using a Chromecast to connect your devices instead.

Using a Chromecast

If your Sony TV doesn’t support AirPlay 2 – which may be the case for many older Sony TV models in particular – or if you’re struggling to get AirPlay to connect, don’t worry. You could instead consider using a Chromecast instead to connect your devices together.

Chromecast aren’t necessarily a cheap purchase, but it’s surprisingly easy to connect your devices with this method.

First, purchase a Chromecast device from your local tech store, and plug the Chromecast into a power outlet – ideally a wall power supply.

Then, plug the Chromecast into your TV’s HDMI socket to create a connection between the Chromecast and the Sony TV.

Once you have plugged the Chromecast into your TV device, next, you should launch your iPhone or iPad device and download the Google Home app.

The Google Home app will allow you to wirelessly connect your iPhone or iPad to the Chromecast; in turn, this will allow you to connect to the TV.

Finally, then just launch the content you want to screen share, and use the Google Home app to create a connection between your Sony TV and the iPhone or iPad.

After doing so, your devices should begin to connect together almost automatically, making this an excellent option to consider if you’ve been looking for a way to screen mirror your iPhone screen onto a Sony TV without downloading external software.

Part 2. Screen Mirroring Android to Sony TV

If you have an Android phone, you might need to consider a different option for how to screen mirror your phone to a Sony TV, but luckily, this is perfectly possible thanks to the Miracast technology, which most Sony Smart TVs utilize.

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If you have a Sony Smart TV, Miracast is incredibly easy to use.

1.Take your Sony TV remote and press the Input button, then open your phone’s notification panel. This is easy by sliding down from the top of the screen.

Then, you should find the Miracast screen mirroring function on Android, which is called Smart View, and select your Sony Smart TV from the dropdown list.

After doing so, you should then be able to see your iPhone screen directly on your Sony TV, making this a valuable and simple option to consider.

However, if the devices don’t connect almost automatically, we’d recommend checking the Wi-Fi settings. It might be a simple issue, such as your Android phone and your Sony TV running on different Wi-Fi networks.

Alternatively, if you don’t feel like using the Miracast method, you could simply use a Chromecast (as outlined before). Again, though, this will be more expensive than just using the Miracast feature, so we’d recommend trying Miracast first if you’ve been struggling to establish a connection.

Part 3. Screen Mirroring Laptop to Sony TV

What if you wanted to screen mirror your laptop to a Sony TV instead of your mobile device? Well, this may depend on the type of laptop you’ve got. For example, if you have a MacBook from Apple, it may already be running AirPlay, which means you can screen mirror even more easily. But, if this isn’t the case for your laptop, don’t worry; you can still screen mirror your laptop to a Sony TV with tools such as Lets View.

LetsView is a very similar tool to StarzMirror, although it often doesn’t provide quite as stable a connection. However, one plus side of the Lets View tool is that it allows you to screen mirror your favorite content onto your TV. As such, if you have been feeling unsure of how to start here, Lets View could be the tool you need.

To begin using the Lets View app,

First, download the app onto both of your devices (your laptop and your Sony TV), and then check both devices are running on the same Wi-Fi network.

Once they are, launch the app, select “Computer Screen Mirroring,” and enter the Pin Code that is presented on your TV screen. That’s all there is to it; then, you’ll be able to initiate a screen mirroring connection between your laptop and your Sony TV.

One of the most notable benefits of using Lets View is that it’s completely free to use.

As such, while it doesn’t quite offer the same level of professionalism as the other options on today’s list – such as the StarzMirror app – it’s nevertheless a solid option to consider if you want to enjoy your laptop content on a bigger screen.

Conclusion

If you’ve been considering screen mirroring your iPhone or another mobile device to a Sony TV but have been feeling unsure where to start, we hope today’s guide will have helped.

Indeed, while it’s often a little hard to know where to begin, screen mirroring your iPhone or another mobile device to a Sony TV is surprisingly simple. With this thought in mind, we’ve outlined a few key things you should know about how to screen mirror your device today, and we sincerely hope this will prove valuable for your own screen mirroring efforts.