Moto Z2 Force – How to Mirror My Screen to My TV or PC
Our phones are more than just an easy way to get in touch with people. Most of us use them for entertainment, and we like having a selection of homemade and downloaded videos at our fingertips. If you have a Moto Z2 Force, chances are you’ve already made use of its robust dual-camera system.
While phone users are getting accustomed to watching videos on the small screen, it’s definitely not the most comfortable option. Mirroring your phone to a bigger screen is a great idea. It’s easier to immerse yourself in movies, TV shows, recordings, or YouTube vids when you’re using a TV or computer. You can kick back, relax, and enjoy yourself, without damaging your health by focusing on a small area.
What’s the Difference Between Mirroring and Casting?
These terms are closely related, and it’s easy to mix them up. Both mirroring and casting result in the contents of your phone being displayed on a big screen of your choice.
But in the case of mirroring, everything that happens on the little screen of your smartphone is sent to your TV or computer screen which would display identical or mirrored content. This can happen using a cable or via the internet.
Casting doesn’t duplicate your screen. Instead, it means that you use a media player to display a video file on your TV or PC. This is a branded term that refers to using Chromecast, a popular streaming service by Google. The more general term for this process is streaming, but ‘casting’ is more widely used in this context.
How to Cast Your Moto Z2 Force to Your TV
On some phone models, you can cast using the phone’s display or screen settings. But in the case of Moto Z2 Force, there’s no built-in casting or mirroring feature. Instead, you can use the Chromecast streaming service, which lets you connect to any TV that has an HDMI input. You use a small device called a Chromecast dongle to cast your Android to your television. The connection between devices can be wireless or wired.
Note that Chromecast isn’t free.
Here is how you can install this function on your Moto Z2 Force.
1. Start with Installing the Google Home App
You can find this app in the Play Store, and it’s free to download it.
2. Open App to Get Started
3. Confirm Your Google Account Details
4. Grant Access to Your Location
At this point, the app will look for devices in your vicinity.
5. Plug in the Chromecast Dongle
Plug it into your TV’s HDMI input. If you can’t rely on your wireless connection, you can make use of the Chromecast Ethernet Adapter, which is a handy device you can purchase at a fairly low cost.
How to Mirror Your Moto Z2 Force on Your Computer
You don’t need special devices for this, but you do need to install an app. One of the easiest ways to set up this connection is to use Vysor. This is a straightforward app that you install on your PC, with no phone installations required. Once it’s set up, you can simply connect your phone to the computer with a USB cable and follow the instructions.
A Final Thought
Chromecast isn’t your only option for turning your TV into a smart TV. For example, you can also use a wireless device adapter, and an alternative called Miracast. Vysor has many excellent alternatives as well.