Samsung Galaxy J2 – How to Mirror My Screen to My TV or PC
The difference between the Galaxy J2 and a Samsung S9 is staggering. In terms of features, it’s unbelievable what can be achieved in just two to three years.
The Galaxy J2 lacks a very popular and important feature, by today’s standards – the built-in ability to mirror the screen on a TV or PC.
However, we can give thanks to the huge community of freelance developers, Samsung fans, and people that just want to help. Even though Galaxy J2 is not innately equipped to mirrorcast on a TV, not even a Samsung TV, you can use third-party apps and wireless adapters to get the job done.
To sync your phone with your PC, you can use a mirroring app such as SideSync. Unfortunately, there are apps that SideSync is incompatible with, such as Netflix.
But in most cases, streaming your J2 is a simple affair. Simply download SideSync on both your PC and your smartphone. As long as both devices are using the same Wi-Fi, you can set up a connection between the two devices.
AllCast is an app that allows you to stream a live screen capture of your phone through an adapter. The app is compatible with Chromecast, Xbox, and Roku. The cool thing about it is that you can use it for free.
A paid version is also available. This one has more features but it doesn’t improve the responsiveness or the signal. It’s only worth investing in this if you want stream more files at once or play with the resolution and stream quality.
AllCast can be installed via Google Play.
How to make it work:
- Connect and enable the Chromecast adapter on your Smart TV
- Switch on your Galaxy J2 and go to Apps on your Home Screen
- Browse through the list until you find AllCast
- Tap the icon to open the app
- Choose the appropriate receiver device from the list – in this case, Chromecast
Once you select the device, a menu will appear. From there, you can choose to stream pictures from your gallery, videos, or audio files. You cannot stream a live screen capture when you’re just browsing through the app menu as you would do on a newer Samsung smartphone.
Galaxy J2 Compatibility Issues
In theory, the Galaxy J2 should work without a Chromecast if you’re trying to stream on a Samsung Smart TV. However, because the J2 runs on an old OS, the Lollipop 5.0, many users complain that the signal strength is poor and no connection can be established.
Using something like a Chromecast or Roku adapter is the best solution. These are affordable devices that also offer plenty of other benefits to a smart TV owner.
A Final Word
The Galaxy J2 is fully capable of streaming FHD videos to your TV. It may take you a while to get there since the device lacks a built-in mirrorcast feature but it’s not impossible. If you still want to share your photos or videos with your friends and family on the big screen, you just need to download the free version of the AllCast app and connect to your TV via one of many Android-compatible wireless adapters.