One of the saddest things about all the new technologies out there is that we have huge, full HD flat screens with enormous resolutions in our homes, yet we don’t use them nearly enough. They are just sitting there with all that potential, and yet we are stuck staring into our small iPhone, not using what we already have. Since gizmos are getting smaller and smaller, one might think that we would learn how to make the most out of our huge screen TVs and monitors by now, and enjoy all their capabilities.
There are certain things that are breathing life back into our flat screens. One such tool is Chromecast. Chromecast is a device for iPhones, designed to enable users to broadcast content from their phones directly to their computers. No matter if you want to watch a movie or a show, stream games or make presentations, it can do it all. Here is how to mirror your iPhone with Chromecast.
First step: Set up your computer
Your laptop or PC will serve as a server that will be the connection between Chromecast and AirPlay. The first thing you need to do is download the app called “Mirroring 360” from mirroring360.com, and then download the Chromecast extension from Chrome’s Web store. Make sure that you have Google Chrome installed, or you won’t be able to do this. Once you have competed your download, open the Mirroring 360 file and drag it to your Applications folder.
Second step: set mirroring
The next step is to start mirroring your computer device via Chromecast. In order to do this, you have to click on your Chromecast extension in Chrome; click on the arrow in the top right corner; choose “cast entire screen” option; and then click on your Chromecast. If you’ve done this right, your computer screen will now appear on Chromecast. If this is the case, start the Mirroring 360 program and adjust it properly.
Third step: mirror with Chromecast
The third and final step towards mirroring to your Chromecast is to open the control center on your iPhone, tap your AirPlay app, select the name of your PC or laptop and switch the mirroring to “on”. After you have done this, you should see your iPhone’s screen on Chromecast. The only thing left for you to do is to switch to full screen on your computer device and enjoy watching your favorite series or films. It’s that simple, almost like setting up a ringtone on your iPhone.
Furthermore, you can use Chromecast to broadcast media content. Various devices such as the Amazon Fire TV or Chromecast USB stick support Google’s Chromecast open streaming format. The most popular video platforms such as Netflix and YouTube also support streaming via Chromecast.