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 end up watching so much on our tiny phone screens. Our TVs are just sitting there with all that potential, but we’re stuck staring into our iPhones, not using what we already have. Since gizmos are getting smaller and smaller, one might think we would learn how to make the most out of our huge TVs and monitors by now.
But now there are tools that are breathing life back into our flat screens. One is Chromecast. Chromecast is a device for iPhones that lets users broadcast content from their phones directly to their computers. Whether you want to watch a movie or a show, stream games or make presentations, Chromecast does it all. Here is how to mirror your iPhone to a bigger screen with Chromecast.
First step: Set up your computer
Your laptop or PC will act as a server; it will be the connection between Chromecast and AirPlay. The first thing you need to do is download an app called “Mirroring 360” to your computer from mirroring360.com. 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 use Chromecast.) Once you’ve 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 with Chromecast. To do this, first click on your Chromecast extension in Chrome. Then click on the arrow in the top right corner, choose “cast entire screen,” 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.
Third step: Mirror with Chromecast
The third and final step towards mirroring your iPhone to your Chromecast is to open the control center on your iPhone, tap the AirPlay app, select the name of your PC or laptop, and switch the mirroring to “on.” After you’ve 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.
You can also 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.