How To Cast To Firestick (Windows/Android, iPhone/Mac) 2020


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Last Updated on 2 months by Amelia Johansson

Do you want to mirror your computer or Android phone with TV? But don’t know to do? Then this is the perfect guide in which we learn How to Cast to Firestick using Android or Windows as well as macOS. So, make sure to stick with this guide till the end so you don’t miss any important steps or to avoid making mistakes.

Since I have seen many people that are asking for Mirroring again and again on Amazon Forums and some other websites.

That’s the reason why I thought to make a complete step-by-step guide to casting every device with our FireTV.

I am 100% sure everyone will find this guide easy because it is for all those who have some knowledge in screen mirroring and for those who don’t know about this.

So, before we move to the guide, first of all, it is necessary to understand what this term means and how it works.


What Is Cast To Firestick or Screen Mirroring

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Cast or Screening means showing a device screen to another device, for example showing your mobile phone screen on Windows PC or Mac.

Similarly, this guide will help you to share the screen of the device whether it is a Windows PC/Laptop, Mobile Phone, or even Mac computer.

This will let you share the screen of that device on Firestick so we can play or watch our content stored on that device.

Screen Mirror has many benefits like we can watch any movie downloaded on our mobile phone or Pc directly on the bigger TV screen.

It will also help to watch pictures and explore other things, you can also use this to stream content from mobile to FireTV. By using Cast To Firestick guide it will save some space in this device because we don’t require to download movies or other third-party applications for streaming.

Because we can do everything directly from our other device so in this way we can also avoid Fire TV Stick overheating issues.


How To Cast To Firestick From Windows/Mac/Android

Now after reading the above guide you will surely have an idea of how useful it is to Cast to Firestick. So, if you are curious to do this then don’t worry as now we are ready to move to the guide.

So, the steps for each method are different so make sure to check the guide according to the device you are using. Ok, so let’s move to our first method which can be used for Windows 10.

Cast To Firestick Using Windows 10

In Windows 10 we don’t need to install any software because there is already an option to mirror other devices. But it is a little bit tricky to use it that’s why I am here to show you the exact steps that you can follow.

Before moving to the steps make sure you have these things:

  • A Firestick Connected with TV.
  • Must signed-in Amazon Account.
  • A Computer Running Windows 10.
  • Lastly, Make Sure To Connect with the same WiFi on both devices.

After you have all these things now let’s move to the steps:

First, of all open Home Screen on Firestick (if you are using any other application just minimize or close it).

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After this press and hold Home Button in Remote for 5 seconds.

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It will open a new menu on the TV screen so using the right-navigation key select Mirroring.

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Now you will see a new screen with some instructions (check the screenshot below).

5. Ok, so now from your laptop or computer connected to the same WiFi network and then from the bottom right click on Notification icon (it is located in the taskbar next to Time & Date).

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6. At this time you will notice 4 menus there check if it has Connect menu if it’s not there then click on Expand and there you can find this option.

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7. Now the Windows 10 will start searching for a Mirror screen so when it finds your TV their just click on connect.

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8. After this just wait for a few seconds until it connects, to check the status just see if it shows Connected.

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That’s it now you will start seeing your computer screen directly on Firestick this means we have connected successfully. Now start watching movies, photos, or any other content directly from a Windows PC to Fire TV device.


How To Mirror Firestick From Mac

Cast to Firestick with Mac is a little bit tricky because by default there is no option in mac to connect with any TV or other device (as we do in Windows 10). But don’t worry we have a solution for this in which we are going to use Apple’s AirPlay technology.

For this, we need to download an application called AirPlay Mirroring on our Firestick while this feature is already enabled in Mac machines. In this way, we don’t need to download any third-party application on a mac device. This is the only best solution that can help their users to mirror any Macbook and iMac devices.

Ok, so before proceeding make sure you are connected to the same WiFi in both devices (FireTV & Mac). After connecting to the WiFi now follow the below steps to download AirPlay Mirroring on Fire TV Stick.

Here are the steps for Downloading AirPlay:

1. Open Home Page on the Fire TV and then hover above the menu and choose Search.

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2. Now type AirPlayMirror Receiver using the virtual keyboard and then hit the Search button. At this time select the first result you see there and then click on Get button When the app is downloaded then click on Open.

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We are done here to let the application opened in Firestick and then follow the below steps on Mac to mirror the screen.

Below are the steps to follow on MacOS:

Since I have already mentioned this thing above that we don’t require any third-party application on our Mac device. Because AirPlay is the built-in Feature for Apple devices which is for iPhone, iPod, iPad, and even for Apple TV.

Ok, so First enable AirPlay to click on the Apple icon (right-side above). and simply click on the System Preferences from the list.

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Here you will see all the available options so just click on Displays.

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Now simply select “Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available.”

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At this time you will notice a new AirPlay icon appears near to Battery and WiFi.

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Okay, so click on that icon and here you will see all the available screens. Now you just need to click on the name of your Amazon FireTV Stick and It will connect immediately.

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Tada! You will now start seeing the same display from the Mac Machine to your FireTV Stick. It is now working perfectly fine but there is a little bit drawback.

Because this application comes with a limited trial so if you want to use it permanently then you have to buy it from Amazon Store.


How Do You Mirror From Android To Fire Stick

Now basically there are two ways to cast your Android device with Firestick, in the first method we are going to use a built-in option in the latest Android Phones. And in the second or an alternative method we are going to use an application for those who don’t have this option.

In the recent updates in the Android Operating System, Google has made various changes and Cast or Mirror Screen is one of them. If the person is running Android 8 or higher He/She will be able to Mirror directly without any application.

Ok, so here are the steps to Mirror Android with Firestick (Direct Method):

1. First of all, follow the same steps as I have mentioned above Press Home Button for 5 seconds > Move to the Right-Side and Select Screen Mirroring and stay on the same screen which it shows.

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2. Now move to the Android Phone and Open Settings Select Bluetooth & Device Connections or Other Wireless Connections (Depends on your mobile).

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4. At this time open Connection Preferences (If it is not available then select Screencast under Wireless Transport).

5. After going to Connection Preferences now simply tap on Cast from the list.

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6. Now your phone will start searching for the available devices so from here just tap on your Firestick result and wait until it connects.

When connection made successfully you see the Android Screen on your TV and now you will be able to see the bigger screen of your phone with Fire TV. Now open any applications to check if it is working or not, if everything is fine then you are done.


Alternative Method Casting To Firestick (Android)

Ok, so above was the method for those who have the latest version, now let’s check out the alternative method. So, in this method, we are going to use an application called AllCast which is the best app and also totally free to use.

This application is available on both Google Play Store as well as on the Amazon App Store so we don’t need to Jailbreak Firestick. Because we can directly install it by following the steps that are given below, make sure to read steps twice to avoid making mistakes.

Now let’s Download AllCast to Firestick:

Before we proceed to the steps first we need to enable Screen Mirroring from the Settings. To do this you need to open Settings from Home Screen > Move forward to Display & Sounds section > Now scroll Down and click on Enable Screen Mirroring.

  1. After Enabling Screen Mirroring now minimize or close Settings and then go to Search.
  2. Now type AllCast and then select the first result you see there.
  3. At this time just click on the Download button.
  4. Wait until the app is downloaded and then click Open.

Now let the application remain open in Fire Stick device and then follow the steps below to download it on a mobile phone.

Steps to Follow in Mobile Phone:

  • Open Google Play Store on your device and then type AllCast.
  • Now tap on the first result and then click Install.
  • It may ask for confirmation so again tap on the Install button.
  • After this, the app will be downloaded within a few seconds and then tap on Open to launch AllCast.
  • When you launch AllCast it will then start searching for the available Displays. So, if you see the Display there just tap on it, and within a few seconds, it will be connected.
  • You can see the connection status next to the Firestick device name. Also, there you will notice some new options like Photos, Videos, File Browser, Google Drive and so on.

Now select any of the options below to stream it on FireTV, for example, if you click on Photos it will show all the pictures available on your device. Now just open any of the pictures from there and watch it on the bigger screen.

That’s all this was the alternative method of Mirror Screen Firestick with any Android Phone. But the problem with this method is AllCast is a free application that works only for 15 minutes. So, if you don’t want to connect it again and again then you can purchase its premium app.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Since I have mentioned all the possible ways that can help our visitors to cast their device with Firestick. But in case you have any questions in your mind or facing any issue then here is the list of some common issues and questions that will surely gonna help.

But somehow if you find it unhelpful then make sure to let me know in the comment section. Don’t hesitate to share any problem that you are facing or have any doubts.

Q1) I cannot cast my Google Pixel with Firestick?

We also face the same issue because for now, Google devices don’t support the Miracast. Even though we have tried some other famous devices like OnePlus, Opo, Samsung, and others. Every device is working perfectly fine except on Google devices.

Q2) Can I watch movies downloaded on my phone on Firestick?

Yes, of course, you can watch anything that is downloaded on your smartphone. Instead of this, you can stream from various websites or applications. It can also help to see your pictures on the bigger screen and even you can play games on the bigger screen.

Q3) Can I cast to Firestick without purchasing AllCast on Android?

Of course, you can Cast to Firestick without purchasing any application on Android because there is a built-in option for Screen Mirroring. For this, you need to follow the first method that I have mentioned in the Android section but if you don’t have this option then you have to purchase the application.

Q4) Can I watch videos on Firestick without Internet?

Yes, you can stream your favourite downloaded content directly from Windows, Mobile, and mac to Fire TV. For this, it is highly recommended to connect with the same WiFi connection and then follow the steps given above for your specific device.

Conclusion

These are the easiest, best, and the useful methods that will help everyone who is looking for a guide on how to cast to Firestick. As I have mentioned everything in the above section like how we can do this on Mac, for Windows 10, and even for the Android Phones.

I hope this guide helps you because I have tried my best to provide my visitors with the best information so they don’t have to go anywhere else. If anyone is facing issues make sure to read our FAQ list as I have listed some common questions and issues with solutions.

Also, if you know any other application that can help with Screen Mirroring then don’t forget to let me know in the comment section. Because maybe that app gives us more benefits as compared to this AllCast.

Amelia Johansson

Amelia is a writer who works on many sorts of blogs and also loves to watch movies in free time. She loves Amazon Firestick and has excellent knowledge of it that's why she is writing this lovely article.!

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