Mirroring your mainstream laptop/desktop to your Fire TV is now very much possible without any tangled cables involved.
You will not require any hardware or any cable mesh involved for casting your PC/ Iphone/Android/desktop/screen to Fire TV.
Now with a single tap you can have all of your favorite Amazon Prime Videos and Music on your TV.
FireStick has plenty of its own content and entertainment hubs to offer, but it can also be used as a mirroring domain exclusively for your Phone or PC.
When you set out to cast to FireStick, you will come across various apps which will help you cast to FireStick. Most of these apps will woo you for their premium features but they are unfortunately, paid apps.
Therefore, we have chosen Airscreen as a free alternative app for casting to FireStick. It works as good as other promising, yet pricey apps.
Lets dive into how we can cast to FireStick on our choice of devices!
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- On your FireStick device, go to the homepage and type in and search for ‘IPVanish VPN’ in your search bar.
- Click on the IPVanishVPN you see in your search.
- Click on ‘Download’.
- Once downloaded, you would need to register with the username and password information you must have provided while registering.
- Once signed-in, click on ‘Connect’.
- Soon you would be connected. You can disconnect from the connection whenever you wish to stop using a VPN.
Device#1- How to Cast to FireStick From your iOS System
Fire up your Fire TV/FireStick device and go to search bar.
Type Airscreen. You can now see a couple of options as the search bar results.
Click on Airscreen option.
Select the Airscreen app.
Proceed for the Download.
The file will take a minute or two for installation to complete.
Soon after the app is installed, click on the app to launch.
Initiate the app by clicking on ‘Start Now’.
Look out for the option of ‘Settings’.
In the General Settings you can now see a list of options.
Click on ‘Device name’.
You can now see a small pop-up, for our fire tv device name to be entered.
We are naming our device here as ‘firestick4k’. Once you have written it down.
Click on ‘Next’.
on the next pop-up click on ‘OK’.
Now go on your iOS device, open the main Control Center and tap on the option of ‘Screen Mirroring’.
Proceed with selecting your Fire TV device.
You will see a check mark displayed once your device has been connected and enabled.
That is all you had to do!
You can now see your device options and the device itself on your TV Screen.
Device#2 How to cast to FireStick from PC
Go the main page of your Fire TV and hold down the Home Button on your remote.
You can now see three options alinged.
Click on Mirroring option. FireStick is now geared up for connecting with a device.
Coming to your PC. Windows 10 demonstration
Look for the Notification icon on the bottom right of your screen and Click on it.
Click on ‘Connect’.
In the small conncetion bar pop-up you will now see FireStick option pop-up.
Click on it.
If you want to look out for the resolution changes for your screen you can navigate through Graphics Properties and look out for the Display Option.
The display and layout for every resolution may be different depending on the model of your laptop.
That is all you need to for your casting FireStick on your PC.
Device#3 How to cast to FireStick to Android
These steps should work smoothly for all the Android devices with 4.2 and Miracraft Support.
- Simply go to the Settings of your Android.
- Look for Bluetooth and Device Connection options.
- Look for the Connection Preferences or Connection options and click on the option of ‘Cast’.
- In the available connections you can now see your FireStick.
- Connect with it.
Let’s look at some features of Airscreen and other apps which can help us with casting to FireStick.
Features of Airscreen
Airscreen is pretty much useful with some of the added features it has which makes it perfect for FireStick users.
Some of the distinct categories include Start, Media Servers, Settings & Help and Recordings.
- It is compatible with almost all of the devices available. You can look out for operating devices like macOS, Android and Windows.
- Settings option is very much a support center if you are navigating within the app for the first time.
- The recording feature helps you record different audios using your FireStick remote.
What If Airscreen is not Working?
There are some useful apps out there which are not only great as Airscreen alternative but may also hush down all the downloading hassle one has to go through.
Here is the alternative app you should check out in case your Airscreen is not in full swings.
- Chromecast (Airscreen alternative for iOS system)
These are all the apps which ran smoothly after our little experimentation of casting to FireStick on iOS device.
- Google Play Music
Let us know how your experience with Casting to FireStick has been like! We would really like to know if your experience was as worthwhile as ours.