Phone display to tv?

hell911

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I saw the details about chromecast that it doesnt support FULL display transfer into tv, only certain applications work.

Im using nexus 5. Which device can display everything from my phone to tv, including scrolls, main menu, everything.
 

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Any phone with Miracast (or AllShare/Samsung Link for Samsung phones) support is able to 'mirror' your phone to your TV. However, not all TV's are capable of this. Same thing with Chromecast; unless you get an app that mirrors your phone as a video feed, you're restricted to media sharing and streaming from apps that support it.

What's your phone model? Do you have a SmartTV (if so, what model) or are you only using Chromecast?
 

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Any phone with Miracast (or AllShare/Samsung Link for Samsung phones) support is able to 'mirror' your phone to your TV. However, not all TV's are capable of this. Same thing with Chromecast; unless you get an app that mirrors your phone as a video feed, you're restricted to media sharing and streaming from apps that support it.

What's your phone model? Do you have a SmartTV (if so, what model) or are you only using Chromecast?

Im using Nexus 5 unlocked version from Google Play. TV is Samsung EH5300
 

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Well, it SHOULD work with a Samsung SmartTV... I've only tried it with my Note 3, so maybe it's 'easier' because both are Samsung products, but the process should be the same:

1) On the TV, go to the Screen Mirroring channel/input. It'll start 'looking' for connectable devices.
2) On the phone, activate the Screen Mirroring option. I'm not sure how it's called in your Nexus but there should be a mirroring option or Miracast something available.
3) Wait for the two to pair.
4) Enjoy.
5) Run for the charger; screen mirroring drains your battery pretty quickly.

Oh, and remember, both TV and phone need to be in the same network or they won't be able to 'find' each other.
 

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Well according to specs, no, it doesn't support WiFi but it does have an Ethernet port available so you could connect that to the router and the phone to the same router's WiFi and that should do it.

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that's also an option.

just to confirm, i don't need to buy any device, tv's built in software and my phone's built in software will do everything, correct?
 

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If you can get them to 'see' each other on the same network, yeah, you shouldn't need a Chromecast to see 'stuff' in your screen. You could try 'small' things first, like using Miracast to display your pictures or videos on the TV, and then try to use the screen mirroring feature.
 

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I think you can stream media from your phone to your laptop using Samsung's software (S-Link I think it's called, don't really remember, they've changed the name so many times already) but I don't know of an easy or straight-forward way to mirror your phone's screen on the computer.

EDIT: I did find this video on YouTube... MAAAAAYBE it'll help. Haven't really tried it myself.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8foXW5gqbs
 

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Does that work both ways?

Yes. Wireless. So remotely too. There is a slight lag, though, dependent on the speed of your connection.
You can for instance operate your computer at home, or at work, remotely from your phone or tablet while you are 'in the field'. Or you can act as a helpdesk for your friends' and relatives' devices where ever you are. Or stream a presentation for display elsewhere, while its file doesn't actually get downloaded to that remote device.
 
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I think you can stream media from your phone to your laptop using Samsung's software (S-Link I think it's called, don't really remember, they've changed the name so many times already) but I don't know of an easy or straight-forward way to mirror your phone's screen on the computer.

EDIT: I did find this video on YouTube... MAAAAAYBE it'll help. Haven't really tried it myself.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8foXW5gqbs

this didnt work, have u tried it?
 

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I haven't tried it but someone else pointed out that you could do that with TeamViewer, and that sound like a much more simple way to do it :)
 

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You can also do "phone screen and input on laptop" with MyPhoneExplorer (free in Play). Screen, keyboard, mouse.

You can also put a VNC server on the phone and run a VNC viewer on the laptop. (Since you're on the same network, I assume, you don't need Team Viewer's ability to jump routers.)
 

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this is weird, whenever i connect my phone to the laptop, im receiving this window (look screenshot below), it wont show the phone window.

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MyPhoneExplorer and VNC will. MyPhoneExplorer will do other things to - it's Android-specific so it does contacts, texts, etc.. But a VNC connection is just a remote connection to another computer - you can control the remote computer from the local one. You see the entire screen, use the mouse and keyboard, some of them even do audio. (Trying to do video, even on a local wifi connection, may not work great, though.)
 

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I dont want to control my phone or my laptop from any device. I just want to make the screen of my phone big by displaying it into my laptop.

Btw, i installed vnc viewer, it installed bing toolbar and changed my homepage. Not going to install it ever again.