Root the phoneThe Google Pixel 8 series supports DisplayPort Alternate Mode. That means you can mirro video output from the phones to an external display.www.androidauthority.com
Yeah, rooting is more trouble than it's worth these days. I've gotten most of the functionality I used to root for by switching to a Galaxy phone, although I don't like being stuck with Samsung.
Samsung was the easiest to root/modify by long shotAgreed. Still emulating everything up to PS2 on my Note 10+. Don't ask me how any of it works, but I got it up and running.
Samsung gets points for having the most freedom and customization, but woe betide the person who accidentally erased the wrong file.