What’s screen mirroing?
If there are 20 people in a meeting room and you need to share slides from your laptop, usually you will connect your laptop to a TV or a projector to let everyone see slides. It’s impossible to let everyone see slides from your laptop because the screen is too small. Screen mirroring is a technology that allows you to send the media from a smaller screen such as a smartphone or tablet to a larger screen. You can mirror slides, videos, photos or games from your devices to your TV. But the question is how. Each device has different ways to do screen mirroring. We are going to let you know some tips to easily mirror content to a TV.
How to mirror your laptop to a TV?
To share slides from your laptop to a TV, we usually use a HDMI cable to do so. But if you are using a MacBook, it will be inconvenient to use a HDMI cable. You will need an adapter to connect your MacBook and the HDMI cable. However, you can mirror a Windows laptop or a MacBook to a TV wirelessly in an easy way. With a professional wireless presentation system, people can screen mirror content with any device to a TV without worrying about cable issues.
How to mirror your iPhone or Android smartphone to a TV?
If you want to mirror your smartphone to a TV, you can do it with wire or wirelessly. You can use an adapter and a HDMI cable to cast your phone’s screen. If you want to mirror your iPhone wirelessly to a display, you can install Apple TV or purchase a smart TV that has Apple TV built-in. If you want to mirror your Android phone wirelessly to a TV, you can get a Chromecast or purchase a smart TV that has Chromecast built-in. At home, family members usually use devices from the same brand. So you don’t need to buy Apple TV and Chromecast at the same time. In the office, it’s quite different. If you don’t want to buy too many tools, you can get a wireless presentation system for both iPhone and Android smartphone to mirror media to a TV.
How to mirror your Android tablet or iPad to a TV?
Mirroring your tablet to a TV is basically like what you do with your smartphone. Based on the operating system, you can choose to use an Apple TV, Chromecast or wireless presentation system to mirror media to a TV.
You can do more than screen mirroring with a wireless presentation system
We mention the wireless presentation system several times in this article. But what’s a wireless presentation system and why does it seem to be the best solution for screen mirroring? A wireless presentation system allows you to mirror media to a TV with any devices. Usually it’s more than screen mirroring, a professional wireless presentation system provides many collaboration features. It enables collaboration at workplaces to be smooth and efficient. On the other hand, Apple TV and Chromecast are for entertainment at home. If you are interested in the wireless presentation system, you can contact our Pro AV experts for more suggestions.
No matter what tool you use to do screen mirroring, keep in mind that you must test it before purchase. From Wi-Fi connection to latency, you will never know the product performance until you try.