Connect Android Phone & Tablet To Chromecast In Record Time

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How To Chromecast From Android Phone & Tablet To TV?

Connecting your Android phone or tablet to a TV can be a bit of a pain. You need the right (HDMI) cables, adapters, and you have to make sure your phone or tablet is in the right spot. Not only is it difficult to mirror from Android screen to a TV or Chromecast, but it can also be frustrating if your device runs out of battery or you have to leave the room.

AirBeamTV Chromecast Screen Mirroring TV is an easy-to-use app that lets you cast your Android screen wirelessly to any Chromecast-enabled TV. With this AirBeamTV app, you can watch videos, enjoy sport games, browse photos and more on the big screen.

First of all, it is of course necessary that you set up Chromecast correctly.

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Chromecast App For Android

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Are you a Chromecast or Chromecast with Google TV user? If your answer is yes, keep on reading! We’ll show you how you can easily improve your home entertainment in minutes. Even more so, all it takes is a single app.

Download the Chromecast Screen Mirroring TV Android app now. Forget about tangly cables. Enjoy smartphone and tablet content on your large TV screen!

How To Chromecast From Android Phone To TV?

1 | Download App

Start by downloading the Chromecast Screen Mirroring TV app from Google Play Store. You can do that for free. No payment necessary!

2 | Connect To Your Chromecast

Once the app is installed, do the following:

  1. Launch the app.
  2. Click the cast icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Choose your Chromecast to connect.
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3 | Cast Your Screen From Your Android Device

When your Android phone or tablet is connected to your Chromecast, it’s time to start mirroring! To do this, follow the steps below:

  1. Click the ‘Screen Mirroring’ panel on the app’s main screen.
  2. Make sure to tick the ‘Audio’ option to have sound playing on your TV.
  3. Click ‘Start Mirroring’.

4 | Adjust Volume

Once you’ve connected your Android to your Chromecast, adjust the volume. Do that by turning the volume DOWN on your phone or tablet and UP on your TV.

In this way, you will hear the sound from your TV.

5 | Stop Screen Mirroring

Done browsing web content, streaming videos or scrolling apps on the big screen? Simply go back to the Chromecast Screen Mirroring TV app and click ‘Stop Mirroring’!

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Benefits

There are many benefits to casting your Android device to your Chromecast.

Here are some of benefits of casting from Android:

  1. Watch content from your phone comfortably on a large screen.
  2. Save your eyes the strain of hunching over your phone.
  3. Invite all your friends over to conveniently watch holiday pictures.
  4. Ditch clumsy and expensive HDMI cables and adapters.
  5. Scroll through your favorite apps on the big TV screen.
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Premium version

You can use the Chromecast Screen Mirroring TV Android app completely for free. But for true cord-cutters, we recommend checking out the Premium version.

Want to take your home entertainment to the next level? Interested in making mirroring as easy and seamless as possible? Look no further than Chromecast Screen Mirroring TV Premium!

Here’s what’s in store for you:

  1. HD quality of the stream.
  2. A 100% ad-free experience.
  3. Unlimited casting time.
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One simple app can turn your Android phone or tablet into an entertainment powerhouse. Extend the possibilities of your Chromecast today with this AirBeamTV app!

Prices

Choose between three subscription models:

  • Monthly – try the app out with this flexible subscription
  • Yearly – the best deal & most popular model
  • Lifetime – loving the app? Pay once and use it indefinitely!

Requirements

In order to successfully Chromecast from Android, you need three things:

  1. A Chromecast device.
  2. An Android phone or tablet.
  3. Wireless Internet connection.
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Why use an app to cast to Chromecast?

Chromecast allows you to cast content from your phone to TV. Why use a separate app, then? Here’s the catch! With Chromecast, you can only cast compatible apps. And well, that’s a mere fraction of all of the things you might want to cast.

With the AirBeamTV Chromecast Screen Mirroring TV, you can cast everything! That includes all your favorite apps, photos, videos, files and anything else you can think of!

Cast websites from your phone or tablet

The AirBeamTV Chromecast Screen Mirroring TV app allows you to easily cast websites from Android to your large TV screen. This feature gives you numerous benefits:

  1. Avoid using the inconvenient Smart TV browser with clumsy remote control navigation.
  2. Utilize your user-friendly smartphone or tablet to browse the Internet on TV.
  3. Cast any browser, not just the Chromecast compatible ones!
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How to do it? It’s very simple:

  1. Open the Chromecast Screen Mirroring TV app.
  2. Connect your Android device to your Chromecast.
  3. Open any browser on your mobile device.
  4. Enjoy browsing websites on a TV!

How do I cast my Samsung phone to Chromecast?

Samsung produces some of the most popular Android smartphones out there. It’s no wonder you’d like to know how to cast your Samsung phone to a Chromecast.

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Here’s how to do it with the AirBeamTV Chromecast Screen Mirroring TV app:

  1. Download the app from Google Play Store.
  2. Launch the app.
  3. Click the cast icon in the top-right corner.
  4. Pick your Chromecast device.
  5. Click ‘Screen Mirroring’ on the main screen.
  6. Adjust the settings.
  7. Click ‘Start Mirroring.

Now all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy!

How to cast Spectrum TV app to Chromecast from Android?

Spectrum TV is a Live TV, on-demand and DVR content app. Its main advantage is its portability. You can enjoy Live TV from anywhere you take your Android device to.

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You can also cast Spectrum TV to your Chromecast. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Download the Spectrum app to your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Launch the app.
  3. Click the cast icon in the top-right corner.
  4. Choose your Chromecast device.
  5. Enjoy!

How much does Spectrum TV cost

Spectrum TV offers three subscription models:

  1. TV Select at $59.99
  2. TV Select + Entertainment View at $71.99
  3. TV Select + Entertainment View + Sports View at $77.99

I can’t Chromecast from my Android device, what can I do to fix this?

Here are some solutions for when you can’t Chromecast from Android.

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Make sure both devices are connected to the same WiFi

For screen mirroring to work, your Chromecast and your Android device have to be connected to the same WiFi.

How to connect Chromecast to WiFi

You don’t exactly connect Chromecast to WiFi. Instead, you merge it with your smartphone using the Google Home app

To connect your Chromecast to WiFi, you will need the Google Home app. Your Android device should come with it pre-installed. Home is Google’s smart home app. It allows you to control app-compatible devices and appliances such as lights, blinds, TVs or front door cameras.

Here’s the process of connecting your Chromecast to WiFi :

  1. Plug in your Chromecast.
  2. Turn on Google Home app.
  3. Go to ‘Settings’ – ‘Add device’.
  4. The app will identify your Chromecast.
  5. Finalize the process.
  6. Go to Settings in the top-right corner.
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If you have a Chromecast with Google TV, connecting to WiFi is a bit different:

  1. Plug in your Chromecast.
  2. Pick the HDMI socket from your source list on TV.
  3. Follow the process to pair the remote.
  4. Choose your WiFi from the list.
  5. Insert your Wifi password.

How to connect to WiFi on Android

  1. Go to Settings – Network and Internet.
  2. Click Wi-Fi.
  3. Tick off ‘Use Wi-Fi’.
  4. Choose your desired WiFi network.

Check network settings

Sometimes the issue is deeper than just connecting your devices to the same WiFi. Time to get into the nitty gritty of your Internet connection!

Screen mirroring is based on wireless Internet. That’s why you need to ensure that your Chromecast device can establish a secure and stable connection with your Android smartphone or tablet.

First of all, make sure your Chromecast is connected to your WiFi router. Use the steps above to do it.

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DRM

DRM stands for Digital Rights Management. It’s a system of rules that defines the legal access to digital content. It’s a way for companies, entities and individuals to protect their copyrighted material.

What does it have to do with screen mirroring? DRM can define who has access to content, or for how long, but it can also put measures in place that prevent copying or distribution.

Since screen mirroring is basically a duplication of one screen onto another, some apps such as Netflix or Disney Plus understand it as unauthorized distribution and have DRM barriers in place. You can only access these apps via official ways defined by the companies behind them. Whether it’s a mobile app or an in-browser page, it’s up to companies to decide how they will distribute their content.

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It might be the case that companies decide to disable screen mirroring as part of their DRM efforts. That would mean you can’t cast your favorite movies or series from your Android to Chromecast. Luckily, there’s a way to circumvent it!

Read the AirBeamTV guide to DRM and learn how to easily get around it.

How to mirror Android to Chromecast without WiFi?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to mirror your Android screen to Chromecast without using WiFi. Screen mirroring relies on a stable connection in order to work properly, and WiFi is the only way to provide that stability. Chromecast does not support cellular data connections, so even if your phone has a strong signal, the mirroring will still be unreliable.

There are some apps that claim to offer screen mirroring without WiFi, but in AirBeamTVs experience, they are not reliable and often cause more frustration than they are worth. If you want to use Chromecast for screen mirroring, we recommend setting up a WiFi network specifically for that purpose.

It doesn’t have to be a strong or fast connection, but it does need to be reliable. Once you have a good WiFi connection, screen mirroring with Chromecast will be quick and easy.

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How to reset Chromecast

Is your Chromecast bugged or lagging and you’re not sure what to do? A factory reset might be the solution for you. It will erase all your accounts and data. You will have to re-log and re-apply all your custom settings.

Below you’ll find the method for Chromecast:

  1. Go to the Google Home app.
  2. Access your device.
  3. Go to Settings.
  4. Go to More – Factory Reset .
  5. Confirm.
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Here’s how to do it on Chromecast with Google TV:

  1. Click your profile icon in the top-right corner.
  2. Choose ‘Settings’.
  3. Go to System – About – Factory Reset.

What Chromecast devices are discontinued?

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Google have discontinued Chromecast Ultra, its original 4k device back in 2020. In September 2022, they have also discontinued Chromecast. They are still available until stock lasts.

Right now, Chromecast with Google TV is the only available model. That being said, chances are you own one of the discontinued models. You may worry whether the Chromecast Screen Mirroring TV app will work with them. Good news – this AirBeamTV app works with all Chromecast models!

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