Updated: Jul 26
If you are struggling with following along with the class because you are using a small screen for ZOOM or the Zone Virtual Campus videos, then you aren’t alone. It can be tough and sometimes we just have to push through and keep going. However a lot of devices, televisions or set top boxes, allow you to mirror the smaller device screen on a bigger screen.
What is screen mirroring?
Most smart entertainment devices these days allow you to cast content from your smartphone or tablet to enjoy it on more capable hardware. That’s where screen mirroring steps in. The feature displays whatever’s showing on your smartphone or tablet at any given moment
Thankfully, screen mirroring is usually pretty easy, and if your source and destination devices are perfectly compatible, it can be just as painless. Whether you have an iPhone, iPad, or Android device, options for sharing your screen in 2020 are plentiful. Read on to see if any of the devices you have at home can do the job.
Airplay is one way to send your screens image to your Apple TV. It’s done by swiping up from the bottom of the screen and tapping the AirPlay symbol in the quick menu (which looks like a square with a triangle through it).
Most iphones, ipads etc, also allow you to mirror your screen manually. Swipe down near the top right of your device and press the “Screen Mirroring” option. It will show you your apple TV mirroring options (you must be on the same wifi network though).
Roku is another device that is great for mirroring from Android and Windows devices. On your Roku, in the settings menu, you can choose whether mirroring requests are auto-granted or auto-denied, or if you want to be prompted for your permission. You can also add devices to approved and banned lists.
For Android devices, Roku notes that there are many terms used for mirroring, including Smart View, Quick Connect, SmartShare, AllShare Cast, Wireless Display, HTC Connect, Screen Casting, and Cast. (Whew!) Once you’ve identified the correct terminology, you can usually enable mirroring from the settings menu under the Network or Display headings
For Windows 10 devices, open the Action Center, select Project, then Connect to a wireless display, and then the Roku device on your network.
A lot of newer TV’s, actually allow you to mirror your device, straight to your TV. There are a lot of ways to do this through miracast, airplay, etc. It’s worth a quick google search to see if your TV and device can be easily screen mirrored.
Windows 10 PC’s
You can project your laptops screen onto a lot of newer televisions now. Just go to the “project” area and see if your TV shows up in the list. You may need a google search here to see if your TV is compatible but it’s worth the time.
Training at home can be easier if you take some time to get the most optimal solution. So have a play and see what you can do with your training environment so you can get the most out of every online class and video training opportunity.