How to cast to Fire TV Stick from Android or iPhone

Did you know you can mirror your mobile device to your Fire TV screen? It’s a quick way to share a video or song on your phone with everyone in the room. Here’s how to cast to your Fire TV Stick from your iPhone or Android device for big-screen viewing.

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To cast to your Fire TV Stick from your mobile device, press and hold the Home button on your firestick remote, then select Mirroring.


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How to enable screen mirroring on the Fire TV Stick

Before you can mirror your mobile device to your Fire TV, you have to activate the feature on your Fire TV Stick. Note that not all Amazon Fire TV Stick versions support mirroring, so you may not find the option.

First, use the firestick remote to navigate the Settings menu and select Display & Audio.

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Next, select Enable Display Mirroring.

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There’s also a shortcut you can use to get here by pressing and holding the Home button on your remote and then choosing Mirroring.

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Your Fire TV will now enter mirroring mode and await directions from your mobile device. Follow the steps in the sections below for your respective device.

How to cast to your Fire TV Stick from your Android device

If you have an Android device, follow these instructions to cast to your Fire TV. The examples below will be from Android 12, but older software will follow more or less the same process.

First, pull down from the top of the screen to access Quick Settings. Then, tap on Smart View from the list.

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From there, select the device to mirror your phone’s screen or play content. Alternatively, if you open an app that you have also installed on your Fire TV, you will see the Mirror icon in the top right corner of the screen.

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Tap that icon, then choose your Fire TV to cast content.

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How to cast to your Fire TV Stick from an iPhone or iPad

Because the Fire TV Stick doesn’t natively support screen mirroring for iOS, you’ll need to download a third-party app to work around it. You can find two options from the Fire TV Appstore: Screen Mirroring and AirScreen. For this example, we’ll be using Airscreen.

First, navigate to the Appstore from your Fire TV home screen and search for Airscreen. Then install the app.

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Opening Airscreen for the first time will give you a QR code to scan with your iPhone or iPad. Once scanned, open the link. From there, select what type of content you want to cast to your TV, and you’re all set.

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If you need to cast again, you can swipe down on the screen to open the Control Center and select Screen Mirroring on your iPhone or iPad. Lastly, tap on AS-AFTMM[AirPlay] to mirror your iOS screen to your Fire TV Stick.


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FAQs

You can mirror your mobile device’s screen to your Fire TV Stick without it being connected to Wi-Fi. However, your phone will have to be connected to Wi-Fi or use mobile data to stream content.

Yes, you can cast YouTube to your Fire TV Stick. Open Youtube and tab the mirror icon in the top right corner, then select your Fire TV from the list of devices.

Yes, you can cast Oculus Quest to your Fire TV Stick, with your phone acting as the middleman. First, enable display mirroring on your Fire TV. Then cast the Oculus Quest to the Oculus app on your phone. Lastly, use the Smart View feature on your phone to mirror its content on your Fire TV.

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