The LG Screen Share app has made it easy to mirror Android screen on a smart TV. Mirroring your Android phone on the TV screen will give you more pleasure of watching your saved movies on a bigger screen, and you can also share your videos to family members as well as fostering more bonding. All this is made easier with your LG Screen Share App.
What is LG Screen Share app?
LG Screen Share App is a tool that lets you connect your compatible smartphone, tablet, PC, camera, or USB device to your TV. It also showcases all your device audio, video, and photo content in simple menus on your screen.
To view your Android phone on LG TV, a good approach is via Screen Mirroring. Almost all Android phones have this capability of connecting with a smart TV. LG labels its TV screen mirroring feature as Screen Share. LG screen mirroring doesn’t always need extra hardware.
You can use any android device for screen mirroring. However, the screen mirroring isn’t available for iOS devices across any platform, except with the Apple TV (AirPlay). Meanwhile, you also need an Android device that supports the ScreenCast or Miracast feature built into it.
Google has done its best in adding the feature to all devices running Android 4.4.2 and above, so older devices should be compatible. For certainty, you can head over to Settings > About phone > to find out the Android OS version of your phone.
How to Use LG Screen Mirroring via Screen Share
LG TV has made mirroring of android phones possible through their branded screen mirroring software under the Screen Share branding, which is built right into its line of web OS-based TVs.
The LG Screen Share app has made it easy to wirelessly duplicate your Android phones and PCs on a bigger screen. This is possible through the TV’s Wi-Fi connectivity, coupled with the simplified user interface of the web OS platform. The steps involved are clearly defined below:
Step 1: Start by enabling a screen share app on your smart TV. The features of the app are built right inside the web OS platform. Due to older LG TVs, there are two versions of web OS; though there is just a slight difference in the instructions to be followed, we will discuss the later version (3.0) Here is the procedure for this:
- You will press the Smart menu key on your LG TV so that the entire menu will pop up on the screen.
- Use the navigation keys on the TV remote, find and select the Screen Share application listed on the screen.
- Finally, select the type of device that you wish to connect to for screen mirroring. After making your selection, press the Listening Mode button
After successfully going through the process above, the LG TV will then activate the screen share option using the platform. You can then connect your mobile device to begin the screen mirroring.
Step 2: The next step is to activate the screen mirroring on your phone. Since the LG TV is now ready to receive a connection from the Android phone, you will need to set-up the phone for screencasting. To find the screencasting option just swipe down on the screen to find the option in the notification panel or head straight to the Settings and use the search function to look for it.
Step 3: After activating screen mirroring on your android phone, you can finally start to enjoy wireless screen mirroring. Make sure that your mobile device and LG TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network before you begin pairing. Once the casting is enabled from your mobile device and the set-up of the screen mirroring is complete, you can now begin to enjoy it.
Note: On the casting menu screen the name of smart TV will pop up once you begin scanning, then tap on it and confirm pairing the device by selecting “Accept” on the TV display screen. When it is confirmed that connection is established, you will be able to see the display of your mobile device duplicated on the big screen of your TV.
You can then sit back, take a cup of coffee, then enjoy viewing on a wider screen and can also keep the phone in charge and set the brightness low using the screencasting for continuous playback.