How to Mirror Your Android Device to a Chromebook
In most cases, Android makes screen mirroring easy. However, nothing is really simple when it comes to Chromebook devices. At their core, they’re not feature-diversified — the goal of a Chromebook is to be portable, light-weight in terms of software, and capable of performing online actions.
Still, there are ways to mirror your Android screen to your Chromebook when using third-party apps. Luckily, Android is king in this regard. Here’s how to mirror Android to your Chromebook.
- 1 Mirror your Android device to a Chromebook with Reflector 3
- 2 Mirror your Android device to a Chromebook with Vysor
- 3 Mirror your Android device to a Chromebook using the VMLite VNC server
- 4 Mirror your Android device to a Chromebook with AirDroid
- 5 Mirror your Android device to a Chromebook with AllCast
- 6 Mirror or cast Android to Chromebook
Mirror your Android device to a Chromebook with Reflector 3
Reflector 3 is the third iteration of one of the best third-party screen mirroring apps for Android devices. It supports Google Cast, Miracast as well as AirPlay. Yes, with the Reflector 3 app you can mirror your Android device’s screen to your Chromebook device. Here’s how to do it.
- First, download the app on your Chromebook and Android device. Wait for the apps to download and install them (Chromebook) or let them install automatically (Android).
- Once the installation process is complete, run the app on both devices. Make sure they are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. This is very important – if the devices are connected to different networks, the method will not work.
- On the Android device, navigate to the top left corner of the screen and open the Menu.
- Then select the Cast screen/audio Possibility. You should see a list of available devices and your Chromebook should be on it. From here, tap the Chromebook entry to start mirroring.
Mirror your Android device to a Chromebook with Vysor
Vysor is an app that lets you control your Android device with your Chromebook. This puts your Android screen on the Chromebook and essentially mirrors everything you do on the phone/tablet screen. In every sense, this is a mirroring app with a twist – it allows you to use your computer to control your phone.
The free version of the app allows you to mirror your Android screen but with limited resolution options. The paid version allows higher resolution options. How to do it.
- First off, install Vysor on your Chromebook, not your Android device. So go to their website and download the installation. After the installation is downloaded, install the app.
- When the process is complete, run the app. Make sure you’ve enabled USB debugging on your Chromebook. The Chromebook must have access to your Android phone.
- In the Vysor app, tap the view button in the list of available devices. Of course, make sure both your Chromebook and Android device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Wait for everything to load. Once this is done, you have successfully mirrored Android to your Chromebook.
Plus, you can now use your mouse and keyboard to control what’s happening on your phone.
Mirror your Android device to a Chromebook using the VMLite VNC server
VMLite VNC Server isn’t the fanciest or most intuitive for screen mirroring. However, it does not require rooting and can be used on any Android model. The bottom line here is that VMLite VNC Server is a remote controller tool for Android devices. However, you cannot use it for free because only the paid version is available. Here’s how to use this app to mirror your Android screen to Chromebook.
- Download the app from the GooglePlay Store. Then download the app from the official website and install it on your Chromebook.
- Activate on both devices after installation USB debugging on your phone.
- Next, connect your Android device to the Chromebook using the standard USB cable.
- The tool on your Chromebook should recognize the device and a Start the VMLite server option should appear. click it
That’s it, the reflection should start.
Mirror your Android device to a Chromebook with AirDroid
The essence behind the AirDroid app is file management in the first place. This is obvious enough once you visit their website (which is very cool). However, the latest version of the tool has brought a variety of additional features to the game. One of these features is of course the screen mirroring function.
- Start by creating an account. To do this, use any device.
- Now download the app to your phone from Google Play Store. You can also scan the QR code on the AirDroid website to quickly find the app.
- Once downloaded and installed on your phone, make sure both your Chromebook and Android device are on the same WiFi network.
- Open the app on your Chromebook. A QR code should appear on your Chromebook screen. Scan it with your Android device.
- Follow the on-screen instructions. When you’ve gone through everything, the mirroring should begin.
Mirror your Android device to a Chromebook with AllCast
AllCast is not really a mirroring app. It doesn’t show your entire Android operating system on a Chromebook screen. However, you can stream videos, photos, and music from your phone/tablet directly to a Chromebook device. If you want to mirror Android screen for these purposes, using casting instead of mirroring is a much better, faster and more responsive idea.
Although the free version of the tool exists, it limits the video length you can transfer and contains ads. The paid version does not have these limitations. Here’s how to use AllCast to cast content from your Android phone to a Chromebook.
- First, go to the Chrome Web Store and search for the AllCast app. Once you find it, download and install it.
- Go to the Google Play Store on your Android device and search for the app. Download it and let it install.
- After successful installation on both devices, open the app on your phone and select the Chromebook Chrome browser as the recipient.
- Finally, start pushing content to your Chromebook.
Mirror or cast Android to Chromebook
Although screen mirroring and casting aren’t standard Chromebook options, there are several tools that will help you in this endeavor. Try any of the apps from the list and find the one that works best for you. Each has its own quirks and benefits.
Which apps from the list have you tried? Did you stick to a specific one? Maybe you even opted for a paid version? Go ahead and let us know in the comments section below.
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