Have you ever wanted to display content from your phone, tablet or computer on your LG OLED TV? Whether you want to share photos and videos on the big screen or browse the internet more comfortably, you can easily cast or “mirror” your device’s screen directly to your TV.
Screen mirroring is a handy feature that allows you to wirelessly share and view your device’s display in real-time on your LG OLED TV. Setting it up only takes a few quick steps. In this guide, I’ll explain how to enable screen mirroring and cast to an LG OLED TV from any Android, iOS, Windows or Mac device.
Why Cast to Your LG OLED TV?
Here are some of the benefits of casting your screen rather than simply connecting your device via HDMI:
- View content wirelessly without messy cables.
- Share photos, videos, webpages, and more to your TV without having to open specific apps.
- Your phone or computer screen becomes a remote control. Just navigate on your device as you normally would.
- Play games, watch videos, and more in full high-definition on the gorgeous OLED display.
As long as your phone, tablet, or computer is on the same WiFi network as your LG TV, you likely can cast to it. The TV must also have screen mirroring capabilities enabled, which I’ll explain how to check below.
Casting from an Android or iOS Device
If you want to mirror your Android or iPhone screen to your LG OLED TV, follow these steps:
- On your LG TV, go to the Settings menu and find the option for Screen Share, Screen Mirroring, or Wireless Display. Make sure this setting is enabled.
- Open the Quick Settings on your Android device or Control Center on iPhone and look for the Screen Mirroring icon. On Android, it looks like a rectangle with arrows pointing out. On iPhone, find AirPlay Mirroring.
- Tap the Screen or AirPlay Mirroring icon, and your LG TV should show up as an available device. Select it.
- A connection request will pop up on your TV. Accept it and your phone or tablet’s screen will now be mirrored on the big screen!
- To stop casting, simply turn off Screen Mirroring on your mobile device or tap Disconnect on the TV.
Note that you may have to be within a close proximity to your router for the smoothest casting experience. Also, some copy-protected content like certain streaming videos may not cast due to DRM restrictions.
Casting from a Windows 10 Laptop or PC
You can also easily cast from a Windows 10 computer to your LG OLED TV with just a couple clicks:
- Click the Windows icon in the lower-left corner of your desktop and select the Connect button to open Windows Devices.
- Your LG TV should show up here as an available display. Select it and click Connect.
- Your Windows desktop will now be mirrored to the TV. You can also click the Project icon in the taskbar and select your TV here as well.
- To disconnect, go back to Windows Devices or the Project menu and select Disconnect.
Casting from a Mac
Follow these instructions to mirror your Mac’s screen:
- Click the Apple icon in the top left corner and hover over Screen Mirroring in the drop down menu.
- Select your LG OLED TV from the list of available devices.
- You can also open System Preferences > Displays and check “Show Mirroring Options” to access the screen mirroring menu.
- Your Mac screen will now be displayed on your TV. Stop casting by turning off Screen Mirroring on your Mac.
Tips for Smoother Casting Connections
Here are a few tips to ensure your devices connect to your LG OLED TV quickly and smoothly when casting:
- Move your device closer to the router or TV for the best WiFi performance. The closer the better.
- Use the 5Ghz WiFi band on your router if it’s available for faster casting speeds.
- Check for any software updates on your TV from the settings menu and update if needed. Keeping up-to-date improves compatibility.
- Make sure you accept the screen mirroring connection request on your TV. Also try rebooting your TV and device if connections are spotty.
- Content protected by DRM like many streaming videos may not cast. You can try using the service’s TV app directly on your LG TV instead.
As you can see, it’s quick and easy to cast your smartphone, tablet, or computer screen directly to your LG OLED TV with just a few taps or clicks. Whether you want to share a slideshow from your latest vacation or play mobile games on the big 4K screen, wireless screen mirroring is a great way to display content from any device.
If you follow the step-by-step instructions for your operating system, you’ll be casting in no time. Move closer to your router, update your TV software, and accept any connection prompts on your TV for best results. Screen mirroring is a wonderfully convenient feature – so go ahead and put your LG OLED TV to even better use!
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