How To Mirror an Android Phone with the Amazon Fire Stick

For the last ten years, streaming movies and television shows have gone from a niche, nerdy way to watch your favorite entertainment to the way most people spend their free time. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services have become giants, with their original programming often winning significant awards like Emmys and even Oscars. The content streaming isn’t slowing down, either, with streaming services from Disney and Warner Bros. released in 2019 and 2020.

One lesser-known but powerful feature of the Amazon Fire TV Stick is mirroring a smartphone or tablet screen to your TV. You can even mirror Windows 10 to a Fire TV Stick or Cube. This feature lets you do things like play movies or TV shows from your phone, or have a big-screen video chat, or play games with a giant display. You can mirror the screen only, or the screen plus audio.

Setting up mirroring is pretty easy, and this article explains the entire process.

Activate Mirroring on Your Fire TV

The first step in the process is to activate mirroring on your Fire TV Stick.

Activating Mirroring on Your Fire TV Stick using Settings

  1. From the “Home” screen, scroll over and select the “gear” icon (Settings). Firestick Homepage Menu
  2. Now, choose “Display & Sounds.”Firestick Settings Menu
  3. Then, scroll down and select “Enable Display Mirroring.”

If the visual examples in the steps above do not match your Firestick, it probably needs an update or is an older model. Regardless, the options are the same, but the navigational and graphical appearance may differ.

Activating Mirroring on Your Fire TV Stick using Quick Start Settings

Your Amazon Fire Stick also gives you a quick-start way to access the settings and go straight to the mirroring option described above.

  1. Hold down the “Home” button on your Fire TV Stick remote to access the “Quick Menu” items.
  2. Choose “Mirroring” and skip to Step 6. If the menu option is not displayed, go to Step 3.
  3. Choose “Settings.”
  4. Select “Display & Sounds.”
  5. Choose “Enable Display Mirroring.”
  6. Your Firestick is ready to mirror and goes into a receptive mode where it awaits input from any Android device.

Activate Mirroring to Firestick on Your Phone or Tablet

Once you activate mirroring on your Fire TV Stick, the next step is to enable mirroring on your phone or tablet.

How to Mirror/Cast Android Phones or Tablets to Your Fire TV Stick

Android has built-in mirroring functionality, so using it is straightforward. However, the name used for the mirroring feature may differ from one provider or device model to another.

  1. On Android, go to “Settings,” whether you use the drop-down option from the top or click on “Settings” directly from your app drawer.
  2. Select “Connected Devices.”
  3. Tap on “Connection preferences.”
  4. Choose “Cast” from the list or look for a variant like “Screen mirroring,” “Cast screen,” “Wireless display,” “Wireless mirroring,” “Smart View,” “Screen Sharing,” etc.
  5. In the “Cast” screen that appears, choose your Fire TV Stick from the list of mirroring-capable devices.
  6. In the prompt that appears (if applicable), tap on the “Start now” option or whatever launches the mirroring feature.

Once you enable the mirroring service on your Android device, your Fire TV Stick should begin mirroring whatever is on your device’s screen.

How to Mirror/Cast iOS Phones or Tablets to Your Fire TV Stick

Fire OS does not support Apple AirPlay, the default mirroring app on your iOS device, but a third-party app called AirScreen works with AirPlay to deliver the casting functions you need.

  1. On your Fire TV Stick, search for and install “AirScreen.”
  2. Launch “AirScreen” on your Firestick and select “Confirm” once you have both the Firestick and iOS device on the same network.
  3. Use you Iphone, iPad, or other IOS device to scan the “QR Code” that appears on your TV.
  4. When prompted for what to mirror, select “Entire screen” or “In-app content.”
  5. Follow the instructions to mirror on your iOS device.
  6. Swipe down fron the top of your iPhone or other iOs device and choose “Screen Mirroring.”

Mirroring via Third-Party Apps in Android

There are third-party apps that also allow you to mirror Android devices, whether they support the function natively with built-in features or not. However, most apps only cast your pictures, recorded videos, and music. In other words, you often can’t mirror Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Google TV, etc. The capabilities depend on the app and what it can do.

There are several apps to choose from, such as AllCast, as it is one of the most popular and reliable apps that supports many devices. It lets you mirror music, videos, and pictures by selecting the files. If sharing files to your TV is all you want to do, this apps does the job perfectly. The “Premium” version eliminates video length limits, ads, and splash screens.

  1. Download the AllCast App on Fire TV. The app must get installed on both the Android device and your Fire TV device.
  2. Install the AllCast Play Store app.
  3. Optional: Install the Allcast Premium license if desired.
  4. Launch the app on your Firestick.
  5. Launch the app on your Android device.
  6. On Android, the app provides the option to choose the media that you wish to mirror with your Fire TV Stick.

In closing, mirroring the content of your Android device or iOS/iPhone device to your Fire TV Stick, or even Fire TV Cube, is relatively easy. In addition to the built-in support for mirroring, third-party apps like AllCast let you mirror your device’s screen to your Fire TV Stick from almost any device, except you can’t mirror streaming apps like you can with native mirroring options. As for iPhone and other iOS devices, Fire OS does not support AirPlay, but apps like AirScreen work with AirPlay’s features to deliver the goods!

11 thoughts on “How To Mirror an Android Phone with the Amazon Fire Stick”

Steve Russell says:
Tab A to old firestich in bedroom tv – not 4k,
Allcast on both devices.
Worked first time,
now set for travel when poss.
delighted. Thanks Rob
Gary Hobart Arrington says:
It IS possible to cast the Moto G5 Plus to Firestick. On the Firestick, download the AirScreen app. With the AirScreen app open on the Firestick, go to Settings on the G5, then Connected Devices, Cast, and select the AirScreen.
Mark says:
Ok so I did what this says to do and then launched on both TV and fire stick and all it does on both is shows the allcast receiver on both of them doesn’t ask what to pick just does nothing
Ernesto says:
The screen mirror from the Firestick is REALLY BAD!, choppy and very slow, it works better on my Samsung TV (low end) from 4 years back. Playing Movies is impossible to watch. I am returning the stick right now.
Glaucio says:
Hi, I need help. My fire stick got stuck in mirroring screen and my remote is damaged. Any way to finish this mirror option via fire tv android app? Any reset possibility to recover the fire stick back to be controlled by android app again? Thanks in advance!
Ari says:
I currently just entered the screen mirror on my firestick without a remote as well. I haven’t tried to close it yet, but I’ve been using the FireTV app on my phone as my remote (because I lost mine somehow), and now it says “unable to connect to Firestick” underneath the direction pad that I would normally use to control the Firestick. Were you able to find a way? I thought of maybe unplugging the firestick to restart the device to see if it goes back, but I don’t want to restart until I’m done using it. Anyway I’ve ordered a new remote that will arrive in a few days.

I know the post is probably old but if anyone else had the issue, you could just call Amazon tech support, they’re pretty good with customer service and helping with issues…

Michael Peroni says:
I have an LG Style 4 what would be the best way to mirror to my tv with a fire stick 4 k?
Ari says:
I am able to use the first method they described, but for a phone that doesn’t support SmartView or Miracast, I’ve found that the Airscreen app on Firestick seems to be the easiest interface, because a lot of the other apps require you to use their own “browser” if you want to search for videos online. The only one thing you’ll have to worry about is an add that pops up if you pause a video you’re streaming for too long. The add is for their paid version (which I think is pretty inexpensive anyway) but when my friend is casting we just close the add window and resume the video. Its not a video that you have to wait to end in order to close, which is nice… just a pop-up add
Keats says:
The “allow mirroring” option you began with is not an option.
William Smart says:
I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab A that I can not figure out how to Cast to my Amazon Fire Stick 4K. I have installed AllCast on both devices with no success. I have been unable to find any of the mirroring codes you suggest to turn on but have found some cast allowances under the Google section. I have tried all the media listed in the AllCast menu but nothing plays. The version of my android is 7.1.1, everything I have read says it should work. Maybe my eighty year old brain is just too dense to get it.
jim says:
does the firestick report everything you do back to amazon?
MARIA-GIULIANA LATINI says:
Can I do this without wifi?
Janet says:
Hi, I am mirroring my Samsung 9+ to my firestick 4k ultra. I pulled Netflix up on my phone and it show everything I’m doing on my phone, on my TV as it should. I push play on a movie and it shows up on both devices. The audio is playing on both devices but the display is only showing on my phone. Black screen on my TV. Can you help me?
Camborita says:
Sep 7, 2020 – I have the same issue as Janet on a 4K firestick. All videos when playing are a black screen. Otherwise, the mirroring works perfectly. BTW, mirroring, including videos works on a non 4K firestick. Hey Amazon – why won’t this work on a 4K firestick???
Debbie Miner says:
I am also having this issue and just bought the 4k firestick 01/2021. So from reading these posts this is an old issue that has never been resolved. I don’t see any responses. any new info on this one?

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