How To Mirror an Android Phone With the Amazon Fire Stick

For the last ten years, streaming movies and television shows has 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 going on to win major awards like Emmys and even Oscars. The content stream isn’t slowing down, either, with major new streaming services from Disney and Warner Bros. released in 2019 and 2020.

So, with the streaming wars heating up, there’s never been a better time to jump into the world of Amazon Fire TV, and more specifically, the low-cost $40 Amazon Fire TV Stick One lesser-known but powerful feature of the Amazon Fire TV Stick is the ability to mirror a smartphone or tablet screen to your TV screen. This 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 display only, or the display plus the audio.

Setting up mirroring is fairly easy, but in this article I will walk you through 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 a Newer Fire TV Stick

  1. From the Home menu, scroll over to Settings, the gear icon. Firestick Homepage Menu
  2. Now, go to to Display & Sounds. Firestick Settings Menu
  3. Then, scroll down to Enable Display Mirroring.

Even though the steps are almost identical, the layout has changed with the newer version OS, so let’s cover older model Firesticks as well.

Activating Mirroring on an Older Fire TV Stick

  1. Go to your Fire TV menu by hitting the Home button.
  2. Move right until you reach Settings and click it.
  3. Navigate to Display & Sounds.
  4. Choose Enable Display Mirroring.

Quick Start Mirroring

Your Amazon Fire Stick also gives you a quick start option for mirroring. Hold down the Home button on the Fire Stick remote and choose Mirroring. After you’ve made the selection, connect your Android device to Fire TV. If you wish to stop mirroring, just press any button on the remote.

Once mirroring has been activated, your Fire TV Stick will go into a receptive mode where it is awaiting input from the Android device. It will display a screen like this one:

Your Fire TV Stick will remain in this receptive mode until you press a button on the remote.

Activate Mirroring on Your Phone or Tablet

The next step is to enable Miracast on your phone or tablet. In order to mirror your device to the Fire TV Stick, the device will need to support Miracast. If you have a tablet, phone, or even a desktop computer made after 2012 or so, it should support Miracast natively. Miracast is a wireless protocol that allows sharing of audio and video information between WiFi-enabled devices. However, because every phone maker tends to fork its own versions of the Android operating system, this functionality doesn’t always have the same name on every phone.

Open your device’s settings page and search for one of the following phrases:

  • Miracast
  • Screen mirroring
  • AllShareCast
  • Cast screen
  • Wireless display
  • Wireless mirroring
  • Quick Connect
  • Smart View
  • Screen Sharing

If you aren’t able to find this functionality, then you might check with WiFi Alliance’s device list to make sure that your phone has it. Once you’ve found the settings page for the screen mirroring functionality, enable the service and your Fire TV Stick should begin mirroring whatever is on your Android device’s screen.

If your phone has a version of Android prior to 4.2, then it probably doesn’t support Miracast natively. You’re not out of luck, however; there are apps for your Fire TV Stick that will let you mirror from your device.

Mirroring via Third-Party Apps

There are third-party apps that will allow you to mirror from devices that don’t support Miracast. There are a number of apps to choose from, but for this article I will show you how to work with AllCast, as it is one of the most popular and reliable apps and supports many devices.

  • Download the AllCast App on Fire TV

From the Home screen, move left to the search bar and use the onscreen keyboard to enter “Allcast”. Find the AllCast app and install it on your device.

  • Install the AllCast App on Your Android Device

Search the Play Store for the AllCast app and install it on your device.

  • Choose the Media You Want to Mirror

Launch AllCast on your device and on your Fire TV Stick, and it will give you the option to choose the media that you wish to mirror with your Fire TV Stick. You will then have full control over the playback options.


Mirroring the content of your Android device is quite easy, even if your device isn’t Miracast compatible. In addition to the built-in support for Miracast, third-party apps like AllCast will let you cast to your Fire TV Stick from almost any device.

Share your thoughts on Mirroring with Android and Firesticks below.

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?
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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