How to Cast to a Fire Stick

Cast a phone or computer to your Amazon Fire device

What to Know

  • Activate Display Mirroring on your Fire TV: Press and hold down the Home button on your remote, then select Mirroring.
  • To cast from Android: Swipe down from top, tap and swipe down on icons, swipe left, tap Smart View > your Fire TV's name > Start Now.
  • To cast from Windows 10: Click the small square in the bottom right > Expand > Connect > your Fire TV's name.

You can mirror your screen from your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer to your Amazon Fire TV Stick so it displays on your TV. It's easy to do it from an Android device or Windows 10 computer, but a little trickier from an iPhone or iPad.

How to Activate Mirroring on Fire TV

Before you can mirror your your mobile device or computer screen to your Fire TV, you have to activate your Fire TV's mirroring feature.

  1. Navigate to the home screen on your Fire TV by pressing the Home button on the remote.

    Fire TV home screen with Home highlighted
  2. Use the arrow buttons on your remote to select settings, marked by the gear icon to the far right of your most recently used apps.

    Fire TV settings icon highlighted
  3. Select Display & Audio.

    Display & Audio setting highlighted on the Fire TV.
  4. Select Enable Display Mirroring.

    Display & Audio on the Fire TV with "Enable Display Mirroring" highlighted

    Tip

    There's also a shortcut to get here. From the home screen, press and hold down the Home button on your remote to pull up the shortcut menu, then select Mirroring.

  5. Your Fire TV will enter Display Mirroring mode. The next step is to use your mobile device or computer to mirror its screen to the Fire TV.

    A screenshot of Display Mirroring on the Fire TV.

How to Cast From Android to Fire Stick

Follow these instructions to cast your Android device's screen to your Fire TV. Your device may show some slight differences or have some limitations depending on the model and operating system it's running on. The following steps show instructions for Android 11.

Note

You need to activate mirroring on your Fire TV first. Refer to the previous section, "How to Enable Mirroring on Your Fire TV" before following these instructions.

  1. Swipe down from the top of your screen to access Quick Settings.

  2. Tap, hold, and pull down on the icons to expand it.

  3. Swipe left to find and tap Smart View.

    First steps to start to cast to Fire TV from Android with Quick Settings and Smart View highlighted
  4. Tap the name of your Fire TV.

  5. Tap Start Now and wait a few moments for your TV screen to display your Android's screen.

    Starting a stream from your Android to Fire TV with the Fire TV and "Start Now" highlighted

    Tip

    Press any button on your Fire TV's remote to exit screen mirroring.

How to Cast From Windows PC to Firestick

Follow these instructions to cast your Windows PC computer screen to your Fire TV in just a few simple steps. Your PC must be running on Windows 10.

Note

You must activate mirroring on your Fire TV first. Refer to the previous section, "How to Enable Mirroring on Your Fire TV" before following these instructions.

  1. Click on the small square Notifications con in the bottom right corner of the Taskbar to open the Action Center.

    Windows 10 desktop with the Notifications icon highlighted
  2. Click Expand.

    Windows 10 desktop with Notification Center open and Expand highlighted
  3. Click Connect.

    Windows 10 Desktop with the Notification center open and expanded, with Connect highlighted
  4. Click on your Fire TV's name.

    Windows 10 Desktop with Notification center open and a Fire TV selected

    Tip

    If you can't see your Fire TV as an option, click Find other types of devices to search for it. If that doesn't work, make sure both your Fire TV and PC are connected to the same network.

  5. After a few moments of waiting for the connection, you should see your PC's screen mirrored on your Fire TV.

    Tip

    Press any button on your Fire TV's remote to exit screen mirroring.

How to Cast From iPhone or iPad to Firestick

Unlike casting from an Android or Windows 10 computer, iOS devices can't directly cast to your Fire TV. A workaround is to use a third-party app. There are many available, but the following instructions will show you how to mirror your iOS device to your Fire TV using the Screen Mirroring for Fire TV app.

  1. First, you have to download Screen Mirroring for Fire TV on your Fire TV. Select Find from the home screen followed by Search and then begin type "screen mirroring for fire tv" into the search field.

    Fire TV Search interface with Screen Mirroring highlighted
  2. Select Screen Mirroring or Screen Mirroring for Fire TV from the suggested results to locate the app, then select Download followed by Open once it's finished installing.

    Fire TV search with Screen Mirroring app highlighted
  3. Download the corresponding Screen Mirroring for Fire TV iOS app to your device.

  4. Tap Setup and allow the app to find and connect to devices on your local network by tapping OK.

  5. Select the name of your Fire TV or Connect via QR code to scan the code displayed on your Fire TV.

  6. Since this app is free, you'll be asked to watch a 30-second ad or pay for the premium version before you can use it. Select Watch Ad to stay on the free version.

    Using screen mirroring from an iPhone to Fire TV with Setup, Fire TV Device, and Watch Ad highlighted
  7. Select Screen Mirror (Cast Screen).

  8. Wait a few moments for your device's screen to appear on your Fire TV.

    The final steps to screen mirror from an iPhone to Fire TV with Screen Mirror highlighted

    Tip

    Tap Stop Broadcast when you want to finish mirroring.

FAQ
  • How do I cast YouTube videos to a Firestick?

    The process is the same for Android and iOS devices, but the interface is different. Launch the YouTube app and start playing a video. On the video, tap Cast and then choose your Firestick. To stop casting, tap Cast again and then select Disconnect (iOS) or Stop Casting (Android).

  • How do I cast to a Firestick from a Mac?

    Unlike Windows PCs, macOS doesn't have a direct way to mirror your screen on your TV. You can, however, make use of the Mac's AirPlay technology to mirror your screen to a TV. First, make sure your Mac and Firestick are on the same Wi-Fi network. Then, on your Firestick Home screen, search for and select an AirPlay mirroring app, such as AirPlayMirror Receiver, then install and open the app. On your Mac, go to System Preferences > Displays and place a checkmark next to Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available. Select AirPlay, then select your Firestick device, and your TV will mirror your Mac's screen.

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