How to Cast to Fire Stick From an Android Phone

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What to Know

  • On your Fire TV, hold the Home button to bring up a new menu and select Mirroring.
  • On your Android smartphone, select Settings > Connected devices > Cast > your Fire TV’s name.
  • To cast to Fire TV from a Samsung phone, swipe down and select Smart View > your Fire TV’s name.

This page will walk you through the setup process to get your Amazon Fire TV Stick ready for casting, the instructions for casting from an Android mobile, and some additional options for Samsung phone users.

Can Android Stream to Fire TV Sticks?

Android smartphones and tablets can stream or cast to Amazon’s Fire TV Stick devices. Before Fire Sticks can receive a wireless broadcast from your Android device, you need to set them up properly.

Here’s how to prepare a Fire TV Stick for Android casting.

  1. Turn your Amazon Fire TV Stick on as usual and then press the Home button on the remote until a menu appears.

    Amazon Fire TV Stick Home screen.
  2. Highlight Mirroring.

    Fire TV Stick menu with Mirroring highlighted.
  3. Press Enter on the Fire Stick remote to activate the Mirroring option.

    Enter is the large circle button on the remote.

    Fire Stick menu with Mirroring tile highlighted from the shortcut menu.
  4. The screen should now change and your Fire Stick is now primed and ready to receive a wireless casting signal.

    Fire Stick Display Mirroring screen.

How to Cast to Amazon Fire TV Stick From Android

The process for casting to an Amazon Fire TV Stick from an Android smartphone or tablet varies depending on the device and version of the Android. Overall, the steps aren’t too different, though, and should like something like the following with maybe just a few visual changes here and there.

  1. Ensure that your Android smartphone or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the Fire Stick.

  2. Open Settings.

  3. Select Connected devices.

    Android home screen and Settings app with Connected devices highlighted.
  4. Select Cast.

  5. If your Fire TV Stick is visible on the list of devices, tap it to begin casting. If it's not, select the ellipsis icon in the top-right corner.

    Android cast settings.
  6. Check the box next to Enable wireless display. This will make additional devices such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick visible in the Cast list.

    If you ever have trouble finding your Fire Stick when casting, repeat this step to make it visible again.

  7. Select the name of your Fire TV Stick.

    Android wireless display cast settings.
  8. Your Android mobile device should now have its screen mirrored on your Fire TV on your TV. To end the casting session, tap the Fire TV Stick's name from the Cast menu once again.

    Fire TV and smart TV in the Android Cast settings.

Can You Cast to a Fire Stick From Samsung Phones?

The method for casting to a Fire Stick from a Samsung device is slightly different than the normal Android process as it uses Samsung’s Smart View casting technology.

  1. Make sure your Samsung device and your Fire TV Stick are on the same Wi-Fi network.

  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Notifications bar.

  3. Swipe left until you see the Smart View icon.

  4. Tap Smart View.

  5. Select your Fire TV Stick from the list of devices.

    If you don't see your Fire TV Stick from the list of available displays, try using the above steps for regular Android devices. The Fire TV may be hidden.

    Samsung Android cast options from Smart View.
  6. Your Samsung device's screen should now be mirrored on your TV via your Amazon Fire TV Stick.

    To stop the mirroring, simply tap your Fire TV's name from the Smart View list again.

FAQ
  • How do I cast to Fire Stick from an iPhone?

    One option is to use a screen-mirroring app like AirScreen to AirPlay to a Fire Stick. Search for the AirScreen app from the Appstore and select Get > Open. Next, download the AirScreen app on your iPhone and follow the instructions to choose your Fire Stick from the Control Center and mirror your iPhone.

  • How do I cast to a Fire Stick from my PC?

    First, activate mirroring on your Fire TV from Settings > Display & Audio > Enable Display Mirroring. On your Windows 10 PC, select the Notifications icon in the taskbar > Expand > Connect > and choose your Fire TV Stick from the list of available displays.

  • How do I cast to Fire Stick from a Mac?

    To cast to a Fire Stick from a Mac, you need the help of a third-party mirroring app such as AirPlayMirror Receiver or AirScreen. Ensure both your Mac and Fire Stick are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and download your chosen mirroring app on both devices. On your Mac, click the AirPlay icon in the menu bar and choose your Fire Stick from the list of available devices.

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