Do you want to connect Google Pixel to TV or mirror it to your TV? The process is pretty straight-forward and easy, this guide will assist you. Also, here is just for the side-walk, if you don’t know how to enable USB debugging on Google Pixel, the link above will definitely do much help to you.
Alright, let me get you through the steps to connect Google Pixels to TV. Kindly follow my steps, if you are stucked for whatever reasons, you can let me know in the comments.
Connect Google Pixel To TV: Non-Rooted Device
To connect Google Pixel to TV simply follow the easy steps below. Please note that the steps below is exclusively for non-rooted models of Google Pixel.
Chromecast do not support Screen Mirroring at the moment. However, there are future plans for that. This method is written, purely because “only” a limited amount of apps can be used with Chromecast.
- Purchase a Chromecast adapter if your smart TV does not support Chromecast (Connect the adapter to an available HDMI port on your TV
- Ensure that the Chromecast and Google Pixel are connected on the same Wi-Fi network
- Download and Install Chromecast app on Google Pixel
- Use the Wizard to completely set up Google Pixel with TV
- Open any app that supports Chromecast, and tap the Cast button within the app to initiate Screen Mirror
Connect Google Pixel To TV: Rooted Device
I find this a lot more better because there are a lot of options and flexibility. For guys who have rooted their device, this is how you mirror Google Pixels to TV.
You can use Miracast technology to connect Google Pixels to TV. This means that you have to be sure your TV supports Mircast connection.
All you need to do check your TV’s documentation to learn how to connect a device using Miracast. If you have lost your TV’s manual, just go a search online to pull off the documentation. Most major TV makers have their documentation easily accessible.
Connect Google Pixel To TV: My TV Doesn’t Support Miracast?
What happens if your TV do have have Miracast support?
This is what you need to do:
Obtain one the following accessories;
You would allow Screen Mirroring on Google Pixel with the any of the items above.
After getting any of the items above, you need to do one more thing; you have to enable Miracast on Google Pixel by editing the build.prop file.
Here is how to get that done.
- Install BuildProp Editor
- On the Upper-right corner, tap Add > New
- Set property name to “persist.debug.wfd.enable”, then set the Value to “1“
- Reboot Google Pixel
- The options to Miracast will now be available. Simply enable it by going to Settings > Display > Cast > Menu > Enable wireless display
You can now connect Google Pixel to TV, it is that easy. If you followed the steps correctly, the entire process should work like a charm for you.