How To Mirror Smartphone Or Tablet To Wirelessly Present A Presentation
Some presenters who require traveling from one venue to another to frequently deliver presentations often end up with body pains. This is especially true if you are always carrying a heavy laptop around. Regardless of how good your fitness routine is; carrying around a laptop can result in anything from shoulder and wrist injuries to problems with posture. To make your life easy, you might want to use more lightweight devices to mirror smartphone or tablet to wirelessly present a presentation.
Whether you use Keynote, Prezi, video presentations or are looking to present a PowerPoint presentation wirelessly, the 10 methods given below can help you wirelessly mirror your Android or iOS device to present to present your content like a pro.
1. Mirror a SMART Device to a SMART TV
A lot of venues and meeting rooms nowadays have large TV screens instead of projectors. If you need to present at a venue where this is a possibility, you can make your life easy by mirroring your smart device to a TV, more specifically a Smart TV. Many smart TVs come with built-in remote mirroring features.
The video below shows how you can connect an Android smartphone to a Samsung Smart TV. Different Smart TVs support various devices. Samsung’s Smart TV range usually support selected models mainly belonging to the Galaxy smartphone range.
The video below shows how to connect an Android smartphone to a Samsung TV, video courtesy, Techno Farne.
AirPlay is one of the oldest methods for wirelessly streaming media content using iOS devices like iPad and iPhone. If you have a video presentation, or a picture slideshow, you might want to make use of Airplay from your iOS device to wirelessly mirror media content to an airplay compatible remote screen. Airplay is compatible with a number of devices such as; PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android phone, and media centers running XMBC, Plex and Boxee.
So, say your venue has a projector connected a Mac or PC, you can easily make use of Airplay to remotely stream media content to the remote computer. Furthermore, if you’re an iOS user you can use AirPlay to project your presentations to Apple TV. Here is a video (courtesy, acguevara), which shows how to use AirPlay.
3. Miracast Devices
Miracast is a standard for wireless connectivity with a plethora of compatible devices. Miracast devices can wirelessly mirror between (compatible) devices which range between smartphones, tablets to PCs, TVs, projectors, and monitors. An example of a Miracast compatible device is the Belkin Miracast Video Adapter.
Belkin Miracast Video Adapter
Miracast is a standard for wireless connectivity with a plethora of compatible devices. Miracast devices can wirelessly mirror between (compatible) devices which range between smartphones, tablets to PCs, TVs, projectors, and monitors
This device when plugged into an HDTV allows playing movies, apps, games, as well as your PowerPoint or Google Slides presentations made from Google Slides themes from your smartphone to your TV.
You can find out all about Miracast via the video given below (video courtesy, CNET).
4. Projector Apps
Different projector brands offer various apps to enable mirroring smartphones to a projector. Since projectors are still widely used for presenting PowerPoint and Keynote presentations, you might want to check a compatible app for the projector at your venue to remotely present your slides. A few examples of this type of projector apps include; the Panasonic Wireless Projector Apps for Android and iOS. Apps like these usually work through a Wi-Fi by enabling presenters to send PDF, PowerPoint and image files over the wireless network to a projector.
You can see one of these projector apps in action via the video below. Video courtesy, Projector People.
5. Projector Phone
While these aren’t all that common, projector phones can be an excellent way of wirelessly mirroring your smartphones to a wall! There are a number of projector phone models which can beam your content anywhere to allow you the flexibility of instantly presenting anything from your smartphone. Below is a video of Lenovo’s projector phone which does just that. Not to mention it also allows beaming a virtual touchscreen and keyboard.
If your presentation venue has a TV, Chromecast can be another good option. Using Chromecast you can mirror your Android device by using the Google Cast app. You can see the below video to learn all about how to mirror your Android smartphone or tablet using Chromecast, courtesy Tim Schofield.
Allcast is an app which enables smartphone users to remotely mirror their device to a TV screen. Allcast is fairly easy to use and can help you wirelessly present your presentations and media to a TV screen. Allcast has apps for Android, iOS and Amazon devices. Here is more about Allcast.
AirDroid is an excellent app for remotely controlling your computer using an Android device. Using this app, you can connect to your computer via web browser and wirelessly mirror your Android device. you can find out all about AirDroid connectivity from the video given below.
With support for Google Cast, Miracast and AirPlay, AirServer is a powerful app which can be used for mirroring your smart device to a PC or Mac computer and even an Xbox One. AirServer is one of the most advanced mirroring app, with compatibility for Retina quality display.
AirServer is compatible with iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac, PC, Android, Linux and Chromebook. See the below video for a brief overview of AirServer.
Mirroring360 is another very good app for wirelessly mirroring Android, iPad, iPhone, Windows and Mac screens. If you’re an iOS user, you can use AirPlay by installing the Mirroring360 app on your PC or Mac to mirror our iOS screen to a Windows or Mac computer. For more details, see the video below. Video courtesy, Keri Porter.
Using the methods listed above, you can mirror smartphone or tablet to wirelessly present a presentation or simply run your media content on a larger screen from a remote smart device. The aforementioned are just some of the many apps and devices for mirroring smartphones and tablets to larger screens; with the exception of projector phones, which essentially need no screen.
If you would like to add another method, device or app to the list, feel free to share it with our readers by leaving a comment below.