With screen mirroring apps you can watch your smartphone screen on your computer and vice versa. As internet speed is getting higher and higher, these programs are also getting popular. With screen mirroring you can watch photos, videos and anything in general. Not only that, with some apps you can even control your smartphone or computer remotely.
Both Android and iOS supports screen mirroring and there are plenty of apps which comes with this functionality. In this article, we will talk about the best 10 apps you might want to try in 2021 to stream your smartphone or computer screen.
10 Best Screen Mirroring Apps for Android and iOS in 2020
1. Chrome Remote Desktop
First on our list, we have Chrome Remote Desktop which is a screen mirroring app developed by Google. Other than mirroring the screen, you can even control your computer from another PC or smartphone. This process is known as ‘Chromoting’. To use it from your smartphone you will need to download their app which is available on both Android and iOS. The tool is completely free and easy to access.
2. Microsoft Remote Desktop
Just like Google’s offering, Microsoft has its own Remote Desktop program. Both these programs work the same way and Microsoft Remote Desktop is available on all the major platforms including Windows, Mac and Linux. With their iOS and Android apps, you can easily mirror your display and also control it. While being connected your data will be safe, thanks to their 128-bit encryption and RC4 encryption algorithm.
Although AnyDesk is not developed by a major tech company like Google or Microsoft, this tool has gained attention much faster than the competition. With screen mirroring and remote access, it also comes with features like file transfer and VPN functionality. When it comes to security you will get TLS-1.2 with authenticated encryption. With Android and iOS, AnyDesk is available on Windows, Mac and Linux and is free for personal usage.
A great alternative to AnyDesk is TeamViewer, which is easy to use, fast and open-source screen mirroring program. You can also use it to access your computer remotely or provide support to your friends or colleagues. On the other hand, you can also control your smartphone from a computer. The best part of TeamViewer is the program supports multiple monitors. The tool is also free to use and available on all the major platforms, including Android and iOS.
5. VNC Viewer
Next on the list is VNC Viewer which is a password protected screen mirroring program. This program is available on Android and iOS from where you can access your computer. It supports all the major platforms, including Mac, Windows and Linux. Their connection is also encrypted like Microsoft Remote Desktop. To use it you must have a RealVNC account and stay logged in on both your hardware. To control your computer, you can download their app from both Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
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Then we have LetsView which is a free screen mirroring program which is compatible with multiple platforms and smart devices. This tool can be used for teaching, business and entertainment. LetsView supports multiple mirroring protocols like Miracast and AirPlay and has application for both Android and iOS. You can also share your smartphone camera’s feed to smart TV or computer. It works with devices in the same network and to detect your device tap the icons on the upper right corner of your phone to make a connection via PIN code or QR code.
7. Google Home
Another alternative from Google is Google Home. With it, you can easily control your Chromecast from your smartphone and the app is free for both iOS and Android. Tinkering Chromecast settings is also easy and you can stream music and videos with it. Other than screen mirroring, it comes with plenty of other features, like controlling every smart home devices. Other than that you can easily share your wifi password with friends and family, check the weather report, listen to the latest news etc.
8. AirServer Connect
One of the most powerful screens mirroring app on the list is AirServer Connect. This program supports 4K UHD 60 fps and you can also play games with minimum lag. It also supports a variety of devices such as AirPlay, Miracast, and Google Cast. The best part of AirServer is it can display more than 8 connections simultaneously at 1080p without any problems. Other than Android, iOS and Windows, you can also use it with Google Chromebooks.
9. Mirroring 360
Next on the list is Mirroring360 which is a paid app with a price tag of $9.99. But at the time of writing the article, the app is free to download and use. This tool allows you to mirror or cast your Android screen to Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Windows PC, Mac, or any other Android devices wirelessly. With it you can work with a presentation, play and record games on a big screen and watch movies, images etc. Sadly, Apple TV with tvOS 10 is not supported as of now.
10. Screen Mirroring App
At the end of the list, we have an app with a generic name, Screen Mirroring App, developed by Kraus und Karnath. With it, you can cast your screen on any TV, gaming console, computer, laptop or any other smartphone in high definition. Although that also depends on your wifi network speed. Do remember it works with devices connected to the same wifi connection, so it does not support remote desktop features and you cannot share the sound. But that can be resolved with a Bluetooth speaker. The best part is you do not need any companion app on the receiving device.
So these were all the best screen mirroring apps available on both iOS and Android. Most of the apps are free to download and use and some also come with extra features, like remote desktop and multiple monitor support. If you have any other app in mind which are better than these, or you prefer for some reason, let us know in the comments below. That will also help your fellow readers.