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Fire Stick Mirroring in 2022: Fire TV Screen Mirroring for Windows, Mac, Android & iPhone

Whether you’re using an iOS device, Android phone, a laptop or practically anything else, our guide will show you how to quickly and easily put what you’re looking at onto your TV with Fire Stick mirroring.

Brian Murray
By Brian Murray (Writer)
— Last Updated: 2021-11-30T14:04:16+00:00

Phones and laptops are amazing devices, and life today wouldn’t be the same without them. However, sometimes the tiny screen on your portable electronics just can’t compare to watching something on a larger screen like a TV. With that in mind, we’re going to give you a quick guide to Fire Stick mirroring, so you can put content from your phone or laptop right onto your TV. 

Key Takeaways:

  • While Android and Windows devices can mirror to Firestick right out of the box, you’ll have to install a third-party software in order to mirror from Apple devices.
  • In most cases, mirroring to a Firestick can be set up in only a few minutes.
  • Make sure both devices are connected to the same WiFi and are within roughly 30 feet of each other to ensure the best connection.

Some devices, such as those that run Android, will have the most compatibility with Firestick devices right out of the box, while others — namely, Apple devices — will need to turn to third-party software to get things connected. However, regardless of which device you use, it is only a few quick steps to set up Firestick mirroring. 

  • If you’re an Android user, simply go to the “enable screen mirroring” option in the settings of your Firestick and cast to the device. If you have an iOS device, you’ll have to install a third-party software to your Firestick in order to connect over AirPlay.

  • Yes; however, the Firestick does not support this out of the box. You’ll have to install a third-party app from the Amazon app store in order to get the Firestick to work over AirPlay.

  • Yes, most devices including Windows, Android, iOS and macOS are all capable of screen mirroring to a Firestick. However, some devices require extra software on your Firestick before it will work.

  • If your Firestick mirroring is not working, make sure that both devices are connected to the same WiFi network. The devices should also be within 30 feet of each other to ensure the best possible connection.

Fire Stick Mirroring: First Steps

There are a few initial steps required for mirroring to your Firestick from other devices that will be the same whether you’re using Windows, Android, iOS or anything else. 

First, you’ll need to make sure both devices are connected to the same WiFi network. Once both devices are on the same network, Amazon also recommends making sure the devices are within 30 feet of each other for the best connection quality. 

How to Mirror Windows to an Amazon Fire Stick

  1. Enable Mirroring on Your Firestick Device

    In order for your Firestick to be visible to other devices, you’ll need to go into the “network” tab of the settings and select the option to “enable display mirroring.” This will bring up a screen that tells you the Firestick device is ready for pairing and displays the name of your Firestick as it will appear to other devices.

    firestick mirroring
  2. Open up the Notifications Menu and Select the Project Tile

    In the bottom-right corner of your Windows desktop there will be a speech bubble icon. Clicking on this will open up the notifications window on the side of the screen. The bottom of this window will have a number of tiles. Select the tile that says “project.” If you don’t see this tile, click the “expand” option just above the tiles to show all of them.

    windows notifications
  3. Select “Connect to a Wireless Display” and Find Your Device

    In the “project” tab there will be a number of different options for how you want the added display to behave such as “duplicate,” “extend” or “second screen only.” Press the button below these options that says “connect to a wireless display.” Here you should see a variety of devices that can include monitors that are plugged into your computer, wireless headsets and earbuds, as well as your Fire TV device and any other devices capable of mirroring.

    windows project
  4. Select Your Device and Begin Mirroring

    You should see your Firestick listed as a device on the wireless display screen. If you don’t see your Amazon Fire TV on the list, then you can select the “find other types of devices” option at the bottom of the screen which should show a full list of the devices available to connect to.

    windows mirroring

How to Mirror Mac to an Amazon Fire Stick

Unfortunately, macOS does not have native support for mirroring to Firestick. However, the Amazon Fire TV app store has a number of apps that will allow your Firestick to connect over AirPlay or other types of casting. 

Arguably the most popular of these, and the one we show in this tutorial, is “AirScreen,” which is free and allows for AirPlay, DLNA, Miracasting and other types of connections that the Firestick doesn’t natively support. 

  1. Download and Install “AirScreen” or a Similar App

    Search for “AirScreen” in the Amazon app store or by using the voice control on your Firestick remote and install it on your device. It’s free to use, and although there are in-app purchases to remove ads and add certain features, the free version still allows your Firestick to connect with devices using AirPlay.

    firestick app store
  2. Open AirScreen and Make Sure AirPlay Is Enabled

    In the settings of the AirScreen app, make sure that the AirPlay option is turned on.

    firestick airplay
  3. Make Sure That Mirroring Options Are Selected on Your Mac

    If you open the display options in the system preferences menu on your Mac, you’ll see a checkbox at the bottom of the screen that will say “show mirroring options in the menu bar when available.” Make sure this box is checked.

    mac mirroring
  4. Open up AirPlay and Select Your Fire TV Device

    Open the menu bar on your Mac and select the AirPlay icon. You should see your Firestick listed as an available device to connect to. Select it and you should see your Mac screen mirrored on your Firestick.

How to Mirror an Android Phone to an Amazon Fire Stick

Since all Fire TV devices already run on a modified version of Android, it may come as no huge surprise that Android devices enjoy increased compatibility compared to other platforms, especially Apple.

  1. Enable Mirroring on Your Firestick Device

    Start by selecting the “enable display mirroring” option in the “displays and sounds” page of the Firestick settings or by holding the “home” button for about 10 seconds to bring up the quick menu and selecting the “mirroring” tile.

    firestick mirroring
  2. Select “Cast” and Find Your Fire TV Stick

    On the “connection preferences” page, you should see a variety of connection options including Bluetooth, NFC and more. The one you’re looking for is the “cast” option. Press this option and you should see any available devices that can be cast to from your Android device.

    android preferences
  3. Make Sure “Enable Wireless Display” Is Checked and Select Your Device

    If your Firestick is not showing up, press the options icon in the top right and make sure the checkbox for “enable wireless display” is checked, as this should make it appear. Once you select your device from the list, it should begin mirroring your screen after a few seconds.

    android cast
  4. Make Sure “Enable Wireless Display” Is Checked and Select Your Device

    If your Firestick is not showing up, press the options icon in the top right and make sure the checkbox for “enable wireless display” is checked, as this should make it appear. Once you select your device from the list, it should begin mirroring your screen after a few seconds.

    android wireless display

How to Mirror an iPhone to an Amazon Fire Stick

Much like with Mac, iOS does not have any native compatibility for mirroring to Firestick. There are a number of free apps that add this functionality though, such as AirScreen, which is the app we look at in this tutorial. Installing this app will allow your Firestick to connect with Apple devices over AirPlay as well as other types of connections it doesn’t usually support.

  1. Download and Install “AirScreen” or a Similar App

    Search for “AirScreen” or one of the alternative casting apps in the Amazon app store and install it on your device.

    firestick app store
  2. Open AirScreen and Make Sure AirPlay Is Enabled

    In the settings of the AirScreen app, make sure that the AirPlay option is turned on.

    firestick airplay
  3. Open the AirPlay Menu on Your iOS Device

    Depending on the version of iOS you have, as well as your iPhone model, you will either have to swipe up from the bottom of your screen or, on newer phones, swipe down from the top right to open the control center. From here, select the “screen mirroring” tile.

    ios airplay
  4. Open up AirPlay and Select Your Fire TV Device

    This opens up the AirPlay menu where you should see your Firestick listed. Press on it to connect and begin mirroring your screen. The name of your device will be displayed on the home screen of the AirScreen app on your Fire TV.

    ios mirroring

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re trying to show photos to friends or family or just want to watch something, the tiny screen on your phone or laptop often isn’t the ideal viewing experience. Using screen mirroring to put things from your smaller devices onto your TV screen can solve these problems and, in most cases, isn’t hard to set up at all. 

We do have a guide for if your Firestick is not working too.

How do you plan to use screen mirroring on your Firestick? Have you used screen mirroring before on another device? Do you think Amazon should add built-in support for Apple devices? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and, as always, thanks for reading.

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