Smart TVs, in other words Smart TVs, are now a common part of many households, so we decided to bring you an article in which we will reveal how you can use the full potential of your Smart TV and Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO smartphone.
To begin with, let's clarify that most of today's tips also work with intermediaries Xiaomi Mi Box-u or Xiaomi Mi TV Stick. These devices run on the Android TV operating system, which communicates very well with the Android system in our smartphones.
First, we'll introduce you to a very simple, but often useful, feature, "Screen Sharing." This is just a mirror image of your phone on an external monitor, or in this case, a Smart TV.
On your smartphone, search in the search bar and then click on "Wireless display". Then just enable the function and select yours from the list of devices. If you don't see your Smart TV or other smart device, make sure it's connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your smartphone.
Screen transmission in MIUI
The function called "Screen transfer" is more or less the previous function, but with a few added values. If you have a smartphone with the MIUI extension, you will be able to use other useful functions associated with image mirroring.
In the settings, in the section "Connection and sharing", there is an option "Transfer". After clicking on this box, all you have to do is switch the slider and search for your Smart TV in the list of devices. We also tested this feature with Xiaomi Mi Box, but without success. This is probably just a privilege for owners of a real Smart TV.
Screen transfer adds more features to the ordinary Screen share option window minimization, which means that you can continue to use your smartphone independently of the content transmitted to the TV, transfer an image with a locked smartphone, which significantly saves the battery in your smartphone, or even ability to hide private items, so that messages from Messenger, for example, will not be displayed on your TV.
This convenience is probably used by most smart device owners. It's about transferring music, videos, photos and many other things wirelessly thanks to the communication between the Android operating system in your smartphone and the Android TV system in your TV or Mi Box.
This feature is available in YouTube, Facebook, Spotify and so on. List of all supported applications you will find on this link. Chromecast is automatically installed in every Mi Box and Mi TV Stick. Both devices need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network to work properly.
Virtual remote control
Finally, we will mention one useful application that we use in the newsroom relatively often. You can find it on the Google Play store as "Android TV“And basically it's a virtual remote control for your smart device. In the application, you will also find, for example, a touchpad with a very good response or a keyboard, which makes typing on a TV much easier.
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