How to cast from Android phone to Fire Stick

what to know

  • On Fire TV, press and hold the Home button to bring up the new menu, then select Mirroring .
  • On your Android smartphone, select Settings > Connected devices > Cast > Fire TV's name.
  • To cast to Fire TV from your Samsung phone, swipe down and select Smart View > Your Fire TV name.

This page will walk you through the setup process to get your Amazon Fire TV Stick ready to cast, instructions for casting from an Android phone, and some additional options for Samsung phone owners.

Android smartphones and tablets can stream or cast to Amazon's Fire TV Stick devices. Before your Fire Sticks can receive wireless broadcasts from your Android device, you need to set them up correctly.

Here's how to prepare your Fire TV Stick for Android casting.

  1. Turn on your Amazon Fire TV Stick like normal and press the "Home" button on the remote until the menu appears.

  2. Highlight the image .

  3. Press the Enter key on the Fire Stick remote to activate the mirroring option.

    Enter is the big round button on the remote.

  4. The screen should now change and your Fire Stick is now primed and ready to receive a wireless cast signal.

The process of casting from an Android smartphone or tablet to an Amazon Fire TV Stick varies by device and Android version. Overall, the steps aren't too different and should look like below, with maybe just a few visual changes here and there.

  1. Make sure your Android smartphone or tablet and Fire Stick are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

  2. Open Settings and select Connected Devices .

  3. Select Cast . If your Fire TV Stick is visible in the device list, click on it to start casting. If not, select the ellipsis icon in the upper right corner.

  4. Check the box next to Enable wireless display . This will make other devices, such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick, visible in the cast list.

    If you can't find the Fire Stick when casting, repeat this step to make it visible again.

  5. Choose a name for your Fire TV Stick.

  6. Your Android mobile device's screen should now be mirrored to the Fire TV on your TV. To end the cast session, tap the Fire TV Stick's name again from the cast menu.

The method of casting from a Samsung device to a Fire Stick is slightly different from the regular Android process, as it uses Samsung's Smart View casting technology.

  1. Make sure your Samsung device and Fire TV Stick are on the same Wi-Fi network.

  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the notification shade.

  3. Swipe left until you see the Smart View icon, then tap it.

  4. Select your Fire TV Stick from the list of devices.

    If you don't see your Fire TV Stick in the list of available displays, try the above steps for a regular Android device. Fire TV may be hidden.

  5. Your Samsung device's screen should now be mirrored to your TV via the Amazon Fire TV Stick. To stop mirroring, tap the Fire TV's name again from the Smart View list.

FAQ
  • One option is to use a screen mirroring app, such as AirScreen to AirPlay to Fire Stick. Search for the AirScreen app from the Appstore and select Get > Open . Next, download the AirScreen app on your iPhone and follow the instructions to select Fire Stick from Control Center and mirror your iPhone.

  • First, activate mirroring on your Fire TV from Settings > Display & Audio > Enable Display Mirroring . On a Windows 10 PC, select the notification icon in the taskbar > Expand > Connect > and select your Fire TV Stick from the list of available displays. On Windows 11, enter Windows key + K to open this menu.

  • To cast from Mac to Fire Stick, you will need the help of a third-party mirroring application such as AirPlayMirror Receiver or AirScreen. Make sure your Mac and Fire Stick are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and download the mirroring app of your choice on both devices. On your Mac, click the AirPlay icon in the menu bar and select your Fire Stick from the list of available devices.