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How to Cast to Firestick from iPhone & Android (Screen Mirroring)

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The following tutorial will show you how to Cast to Firestick from your iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Mac, PC, or any device that allows for screen mirroring.

Casting is the process of displaying content on a bigger screen through a wireless connection. This is a great feature for those looking to stream content from their phones or computers on a larger TV screen for an improved viewing experience. Casting is also referred to as “screen mirroring” by many.

In this article, we provide instructions for casting an iPhone, Mac, and Android device to your Amazon Firestick in a few steps.

However, prior to casting we must first check a few settings on our Firestick or Fire TV device.

How to Allow Casting on Firestick

In order to cast to Firestick, we must first enable our device to allow this within its settings. After that we must ensure our Firestick and casting devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

1. On your Fire TV device, hold down the home button to bring up the following options and select Mirroring.

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On your Fire TV device, hold down the home button to bring up the following options and select Mirroring.

2. You are then prompted with the following “Display Mirroring” screen.

You are then prompted with the following "Display Mirroring" screen.

3. Next we need to check our Wi-Fi network matches our casting devices. Return to the home screen of your Firestick and hover over the Settings icon.

Return to the home screen of your Firestick and hover over the Settings icon.

4. Scroll down and click My Fire TV.

Scroll down and click My Fire TV.

5. Click About.

Click About.

6. Hover over Network and note your Firestick’s Wi-Fi details. This should match your casting devices (phones and computers).

Hover over Network and note your Firestick's Wi-Fi details.

Continue reading below to learn how to cast to Firestick from your iPhone/iPad, Mac, or Android device.


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How to Cast to Firestick from iPhone

This process of casting an iPhone, iPad, or any iOS device will work on any variation of the Amazon Firestick or Fire TV. Follow the steps below for more details.

1. From the Fire TV home screen, hover over the search icon and click Search.

From the Fire TV home screen, hover over the search icon and click Search.

2. Search for “Fastcast” and click the option that appears.

Search for "Fastcast" and click the option that appears.

3. Select the FastCast application under Apps and games. You will notice there are plenty of options when it comes to screen mirroring apps, but most of them require payment.

Select the FastCast application under Apps and games.

4. Click Download.

Click Download.

5. Wait a few seconds for the FastCast app to install then click Open.

Wait a few seconds for the FastCast app to install then click Open.

6. When the FastCast app launches on your Firestick, make sure you select iPhone Share.

When the FastCast app launches on your Firestick, make sure you select iPhone Share.

7. Move over to your iPhone and swipe down to open this shortcut menu. Then click the icon for screen mirroring which is the two rectangles below the Bluetooth icon.



Move over to your iPhone and swipe up to prompt this shortcut menu. Then click the icon for screen mirroring

8. Then click “FastCast” to start the connection.

Then click "FastCast" to start the connection.

9. Wait a few seconds for the connection to establish and you should see a checkmark appear next to FastCast.

Wait a few seconds for the connection to establish and you should see a checkmark appear next to FastCast.

10. That’s it! Return back to your Firestick and you are now able to cast from your iPhone.


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Return back to your Firestick and you are now able to cast from your iPhone.

How To Cast to Firestick from Android Devices

Casting to Firestick from an Android phone or tablet varies for each device. Oftentimes, users can simply open the notifications menu and choose “Cast” or “Screen Mirroring”.

In this instance, we are using a Samsung Galaxy Tablet which features Smart View for casting. After enabling mirroring within the settings of your Firestick device, we can easily set up our Android for casting.

1. Swipe down or open the notifications menu on your Android device and select casting method. In this guide, we will select SmartView.

Important Note: The option you select may vary depending on your device. Here are the ways to cast to Firestick from Android for popular devices:

  • Google: Go to Connected Devices, Connection Preferences, and select Cast
  • LG: Go to Connected Devices and select Screen sharing
  • Samsung: Go to Wireless Display and select SmartView

Swipe down or open the notifications menu on your Android device and select casting method. In this guide, we will select SmartView.

2. Select your preferred Firestick or Fire TV.

Select your preferred Firestick or Fire TV.

3. Click Start now.

Click Start now.

4. Wait for the connection to establish.

Wait for the connection to establish.

5. Return to your Firestick device to see your Android cast to Firestick complete.

Return to your Firestick device to see your Android cast to Firestick complete.

How to Cast to Firestick from Mac

Mac computers are another common device used for screen mirroring.

In order to cast to our Firestick from our Mac, we must install an application called AirScreen. Follow the steps below for more details.

1. From the Fire TV home screen, hover over find and click Search.

From the Fire TV home screen, hover over find and click Search.

2. Search for “Airscreen” and click the option that appears.

Search for "Airscreen" and click the option that appears.

3. Click AirScreen under Apps and games.

Click AirScreen under Apps and games.

4. Click Get.

Click Get.

5. Click Open.

Click Open.

6. When AirScreen launches, click Continue.

When AirScreen launches, click Continue.

7. Click the OK button on your remote to connect a device.

Click the OK button on your remote to connect a device.

8. Click Grant when the “Grant permission” screen appears.

Click Grant when the "Grant permission" screen appears.

9. Click Allow while using the app when AirScreen asks to access your device’s location.

Click Allow while using the app when AirScreen asks to access your device's location.

10. Click Confirm when your network name appears.

Click Confirm when your network name appears.

11. If this Connection Assistant message appears, we suggest exiting.

If this Connection Assistant message appears, we suggest exiting.

12. You should now be on the home screen of AirScreen.

You should now be on the home screen of AirScreen.

13. Move over to your Mac and click the control panel icon on the top right of your screen. Then click Screen Mirroring.

Move over to your Mac and click the control panel icon on the top right of your screen. Then click Screen Mirroring.

14. Click the screen mirroring option for AirPlay. Your code will likely be different.

Click the screen mirroring option for AirPlay.

15. Wait a few seconds for the connection to establish and apple icon should turn blue with a checkmark underneath.

Wait a few seconds for the connection to establish and apple icon should turn blue with a checkmark underneath.

16. Return back to your Firestick and you are now able to cast from your Mac computer. Enjoy!

Return back to your Firestick and you are now able to cast from your Mac computer.

How To Cast to Firestick from PC

There are tons of reasons why users may want to mirror their PC to their Firestick. Casting from a PC is even easier than when using an iOS device as it does not require any app installation.

This is perfect for IPTV Services, streaming apps, and more that require more bandwidth available on desktop devices. With mirroring enabled within Settings of your Fire TV device, you can easily cast to Firestick from PC using the steps below:

1. On your PC, click the Windows Key and the K key at the same time to open the Cast feature. Then click Choose your device.

On your PC, click the Windows Key and the K key at the same time to open the Cast feature. Then click Choose your device.

2. Wait for the connection to establish

Wait for the connection to establish

3. Your Firestick will display a preparing message.

Your Firestick will display a preparing message.

4. You will then see your PC cast to Firestick is complete.

You will then see your PC cast to Firestick is complete.

That’s it! To disconnect, simply click the button on your PC or the back button on your Fire TV remote and choose Yes.

To disconnect, simply click the button on your PC or the back button on your Fire TV remote and choose Yes

Final Notes

Ultimately, casting is an excellent way to mirror your phone, tablet, or computer right to your television. This is an awesome feature that many Firestick users are not using correctly.

If you are looking for a way to control any Firestick/Fire TV device remotely, see our guide below.

How to Control Firestick/Fire TV via Remote Access

For more Firestick related tutorials, be sure to view our guides below:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Cast my iPhone to Firestick?

Yes, you can cast your iPhone to an Amazon Firestick or Fire TV device. However the Firestick by default only supports casting from Android, so you would be required to install an app from the Amazon Appstore that is compatible with Apple’s Airplay. This guide provides step-by-step casting instructions for an iOS device.

How Do I Mirror to a Firestick?

To mirror to a Firestick from an Android device, follow these steps:

  • Ensure your device and the Firestick are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Hold down the Home button on your Firestick remote to bring up the shortcuts menu and select “Mirroring.”
  • From your Android device, go to Settings > Connection & sharing > Cast (the exact path may vary with the device).
  • Select your Firestick from the list of devices to start mirroring.
  • In some cases, the mirror may have to be downloaded into another compatible app for its running, for example, where the device or operating system does not mirror directly.

What Devices can the Firestick Mirror?

Firesticks and Fire TV’s have the ability to mirror nearly any device including iOS, Android, PC, Mac, and more.

Can I Cast Videos to My Firestick?

Yes, with a casting icon inside the app from your smartphone, tablet, or computer, a user will be able to cast directly to your FireStick from supported apps.

What is the Best Screen Mirroring App?

The best app for screen mirroring depends on the device being used. For Android and PC users, no application is needed as Fire TV devices by default support screen mirroring from Android. For iOS users, some of the apps that have gained popularity for mirroring to devices like Firestick, include AirScreen, FastCast, AirBeamTV, and others.

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3 thoughts on “How to Cast to Firestick from iPhone & Android (Screen Mirroring)”

  1. I just use a computer mouse. Works great. The scroll wheel on the mouse allows you to scroll up and down easily.

  2. Thank you for this great and informative site.

    My experience with AirScreen is similar to Brian, the latest version as of my post limits your use to 5 minutes per session IIRC… for me this is a deal-breaker, for others this might be acceptable.

    Just some FYI :)

  3. is there anyway to get past the operation time limit on this AirStream app? I’ve only used it maybe a total of 2 hours on my device and that exceeds it. It wants me to go to premium now. I suppose there is no way around it.

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