LG Tribute Royal Screen Mirroring / Cast to TV, Roku – lmx320pm

The latest LG Tribute Series Android Smartphone is named Royal. Being a Tribute Model it’s not that Royal but feels more premium than it’s predecessor, Tribute Empire. In this post, we are going to find ways to mirror Tribute Royal to the Big TV Screen.

The Mirroring can be done using an MHL / HDMI cable which works without an internet connection. The wireless screen sharing works using Miracast technology. The popular Miracast devices are Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Mircosoft Display Adapter, Samsung Smart TV, etc.

Let’s try to Mirror / Cast the Tribute Royal screen via wired as well as wireless mirroring –

LG Tribute Royal MHL / HDMI Compatibility

lg tribute royal mhl compatible

MHL / Slimport / Hdmi compatibility has become a thing of the past. A few years ago Slimport was offered in many LG budget smartphones. I myself had LG Volt 2 Boost Mobile with Slimport support.

The wired mirroring is more stable, offers a better frame rate, and works without an internet connection.

Unfortunately, the LG Tribute Royal is not compatible with MHL / HDMI. We have to resort to wireless screen mirroring over a wifi connection.

Let’s check out how to do that –

 

LG Tribute Royal Screen Mirroring to Chromecast / Does LG Tribute Royal have Screen Mirroring?

For Screen Mirroring we have to turn on “Cast” and enable “wireless display mirroring”.

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LG Tribute Royal wireless charging / is it qi compatible – enabled ?

LG Tribute Royal is the latest Tribute device. It is an improvement from its predecessor especially with the 18:9 aspect ratio and a bigger display. Still, it leaves a lot to be desired. Tribute Royal lacks fast charging & still uses a Micro USB Port.

With Fast charging, you need to charge your phone less frequently. A phone with USB C is easier to charge with a symmetrical connector. Unlike Micro USB you can connect it in either direction.

Now, as Tribute Royal lacks USB C & Fast Charging, its in a dire need of Wireless Charging. In this post, we are going to learn how to make Tribute Royal Qi-compatible. So, Let’s proceed with the tutorial –

Does LG Tribute Royal have Wireless Charging? / Is LG Tribute Royal Qi-enabled?

lg tribute royal wireless charging

As even the newly launched LG Stylo 6 lacks wireless charging, we cannot expect this feature from an entry-level Tribute Royal.

However, if you’re adamant to enable this feature on Tribute Royal, you can do so quite easily –

lg tribute royal wireless charging

We only need a qi receiver and charging pad to make tribute royal qi enabled.  The above image shows a Wireless Charger Receiver.

lg tribute royal qi enabled

We have to insert the receiver’s pin into the Tribute royal’s charging port. The flap goes to the back of the phone.

 

wirless charging lg tribute royal

This is how it looks when attached to the charging port. Now our Tribute royal is qi enabled. We just need to place it on a charging pad.

lg tribute royal qi compatible

The back flap can be secured using a thin case.

The Nillkin receiver flap comes with a sticker. But this way your charging port will remain occupied.

does lg tribute royal have wireless charging

The above image shows the charging pad. We have to power it with a wall charger.

does the lg tribute royal support wireless charging

It uses a micro USB port. The other end of the micro USB cable goes to the ac adapter. There are many charging pads with USB C port as well.

 

qi charging lg tribute royal

I used a very cheap charging pad just to experiment. For practical use, you should get a better quality pad.

is lg tribute royal qi enabled

An orange light indicates it’s powered on.

is the lg tribute royal qi compatible

Now I’ve placed my tribute royal on the charging pad. It says battery fully charged. My phone battery is already at 100% but you can still notice the charging icon. The phone is charging wirelessly.

wireless charger for lg tribute empire

This the Tribute Royal home screen. You can see it at 100% battery level but still charging.

 

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The orange light turns blue when the phone is getting charged.  You can notice the charging pad’s Blue light in the dark.  lg lmx320pm wireless charging

This is the bottom view of the wireless charging arrangement.

The charging equipment I used is a very cheap one. I found it quite impractical for real-world usage due to its slow charging speed. It also makes a hissing noise while charging.

If you are really serious about qi charging on your tribute royal you should invest in a better pair of receiver and charging pad.

I have shortlisted some of the best selling and highly rated qi receivers and charging pads. You cannot go wrong with any of them.

 

Wireless Chargers for LG Tribute Royal

wireless charger receiver for lg tribute royal

Nillkin Qi receiver is the most popular wireless charger receiver.

Its connector is gold plated and scratch-resistant. The flap is extremely thin and can be stuck on the phone’s back.

It retails for around $14.99

qi recevier for lg tribute royal

One more popular qi receiver comes in gold color. It supports thin cases up to 5mm thickness.

You can have it for around $12.99

 

Along with the receiver we need a charging pad. Let’s choose the best charging pad for Tribute Royal.

best charging pad for lg tribute royal

The Yootech pad is the no 1 bestseller in the wireless charger category on amazon. It’s also an Amazon’ s choice product.

The sales package doesn’t include an ac adapter. It sells for around $11.95 at amazon.

 

lg tribute royal wireless charging stand

The next charging pad on our list is also from Yootech but in the form of a charging stand. This way you can even use your phone while charging.

It sells for a little higher price of around $13.99

qi wireless charger for tribute royal

After Yootech, the 2nd bestseller in the wireless charger category is the Anker charging pad.

Its Powerwave technology allows charging directly through a phone case with up to 5 mm thickness.

Anker wireless charger is cheaper than Yootech. You can grab it for around $9.49

 

wireless charging pad for lg tribute royal

The next wireless charger on our list is the exquisite Tozo charging pad.

It claims to be the slimmest wireless charger. It has got a unibody design made up of aluminum.

You can buy the Tozo charging pad for around $11.99

 

best wireless charger for lg tribute royal

The last wireless charger on our list is the Letscom charging pad.

It’s super slim with a thickness of just 0.3 inches. You can even put it inside your pocket.

The Lestcom charging pad is the cheapest among the lot. It sells for just $8.99

 

Please share your lg tribute royal wireless charging experience in the comment section below.

 

 

LG Tribute Empire Screen Mirroring / Cast to TV lmx220pm

There is wired Screen Mirroring via MHL cable, Wireless Screen Mirroring & Screen Casting.

 

 

Is the LG Tribute Empire MHL compatible?

The old form of Screen Mirroring is using a wired connection without the need for Wifi internet connection. For this to work, the device should be HDMI / MHL / Slimport compatible.

The bad news is that the Tribute Empire is not compatible with MHL. I cannot find an HDMI adapter that can mirror the Tribute Empire screen to a TV.

Does LG Tribute Empire have Screen Mirroring / Miracast?

 

For Wireless Screen Mirroring, we have to check whether the Tribute Empire is Miracast enabled or not.

Let’s search for the “Cast” option in Settings.

I couldn’t find  “Cast” anywhere on the LG Tribute Empire.

However, that doesn’t mean we cannot mirror our Tribute Empire Screen to TV.

 

Let’s check out the other ways to enable Screen Mirroring on Tribute Empire –

How to Screen Mirror on LG Tribute Empire

We can use Google Chromecast to mirror our phone screen to the TV. It uses the Google Home app for Screen Mirroring.

Attach the Chromecast device to your TV.

It says to download the Google Home app on our phone.

Let’s download and install the Google Home app via the Play Store.

Open the app after installation is done.

Tap “Get Started” and add a Google Account to proceed further.

 

It’s looking for a nearby Chromecast device.

We need to give access to the Location services.

It has found a Chromecast device with id 5115.

Wait for it to establish a connection with the Chromecast.

Now, it says connected.

The TV screen shows a code S3N4

 

The phone also shows the same code. It’s the right Chromecast we are connecting to. Tap “Yes” to move ahead.

Set the Chromecast device location.

I’ve chosen my device location as “Office”.

At this time we have to choose the Wifi connection we are going to use with the Chromecast.

 

The Chromecast is connecting to the chosen Wifi network.

We are all done. The Office TV is ready.

Select your Chromecast device which is named “Office TV” in my case.

We can adjust the TV volume from this screen.

I’ve reduced the volume to 73%.

You can see the Volume bar on the TV screen.

Select “Cast my screen” and then “Cast Screen” to initiate Screen Mirroring.

The phone screen is mirrored to the TV Screen.

This is the Tribute Empire Home Screen on TV.

 

This is the Tribute Empire Software Information Screen.

My Tribute Empire is running on Android Oreo 8.1 and the Software version is X220Pm19a.

Let’s Mirror a Youtube Video to the TV Screen.

We also get the cast option on the Video Screen.

If we cast this video, the video will keep playing on the TV screen while we are doing something else on the phone screen.

Here is another Tribute Empire Bootloader Video being played on the TV screen.

Now let’s play a video stored in the Tribute Empire Video Gallery.

 

Here is another still from the video. We have to use the phone to control volume etc.

We also get an option to Dual Play on the Tribute Empire. This way we can do something else on the phone while the video is being played on the TV screen.

We can “Stop Mirroring” using the Google Home app as shown above.

LG Tribute Empire Screen Mirroring without Chromecast

What if you’ve some other Miracast Device other than Chromecast. It can Be Roku, FireStick, Microsoft Wireless Adapter, Samsung Smart TV, etc.

In such a case we have to rely on a 3rd party app for Screen Casting. Let’s see how to do this.

In Screen Casting, we have to connect our Tribute Empire and the Miracast Device to the same Wifi network.

I’ve connected my phone to the Home Wifi network.

The above picture shows the Firestick User Interface.

 

I’ve connected my Firestick to the Same “Home Wifi” network.

Web Video Caster – 

I’ve tried several Screen Mirroring / Casting apps and shortlisted 2 apps that are worth trying.

The first one is “Cast to TV XCast” and the other one is “Web Video Caster”.

You can get these apps from the Google Play Store.

Let’s start with “Web Video Caster”.

Launch the app and tap the “3 bar” icon on the top-left corner.

The option in the dropdown list is “Browser”. Let’s explore this.

 

We can search for videos over the web and stream it on our TV screen.

When on the video page, tap the small “Play” button located on the top as marked in the above screenshot.

This gives us the video list with different screen resolutions. Tap “videoplayback” to play this video on the TV screen.

It says, we have establish a connection at first.

Tap “Connect” and look for your device in the device list.

Tick your device and hit “DONE”.

It scanned the available devices.

My device is visible as “Philips’s Fire TV Stick”.  Select your device to establish the connection.

Now it’s loading the media on the TV screen.

We get the video control options on the app screen.

 

It hardly takes a second to load the video. It depends on your Wifi internet speed.

The video is being played on the TV screen.

The second option below the Browser is “Phone files”.

Using this option we can play the local media files store in the phone memory / SD Card.

I’m trying to play a documentary titled “Strange Animals of Asia”.

It’s loading the media on the TV screen.

The video has started playing.

This is a  Nat Geo Video.

Here is another still from the Video.

We can also play audio files stored on the device.

The MP3 file is being played on the TV screen.

Cast to TV – XCast – 

I found “Cast to TV”, more refined as compared to “Web Video Caster”.

Download and launch the “Cast to TV” app on your Tribute Empire.

As a first step, it scans for the available devices.

It has detected the “Philips’s Fire TV Stick”.

Tap on the device to establish a connection.

It says “Device is connected”.

Tap the “3 bar” icon for more options.

The first option in the dropdown list is “Video”.

This can be used to play video files stored on your Phone.

Let’s select a video file.

It buffers for a second and loads the video on the TV screen.

We get the control options on the phone screen.

Screen Mirroring is successful. There is a watermark on the video “Cast from XCast”.

Another still from the video.

Now Let’s try the “Web” option.

It lists popular video streaming apps in one place.

Let’s try the Youtube app.

 

On the Video page, we have to select the “Red Play Button” as shown above.

Now select the Video Resolution and wait for it to load on the TV screen.

The video has started playing on the big TV screen.

Another still showing backs of Tribute Empire & Dynasty.

 

Were you able to mirror your Tribute Empire screen to TV? Please share your experience via the comment section below.