The Glass back on LG Stylo 6 gives it a premium look & the huge 6.8 inches display gives it the same look like the current flagship device LG Velvet. Only when you delve in deeper you get to know it’s a budget smartphone with a luxurious outer shell.
You cannot keep your expectations high at a budget price of $179. It even misses the common smartphone features such as Face Unlock and Notification light. On top of that, it uses a mediocre entry-level Mediatek P35 processor.
For lag-free Screen Mirroring, the phone should have a decent processor. Let’s find out whether the Stylo 6 offers Miracast support or not –
Does the LG Stylo 6 have Screen Mirroring/Miracast?
The phone should have Miracast support for Screen Mirroring. We need to look for the “Cast” option in Settings.
Let’s open the Settings app on our Stylo 6.
I searched for the “Cast” option everywhere on the phone but couldn’t find it anywhere.
So, how to mirror the Stylo 6 screen to the TV without the Cast option?
We need to use a 3rd party app to cast Stylo 6 screen to Roku, Firestick, or to any other Android Smart TV. Let’s see how to do that –
LG Stylo 6 Screen Mirroring without Chromecast
I’m using Firestick for Screen Casting.
We need to make sure that both the phone and the Firestick are connected to the same Wifi network.
My Amazon Firestick is connected to the “HomeWifi-4G” network. Let’s connect out Stylo 6 to the same Wifi network.
Open the “Settings” app located on the Stylo 6 home screen.
Go to “Network & Internet”.
Turn on Wifi and connect to the same Wifi network as your Roku/Firestick etc.
Now, we need to download the Casting app from the Play Store.
Search for “Cast to TV” on the Play Store.
Install and open this app.
It’s searching for devices in the vicinity.
Our Firestick is detected as “Philips’s Fire TV Stick”. Let’s tap it to begin casting.
We can Mirror the media content stored in the device storage to the TV screen.
Hit the “3 bar” icon for more options.
We can cast videos, photos, and audio files stored on the device.
It also allows us to stream videos across the web.
First of all, let’s try to Cast an offline video stored in Stylo 6.
When we tap on a video file, it buffers for a moment and starts playing on the TV screen.
It buffers for a second and starts playing.
A still of the video playback on my Philips TV. You can see the watermark “Cast from XCast”.
The video playback was quite smooth.
We get the video control options on the app screen.
Likewise, we can cast audio files to the TV screen.
“Life is Good” mp3 file is playing on the TV screen.
Now, let’s stream a Youtube video via the “Cast to TV” app.
Hit the “3 bar icon” and select “Web”. The popular video streaming channels are listed here. Let’s select “Youtube”.
I’m playing video from my Youtube channel.
Play a video and look for the “Red play button” at the bottom right corner. It allows us to choose the video resolution.
There are 2 options 720p & 360p. Let’s select the first option.
The video is playing without any lag on the TV screen.
Another still from the same video.
Web Video Caster
Like “Cast to TV” there is another commendable Screen Casting app on the Play Store – Web Video Caster.
Let’s download and install “Web Video Cast” from the Play Store.
Hit the “Cast icon” on the top-right corner as shown above.
Tick the Miracast devices you wish to scan.
My Firestick device is available for Screen Casting. Select it to proceed further.
Hit the “3 bar icon” for more options.
We can either use the “Browser” option to stream videos from the web or choose the 2nd option “Phone files” to cast offline files stored on the device.
Let’s check them out one by one starting with the “Phone files”.
“Allow” web video caster to access media files on your device.
Let’s play the video “Most Unbelievable fish captures”.
The video playback is smooth.
The video title is incomplete.
The video control options on the app screen.
Now, let’s go through the browser option to stream a youtube video.
On the video page, you need to hit the “Yellow play button” on the top.
Select the desired video resolution to begin screen casting.
The youtube video is streaming on the TV screen via the Web Video Caster app.
The video title is incomplete. This was not the case with the “Cast to TV” app.
Screen Mirroring is different from Screen Casting. As the name suggests, mirroring clones the phone screen to the TV. Whatever you do on the phone is mirrored to the TV screen.
We can only mirror the Stylo 6 screen to the TV via Chromecast. As it uses the Google Home app the Cast option is not needed.
Let’s see how to mirror the Stylo 6 to a TV via Chromecast –
LG Stylo 6 Screen Mirroring to Chromecast
First of all, let’s connect our phone to the Wifi network.
Pull down the notification panel and turn on Wifi or Go to Settings > Network and internet.
Now, our Stylo 6 is connected to the internet via Wifi.
Connect Chromecast to the TV.
We need to set up Chromecast via the Gooogle Home app.
Let’s install Google Home on our Stylo 6.
Open Play Store and install Google Home.
Once the installation is done, Open the app.
Hit “Get started” to proceed further.
Sign-in to a Google account to move ahead.
Hit “Get started” on the “Create a home” page.
I’m moving ahead without adding any address.
We need to turn on Location access to setup Chromecast.
Allow the home app to access the device’s location.
Along with the location, we also need to turn on Bluetooth for better connectivity.
Now, it’s searching for Chromecast devices in the vicinity.
A Chromecast device is found with the device id Chormecast5976.
Hit “Yes” to select this Chromecast device.
Now, it’s connecting to Chromecast.
We need to match the code to make sure we are connected to the right Chromecast device.
The code is “S3N4”. Let’s check out the TV screen.
The same code is displayed on the TV screen.
Select your device location and hit “Next”.
I’ve selected “Basement” as the device location.
In the next step, choose the Wifi network you would like to use with your Chromecast.
Chromecast is connected.
We are almost done.
My Chromecast device name is “Basement TV” as marked in the above screenshot.
Tap “Cast my screen” at the bottom-right corner.
Tap “Cast screen” once again to confirm your action.
Now, tap “Start now” to begin Screen Mirroring.
The phone screen is mirrored to the TV screen.
We have the volume control on the phone screen. I’ve reduced it to 48%.
Notice the volume bar on the TV screen. It’s reduced to 48%.
The Stylo 6 home screen on the TV.
Let’s play a video stored in the Gallery app.
I’m playing a video stored in the Download folder – Most unbelievable fish captures.
The video playback is quite smooth on the TV screen.
A still from another video.
Footage from Mars. Stylo 6 also offers a Dual-Play option. You can do something else on the phone while the video is being played on the TV screen.
Now, let’s try to mirror a Youtube video to the TV.
Open the Youtube app as shown above.
We need to tap the “Cast icon” on the top-right corner.
The “Cast to” pop-up shows up on the screen. Let’s select “Basement TV” to begin casting.
Tap on a video and hit the “Play” button to cast the respective video.
LG K40 Secret Codes video is streaming on the TV screen.
Any point if you wish to end screen mirroring. Open the Google Home app and hit “Stop mirroring” as shown above.
LG Stylo 6 Screen Mirroring Without Wifi
We cannot mirror LG Stylo 6 to the TV without Wifi. It doesn’t offer HDMI Alt Mode support.
The DisplayPort support is offered by high-end LG devices belonging to G & V Series.
How was your Screen Mirroring experience on the LG Stylo 6? Please share your views in the comment section below.
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