There are 2 types of Screen Mirroring – Wired & Wireless. The wired mirroring works without an internet connection and offers a negligible loss of frame rate with almost no lag. To enjoy wired mirroring the phone should be MHL / HDMI compatible.
Wireless Screen Mirroring is getting more and more popular nowadays. Wireless display sharing is done using Miracast. The popular Miracast Compliant devices are Chromecast, Roku, Firestick, Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter & Android Smart TVs with built-in Miracst Feature. For this to work, the Android Smartphone should also be Miracast Compatible.
Let’s check out how to Mirror LG Aristo 4 to the TV screen with the help of the below screenshots –
LG Aristo 4 MHL / HDMI / Slimport Compatibility
A few years ago LG offered MHL compatibility on budget phones as well by the name of Slimport. I myself had an LG Volt 2 which was a cheap Slimport compatible device.
However, today it’s difficult to find an MHL compatible device. I could find an HDMI / MHL adapter for Aristo 4 to mirror it on the big TV screen. Unfortunately, Aristo 4 is not compatible with MHL.
Let’s find out the other ways to mirror Aristo 4 screen to TV –
How to Mirror LG Aristo 4 to TV / Does LG Aristo 4 have Screen Mirroring?
On every Motorola Android Smartphone, we get the Cast option. I had it on my Moto E2.
I failed to find the same on my LG Aristo 4. I searched for the Cast option everywhere on my Aristo 4 but couldn’t find it anywhere.
So, in the case of Aristo 4, the only possible way out is Chromecast as it uses the Google Home app for Screen Mirroring. Let’s mirror our Aristo 4 screen to the TV via Chromecast.
Attach the Chromecast adapter to your TV.
We have to set up Chromecast using the Google Home App. Let’s install this app on our Aristo 4.
We can download the Google Home app via the Play Store as shown above.
Install and Open the app.
Start the setup process by clicking “Get Started”.
Add a Google Account for and proceed further.
We need to give access to the Location services.
Tap “Set up Chromecast” as shown above.
In now scanning for a Chromecast device in the vicinity.
A Chromecast device is found with id 4917.
Tap “Yes” to move ahead.
Now it’s connecting to chromecast.
The TV screen shows a code S3N4.
The same code is shown on the phone screen. We are setting up the right Chromecast device.
Now choose your device location. I’ve chosen “Office” as my TV location.
In this step, we have to choose the Wifi connection we are going to use with Chromecast.
Connect to Wifi and hit “Next”.
Chromecast is connecting to the available Wifi network.
Click “Next” on the “Linking your Chromecast” page.
Chromecast says “Almost Done”.
Skip the Google Assistant Sign up to proceed further.
It all done. Tap “Continue” to proceed further.
It shows “Office TV” as the connected Chromecast device.
Tap “Office TV” to explore more options.
The volume is set to 100%. We can control the TV volume from here.
Let’s reduce it to 52%.
You can notice the Volume bar on the TV screen. The volume is reduced to 52%.
Tap “Cast my Screen” as shown in the above screenshot.
Confirm your action by hitting “Cast Screen”.
We have successfully Mirrored our Aristo 4 Screen to the TV.
This is the Aristo 4 Home Screen.
This is the About Phone page showing the Phone name as Aristo 4 Plus.
My Aristo 3 is running on Android Pie 9.0. The Software version is X320Ta10k.
Let’s try to mirror a Video on the TV screen.
A still from the video being played on the TV screen.
Another screenshot of the video playback on the TV screen.
Let’s check out a Youtube Video on the big screen.
I’m trying to stream the LG Aristo 4 Bootloader Unlock Video.
The video is playing fine on the TV screen.
Check out the notification on the Aristo 4 Screen. It says “Casting Screen” – “Connected to Office TV”.
Open the Google Home App and hit “Stop Mirroring” to end Screen Casting.
LG Aristo 4 Screen Mirroring to Roku, Firestick, Samsung TV, etc.
We did the LG Aristo 4 Screen Mirroring via Chromecast. However, not everyone has the Chromecast device. You may have some other Mircast devices such as Roku, Firestick, or an Android Smart TV.
In such a case, how will you Mirror your Aristo 4 Screen to TV? Let’s check out LG Aristo 4 Screen Mirroring without Chromecast –
In the first step, we have to connect our phone & the Miracast Device (Roku, Firestick) to the same Wifi network.
My LG Aristo 4 is connected to the “Home Wifi” network.
I’m going to connect my Amazon Fire TV stick to the same “Home Wifi” network.
Now, my Firestick is connected to “Home Wifi”.
In the next step, we are going to use a 3rd Party app from Play Store for Aristo 4 Screen Casting.
LG Aristo 4 – Cast to TV
I shortlisted 2 apps after trying a dozen Screen Mirroring Apps on Play Store.
The first one is Cast to TV – XCast.
Download this app and open it.
As soon as you’ll run this app it’ll start searching for a Miracst Device.
My Firestick is detected a “Philips’s Fire TV Stick”.
Tap on the device to connect it.
Tap the “3 Bar” icon on the top-right corner for more options.
The various options are Video, Photo, Audio & Web.
Let’s check them out one by one.
Select Video and Let’s play a video stored in the Aristo 4 Gallery.
I’m playing a Documentary titled, Strange Animals of Asia.
It buffers for a moment and loads the video to the TV screen.
We get the video control options on the phone screen.
A still from the video being played on the TV screen.
Let’s pause the Video.
The video is paused.
After the video, the next option in the dropdown is “Photo”.
Let’s check out a screenshot image on the TV screen.
This is how the phone looks on the big screen.
After the photo comes Audio. We can play an Audio file as well.
A screenshot of the TV screen. The app watermark can also be seen which says “Cast from XCast”.
The last option is “Web”. This can be used to stream online videos on the TV.
Let’s try the Youtube app.
On the Video Page, tap on the “Red Play Button”
It allows us to choose the Video Resolution.
After buffering for a second the video mirrors on the big Screen.
Here is a still from the Youtube Video.
Web Video Caster –
Web Video Caster is a similar Screen Casting App for Aristo 4.
Let’s check out it’s functioning –
Download and run the Web Video Caster App. You can get it from the Play Store.
Hit the Cast option on the top-right corner.
We can select the Miracast Devices we wish to scan.
Tick the devices and tap “DONE”.
My firestick is visible as “Philips’s Fire TV Stick”. Tap on the device to establish a connection.
Select the “3 Bar” icon on the top-right corner.
Choose the first option i.e. “Browser”.
Let’s try a Youtube Video.
On the Video page, we’ve to tap the “Play Button” located on the top as marked in the above screenshot.
This gives the video at various resolutions. Choose your desired resolution to Cast the Video.
Wait for a while. It’s loading the media to the TV screen.
We get the video control options on the App screen.
The video has staring playing.
The Video title is incomplete. This was not the case with Cast to TV.
The next option after “Browser” is “Phone File”.
Using this option, we can Cast the media stored on our Aristo 4 device.
We can Cast Video, Image & Audio.
Let’s cast a Video at first.
A still for the Video mirrored for Aristo 4 via Web Video Caster.
Another still from the same video. Incomplete title showing up on the screen.
Now Let’s cast an image file.
It also has a slideshow feature.
The mirrored image of LG Aristo 2 Wallpaper.
The last option is the Audio. Let’s cast an MP3 file.
The MP3 file is playing file on the TV screen.
Were you able to Mirror your Aristo 4 Screen to TV? Please share your experience via the below comment section.