LG Journey lte Screen Mirroring /Cast to TV/ Miracast support

There are 2 kinds of screen mirroring, wired and wireless. Wired mirroring doesn’t require Wifi internet. It uses an HDMI / Slimport/ MHL adapter to mirror the phone screen on the TV. Wired screen mirroring offers a more stable connection with less lag. Only a few high-end devices offer HDMI Alt Mode/MHL support nowadays.

On the other hand, the Wireless screen mirroring works over a Wifi connection. It is getting more popular these days. The TV should be Miracast enabled for Screen Mirroring. We can plug in a Miracast device to the TV such as Chromecast, Firestick, Roku, etc.

For Screen Mirroring, the phone should also offer Miracast support. Let’s find out if can mirror the LG Journey lte screen to the TV –

Does LG Journey have Screen Mirroring?

The Miracast option on the phone is found by the name of Cast, Screen Sharing, Smart View, etc.

Let’s search for it on the LG Journey Settings app.  Open the app drawer and select “Settings”.

 

I searched for the terms Cast, Screen Casting, Screen mirroring, Smart view, Screen Sharing, but the output was “No results found”.

I searched for the Casting/Mirroring options everywhere on the phone, but couldn’t find it anywhere.

So, what option do we have now? Without the Screen Sharing option on LG Journey, we can do the screen mirroring only via Chromecast. It works over the Google Home app.

Let’s see how to do this –

How to Mirror LG Journey lte to TV

I have connected the Chromecast adapter to my TV. We need to set up Chromecast via the Google Home app.

 

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

Install the app and launch it.

Tap “Get started” to move ahead.

In the next step, we need to select a Google account to proceed further.

Now, it’s asking for Location access. Tap “Allow” to accept the request.

Now, choose “Set up Chromecast” to do the setup.

It looking for Chromecast devices in the vicinity.

A Chromecast device with id 4917 is found. Hit “Yes” to set up this Chromecast device.

We need to match a code to make sure we are connected to the right Chromecast device.

The code on the phone screen is S3N4

The same code is shown on the TV screen. We are connected to the right device. Hit “OK” to proceed further.

In the next step, we need to select the “Device Location”. I’ve chosen the “office” as the TV location.

Now, choose the Wifi network you’re going to use with Chromecast. I’ve chosen the “Home Wifi” network.

Chromecast is connecting to the “Home Wifi” network.

We are almost done.

Follow the on-screen prompts to keep moving ahead.

The Chromecast and Wifi setup is done. Hit “Continue” to proceed further.

The Office TV is ready. Tap “Continue” to begin screen mirroring.

Tap “Office TV” as shown above. We can control the TV volume from this screen. Right now it’s at 100%.

 

I’ve reduced the TV volume to 52%.

Now, tap “Cast my screen” and then “Cast screen” to begin Screen Mirroring.

The phone screen is mirrored on the TV.

The LG Journey home screen being mirrored on the TV screen.

Now, let’s try to mirror a video.

The video playback is fine. There is a little lag but acceptable.

Another still from the same video.

Now, Let’s try to stream a Youtube video on the TV.

The youtube video is mirrored to the TV screen. You can also use the Screen Casting option at the top-right corner.

With screencasting, you can use the phone for other tasks, while the Youtube video is streaming on the TV screen.

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Now, what to do if you don’t have Chromecast but some other Miracast device such as Roku, Firestick, Smart TV, etc.

If that’s the case, you need to download a “Cast to TV” app from Play Store for Screencasting. Let’s see how to do that –

LG Journey Screen Mirroring without Chromecast

As Screencasting works over Wifi, let’s connect to a Wifi network. I’m going to cast my LG Journey to the Fire TV Stick. We need to connect both the Phone and Firestick to the same Wifi network.

Pull down the notification panel and tap “Wifi icon” as shown above.

Alternatively, you can tap the “Settings icon” at the top-right corner.

Now, turn on Wifi and connect to your Wifi network.

I’ve connected my LG Journey to the “Home Wifi” network.

Let’s connect our Firestick to the same Network.

This is the Fire TV Stick Settings page. We need to select the “Network” option.

I’ve connected the Firestick to the “Home Wifi” network. Now, we are ready for Screencasting.

 

Let’s download the “Cast to TV-Xcast” app from the Play Store.

The app is installed. Let’s open it.

It’s searching for a Casting device.

Our Firestick is detected as “Philips’s Fire TV Stick”. Let’s connect to it.

With the “Cast to TV” app, we can cast the media files such as video, photos, audio as well as web content to the TV screen.

Let’s begin with a video documentary film “Strange Animals of Asia”.

After a one-second buffering the video started playing on the TV screen.

The video is being cast to the TV screen. You can see the watermark “Cast from XCast”.

Another still from the video. Screencasting is different from mirroring. We can use the phone for other tasks while the video is being cast on the TV screen.

We get the video controls on the phone screen.

After the video, let’s try to cast a “Photo”.

LG Stock wallpaper being cast on the TV screen.

We can also cast Audio files to the TV screen. Let’s cast an mp3 file “Life is Good” as shown above.

The mp3 file is playing on the TV screen.

Now, let’s check out the “Web” option.

It lists the popular video streaming apps. Let’s try Youtube.

On the Youtube video page, we need to tap the “Red Play Button” to select the video resolution. I’ve chosen 720p as the video resolution.

The Youtube video has started playing on the TV screen.

Another still from the same video. The video playback is fine.

 

How was your Screen Mirroring experience on LG Journey? Please share your views in the comment section below.

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