How to Fix the Lack of Screen Mirroring on the New Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon recently released the new Fire TV Stick 4K, which boasts improved remote and support for 4K/HDR streaming. However, many users were disappointed to find out that the new Fire TV Stick 4K, along with Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Cube, does not support native screen mirroring. This feature was available on the previous generation Firestick, and many of us relied on it to mirror our laptops or smartphones to our TVs.

If you're one of those users who miss the screen mirroring feature, don't worry! There is a solution to this problem. You can use a third-party app called AirScreen to cast your laptop or smartphone to your TV using the Fire TV Stick. In this article, we will guide you on how to set up AirScreen and mirror your devices to your TV.

Mirror Android to Fire Stick

Before we dive into the steps for the new Fire Stick 4K, let's quickly refresh the steps for the previous generation Firestick. Make sure both your Android smartphone and FireStick are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Next, enable the mirroring option on FireStick by pressing and holding the home button on the Firestick remote and selecting the mirroring option. On your Android smartphone, go to Settings > Connected devices > Connection preferences > Cast, and look for Firestick to connect. To stop display mirroring, simply press any button on your remote.

Download AirScreen on Fire TV Stick 4K

AirScreen is a screen mirroring app that allows you to mirror your devices on the Fire TV Stick 4K. To download AirScreen on your Fire TV Stick 4K, you'll need to first install the Easy Fire Tools app on your Android phone. This app will help you transfer the AirScreen app from your phone to your Fire TV Stick.

Once you have installed Easy Fire Tools, download the AirScreen app on your phone. Now, go to your Fire TV Stick 4K and turn on ADB (Android Debug Bridge) debugging and allow apps from Unknown sources in the settings. Make sure your phone and Fire TV Stick 4K are on the same Wi-Fi network.

Open Easy Fire Tools on your Android phone, tap the Fire Stick icon, and connect your app with the Fire TV Stick 4K. Press the link icon and wait for it to turn green. Once the connection is established, tap on the app icon to sideload it to your Fire TV Stick 4K. Open the AirScreen app on your Fire TV Stick 4K and follow the on-screen instructions to install the app.

Mirror Android to Fire TV Stick 4K

Mirroring from Android to Fire TV Stick 4K is similar to the previous Fire TV Stick, but this time we'll use the AirScreen app. Make sure all the devices are on the same Wi-Fi network. On your Fire TV Stick, go to Installed apps and open AirScreen. Press Start, and it will start looking for incoming mirroring requests. It will display the name of the active service, which you'll use to connect other devices. Now, on your Android device, enable Cast in the settings and tap on the AirScreen tile. Tap the active service name, and your screen will start mirroring on the TV.

Mirror iPhone to Fire TV Stick 4K

AirScreen also works on iPhone and iPad, allowing you to mirror your iOS screen on the Fire TV Stick 4K. Swipe up on your iPhone or iPad to bring up the quick settings tab, and tap on Screen Mirroring (Airplay). Select the AirScreen server tile, and your iOS screen will be successfully streamed on the Fire TV Stick 4K.

Mirror Mac to Fire TV Stick 4K

MacOS computers can also be mirrored using Airplay. Start the service in the AirScreen app on your Fire TV Stick 4K. If you don't see the Airplay button on the menu bar, go to System Preferences > Display and check “show mirroring options in the menu bar when available.” Now, you should see an Airplay icon on the top right side of the screen. Click on it and select Mirror Apple TV to mirror your Mac screen on the Fire TV Stick.

Mirror Windows to Fire TV Stick 4K

Windows computers can be mirrored using Miracast, which is available on most Windows laptops. To check if your computer has Miracast enabled, open the Run dialog by pressing WIN+R on your keyboard, type ‘dxdiag,' and press enter. Save the text file and look for ‘Miracast.' If it says available, you can proceed with the steps below.

Press the notifications button on the bottom right of your computer, click Connect, and select AirScreen Tile to pair your computer with AirScreen. Press WIN+P on your keyboard, select ‘connect to a wireless display,' and choose the AirScreen device to mirror your computer to the TV.

Alternatively, if your Windows computer doesn't have Miracast, you can use Google Cast. Open Google Chrome, tap the hamburger icon on the top right corner, select “Cast,” and choose your source. You can cast a tab, your entire computer window, or a file or video.

These methods allow you to mirror various devices to your TV using the Fire TV Stick. Although there may be a slight lag with the mirroring, these solutions offer a convenient way to enjoy your content on a larger screen. Give them a try and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!