New Fire TV Stick 4k Doesn’t Support Mirroring – Here’s How To Fix It

Update: the new update in Fires tv stick 4k, (version includes support for screen mirroring via Miracast.

Amazon recently released the Fire TV Stick 4k, which comes with an enhanced remote and support for 4K / HDR streaming. However, one great feature is missing: screen mirroring. Unlike the previous generation of Firestick, the new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K (along with Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Cube) does not support native screen mirroring.

This disappointed many of us because I mainly use my Fire TV Stick 4K mainly to mirror my laptop to my old LCD TV. Fortunately, you can fix this problem with a third-party app called AirScreen. It works seamlessly on different protocols, including Chromecast, Miracast, DLNA, and even Airplay. So today, I will show you how to cast your laptop and smartphones to your TV using the Fire TV Stick. Let’s start.

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Mirror Android to Fire Stick

Before getting started with the new Fire Stick 4k, quickly update the steps for the previous generation of Firestick.

Make sure both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Next, you need to enable the mirroring option on FireStick. TTo do this, press and hold the start button on the Firestick remote and select reflecting option.

Now on your Android smartphone find the Cast option. You can usually find it at Settings > Connected devices > Connection preferences > Cast. Find Firestick and connect. To stop screen mirroring, press any button on the remote control

Download AirScreen on Fire TV Stick 4K

AirScreen is a screen mirroring app that allows mirroring to Fire TV Stick 4k. Before I was a bit skeptical, but after trying it for a few days I can attest to its authenticity.

Downloading AirScreen on your Fire TV Stick 4k is a bit challenging mainly due to Amazon restrictions and the lack of Play Store. It has Amazon apps, but there is no search button that further complicates matters.

So to install AriScreen on your Fire TV Stick, we will first have to install Easy fire tools Application on your Android. The app will help you transfer the ‘AirScreen app’ from your phone to your Fire TV Stick.

Then download the AirScreen application on your phone. Then we will send this application from our phone to the Fire TV Stick 4K using the Easy Fire Tools application.

Now, go to your Fire TV Stick 4k and turn on ADB debugging by following these steps. Go Settings> My Fire TV> Developer options> ADB debugging on. While doing it, too Activate apps from unknown sources.

Make sure your phone and Fire TV Stick 4K are on the same Wifi network. Open fire tools easy on your Android and tap the Fire stick icon in the upper right. It will scan the Wi-Fi network and search for Fire TV Stick 4K, tap the Fire TV Stick to connect your app with your device. Y press the link icon and wait for it to turn green. When the connection is established, you can simply tap the app icon to download to your Fire TV Stick 4K. Touch AirScreen to load it onto the device.

Once you have the AirScreen app on your Fire TV Stick 4k, open it up and follow the onscreen instructions to install the app.

Note: Here are some prerequisites for each method. Keep your devices on the same network and keep the AirScreen app running on Fire TV Stick 4K.

Mirror Android to Fire TV Stick 4k

Mirroring from Android is the same as the previous Fire TV Stick, but this time we will use the AirScreen app. Make sure all devices are on the same Wifi network or it may not work. Now, we will configure AirScreen on the TV.

On your Fire TV Stick, go to Installed Apps and turn it on AirScreen > Press Start. It will start looking for incoming mirror requests and display the name of the active service “AS-xxxWhich will be used to connect other devices, be sure to remember.

Now go to your Android device and enable Cast. Go Settings> search ‘Cast’ and touch it to open it. A new screen will appear, with a bunch of streaming options, tap the AirScreen tile. It will be in the line of ‘AS-xxx‘. Tap that and your screencast starts on the TV.

Although the mirroring is smooth, there is a slight lag in live streaming, this is not noticeable when browsing, but is quite evident when watching HD video.

Mirror iPhone to Fire TV Stick 4k

Surprisingly, there aren’t many third-party apps on the App Store that offer Airplay integration. Fortunately, just like we saw for Android, AirScreen also works on iPhone and iPad.

Swipe up on your iPhone / iPad to open the Quick settings tab and press Screen Mirroring (Airplay). It shows you a list of active devices, tap the Airscreen server tile and violate, you can now successfully cast your iOS screen on Fire TV Stick 4K. This will come in handy if you have to show pictures of your vacation to your family or friends, play movies from your phone, and much more.

Mirror Mac to Fire TV Stick 4k

Like the iPhone and iPad, macOS computers can be mirrored with Airplay. You can use AirScreen to project movies, slide shows, presentations, or web pages. It is as simple as the other steps. Launch the service in the AirScreen app on your Fire TV Stick 4K. There are times when you won’t find the Airplay button on the menu bar. You can manually enable the mirroring option from the settings.

Go to System Preferences> Display> Check “show mirroring options in menu bar when available”.

Now, you should see an Airplay icon at the top right of the screen. Click on it and some AirpPlay options will appear. Select the Mirror Apple TV option to mirror the screen to Fire TV Stick.

Airplay works smoothly and you can control what to display on the remote screen. You can use it as a smart screen, mirror the built-in screen, etc.

This method only works with Miracast-enabled devices, which are most Windows laptops. However, if your device is not supported, you will not be able to mirror your computer with this method. However, the following method will still work for you.

To check if your computer has Miracast enabled, check the dxdiag window. Open the Run dialog box by pressing WIN + R on your keyboard> type ‘dxdiag’ and hit enter> Click Save all information> save the text file to the desktop> open the text file and search for ‘Miracast’, please use the image below for reference. If it says available, you can continue with the steps below.

To link your computer with AirScreen, press the notifications button at the bottom right> Connect> Search for other types of devices. You will see a list of devices in the list, select AirScreen Tile and add it to your computer.

Once done, press WIN + P on your keyboard and select ‘connect to a wireless display‘. You will see the same device here, click on it to mirror your computer to the TV.

Or use Google Cast

If your Windows computer doesn’t have a Miracast, you can still mirror Windows computer to Fire TV Stick 4k, using Google Cast. If you don’t already know, Google’s Chrome web browser comes with a built-in streaming feature and can stream to any compatible device on the same network.

To stream from your laptop with Google Chrome, open the Chrome browser and tap the hamburger icon (three vertical dots) in the upper right corner. Please select “Cast” Y select your font. You can choose to send a tab, your entire computer window, or just a file or video. When you press Home, it begins casting your window to the TV.

Mirror any device to Fire TV Stick?

These were some of the methods you can use to mirror your device’s screen to your TV using the Fire Stick. This method not only works with mobiles, but also with computers. Since AirScreen supports all wireless protocols, it is much easier to duplicate with the app. However, I was a bit annoyed with the ads and wouldn’t mind paying a fee for additional features. All the methods work and I have tried each one, but I may experience a slight delay with duplication. What are your thoughts and questions on this? Let us know in the comments below.

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