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17 Jan 2015

After four long years of  rapport with my HTC Wildfire mobile phone, I finally welcomed home a new Nexus 5 loaded with Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 800 processor. Although most of the features are available in many other competitor's phones, there is one feature that stands out making the Google Nexus 5 the best mobile phone that I ever come across.

The feature is called as "CastScreen". Well, I agree that Samsung Galaxy  phones do have a mirror cast but their use was limited to videos and websites. But with Nexus 5's Cast Screen feature, I found that you can mirror your full android phone screen on the TV transforming your TV as your mobile phone. This means, I can control and do everything on a big screen from playing games, Skype, photos, hangouts, Facebook, apps, videos, music and more in good speed. Fabulous, isn't it?

How to Screen Cast LG Nexus 5 to LG Smart TV - LG TV Miracast


The following is for the Google Nexus 5 and LG Smart TV. These will automatically detect and connect each other through pairing which you will see in the following steps.

Note: If you don't have a smart TV, you will need to buy a Chromecast, plug in the device to your TV and turn your TV into a smart TV. And for mirroring android to TV screen, you will need to download a Chromecast app from the android market on to your Nexus 5 andrid phone. Then, connect both the TV and your mobile phone to screen cast using the Chromecast.

Also, try Mobizon for Android for mirroring your android mobile screen on your PC. You can connect to Mobizen via USB, Wi-Fi, 3G or LTE on PC, Mac, iPad or Tablet using various networks.

Step 1:
Enable Cast Screen on your Google Nexus 5 by going to Settings -> Display -> Cast Screen. On the right hand side, you will see three vertical dots. Select it and tick on "Enable wireless display" as seen in the below image.

After enabling the wireless display, your mobile phone will automatically search for nearby wireless devices.
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Cast Screen Nexus 5 -  Enabling wireless feature
Step 2:
The LG smart TV will automatically be detected through the search and you will get the name of your TV on your mobile phone (see below image).

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Cast Screen Nexus 5 - Wireless device detection
Step 3:
Tap on the TV name that you see on your Nexus mobile phone. By doing so, you are sending signal to your TV requesting connection along with the name of your android mobile phone. Select "Automatically connect without asking" and click "Yes".

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Cast Screen - Invitation for Nexus 5 Pairing
Step 4:
After confirmation, the Android device (Google Nexus 5) will connect to your LG Smart TV.

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Pairing of devices - Nexus 5 with LG Smart TV
Step 5:
Now, the LG Smart TV will send a request to connect to your Nexus 5 phone for pairing. Check for your TV name and then click "Accept"

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LG Nexus 5 CastScreen - Invitation for TV Pairing

Step 6:
Both the Nexus 5 and LG smart TV are paired with each other successfully.

Step 7:
LG Smart TV's inbuild miracast function starts detecting the signal from the android phone. And you will see the line "Miracast Signal Detection" on the bottom right of your LG TV which means it is detecting the signal from your nexus 5 android phone.

Sometimes, you might get a pairing code to type from your TV to your mobile phone. In my case, I guess since I have my Gmail account connected both with the TV as well as with my mobile phone, I was spared of this typing in the pairing PIN (or) it did because both products were from LG. What ever the case may be, both your TV and mobile phone should be connected smoothly.

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LG Miracast Signal Detection
Step 8:
Success! Finally, your Nexus 5 is mirrored on to your LG Smart TV.

You can your mobile phone horizontally or vertically and see that the same happens on the TV as well. Just cast anything from your mobile phone onto the TV and enjoy!

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Cast Screen - Nexus 5 to LG Smart TV
And this is my son playing Fast as Lightning car game which is also mirrored on to the TV.
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Cast Screen Nexus 5 on LG Smart TV
Your mobile phone can also work as a controller for more eligible games like Asphalt 8, Brothers in Arms and GT racing 2.

Do you have any more interesting games to play on the TV where your mobile phone can be used as a controller? If yes, we would like to hear from you.


8 comments:

  1. Really I had no idea of this! sounds great!

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  2. Had only heard of it but, you showed it right in front! Very informative post Uma :) Thanks for sharing :)
    TC! Keep smiling :)

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  3. Very informative and it's working. Couldn't have done it without your excellent instructions. Thanks very much.

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  4. My lg TV no showing that line micracast signal detection. Can u help me.

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    1. Same here says unsupported lol when it finds it nexus 5 and lg smart 3d tv

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    2. Please retry again...sometime it happens when the signal is weak especially if you have many other devices which use WIFI in your home.

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  5. Is it required to connect usb wireless adapter to my lg smart tv ?

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  6. When mine connects it says unsupported device crap tv anyway past caring now lol but best way is to get that chrome cast HDMI dongle ....I think it's a compatibility issues which is stupid when both devices are LG

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