You can connect and mirror the Google Pixel smartphone on your TV to play Netflix, Hulu, YouTube content, or any screen on your phone. Just follow these steps.
If you are a non-rooted user of the Google Pixel, it appears that the only option for mirroring your screen is to use the Chromecast. The ability to use Miracast technology is not available on non-rooted devices.
- If you do not have a smart TV that supports Chromecast, you can (Ebay link) and connect it to the HDMI port on your TV.
- Connect to Chromcast to a power source via the USB plug.
- Ensure the Chromecast and Nexus are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Install the Chromecast app on the Nexus.
- Follow the wizard to setup your device with your TV.
- Apps like Netflix and YouTube will now have a “Cast” button within each app that you can use to send the video to the TV. If you want to mirror everything on the device, open the Chromecast app, select “Menu” , choose “Cast Screen / audio“, then select your Chromecast device in the list.
Rooted devices can use Miracast technology to mirror the screen. If you have a TV that supports a Miracast connection, you already have everything you need to mirror the screen from your Pixel to the TV. Every TV links up differently. Check the documentation on your particular TV to find out how to connect a device via Miracast.
Enable Miracast on your Pixel by editing the build.prop file using these steps.
- Download and install BuildProp Editor.
- Select at the upper-right corner, then choose “Add” > “New“.
- Set the property name to “persist.debug.wfd.enable“, then set the Value to “1“.
- Restart your device.
- You will have the ability to now cast your screen to a Miracast device. Enable the option under “Settings” > “Display” > “Cast” > “Menu” > “Enable wireless display“.