Imagine you are browsing through a app on your android phone and suddenly you get an urge to watch a movie which you have downloaded recently on your PC. Now you will have two options for watching the movie. You can either head over to your PC and watch the movie on the big screen, however if you want to watch it from the comfort of your bed, you can follow the guide i am going to show you today.
There are two methods by which you can stream contents from your PC to an android device. The first method would require you to share folders and drive from your PC and once you do that you will be able to access those folders from your android device and stream any content stored in them.
With the Second method you can stream your PC’s screen as a whole and control it remotely through many free software available for windows and android. Compared to the first method, the second method is relatively easier as you will only have to deal with installing the software and apps and after they have been installed, you can straightaway start streaming your PC’s screen on your android device.
For those who want to stream their PC’s screen on their Android device, here’s how you can do so. For this guide we will be using an free app called Splashtop that is available for free both on android and windows. Splashtop Streamer is a free application for windows that lets you stream your PC’s screen on any android device and even lets you control it.
The Splashtop streaming suite consists of two software, one is the Splashtop streamer which you will have to install on your windows PC and the another one is the Splashtop remote desktop application that needs to be installed on a android device. With the help of these two apps,you will be able to stream your PC’s screen on an android device and remotely control it.
Follow the instructions below to stream your PC’s screen on your android phone and remotely control it.
Note: Splashtop streamer can easily stream your PC’s screen on an android smartphone, however the screen size may be a problem for people with big fingers. Which is why i would recommend you to use a android tablet instead.
How to Stream your PC’s screen on an Android Device
Note: Make sure your PC and android device are connected to the same WiFi connection.
- Step 1: Download the PC counterpart for Splashtop streamer and install it on your PC.
- Step 2: Once the program is installed, you will have to register an account and sign in with the account credentials.
- Step 3: Next install the Splashtop streamer app on your android device from the link provided at the bottom of this article.
- Step 4: Once the android app is installed, you will have to login using the same Splashtop credentials that you created on your PC.
- Step 5: Once you login, you will be able to see a icon for your PC. Tap on it and you will be able to stream your PC’s screen on your android device.
The controls will be similar to what they are on windows. However here you will need to tap on your android device’s display instead of clicking on the cursor.
Now that you are aware of this handy little app to stream your PC’s screen on a android device, go ahead and try out all the possibilities that the splashtop streamer is capable of.
Download: Splashtop Streamer for Android
Download: Splashtop Streamer for Windows