It is increasingly common to hear the term Screen Mirroring or Screen Sharing. It appears in many specifications of certain devices, such as smartphones or televisions. Even so, it is never explained in detail what it is or what it is for. Therefore, we will clarify this term and inform about the possibilities offered by this function.
According to Samsung’s official website, Screen Mirroring is a function capable of sending content from devices, usually mobile, to a television. This is usually done through the Wi-Fi network. This type of connection differs from others because the content is reflected on the television at the same time it is displayed on the device that sends it.
The clearest example of this function is seen in mobile applications such as Netflix, Spotify or YouTube. Thanks to the Screen Mirroring service, we can connect our phones to the TV to play series, photos, videos or music more comfortably.
We can say that Samsung is the pioneer when it comes to exploiting and developing Screen Mirroring technology. The use of this technology in its Smart TV range is proof of this. The mobile phones of the Korean brand, like their televisions, integrate this option, in order to give full control of the screen to the user, directly from their mobile
But not everyone has a smart TV since they are the highest ranges in the market. In response to this problem, Google has been offering its device for a few years: Chromecast. This small device acts as a ‘bridge’ between our mobile phones and the TV to which it connects through our Wi-Fi network, in order to reproduce images or use applications and games in real time.
Screen Mirroring beyond the houses
The Screen Mirroring function is not only for domestic use. Companies like Airtame have transferred this technology to the world of education and business. His device, much like the aforementioned Chromecast, presents a more professional use of technology. On their website, they propose different uses of Screen Mirroring. From presentations at meetings to the use of the cloud for remote control, through graphic exhibitions or agendas.
In conclusion, Screen Mirroring is a technology that big companies are betting on. The function has already shown great potential, which we hope will continue in a good direction.