How to screen mirror on Insignia TV – Android, iPhone, and PC

Learn how to screen mirror from an Android device to your Insignia TV.

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If you want to know how to screen mirror on Insignia TV, we’re here to help.

With screen mirroring, you can cast movies, series, presentations, and other content from your phone, tablet, or other devices. Most of the Insignia Fire TVs have this function built-in, so all you have to do is enable the feature and connect your phone. However, some TVs (the older models) might need a third-party app or some roundabout way for screen mirroring.

Depending on the device you want to connect (that is, Android phone, iPhone, or laptop), the screen mirroring process will vary a bit. To make it easier for you, we have broken down this guide by device type so you can find the right instructions.

How to screen mirror on Insignia Fire TV

Before you connect your phone or laptop for screen mirroring, you will have to enable the feature on your TV.

Step

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Enable screen mirroring on Insignia Fire TV

As mentioned, you will first have to enable screen mirroring.

Here’s how to do it –

  • Ensure that your TV is connected to WiFi
  • Press the home button on your remote to open the home screen
  • Go to Settings and select Network option
  • Choose Wireless (WiFi) option and select your WiFi
  • Once connected to Wifi, press and hold the Home button on your remote
  • From the menu that pops up, select the Mirroring icon

Now, your Fire TV is ready for mirroring.

On a different note, if you are using a different remote for your TV, then you might want to check out Insignia remote codes.

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2

Cast Android devices on Insignia Fire TV

If you have an Android phone or tablet, here’s how you can mirror your screen –

  • Pull down the notification panel and click on the Cast icon
  • Then, select the three dots on the side and enable the Wireless display option.
  • Choose your Insignia TV from the available devices

If you are not able to locate the cast option in the notification panel, we’d advice you to:

  • Go to the Settings on your Android device
  • In Settings, use the search box to look for Screen Mirror
  • Select Wireless display and choose Cast or Smart View option (depending on whichever option is available on your device)
  • Once your Insignia Fire TV shows up in the available devices, select it and you can begin your mirror process right away.

Before following this step, ensure that your TV and your android device are connected to the same Wifi network for the mirroring to work.

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3

AirPlay iPhone device to your Insignia TV

If you want to AirPlay content from your iPhone or iPad, then here’s how you can do it –

  • Connect your Apple device to the same Wifi network as your Fire TV
  • From your TV’s Home screen, select the Settings menu
  • Go to the Display and Sounds option, select Apple AirPlay and HomeKit
  • Turn on the AirPlay feature
  • From the top of the screen on your Apple device, drag down the control panel
  • Choose the screen mirroring icon and select your Insignia Fire TV from the wireless devices

If the connection is successful, your Apple device would be mirrored on your Insignia TV.

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4

Screen mirroring PC to Insignia Fire TV

If you are looking to screen mirror your PC or laptop, here’s the process –

  • Make sure that your PC and TV are on the same WiFi network
  • Ensure that screen mirroring is enabled
  • Use the Windows + K shortcut to access the Cast submenu
  • From the device list, choose your Insignia TV
  • Confirm the action and the mirroring process will start

How to screen mirror for Insignia smart TV

If your Insignia TV is a smart TV that does not run Fire IS, then you might not have the feature for screen mirroring available. In that scenario, you can use streaming devices like Roku or Google Chromecast.

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1

Using a Streaming device

If you are using a streaming device like Google Chromecast or any other Miracast adapter then here’s what you have to do –

  • Plug in the device in the HDMI port of your TV
  • Connect the device to a power source
  • On your TV remote, press the TV source button and choose the HDMI port that has the device plugged in
  • Once the Miracast adapter is set up, open Cast or screen mirroring feature on your phone
  • When you see your TV in the list, click on it
  • If the connection is successful, you should be able to mirror your screen on TV

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Insignia TV have AirPlay?

Yes, most Insignia from the 2020 version onwards have AirPlay, so your iPhone, iPad, and other Mac devices should connect for the screen mirroring. 

How to set up AirPlay on Insignia TV?

Insignia TVs launched after 2020 have AirPlay built-in. As mentioned before, all you need to do is enable the option and continue with your mirroring process. Check our guide for more details.

Conclusion

Most Insignia TVs that have Fire OS have a screen mirroring feature built into them. All you need to do is enable the feature and connect your phone or tablet to set the process in motion. If you have an older Insignia TV, then you might want to use a Miracast adapter for screen mirroring.

Shloka is a Tech Writer for PC Guide at BGFG. She has experience in the field of tech, designing and operations.