What you need to know?
Chromecast acts simply as a bridge between your Android device and your TV. There are several casting apps that do the same job, like Allcast etc. What you need to realize is without this bridge, there is no relationship between your Smartphone and your Smart TV.
Consider it this way, you can’t have this kind of relationship without both sides, the transmitting side, and the receiving side. In this scenario, a casting app, like Chromecast, will bridge the gap so what you see on your smartphone, in real time is what you see on your TV.
So what happens when you remove the bridge from the equation?
Using rooted devices
Your phone transmits your TV views. Simple and concise. If you are dealing with rooted devices, then you need to have some software similar to Allcast that supports this casting capability. This is the only way you can do this as it happens, in real time. The mirror capabilities of both the transmitting side and the receiving side are dependent on this bridge effect that is provided by the specific casting program you are using at the time.
Is it possible?
If the TV itself does have a built-in receiver, as is the case with many Smart TVs, then you can set your transmitter and receiver on a shared platform, which may perhaps negate the need for a bridge. Casting is not set in stone. This is to mean that as long as there is a shared casting platform between your TV and your Android device, then it may be possible to watch movies without the use of Chromecast as a receiver.
- Find and install an app called Airdroid. This is an app you can install on both your Android phone and your Smart TV.
- You will then need to use the same Gmail account to sign in to both devices. Ensure you use the same account, passwords and everything need to match
- Connect to the same internet connection, preferably a strong wifi network
- This method is very useful because, on top of being able to cast, you can also use this method to control your android phone through your Computer among other cool add-ons
Using non-rooted devices:
- For non-rooted devices, you will require a different software known as Teamviewer. Download and install it to both your TV and Android phone.
- Use the same ID on your phone and enter it on your Smart TV
- You’ll get a pop up on your TV screen asking you to accept or decline an invitation from your phone-click on accept.
- When this is done you will be able to see your phone display on your TV.