Mirroring or connecting your device’s display to your TV can come in handy when you want to give a presentation, show off photos on your TV or even play a games.
In order to mirror the screen of your Google Pixel C to your TV, make sure that you have updated the operating system on your tablet.
To check if your operating system is updated, follow the steps below.
- Open the Settings app on your Google Pixel C.
- Next, scroll down the Settings screen till you get to the bottom and tap on the “About Tablet” option.
- Tap on the Android version and there you should see if there is an update available for your device.
When you are done updating your device, follow the steps below to mirror your Google Pixel C screen with your tab.
How To Mirror/Connect Google Pixel C Screen to TV
Before we proceed, you need to have the Google Home app installed on your tablet. You can get it from the Google Play Store. Follow this link to download the Google Home app from the Google Play Store.
- Now, you need to make sure that your Pixel C is connected to the same WiFi network as your Chromecast device.
- Now, open the Google Home app on your Google Pixel C and open the menu on the left side.
- Tap on the “Cast Screen/Audio” option.
- Now, tap on the Blue button and then tap on the device you would like to connect your Pixel C too.
That is it. Your tablet’s screen will be mirrored on your TV.
Another method which you can also use to connect your Google Pixel C to TV is found in the quick settings panel. You can find this option by swiping down from the top of your tablet’s screen. You should see a Cast or Cast Screen button. Tap on the button and pick the device you would like to cast your screen to. This might be quicker than having to go through the Google Home app on your tablet.
As soon as your tablet begins casting to your TV screen, a notification will appear on your Pixel C. You can tap on this notification at any time to stop casting your screen.
How To Connect Google Pixel C Tablet To TV: Wired & Wireless Connection Methods
You can connect your Google Pixel C to your TV using a wired connection, only follow the 4-easy steps below.
- First off, you will need to buy an Allshare Hub. You can purchase one on Amazon HERE
- Next, connect the Allshare Hub to your TV using a standard HDMI cord or cable.
- Connect either the Allshare Hub or your TV to the same hotspot or wireless network as the Google Pixel C tab.
- Next, you go to Access Settings on the Pixel C tablet, and then you choose Screen Mirroring, and that is all, the Pixel C screen will appear on the TV.
Easy as A.B.C. However, note that if you have a Google Smart TV, buying the Allshare Hub would not be necessary.
Non-Rooted Device: How To Connect Google Pixel C To TV
Non-rooted Google Pixel C tablet can also connect to TV by following the easy steps below.
- First of all, you need to get a Chromecast hardware.
- Next, you connect it to your TV and then install the Cast application, and the icon for the cast app will appear that supports the standard just like Netflix and Google Play Music.
- Make sure the Chrome cast & Google Pixel C are connected to same WiFi
- Download and Install Chrome cast app on the Google Pixel C
- Use the Wizard to completely set up Galaxy Note 7 with TV
- Open any app that supports Chromecast, and tap the Cast button within the app to initiate Screen Mirror
Wireless Connection Using Miracast With Google Pixel C
If you have a rooted device, you can connect your tablet to your TV using Miracast. Miracast won’t work with your Google Pixel C unless it’s rooted.
What is Miracast? It’s a form of wireless HDMI. It lets a device display its screen on a TV or monitor wirelessly. The difference between Miracast and Chromecast is that Miracast doesn’t need an internet connection to work. It forms a direct connection between the two devices.
If your TV does not support Miracast, you may need to get an Amazon Fire TV box, Roku or a Miracast Video Adapter.
You also have to enable Miracast on your tablet. To do so, you edit the build.prop file. Here’s how to do that.
Step 1: Install the Build.Prop editor.
Step 2: Go to the upper right corner and tap Add>New.
Step 3: Set your property name to “persist.debug.wfd.enable” and set the value to “1”.
Step 4: Reboot your Google Pixel C.
Step 5: Enable Miracast by doing the following: Go to Settings>Display>Cast>Menu>Enable Wireless Display.
USB-C to HDMI Not an Option
The Google Pixel C tablet do not support VESA Display Port Alternate Mode, which means it will not work with USB Type-C to HDMI adapters.
The USB Type-C to HDMI adapter features a male USB Type-C connector on one end and a female HDMI port on the other. It mirrors devices’ screens onto larger screens or TVs. Google created such a dongle to be used with the Pixel C tablet and Chromebook Pixel, but it doesn’t work with the Google Pixel C tablet.
That means you’ll have to try one of the other solutions above to mirror your tablet’s screen onto your TV.
You can also cast your whole screen in the Casts app by opening the side menu and selecting Cast Screen / Audio.
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