What To Know
- Despite XGIMI projectors not supporting AirPlay natively, you can download the MagiCast app on your XGIMI projector to enable AirPlay from your iPhone.
- For a stable and smooth screen mirroring experience, connect your iPhone to the XGIMI projector using a Lightning or USB-C to HDMI adapter.
- Utilize Chromecast for a wide range of apps to wirelessly project content, or consider streaming devices like Apple TV, Roku, or Chromecast with Google TV, noting that Fire TV Stick lacks native AirPlay support.
In this article, I will walk you through both wired and wireless techniques for mirroring any iPhone model onto an XGIMI projector.
I’ve personally tested each method and included demonstrative images for each step, along with a final result image, ensuring that these solutions are effective and reliable!
1. Use AirPlay
AirPlay, known for its convenience and popularity, offers a straightforward method to connect an iPhone to compatible devices.
However, it’s worth noting that XGIMI projectors do not inherently support AirPlay.
Consequently, you’ll need to download an app that facilitates the AirPlay functionality on your projector.
For this demonstration, I’ll guide you through using the MagiCast app to project content from my iPhone 13 Pro onto the XGIMI projector.
Step 1: Start by navigating to the Google Play Store on your XGIMI projector.
Step 2: In the search bar, type “MagiCast,” then proceed to Install it.
Step 3: Once installed, launch the app and select Go to Settings. Here, you’ll find a toggle next to the MagiCast app. Switch it On to enable the app’s AirPlay feature, allowing you to utilize AirPlay whenever you wish without the need to repeatedly open the app.
Step 4: Moving to your iPhone, swipe down to access the Control Center, and tap on the AirPlay icon.
Step 5: A list of available devices will appear. From this list, select your XGIMI projector.
By following these simple steps, you can enjoy your favorite content from your iPhone on your XGIMI projector effortlessly.
2. Use an HDMI Adapter
Connecting your iPhone to an XGIMI projector using an HDMI adapter is a reliable and efficient method, offering a more stable and smoother screen mirroring experience compared to wireless connections like AirPlay.
Lightning to HDMI Adapter
Step 1: Attach the adapter’s lightning connector to your iPhone.
Step 2: Insert one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI port on the adapter. Then, connect the other end to the HDMI port on your XGIMI projector.
USB-C to HDMI Adapter
Step 1: Plug the adapter’s USB-C end into your iPhone.
Step 2: Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the adapter’s HDMI port and the other end to the HDMI port on your XGIMI projector.
3. Use Chromecast
Chromecast, a pioneering technology from Google, enables you to wirelessly stream your preferred content from a source device (like an iPhone) to a display (such as an XGIMI projector.)
This feature is supported by a plethora of apps, including popular options like YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, Disney+, and (HBO) Max.
To explore the full range of Chromecast-compatible apps, you can visit the official directory here.
The process of using Chromecast to stream from your iPhone to an XGIMI projector is straightforward and consistent across different apps.
I’ll use the YouTube app as an example to illustrate these steps.
Step 1: Casting through the Chromecast feature on iPhone’s apps will leverage AirPlay, therefore, you will have to install the MagiCast app on your projector first. Check the first solution on how to install the app.
Step 2: Ensure that both your iPhone and XGIMI projector are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 3: On your iPhone, open the YouTube app.
Step 4: Play your chosen video and tap on the Chromecast icon.
Step 5: Click AirPlay & Bluetooth devices.
Step 6: From the list of available devices, select your XGIMI projector.
Now, sit back and enjoy your favorite video on a larger screen with ease.
4. Use a Streaming Device
Among the four prominent streaming devices – Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast with Google TV, and Fire TV Stick – the first three are compatible with AirPlay, with only the Fire TV Stick lacking native support.
However, if you’re interested in learning how to screen mirror from your iPhone to any of these four streaming devices, we have a comprehensive article available that provides detailed instructions. You can access this guide for a thorough walkthrough.
Duy Anh is a seasoned technical editor specializing in helping readers troubleshoot TV, projector, and Wi-Fi issues. He’s always been drawn to logical problem-solving. His ability to approach matters from various angles with a neutral mindset enhances his technical expertise.