Screen mirroring your phone to a projector is a great way to share videos, pictures, apps, games, and more with those around you. It’s easy to do, making get-togethers interactive and fun.
This is a great option if you want to project content on the go without packing unnecessary chords or a bulky laptop.
How do you screen mirror to a Sony projector?
Can you screen mirror my iPhone’s screen via AirPlay?
Is it possible to screen mirror to a Sony projector without the internet?
Keep reading to find out!
How Do I Screen Mirror to My Sony Projector?
Android and iPhones must be connected to a Sony projector differently.
Depending on your phone’s make and model, you will need to follow different steps to screen mirror to a Sony projector. Android and Apple phones use different screen mirroring methods, resulting in varied pairing processes.
Note that not all Sony projectors can pair to devices for screen mirroring. Consult its manual or the official Sony website to see if your Sony projector can screen mirror content.
Remember, this will cast your phone’s entire screen, not just a single photo or video. Consider muting any chats and closing applications you want to keep private.
Android phones can be easily connected to applicable Sony projectors using the phone’s mirroring function.
You can also pair your Android phone to a Sony projector without the internet using Wi-Fi Direct. See the section “Can You Screen Mirror to a Sony projector Wirelessly Without the Internet?” to learn how.
Within the app, click Poster to enable the projector’s poster mode.
Select the screen mirroring function on your Android phone, commonly found in the control center. Click on Screen Mirroring and select your projector to begin casting your phone’s screen.
You may not be able to screen mirror certain copyrighted content from specific streaming apps. If your projector screen is blank and not screen mirroring, check that the video playing is not copyrighted and consider connecting via an HDMI cable instead.
While many projectors support AirPlay, Sony projectors do not. See below to learn how to wirelessly pair your iPhone to a Sony projector without a network signal via Wi-Fi Direct.
Luckily, you can connect via Chromecast or an HDMI cable and adapter.
Connecting via Chromecast
If you own a Chromecast cable, you can screen mirror your phone wirelessly via the Google Home app.
Plug the Chromecast cable into the HDMI port of your projector and open the app on your iPhone.
Within the app, select the HDMI option and follow any additional on-screen instructions.
This is a great option for iPhone users who want to wirelessly pair their phone to a Sony projector. Chromecast cables are reasonably priced and can be used to screencast content onto other devices such as TVs.
Connecting via an HDMI cable
If you don’t have Chromecast, you can connect your iPhone to a Sony projector via an HDMI cable. Although this option isn’t wireless, it allows you to mirror your iPhone’s screen onto your projector.
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Plug the lightning to digital AV adapter into your iPhone’s charging port. Connect either end of the HDMI cable to the adapter port and the Sony projector. It’s that easy!
Note that HDMI cables are often reused, so if you’re experiencing any technical difficulties with the image or connection, make sure your cable is in good condition.
Ensure all ports are clear of dust, using compressed air to remove any grime if needed.
HDMI cables allow you to stream any video from your phone, including copyrighted content. This means you won’t have to worry about receiving an error message or a blank screen if you try to open streaming apps like Netflix or Disney Plus.
Watch the video below to see how to connect your Android or iPhone to a Sony projector in no time!
Can You Screen Mirror to a Sony projector Wirelessly Without the Internet?
Yes, you can screen mirror without a network signal using Wi-Fi Direct.
Wi-Fi Direct connects devices without an internet connection, so you can screen mirror pre-downloaded images or videos when you’re not connected to Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi direct creates a connection between two or more devices without using a network signal as an access point. This is a great option if you’re traveling, camping, or experiencing a network outage.
Portable MP Series projectors can also connect to your phone via Wi-Fi Direct.
Android phones should connect to the projector automatically.
If you’re using an iPhone, go to your phone’s Wi-Fi settings, selecting your projector from the network list.
Now you’re ready to start screen mirroring!
Wrapping Things Up
Screen mirroring to your Sony projector may seem tricky, but it doesn’t have to be!
If you have an Android phone, you can easily use your device’s screen mirroring function or connect via Wi-Fi Direct. Both these options allow you to connect wirelessly, though using an HDMI cable, and the appropriate adapter is possible.
Unfortunately, Sony projectors cannot be paired to your iPhone via AirPlay. However, iPhones can be connected via Chromecast, an HDMI cable and adapter, or through Wi-Fi direct.
These options offer you flexibility when pairing your Android or iPhone to a Sony projector, depending on your needs and preferences!
What’s your experience screen mirroring to a Sony projector?
What’s your favorite way to screen mirror to a Sony projector?
Let us know in the comments below!
Yesenia Achlim is a technical copywriter and editor with a focus on AV equipment. She aims to break down complicated topics and make technology accessible, no matter your technical expertise. When she’s not teaching you how to replace a projector lamp, you can find her reading and baking.