17 May 2019
Amazon has released a new Fire TV Stick 4K software update to fulfill one of the most common requests from users. It is enabling the screen mirroring functionality. This new feature will make the streaming dongle more useful and more than just a device to watch content via streaming apps.
It is worth noting that the Fire TV Stick 4K had screen mirroring feature from the beginning. It was disabled for some unknown reasons but because of the substantial user request, the team has decided to turn the switch on. It means stick can be used for casting content from one's smartphone or tablet to the TV.
Once the feature is on and is under usage, the stick will automatically detect any compatible device within 30 feet range. When a preferred device is detected, pressing any button on the remote control to start casting. As of now, screen mirroring is supported only on Android devices (Android 4.2 or higher) and Fire tablets (3rd Gen or higher). There is no support for iOS or Mac devices with no words on they will be added in the near future.
Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices (India) said,
“We are always listening to our customers and excited to add features that allow them to enjoy their favourite content on Fire TV. Screen mirroring on Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K brings content from more devices into their living rooms on large screens.”
It is a software update which means if you have a Fire TV Stick 4K, you should look for the update notification.