If you look at it, the very core idea of a Smart TV differs from one manufacturer to another. While some makers have pushed top-of-the-line premium features at insane prices, others have included only a few necessary features in their line-up while maintaining an affordable price bracket.
Even though the second option is usually great for consumers, it often means that the users also end up missing a few features, sometimes a few important ones.
Take, for example, the case of the new Mi TV 4. Though Xiaomi's new TV looks great for the price, it lacks a few essential features. For one, the new Mi smart TV doesn't have an app store. Secondly, it lacks the Chromecast built-in support and instead features Miracast. While Miracast is a great casting service, it lacks the freedom that the Chromecast built-in service gives.
Xiaomi's new Mi TV 4 lacks the Chromecast built-in support.
Thankfully the magic of DLNA means that we can still use the available resources to cast and mirror content to the Mi TV 4.
In this post, we'll discuss three different methods. The first two will focus on mirroring and casting while the third one will focus on how to get Chromecast support to cast YouTube videos.
Excited? Let's see how to get these done.
Prerequisites: Both the phone and the TV should be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
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1. Cast From Any Android Device
Step 1: As we mentioned above, DLNA is the de-facto standard for home entertainment now. Thus, the first obvious step would be to enable the service on your Xiaomi Mi TV.
Navigate to Settings > Security and toggle the DLNA service switch on.
Step 2: On your Android phone, launch the LocalCast for Chromecast app and open the Discovery options. Once there, enable the option for DLNA Renderers.
When it comes to YouTube videos, it goes without saying that it'd be a treat to watch them on the big screen of the Mi TV. Since Chromecast isn't a built-in feature, we'd have to borrow the feature from a third-party app.
The app of the hour is AirScreen. This nifty app creates a server of its own and, with the aid of Wi-Fi, lets you cast your phone's screen in a matter of seconds.