An image is worth a thousand words and a video is worth more than many images. Sometimes the fastest way for someone to know what is happening on your mobile is for them to see it with their own eyes. For this, there are applications that allow you share your mobile screen with others.
We will focus on applications for share the screen with other mobiles and not with the TV or the PC, for cases in which, for example, a friend or relative asks you to help them fix or configure something on the mobile. Some of the apps on our list will allow remote control, while others only display content, no interactivity.
Skype is mainly an application for making calls and video calls, but fortunately its mobile version maintains the possibility of share screen with the other person instead of the camera image. This is achieved from a call in progress, by tapping on Share screen.
Sharing the screen with Skype has the advantage that you can use it with contacts on different platforms, without the need for complicated settings. In this way, the other person will see what is happening on your mobile screen, although they will not be able to interact.
Skype: Free IM & Video Calls
- Developer: Skype
- Download it at: Google play
- Price: Free
- Category: Communication
Another video calling application with which you can share your screen with the other person is Google Duo, with the advantage that It comes pre-installed in the vast majority of mobiles Recent Android.
Screen sharing came to Google Duo relatively recently and its use is very simple: after starting a video call, you must press the button Share screen, in the options bar that appears at the bottom.
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Inkwire is an app from Koush, the creator of ClockWorkMod and SuperSU. The application does not allow you to control the other mobile remotely, but you can have a voice chat simultaneously and draw on the screen.
To use Inkwire it is necessary that both people have the application installed. Who wants to share the screen needs provide a code numeric to the other person (you can also send a link) for the connection to be made.
Inkwire Screen Share + Assist
A slightly different alternative, although no less effective for that, is Screen Stream. The application captures the image of your mobile and transmits it by streaming on an HTTP server. In practice it is an easy way to share the screen with anyone who opens the web address in the browser.
In this way, it is very easy to share the screen with other mobiles or devices, with the only need for them to have a web browser. The downside is that for access online you will need to correctly configure your router.
Screen Stream over HTTP
We couldn’t talk about screen sharing without mentioning Teamviewer. For a few years now, it has been possible to control one Android mobile from another using Teamviewer applications. The process is not complicated in itself, the most complex being knowing which app you have to install, as there are literally more than a hundred Teamviewer applications on Google Play.
The process is a bit more bureaucratic than with other alternatives like Inkwire (for example, you need to create an account and add the device to it), but in return you can control an Android mobile from another. For this one needs to install Teamviewer Host (the one that shares the screen) and the other Teamviewer for remote control.
AirDroid Remote Support
AirDroid has a similar solution to Teamviewer. In this case, the one who will share the screen must install Airdroid Remote Support while the other person must install AirMirror. To make the connection you need to provide the other person a numeric code.
While the screen is being shared, texts and messages can be sent, in addition to showing animations on the screen indicating gestures that the user has to do. The downside is that the free version allows you only 10 minutes per call, so you should hurry to teach what you want to teach.