How to Mirror Your Android Screen to a PC or Mac

Tools like scrappy allow you to control your Android smartphone from your PC or Mac. Ideal for your daily work or for app testing tasks. Genymobile is a company dedicated to facilitating work with Android devices and with this software platform. Its flagship product is Genymotion, a tool that allows you to test applications and services on Android without the need for dedicated physical devices.

Mirror Your Android Screen

On the other hand, in its GitHub repository, it offers us a free tool called scrcpy that is used to control your Android from your PC or Mac simply by connecting it by USB cable or by Wi-Fi.

Thus, with script it will be more comfortable to carry out tests with Android for applications or web services or simply view your smartphone without having to physically unlock the screen.

Joining Smartphone and Computer

There are several methods for your Android smartphone to interact with your PC or Mac. There are some that use the Internet and others that work using a USB cable. In the case of scrcpy you can use both methods.

Compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux, you will need to have Android 5.0 or higher installed, something that happens in practically all current Android devices. In addition, you must activate the ADB Debugging function as explained on the official Android page.

The first practical feature of scrcpy is that it displays the Android screen on your PC or Mac desktop. Second, you can record the screen for tutorials or another video format.

Following scrcpy’s instructions, it is possible to connect your device also via Wi-Fi and even connect several devices at the same time.

As for the remote control, we can synchronize the clipboards, install applications from the PC or Mac, ideal to test your own applications, move or copy files, see notifications …

The only downside to scrcpy is that it is not intended for the average user. Hence, their functions require some preparation and practice to master them. In any case, once you become familiar with its keyboard shortcuts and how it works, you can get more out of it by controlling two or more Android devices from your computer, with or without cables.

If you need help, you can check the scrcpy help page and answer your questions. Also, review this official introductory article.