Microsoft launches Screen Mirroring beta feature for Android

Microsoft launches Screen Mirroring beta feature for Android

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Microsoft began testing the beta feature of Windows 10- Android app-mirroring. The new feature will let users see and use apps from your Android phone on a Windows 10 PC or desktop. A list of apps will appear and you’ll be able to click and interact with them without ever having to open your phone. The feature is available in beta for Windows Insiders running Windows Builds 1803 or newer, as announced by a Microsoft Agent on the company’s Community forums.

For the feature to work, the user needs to be on a Windows 10 PC running Windows builds 1803 or newer and should have a select Android phone running Android version 7.0 Nougat or newer. PCs also will need to support Bluetooth with Low Energy Peripheral mode to use the feature since this is how the two devices will interface with each other.

Currently, there are only a handful of phones supported as well. You will need a Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S9, or Galaxy S9+. The list of supported phones will expand as the feature gets closer to a stable release.

Microsoft hasn’t announced an official release date for the feature, and it’s not clear whether iPhone support is coming in the future.

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