5 best screen mirroring software for Windows 10 PCs

Milan Stanojevic
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Screen mirroring software allow you to project what you can see on your smartphone, tablet, or computer and show it on your TV screen, projector, or external monitor without the use of a cable.

The TV or projector will present you with the exact replica of your computer or mobile device in real-time, reproducing any movement.

Unlike our home mirrors, screen mirroring will not flip the image horizontally. An easier way to understand mirroring is by thinking of copying.

This is a great feature for sharing and viewing local content like pictures, documents, or videos, but also for professional and educational presentations.

Screen mirroring requires software to be running on both the device you want to send content from and for the receiving hardware.

In this article, we will explore the best options regarding screen mirroring software and hopefully, help you make the appropriate choice to fit your needs.

Top 5 screen mirroring software for Windows 10 computers

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ApowerMirror (Recommended)

Apowersoft mirror software for windows 10

ApowerMirror (also known as Apowersoft Phone Mirror) is a desktop program that can mirror the screen of your Chromecast compatible Android device to a PC in just a few steps.

Using this tool allows you to stream videos, photos, and any other media from your cell phone to a larger screen.

It even supports utilizing the mouse and keyboard to control your Android phone from the computer for an easier typing and clicking experience.


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It can be used to play all kinds of Android games (without needing to root your device), stream video, photos, and other media files, send instant messages, and manage various apps.

ApowerMirror also allows you to receive notifications directly on your Windows 10 PC including the option to choose from both a Full-Screen mode and Landscape mode for a more personalized experience.

The screen mirroring tool has the capability to connect to your phone through both USB cable and WiFi. To use it as a wireless display you want to make sure both your PC and phone are connected to the same wireless network.

Let’s quickly look at its key features:

  • Office – present files to every member
  • Classroom – share content with the entire class at once
  • Live – show yourself to a larger audience easily
  • Home – enjoy media with your entire family
  • Control your Android device with your PC mouse and keyboard
  • Take screenshots, and sync app data

The Personal Version of the ApowerMirror program removes the watermarks from the free version for a better-looking presentation.

The commercial version has all the capabilities of the free and personal version but is designed for commercial use (corporate/companies).

The Apowersoft official page gives you the option to freely research elaborate guides meant to help you navigate the software easily and tailor the experience specifically to your needs.

Download ApowerMirror (Trial version)

NCH ScreenStream

 

NCH ScreenStream_screen mirroring software

This software from NCH is one of the best options the market has to offer when it comes to screen broadcasting software because of its intuitive and user-friendly interface.

ScreenStream is the modern equivalent of an overhead projector, allowing others to watch your screen from their own computers over the network or the internet, and it’s completely free.

Unfortunately, NCH ScreenStream is not directly compatible with Windows 10 operating systems but we have a quick fix for you that allows you to install it nonetheless.

Steps to use NCH ScreenStream on Windows 10

  1. First, you want to download the software normally then right-click on the installer and choose troubleshoot compatibility.
  2. Windows will open the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter screen and all you have to do is click on Try recommended settings. This will set the compatibility mode to Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) automatically.
  3. You can then click on Test the program button and the installer will start.
  4. In order for NCH ScreenStream to automatically configure your network, your router needs to support UPnP. If that’s not the case, you can manually set up the IP address and TCP/IP port.

When you turn on screen sharing, any user that has the link (and optional access code) can easily view your screen directly from their internet browser without the need to install any additional software.

This makes ScreenStream one of the easiest options to set up and use. To stop sharing your screen, you can easily open ScreenStream and click the turn-off button.

Let’s quickly look at its key features:

  • Very simple user interface that you can install and run in minutes
  • Runs in the background and captures your screen while in any other program
  • Quick access for viewers from any web browser (any type of computer)
  • Secure connection using the optional access code feature
  • Share audio in order for others to hear you present/speak
  • Unlimited number of viewers

Download NCH ScreenStream


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TeamViewer

TeamViewer

TeamViewer is one of the most popular screen mirroring apps used mainly for diagnostic purposes. You can also use it to mirror desktops and other mobile devices if needed.

Let’s quickly look at its key features:

  • User-friendly interface
  • Supports HD video and sound transmission
  • Supports 256-bit AES encryption
  • Supports files transfers from both devices
  • Cross-platform connections (PC to PC, mobile to PC, PC to mobile and mobile to mobile)

Download TeamViewer


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Reflector 3

Reflector 3 Mirror App

With its newly designed interface made specifically for modern operating systems, Reflector 3 has been upgraded and is rewritten for stability and performance.

This app is also a wireless mirroring and streaming receiver compatible with most devices. One of it’s most important features is the ability to mirror multiple devices at once.

It automatically adjusts the layout in order for the screens to be displayed proportionately. This feature is ideal for side-by-side comparisons in collaborative environments.

Let’s quickly look at its key features:

  • Easily records any connected devices
  • Live streaming – the ability to project your screen activities directly to YouTube
  • Support for connections from Miracast devices
  • Easy access to custom controls
  • Full-resolution screenshots
  • Screen previews – quickly see what’s on a screen before showing it to the audience
  • Powerful screen-mirroring features
  • Built into most Windows 10 devices – no need to install or use additional software
  • Options to change frames, emphasize and hide or show devices from one central location

Reflector 3 also comes in a Teacher version, which is installed on the teacher’s computer.

Other classroom devices can wirelessly connect to that computer, connect the teacher’s computer to a projector or external display and take advantage of its specialized education-focused features.

Download Reflector 3


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Mobizen

Mobizen Mirror App

Mobizen is a screen mirroring app designed for PC that allows you to stream Android phone screens to PC and easily transfer files between your smartphone and computer.

Mobizen offers you the capability to control your mobile devices freely using a mouse and keyboard and can connect via USB, Wi-Fi, 3G, or LTE. It doesn’t allow the resizing of windows.

Let’s quickly look at its key features:

  • Real-time mirroring of your mobile device for gaming, instant messaging, etc.
  • Screen recording without needing to root your device
  • Effective for presentations with tools such as on-screen drawing
  • Ability to receive all smartphone notifications on your PC
  • Music and video streaming capabilities
  • Drag-and-drop file transfer
  • Access to call logs from PC
  • No need for installation – it can be used directly from your web browser

Download Mobizen here


Mirroring technology has simplified many forms of communication. It’s easy to record, share, and stream content via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB cable. And it becomes even easier with the right tools.

This article offers you the 5 best screen mirroring software options for Windows 10, whether you use an Android, iPhone, iPad, or another kind of device.

Let us know what is your experience in using these tools so far by hitting the comments section below.

FAQ: Learn more about mirroring tools and techniques

  • How do I mirror my phone screen to my computer?

To mirror your phone screen to your computer, make sure that both devices are connected via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB cable. Install one of the software tools on this list and follow their instructions.

  • How to I mirror Android to PC?

You can use one of the screen mirror software tools on this list, like ApowerMirror, to easily mirror your Android to a PC.

  • How to I mirror iPhone to PC?

Just as easily. You can use one of the screen mirror software solutions we mentioned above to mirror your iPhone to PC in just a few steps.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2018 and has been since completely revamped and updated in May 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in November 2018 and was revamped and updated in October 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.