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Cannot mirror screen Tab A (SM-T580) to Amazon FireStick Mirroring frustration

Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:28 PM (#1) User is offline   Scottg 

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  • Device Size:Tab A 10.1 2016
  • Device Model Number:SM-T580
  • Android Version:8.0 Oreo


Hopefully this post won't be regarded as articulating a Daft Question from a naïve newbie , the answer to which everyone else already knows. However . . . my wife and I are presently being driven nuts by our Tab A's seeming inability to mirror its screen to the Amazon HD Firestick that's installed in one of the HDMI ports of our non-smart wide-screen TV.

We're aware that both the FireStick and our tablet are Android devices so can't for the life of us understand why they're no playing nicely. Both register to our home wifi network, so the problem isn't with the wifi. We had thought it lay with the FireStick, but having gone down multiple Amazon help avenues in search of an answer, we're still lost.

As it's now 2019, not 1919, one would've thought that screen mirroring was as easy and as simple as locating a control on the tablet and clicking on it.

Why not?

Certainly, to judge from countless posts all over the Internet from people who clearly have no idea what they're talking about, that's the case here: we are repeatedly advised to click on controls on our Tab A which simply don't exist.

Nor have we yet been able to establish if there's an app which will bridge the tablet to the Firestick, running the same app on trablet and Firestick. All we've been provided with is a lengthy list of apps which, when we come to check their Amazon user reviews, turn out to be anything but dependable or too confusing of operation to even contemplate.

e are not looking for something technologically impossible. And we certainly aren't looking to "casting" movies and TV shows from different apps to our TV via the Firestick.

Our only interest is to mirror what we see on the screen of our tablet on the screen of our non-smart TV, either home-made MP4 videos we've shot ourselves of family gatherings and holiday travel or cherished vids from friends and relatives.

Rocket science?? Shurely not. One-click functionality of mirroring would, to us, be infinitely more desirable from Samsung than it chucking $billions at providing bendy screens.

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