Saturday, April 09, 2016

TeamViewer for screencasting android phones to the desktop

We were using Android screencast through the ADB and USB connectivity. But a colleague of mine recently told me that TeamViewer is another easy alternative for screencasting your android phone.

I had used TeamViewer in the past, but gradually shifted to WebEx and Join-me for my personal use. I checked out TeamViewer on Android and screen-casted it on my mac and it ran smoothly. Could observe a lag only in viewing videos.

Jotting down the steps to setup Android screencast using TeamViewer.

  1. Install TeamViewer QuickSupport on your Android Phone -
  2. Install TeamViewer on your mac machine -
Run the Android app and it would show you a secret number that should be passed on out-of-band to the other computer to connect to the Android phone. And voila ! - you are ready to screencast..