Currently screen sharing is not natively supported on mobile iOS/Android devices, however you can still screen share them using a computer and some software.
- For iPhone/iPad, we'll be using Quicktime.
- For Android, we'll be using scrcpy.
Sharing iPhone/iPad on MacOS:
- Connect your iPhone to your MacOS computer using a lightning cable.
(On newer Macbooks, you may need a USB-C to USB-A adapter)
- Open QuickTime player by clicking the magnifying glass at the top right of the screen, searching "quicktime", and clicking Quicktime Player.
- At the top left of the screen, click File, then New movie recording.
- Your camera will show by default. In the popup player controls, click the down arrow, and select your iPhone.
- You should now see your iPhone's screen on your Mac!
- Open up a StreamYard studio, and click Share then Share Screen at the bottom of the studio.
- In the screen share dialogue, choose the Movie Recording window.
This will look different on different browsers:
Sharing Android on Windows:
- Download the latest scrcpy release, and extract the downloaded .zip file.
- On your Android, enable USB debugging, and connect it to your computer using a USB cable.
Enabling USB debugging varies between devices, but there's a general guide available here (under "Enable USB Debugging")
In General: Go to Android settings, About Phone, and tap on "Build number" 7 times
Now, go back to Android settings, System (possibly), and Developer Options
Scroll down and enable "USB Debugging"
- On your computer, in the scrcpy folder that was extracted, double click scrcpy.exe to run it.
If a prompt comes up on the Android asking for debugging permission, tap always allow, and allow.
- If necessary (after allowing debugging), close the scrcpy window that opened, and re-start it.
You should now see your Android's screen mirrored on your computer.
- Open up a StreamYard studio, and click Share, Share Screen at the bottom of the studio.
- In the screen share dialogue, choose the scrcpy window. It will be named the model of your phone (in this case, KB2005.) This will look different on different browsers:
Stream your phone screen:
In the case that your mobile device is not compatible for a direct USB connection with your computer, there are third party apps available that will allow you to stream your phone screen to your computer. There are many available, so always check reviews and compatibility. As an example, there is Reflector 4, which sends a low-latency stream over your WIFI network to your computer!
After staring Reflector 4, all you'll need to do is use Apple Airplay or Chrome Cast to connect to the software! After connecting your phone, it will appear as a resizable window on your desktop!
You can then use screen-share in StreamYard to show your phone screen.
Here is a short video demo of Reflector 4!