In many cases it may be important that several people can follow your actions in the Pico headset, for example during a training, workshop or product presentation. For this Pico has added the option to ”Screencast” via Miracast within the Pico headsets. In this article, we will take you through the steps required to cast the Pico G2 4K to an external screen.
Miracast is a standard for wireless connections from transmitting devices (such as smartphones, laptops and VR / AR headsets) to receiving devices (such as TV screens, projectors and monitors). Today, Miracast comes standard with the most smart TVs.
If your receiving device does not support Miracast, it is possible to add a Miracast dongle to your device. This is a similar technique to the better known ”Chromecast”. A Miracast dongle is available almost everywhere online today.
Instructions for casting with a built-in Miracast receiver
Step 1: make sure both your Pico headset and your Smart TV are set to the same WiFi network.
Step 2: Switch on your TV / receiver and open the Miracast application.
Note: When Miracast is built into your TV / receiver, it may be connected to an application. However, this is not always the case; In some cases you can find the Miracast of your TV / receiver without opening an application. When your Miracast is connected to an application, it will always be pre-installed on your TV / receiver. If it is not there, you only have to switch on your TV / receiver.
Step 3: Put on your Pico G2 4K headset, and double click on the ”Home ” button (located on the right side of your headset with the Pico logo on it) which will take you to a quick menu.
Step 4: Select “Screencast” from the quick menu.
Step 5: When in the screencast menu, make sure that “Enable wireless display” is enabled. You can find this setting by clicking on the 3 dots at the top right from the Screencast menu.
Step 6: Select the device you want to cast to. When you have selected the device, you will receive a notification on your TV. When accepted, your Pico screen should be duplicated directly here.
Note: If you want to cast a monocular screen, you need to enable “Single-eyed Display”. Open your settings, select More > Connected devices > Single-eyed Display.
Instructions for casting with a Miracast dongle
Step 1: Make sure your Miracast dongle is connected to your TV and that your TV is on the correct HDMI channel.
Step 2: A Miracast dongle sends out its own Wifi signal. Connect the Pico headset to the Wi-Fi network of the Miracast (the network name, and any password, is usually described on the home screen of the Miracast. You can find the home screen by going to the HDMI channel to which the dongle is connected).
Step 3: Put on your Pico G2 4K headset, and double click on the ”Home” button (located on the right side of your headset with the Pico logo on it) which will take you to a quick menu.
Step 4: Select ”Screencast” from the shortcut menu
Step 5: When in the screencast menu, make sure that ”Enable wireless display” is enabled. You can find this setting by clicking on the 3 dots at the top right from the Screencast menu.
Step 6: Select the device you want to cast to. Once you’ve selected the device, your Pico screen should be duplicated directly to it.
Note: Normally, the screen in the headset is displayed stereoscopically. This means that a separate image is displayed per lens. If you want to cast a monocular screen, you need to enable ” Single-eyed Display ”. This causes the screen to be streamed to your TV as one image is seen instead of two. Open your settings, select More > Connected devices > Single-eyed Display.
To stop casting your Pico G2 4K, you need to go to the Screencast menu again and disable ” Enable wireless display ” (as described above). Casting is then immediately stopped.
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