And mirroring is a great, user-friendly way to connect your device to a larger screen, allowing you to cast content on a Smart TV — just like AirPlay Mirroring through an Apple TV.
Mirroring has other uses as well, allowing you to wirelessly transmit photos, presentations, and other content quickly and seamlessly to a LG Smart TV.
After testing several third-party mirroring apps, we found an app that's free, surprisingly simple to use, and (mostly) high-functioning. Here's how to use it.
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Here are eight simple steps for mirroring your iPhone to an LG Smart TV with the free TV Assist app:
1. Open the App Store on your iPhone.
2. Search for the "TV Assist" app and install it.
3. Open the TV Assist app.
4. Allow the app to access any type of content you'd like to mirror to your TV, such as your iPhone's camera or microphone.
6. That's pretty much it — you can sign into as many third-party streaming or uploading services as you care to within the app, allowing you to access content beyond just what's physically on your phone.
You may notice that there are several other mirroring apps in the App Store. Some are pricey. Some are prone to crashing. Some are both.
After testing these apps, we found TV Assist to be the best all-around compromise.
The free version is highly serviceable on its own, and the ads are not terribly invasive, although there is also a paid version that removes ads and allows unlimited media storage within the app.