Did you ever wonder if there is a way to mirror your iPhone screen on a Mac or Windows PC? The answer is that yes, it is possible, although it is necessary to have software that allows you to do it, and this is what I want to talk about in this article.
Specifically, I want to talk about 5K Player, a free video and audio player that, among other features, offers the possibility of receiving content from other compatible devices through AirPlay. This means that you can turn your Mac or Windows PC into an AirPlay receiver and play music, videos, or mirror the screen of your iOS devices or another Mac.
How to mirror an iPhone to a Mac or PC with 5K Player
One of the most exciting features of this software, as I said, is the possibility of mirroring an iPhone (or other iOS devices such as an iPad or iPod Touch) to a Mac or Windows PC.
To achieve this, the first step you will have to take is downloading the software for Mac or Windows and installing it on your computer. Once installed, open it and follow the instructions to register it completely free of charge (you will only need to provide your name and email address).
Once installed and opened, everything is ready to start using the AirPlay feature and easily mirror the screen of your iOS device to your computer.
To achieve this, you must do the following:
- Install 5K Player with AirPlay open on your computer.
- Open the iOS Control Center and choose the Screen Mirroring option.
- Select your computer from the device list that appears.
This is it. Once you follow these steps, the contents of your iPhone screen will appear on the computer screen, and everything you do will be seen on it. In addition, you will also see a Record button that you can press if you want everything that happens while the device is connected through AirPlay to be recorded in a video that you can watch later from the Library section of 5K Player.
If pressing the Screen Mirror button doesn’t bring up your computer, make sure your iPhone and computer are connected to the same local network. This is one of the few must-have requirements for AirPlay to work correctly.
In addition to this function, 5K Player also offers the possibility of using a Mac or Windows PC as an AirPlay receiver for other common functions such as play music, photographs, etc.
Other features of 5K Player
But 5K Player is more than just software to turn a computer into an AirPlay receiver. It also offers options for playing audio, video, IPTV/M3U, music, downloading video from Youtube, etc.
In this sense, it is essential to mention that the player offers compatibility with the most common audio and video formats, which guarantees that with it, you can play practically any file you have.
In addition, it also offers audio and video editing options. For example, it is possible to cut a piece of a video, convert a video only to audio with MP3 or AAC format, change the playback speed, and other beneficial options for basic editing of any video file.
Last but not least, 5K Player also offers DLNA server features. Thanks to this, you can stream music and video between compatible devices such as consoles, Smart TVs, Android smartphones, etc.