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How to use your Android as a secondary screen for your Windows PC?

More often than not, we find ourselves in a situation wishing for more monitors. Be it programming, graphics designing, video editing or even gaming, an extra screen always helps.

But monitors are not cheap, and unless you have the money to shell out on an extra monitor(s), you might find yourself squandering for space on your present one.

However, most of us have access to some pretty solid displays. They’re touch-enabled, are already pretty high res, and chances are, you already have one in your pocket right now — your smartphone.

In this article, we go over how you can use your Android smartphone with your PC as an extra display using an app called SpaceDesk.

SpaceDesk is a free to use app available on the Play store that allows you to wirelessly stream your PC screen to your phone with minimal latency/lag. It also works with a bunch of other devices across various environments.

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Using Android as a secondary display to PC

Step 1: Download and install the SpaceDesk server for your Windows PC.

How to use your Android as a secondary monitor for your Windows PC?

Step 2: Download the SpaceDesk client app on your Android.

How to use your Android as a secondary monitor for your Windows PC?

Step 3: To connect your Android to your PC, open the SpaceDesk server on your PC and then open the client app on your phone. It should automatically detect the server and give you an option to connect.

How to use your Android as a secondary monitor for your Windows PC?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ensure that your phone and PC are on the same WiFi network. Also, in case the screen on your phone merely mirrors what’s on your PC, you can tap Windows Key + P and choose the extend option.

How to use your Android as a secondary monitor for your Windows PC?

 

There you go! A smooth, wireless and fast way of getting more screen space to boost your productivity anytime, anywhere.

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