Microsoft has rolled out an early preview of the phone screen feature in the Your Phone app. This feature will allow users to mirror the screen of their Android device directly onto a PC.
This new feature in Your Phone app was first demoed at the Surface event in October last year, and it’s now up for testing in the latest Insider build of Windows 10.
There are a lot of limitations as to who can use this feature, set by Microsoft for now, but it should be available to a broader set of audience when it launches commercially.
For the phone screen feature to work on the Your Phone app, the user needs to be on a Windows 10 PC running Windows builds 1803 or newer and should have a select Android phone running Android version 7.0 Nougat or newer.
Microsoft notes that the Surface Go will be the first device in the Surface lineup to preview this feature, however it looks to expand the list of supported devices over time.
Furthermore, the new Your Phone app feature only works with select phones running on Android 7 Nougat like Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8 , Samsung Galaxy S9, and Samsung Galaxy S9 for now.
Also, the Windows 10 PC must support Bluetooth with Low Energy Peripheral mode as a mandate for screen mirroring to work.
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