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How to Stream Video from iPhone to Computer (PC & Mac)

By Lois Green, Monday, September 24, 2018

To watch iPhone videos on a bigger screen, you can use AirPlay to stream iPhone/iPad to TV. But what about a PC or Mac? Can we stream iPhone to PC or Mac and stream video from iPhone to computer? Of course! In this article, we will tell you how to stream iPhone screen to computer wirelessly via AirPlay. If you are using Mac, you can also use the built-in QuickTime Player to mirror your iPhone to Mac, too. 

1. Stream iPhone to PC

As Windows PC doesn't have a built-in AirPlay receiver, you need to install a AirPlay receiver to stream iPhone to PC. FonePaw ScreenMo is one of the best Airplay receiver that can stream video, music and more from iPhone to computer. What ScreenMo does is that it display your iPhone screen on computer so that you can play live videos, TV shows (from Netflix, etc.), games, photos from iPhone to Windows PC.  

Apart from streaming iPhone screen to PC, FonePaw ScreenMo can also record videos of iPhone screen activities directly to computer.

Step 1. Download and install FonePaw, then launch the program. 

Download

Step 2. Open Control Center on your iPhone and enable AirPlay mirroring or screen mirroring (for iOS 11). When your iPhone and computer is connected to the same Wi-Fi, FonePaw ScreenMo will appear as an AirPlay receiver in the Control Panel. Tap FonePaw to stream iPhone to PC.


Enable AirPlay


Step 3. Your iPhone screen is streamed on the computer. You can stream anything on your iPhone to PC, for example, you can stream live video to computer, watch movies from iPhone to computer, play iOS games on computer and more.


Begin to Record Screen


Step 4. Now all your iPhone screen activities are projected to computer. You can also record videos of iPhone on computer if you like, for example, to record iPhone gameplay. Click the red Record button to starting recording.  When you finish recording, you can customize the settings, such as video frame size, output path, video format, etc. Click "Start Export"  to export the video to PC and watch it. 


Start Export Video


2. Stream Video from iPhone to Mac

You can also stream video, music from iPhone to MacBook or iMac using USB cable without a AirPlay receiver. QuickTime Player is more than a video player on Mac, which can also stream iPhone to Mac to play iPhone audio and video files on your Mac. Besides mirroring iPhone to Mac, QuickTime Player can also be used to record the screen of any iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch). Follow our guide to see how to stream your iPhone screen to Mac with QuickTime Player: 

Step 1. Connect iPhone to your Mac using the Lightning cable. 

Step 2. Go to QuickTime Player > File > Movie Recording. 

Step 3. Click the arrow next to the Record button, then select your iPhone as camera. Your iPhone screen will be projected to Mac. You can then play videos, music, movies on iPhone and watch them on Mac.


Stream iPhone to Mac

From the easy guide above, you're able to stream iPhone to PC/Mac with no hassle. Choose one of the methods that is suitable to you and start streaming iPhone to PC!

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