How to turn your Android device into the second monitor of your computer


Setting up dual monitors for gaming, working, trading, or even enjoying web content, in general, has become the norm in this era ruled by technology. By using two monitors on your computer setup, you can access more information at the same time, and be able to do multi-tasking the right way.

There are several ways in which you can enhance the visual setup of your computer. You can install a regular panoramic TV as your main screen or set up two or three monitors, but one way to achieve this that has left many impressed is using your Android device as your second monitor.

Yeah, you are reading right, you can now use your Android tablet or even your smartphone (even though this beats the purpose) as your secondary screen for your Windows or Mac OS desktop. To do this, several apps can help you achieve the goal.

Using SpaceDesk

SpaceDesk is one of the apps that will help you set your Android tablet as your secondary monitor for your desktop computer. This first option is not entirely compatible with Mac OS desktops, so you will only be able to use it if you have a Windows computer.

One of the best things about SpaceDesk, is that the app is entirely free, so you will not have to pay to get your tablet as your second monitor. To make the connection and stream the video content, the app uses the Wi-Fi local connection, sending the video feed through the local network.

SpaceDesk is available for Windows 8, Windows 10, and it is now even available for Windows 11 users. Using this app is extremely easy, and the only thing that you have to do is install it on your Windows computer and your Android device, to finally configure the settings according to the site. You can download the Windows program alongside the app on SpaceDesk’s official website.

Using Duet Display

Another great option available for you is Duet Display. This app is not free, which is why it is not our favorite, but the price is entirely worth it. One of the best things about using Duet Display to mirror or extend your screen is that the emitter program is available for Windows and Mac OS desktop computers.

Setting up Duet Display is extremely easy. The only thing you need to do is install the app on your Android device and the emitter program on your Mac OS or Windows computer, finally, just open the app/program on both devices. Duet Display will automatically find the device, you will have to pick among the list in case there are more devices, and that’s it.

One of the best things about Duet Display is that you can use the touch screen of your Android tablet to interact with your computer, instead of just using the pointer. If you are interested in using Duet Display, seize the opportunity, since the app is currently on a 50% discount on Google Play.