📅 February 24, 2021     🕐 4 minutes read

Deskreen Turns Any Devices Into a Second Screen for Your Computer

Wirelessly turn any devices into a second screen for your computer.

 

Deskreen is a free, open source and cross platform desktop app that turns any web browser equipped device into a second screen for your computer. Over WiFi.

Deskreen can be used to turn any devices into a second screen, to mirror your computer’s screen or limit Deskreen to sharing only one application window ( presentation purposes ). It can also be used as a teleprompter.

ALSO READ Screego: Multi User Screen Sharing

 

FEATURES

  • Second Screen – Use any device with a web browser as a second screen for your computer
  • Share Screen View – Share your computer entire screen to any device that has a web browser.
  • Share App View – Limit Deskreen to share only a single application view to any device with a web browser.
  • Teleprompter – If you are a video blogger and you need a teleprompter, or you need to look at the camera during a video conference, Flip Screen Mode is just for you
  • WiFi compatibility – Deskreen can share screen video over WiFi. No cables needed.
  • Multiple Conncted Devices – Connect as many devices as you want at the same time. Share computer screen to all of them.
  • Advanced Video Quality Control – You can change picture quality while sharing a screen. Auto quality change supported.
  • Easy to Use – Three easy steps to connect with Deskreen. User friendly design with features that you need.
  • Secure – Deskreen was built with security in mind. It uses an industry standard of end-to-end encryption.
  • Fast – Depending on your WiFi speed Deskreen works fast providing you with a good user experience.

 

INSTALLATION

Deskreen works on Linux, macOS and Windows. Binary files can be downloaded here.

Linux users can choose between an .AppImage or .deb file. If you’re running Arch ( or derivates ), Deskreen is available in the AUR.

 

USAGE

Check out the video below to see how Deskreen works. The video is a youtube nocookie embed. If you wish to watch it on invidious, follow this link.

 

A FEW THINGS TO BE AWARE OF

1.  250MB of RAM memory is needed on average to run Deskreen with one screen sharing session. Every additional screen sharing session will need up to 100MB of extra memory on average for a smooth performance.

2. Any modern CPU should be able to handle Deskcreen. From a dual core to a 1 core ARM cpu ( such as on a Raspberry Pi )

3. If you want to have a full secondary screen experience with Deskreen you will need a Virtual Display Adapter.

A Virtual Display Adapter is not needed if you only want to mirror your screen or share a single application window.

What is a Virtual Display Adapter? It’s a small plug that looks similar to a USB flash drive and, when plugged in, tricks your computer into thinking that an external display was connected. They’re generally pretty cheap and available everywhere.

4. Deskreen uses screen recording technology to live stream your computer screen to your tablet, phone. You will need to grant Screen Recording Permissions on your computer:

  • macOS System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Screen Recording > Allow Deskreen by selecting it in the list of apps
  • Windows you will need to  add ‘Private Network Access’ for Deskreen on first start or in firewall settings
  • Firewalls, antivirus etc Deskreen is not yet code signed ( an issue of funds ). That means your antivirus will complain when you run Deskreen for the first time. You should add an exception for Deskreen. Also Firewalls both on your computer and WiFi router should not block any Deskreen network access and activity.

For more info and troubleshooting you can check the official website and Deskreen’s project page on GitHub.


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