A power feature of the Peloton bike & treadmill is the ability to mirror, or screencast, its display to a larger TV or screen through a technology known as Miracast. Many devices, including a number of newer TVs, support Miracast. For TVs that don’t support it by default, a workaround to add it has been to simply plug in a Roku media player or an older version of the Amazon Fire TV stick to an HDMI port and you would be good to go.
However, for unknown reasons, the newest version Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K did not support Miracast. That all changed yesterday with the release of new 6.2.3 software for the stick. As originally reported by AFTVNews, the new software update added the Miracast capability to the 4K stick.
We have added a guide & tutorial showing you step by step how to screen cast from your Peloton to a Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. Check out the video below, or watch it on YouTube.
This means that after you update your Fire TV 4K stick to the latest version, you can enable screencasting on the Fire TV stick and mirror your Peloton to the stick! To enable the feature on the Fire TV 4K stick (after updating it to the latest version of the software), simply press & hold the home button on your remote for a few seconds. A popup will appear, with one of them saying “Mirroring”. Use the remote to select it, and the TV will go into a waiting mode, ready to display content from the Peloton. You can also enable the mirroring setting through the Fire TV stick settings menu, however, that takes many more clicks. The TV should look similar to the below screenshot once it is set up in mirroring mode:
The next step is to actually send the content from your Peloton display screen to the Fire TV 4K stick. To do so, touch the top right of the Peloton display, where it shows the current time. This will bring up the quick settings menu. One of the options on the screen (third at the time of publishing) is a “Cast Screen” option. Click that.
You’ll then see a screen similar to the above. The first name shown, Android_XXXX, is simply the internal name of your bike. You can ignore this (unless you have multiple bikes). The main part to look at is the Devices list. This will show the list of devices that have Miracast enabled and are on your same network. Assuming you followed the above directions, you should see the name of your Fire TV 4K stick listed. If it is in mirroring mode, it will be in black text and you will be able to click it. If it’s not in mirroring mode, it will either not be listed (if you’ve never clicked it before), or be listed but be gray (meaning it’s not accepting mirroring connections). Click on the name of your Fire TV stick on the Peloton display, and it will begin connecting. After a few seconds (usually 5-15), your Peloton screen should pop up on the TV. Hit the Peloton icon in the bottom center of the screen to go back to the home page and you’re ready to get to your workout!
Let us know if you have the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and are excited about this update.