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TUTORIAL | How to use the Anycast M2 Plus Dongle | Step by Step Guide

The Anycast M2 Plus Dongle is a device that you can use to Cast or Stream media from your device to your TV. You can check the Anycast dongle review here: Review | Anycast M2 Plus Dongle | Turn your Old TV into a Smart TV

How to use Anycast Dongle

What you need to turn your Old TV into a Smart TV:

- Anycast M2 Plus Dongle
- Your old TV must have an HDMI port and preferably has a USB port to power the Anycast M2 Plus Dongle
- (optional) a standard 1A charger or a power bank just in case your TV's USB port can't supply power to the Anycast M2 Plus Dongle

Let's Begin:

1. Connect the micro USB cable to your Anycast M2 Plus Dongle 
2. Connect the Anycast M2 Plus Dongle to your TV's HDMI port (note the HDMI port number)
3. Connect the USB cable to your TV's USB port

how to install anycast

4. Make sure that the wireless receiver is not being blocked for better reception.

anycast dongle wifi receiver

5. Turn on your TV and change the source to HDMI (choose the HDMI number where you plugged in your Anycast M2 Plus Dongle (e.g. HDMI1, HDMI2).

6. The screen should show the setup page of the Anycast M2 Plus Dongle. 

anycast wifi display

If nothing is showing up, try connecting the Anycast M2 Plus Dongle's USB cable to a charger or power bank. 

anycast dongle using powerbank to power it up

Once you have the Anycast M2 Plus Dongle Setup Screen, Please proceed to the next step. 

7. Connect your device to Anycast M2 Plus Dongle Wifi. Use the password from the setup screen (e.g. 224712345).

anycast setup android

8. Once connected, go to the setup website: and click "Internet" and connect to your Router.

anycast setup iphone and android - browser setup page

9. Once your Anycast M2 Plus Dongle is connected to your router you will have access to the internet and the setup page connection status will look like this:

Now you're ready to mirror or stream contents to your TV.

connect anycast to router

We'll try the Mirroring mode first because it's easier to setup. 

Anycast Mirroring Mode:

1. Toggle the mode button of the Anycast M2 Plus Dongle to enter mirroring mode. 

anycast dongle mode button

Your screen should look like this and is ready to mirror your device's screen.

anycast setup android

2. Depending on your device (I used my Alcatel Flash 2), go to settings, then go to display, click on Cast and Enable wireless display and then connect to the AnyCast M2 Plus Dongle.

anycast dongle mirroring setup

Alternatively, if there's an option on your device, you can enable Cast by opening your device notification. 

anycast dongle mirroring settings in notification bar

Once connected, you can now mirror your device screen to your TV.

anycast mirroring android

Anycast Streaming Mode:

You're going to need a 3rd party app for streaming mode. The one that I'm using is the iMediaShare for local files and Flipps TV for online content. Both of the apps are connected with each other, there's an option in iMediaShare to open Flipps TV.

1. Toggle the mode button on the Anycast M2 Plus Dongle to switch to the main setup page
2. Open iMediaShare app on your device

Anycast M2 Plus Dongle using imediashare app

choose a local content. For my example, I opened the gallery videos and chose a movie.

Anycast M2 Plus Dongle using imediashare app

Anycast M2 Plus Dongle using imediashare app

Click the movie and choose Anycast for the screen to use.

Anycast M2 Plus Dongle using imediashare app

The media content will buffer for a bit and play smoothly afterwards. the playback quality will depend on the strength of your wireless connection.

Anycast M2 Plus Dongle buffering

Anycast M2 Plus Dongle playing a movie

The awesome thing about this compared to the mirroring mode is that you can still use your phone normally while streaming content. Just make sure you don't accidentally stop/clear your iMediaShare app.

For online content, use Flipps TV

Anycast M2 Plus Dongle using flipps tv app

Choose among the many available streaming platforms like youtube, vimeo, and many more.

Anycast M2 Plus Dongle flipps tv channels

Grab a snack and drinks and click on the video you like and choose Anycast for the screen to use and enjoy your new Smart TV.

Bonus Content:

How to setup the Anycast M2 Plus Dongle - Step by Step tutorial with Demo

Anycast M2 Plus Dongle Q&A - Problems and Solutions

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  1. Hi! Thanks for this! Would like to ask if I can use my iphone to cast? Thanks!

    1. Yes you can, although I haven't tried it because I don't have an iphone but from my research when I made this article you can use an iphone with the anycast dongle

    2. Yay! Thanks! Will research on how to cast for iphone users. Thanks for replying! :)

  2. hi can you help me?my anycast has stopped on mode:miracast


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