How To Control Your Android Device from a PC Using Scrcpy

Scrcpy (Screen Copy) is a great tool. At its most basic, it is a way to interact with an Android device from our PC. We can run apps, control cameras, and play games with our Android device, but via a USB or Wi-Fi connection. We first came across Scrcpy in 2020 and use it as a way to add a second, high-quality camera to an OBS setup.

This camera is actually a four year old mobile and we display our Android desktop as an application window on our desktop. We can even use Scrcpy over a Wi-Fi connection, which is useful for mobile video streams. If you have an old Android cell phone or tablet in a drawer, scrcpy is the way to breathe new life into it and repurpose it as part of your broadcast setup.