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Scrcpy

Display and control your Android device
Updated 1 month ago

This GitHub repo (https://github.com/Genymobile/scrcpy) is the only official source for the project. Do not download releases from random websites, even if their name contains scrcpy.

scrcpy (v2.4)

scrcpy

pronounced "screen copy"

This application mirrors Android devices (video and audio) connected via USB or over TCP/IP, and allows to control the device with the keyboard and the mouse of the computer. It does not require any root access. It works on Linux, Windows and macOS.

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It focuses on:

  • lightness: native, displays only the device screen
  • performance: 30~120fps, depending on the device
  • quality: 1920×1080 or above
  • low latency: 35~70ms
  • low startup time: ~1 second to display the first image
  • non-intrusiveness: nothing is left installed on the Android device
  • user benefits: no account, no ads, no internet required
  • freedom: free and open source software

Its features include:

Prerequisites

The Android device requires at least API 21 (Android 5.0).

Audio forwarding is supported for API >= 30 (Android 11+).

Make sure you enabled USB debugging on your device(s).

On some devices, you also need to enable an additional option USB debugging (Security Settings) (this is an item different from USB debugging) to control it using a keyboard and mouse. Rebooting the device is necessary once this option is set.

Note that USB debugging is not required to run scrcpy in OTG mode.

Get the app

Usage examples

There are a lot of options, documented in separate pages. Here are just some common examples.

  • Capture the screen in H.265 (better quality), limit the size to 1920, limit the frame rate to 60fps, disable audio, and control the device by simulating a physical keyboard:

    scrcpy --video-codec=h265 --max-size=1920 --max-fps=60 --no-audio --keyboard=uhid
    scrcpy --video-codec=h265 -m1920 --max-fps=60 --no-audio -K  # short version
  • Record the device camera in H.265 at 1920x1080 (and microphone) to an MP4 file:

    scrcpy --video-source=camera --video-codec=h265 --camera-size=1920x1080 --record=file.mp4
  • Capture the device front camera and expose it as a webcam on the computer (on Linux):

    scrcpy --video-source=camera --camera-size=1920x1080 --camera-facing=front --v4l2-sink=/dev/video2 --no-playback
  • Control the device without mirroring by simulating a physical keyboard and mouse (USB debugging not required):

    scrcpy --otg

User documentation

The application provides a lot of features and configuration options. They are documented in the following pages:

Resources

Articles

Contact

If you encounter a bug, please read the FAQ first, then open an issue.

For general questions or discussions, you can also use:

Donate

I'm @rom1v, the author and maintainer of scrcpy.

If you appreciate this application, you can support my open source work:

Licence

Copyright (C) 2018 Genymobile
Copyright (C) 2018-2024 Romain Vimont

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
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