You Can Use Your Android Tablet as a Second Screen


An Android tablet can do many things. Some people use it for entertainment like watching movies or streaming their favourite shows, while other people use it to enhance productivity for work or studying by installing a range of apps to help them stay organised and focused on the tasks at hand. There are other uses for Android tablets, such as browsing the internet or controlling other devices, but for the purposes of this article, we will focus on a more niche application of Android tablets – using them as second screens.


The Benefits of Having an Android Tablet as a Second Screen


If you have never used a second screen before, you might wonder why it is necessary in the first place. After all, isn’t it just more distracting to have two screens to focus on instead of just one? Below, we have outlined two of the biggest benefits of having a second screen and why you should consider buying a tablet to use as one.


  • Having more than one screen instantly expands workplace availability, which means you can see multiple different interfaces at once without having to switch between them constantly. This allows you to multitask in a highly efficient manner, as switching between windows takes fewer clicks and it becomes much easier to reference information on a different window.
  • Using a tablet as a second screen means you can take your screen with you wherever you go. If you are working on a project and your boss calls in a meeting in a different office or meeting room, it would be cumbersome to take your whole computer with you (especially if you are not working on a laptop). A tablet can be taken nearly anywhere, which means your office screen can go nearly anywhere as well. This enhances your capacity to meaningfully participate in meetings and you can continue working on tasks that do not require a keyboard and the precise movements of a mouse.



How To Set Up Your Tablet as a Second Screen


Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple setting you can change or button you can press to turn your tablet into a second screen. However, there are apps you can download on both your desktop and your tablet that will allow you to do this. One of the most popular free screen-sharing apps available on the Google Play Store (for your Blackview Android tablet) is Spacedesk. All you need to do is download the app and make sure you are on the same Wi-Fi network. You can then follow this video tutorial if you need additional assistance.


Which Tablet to Get


If you are looking for an affordable device to serve as a second screen, we have a range of Android tablets available for all ages. Even if you do not want to take the plunge and purchase a second screen, you can still benefit from buying a tablet, as you will still be able to enjoy all the amazing features tablets are known for.


Take the Blackview Tab 12, for example. It runs on Android 11 and features a sleek and lightweight design, making it the perfect secondary screen you can put on your desk or carry around with you.


Contact us if you want more information on our series of Android tablets or one of our phones.