Different Ways to Show Google Glass to Big Groups

We all know that the MyGlass app can be used to screencast the Google Glass display on a phone or tablet. While it is an awesome feature, it isn’t really that helpful when it comes to showing off Google Glass to big groups.

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A big group of people isn’t going to want to huddle around a small mediocre tablet screen just to see an app or whatever else you have to show off. Here are some simple ways you can show Google Glass to big groups of people in a convenient manner.

Most phones that have come out in recent years have an HDMI port; the same goes for television sets. An easy way to show off Google Glass to a group of people is by taking advantage of these HDMI ports. With a simple HDMI cable, you can connect your phone to a TV and display Google Glass to the crowd that way.

All you have to do is plug the phone up to a TV using an HDMI cable, switch the input of the TV to the correct HDMI port, and screencast to the device using the MyGlass app and you’re good to go.

Projectors and HDMI

Some projectors have an HDMI port. You can basically use the same HDMI trick as above with the projector, and show off Google Glass that way.

Sadly, not all projectors have an HDMI port so you will need to carry around some extra dongles for the projectors that don’t. If the projector you’re using doesn’t have an HDMI port, then it more than likely has VGA support.

Luckily for you, you can find HDMI to VGA converters all over the web. Here is a converter that is relatively inexpensive and has decent reviews.

Ziggi HD

If you don’t want to carry around a bunch of dongles, or if you’re not sure what the projector is going to support, then there is always the good old handy Ziggi HD, which is a DocCam. DocCams comes in all shapes and sizes and is just an all-around easy way to present Google Glass to an audience.

A DocCam plugs into your laptop, and then the laptop plugs into the projector. Once you have everything plugged in correctly, you simply screencast to your phone using the MyGlass app and put that phone under the DocCam. Once you put the phone under the DocCam, your audience should be able to see what you’re doing on Google Glass thanks to the projector.

Keep in mind, there is going to be a bit of lag between your actions and how it appears to the audience because you are using several different things to present the image.

AirServer and iOS Devices

AirServer is a piece of software that displays your iOS device on a Mac or PC. It’s not free, but it is pretty cheap and works well when it comes to presenting Google Glass commands to an audience. It requires all devices to be on the same network, but will provide a much more higher-quality experience and won’t have the laggy response times like the Ziggi HD setup.

Pretty much you would use the MyGlass screencasting feature, and then use AirServer to display the iPhone (or other iOS) on a computer. You would then plug the computer into a projector or TV to display the Google Glass screen to the audience.


So, there you go. You now know several different ways to present Google Glass to a big audience. If you have any questions, then feel free to ask them in the comments below. Also, if you know of any other ways to display Google Glass to a big audience, then feel free to leave your methods in the comments section down below!