How to Mirror Phone Display to Mercedes COMAND Screen

In this guide, we show you how to wirelessly connect an Android/iPhone smartphone to Mercedes COMAND head unit.

This setup will show whatever is displaying on your phone on your car's screen. Yes, you can do that with Android Auto or Apple Carplay but that's not the same. Plus, Android Auto / Carplay capabilities are only available on some 2016 and newer Mercedes models.

We were able to mirror the screen of an Android to COMAND head unit, on a 2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class. All done wirelessly, and the audio was routed to the car's speaker.

What you will need

Instructions

For this setup to work, you will need to make sure that your Mercedes-Benz has AV input. 

  1. Locate the AV input on your car. On the S Class, the input is in the glove box. On ML, GL, R class the AV input may be located at the bottom of the rear center console (rear entertained input). 
  2. Connect the AV cables to the AV inputs and the HDMI2AV converter. Connect the yellow plug on the yellow port. Also, connect the white and red cables to the corresponding ports. Yellow plug is the video, white and red are audio. It is important to get HDMI in, and AV out converter. Not AV2HDMIconnect phone android iphone to mercedes comand

     

  3. Connect AnyCast to the HDMI port of the HDMI2AV converter. 
  4. Plug in cable on the AnyCast and HDMI converter and connect to a USB port. This will power up both devices. 
  5. Press the button on the side of AnyCast to enable ScreenShare.
  6. On your Android phone go to Settings > Share & Connect Screen Sharing (You can also use MirrorLink)
  7. Turn on ScreenSharing and pair with AnyCast. 
  8. Wait for the phone to connect to AnyCast. It can take up to 1 minute. 

DO NOT OPERATE OR GET DISTRACTED BY THE COMAND WHEN DRIVING

To minimize distractions that the video may cause, your Mercedes-Benz COMAND display may fade or turn off when the vehicle is in Drive or at speeds over 5 miles per hour. 

Comments

Kia Nesar, 2019-01-14

Dear Sir/Madam
have you got any video to see where and what kind of the AV cable required I mean the other side it's not clear in the photo.
Many thanks
K.Nesar

Ross, 2019-02-02

Hi. How i can mirror my Galaxy Note 8 to the 2014 Mercedes Benz E250?
Thanks

Hi

I purchased all the relevant leads and devices to enable me to connect my android phone to my e250, but I can't get it to work. 

I don't have an aux port in car so purchased the MMI cable to Aux, then connected AV cable in front of that, connected the RCA ends to the HDMI converter, attached anycast to HDMI input on converter, connected usb for both converter and any cast device. It powers up, I can connect to the device from phone too but I get nothing on screen, no sound or video. All I hear is distorted buzzing noise. What am I doing wrong? 

 

Thanks 

You may not be doing anything wrong. Sometimes the converters do not work with certain phones.

 

Angelo , 2019-03-07

How to mirror my iPhone to a E350 BlueTec 2011 year , and if happened what parts do I need ? thanks

Joe Price, 2019-07-20

I have a 2011 s550 and a samsung note 9. The note 9 does work with Anycast. I tried it on my Smart tv. On the Note 9 instead of settings > share & connect > screen sharing it has Smartview in the pull down menu. Which usb is plugged in, the anycast usb or hdmi usb? Is it plugged into the usb slot in the glovebox? Where do I navigate to on the Comand screen, Audio > Aux? I purchased all the devices and tried different combinations but havent been successful yet.

Thank you

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