Chromecast Lets You Mirror Your Android Screen To The TVBy: Chris Crum - July 9, 2014
Google announced at Google I/O a couple weeks ago that it would bring Android screen mirroring to the Chromecast later in the summer. Apparently later is now.
Google announced the launch of the feature today, enabling Android smartphone and tablet users to mirror their screens on their televisions using Google’s $35 Chromecast device. Google says in a blog post:
Chromecast makes it easy for you to enjoy your favorite entertainment on the biggest screen in the house. Starting today, you can mirror your Android phone and tablet to the TV so you can see your favorite apps, photos or anything else, exactly as you see it on your mobile device—only bigger. To start mirroring, simply select “Cast Screen” from the navigation drawer in the Chromecast app and select your Chromecast device. On Nexus devices, this feature is also available through the quick settings menu.
“Now, anything on your Android device will appear on the TV,” says Google’s Ambarish Kenghe. “You can share photos stored on your phone with a group of friends, or scope out the scenery for your next family vacation together on the big screen using Google Earth.”
The feature is rolling out over the course of the next few days. It requires the 1.7 update of the Chromecast app, which will be hitting Google Play, as well as one of the following Android devices: Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 10, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy, S4 (Google Play Edition), Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 10, HTC One M7, HTC One M7 (Google Play Edition), LG G3, LG G2, LG G Pro 2.
Google does say it will support more devices soon.
More on casting your Android screen here.
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