Wednesday , February 21 2018

Koush shows mirroring Android to Chromecast working in new video

This is the image that popular developer Koush used to tease Chromecast and Android fans last week, about a feature that many have requested. Not only has Koush now got the ability to cast Android to Chromecast and released a video, he’s looked over the Play Services APK and believes that the ability could be coming to Android natively.

The video posted to YouTube via Google+ shows off everyone’s favourite viral hit game of the last couple of weeks – Flappy Bird – but also shows that there is a fair bit of lag involved with the reproduction between what’s on your mobile devices screen and what shows up on the Chromecast. It’s a problem that also plagues Miracast – but those adapters tend to be upwards of $60-70 for units. The video is worth a watch to see where Koush has gotten to using just the hacked together API’s he’s found in the GoogleCast SDK.

Speaking of pushing development of Chromecast, Koush also noted in a post that there are limitations to the current ways that Google Casts content from device to the screen and speculates that a new ‘magic’ protocol could be coming soon to speed up the transfer.

There’s work to be done on mirroring to TV from Android devices, at this stage MHL/SlimPort wired adapters offer the fastest option with Miracast and Chromecast seemingly lagging a fair bit, or at least too much to enable players to really get into gaming. But the ability to Chromcast your Android devices screen to a TV on a US$35 dongle is an attractive option for business and more static display.

Are you interested in casting your screen to Chromecast?

Source: Koush Google+.

Daniel Tyson   Editor

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