Friday , October 20 2017

Screen Mirroring with Chromecast now live for selected devices

Chromecast Screen Mirroring
Google announced that Screen Mirroring was coming to Chromecast for Android at Google I/O last month. We’ve been patiently waiting for the Cast Screen function to begin working ever since and today Google has announced that the feature is now ready to go.

You can now mirror the contents of your compatible Android device to your Chromecast by selecting ‘Cast Screen’ from the navigation drawer in the Chromecast app, or more quickly through the Quick Settings menu available by a two-finger swipe from the top of the screen.

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The catch is that the function is only available from a select few Android devices, these were listed back at Google I/O, but for a refresher, the compatible devices include recent Nexus devices as well as Samsung, HTC and LG 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 advise that there is ‘support for additional devices coming soon’. The function is rolled up in version 1.7 of the Chromecast app, available on Google Play, which Google advises will be rolling out over the next few days.

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21 Comments on "Screen Mirroring with Chromecast now live for selected devices"

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StuBalls
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StuBalls

The big question is will Foxtel Go mirror over Chromecast or have they blocked it?

OzPatricio
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OzPatricio

Mirroring Foxtel Go worked straight out of the box for me with a Nexus 5 (4.4.3 unrooted. 4.4.4. OTA update not delivered yet).

StuBalls
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StuBalls

Expect the dinosaurs to block that in their next update. #sadface

OzPatricio
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OzPatricio

Wouldn’t surprise if it’s the quickest update that those iOS fanboys ever deliver for that app. #cynicalface

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Luke Vesty

Oh YES.

Andrew
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Andrew

No HTC One (M8) compatibility?

What?

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Luke Vesty

I’m sure it’s coming soon but annoying for HTC One M8 owners all the same.

chris
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chris

I have 1.5.5 of the app installed on my N4 and 5, nothing showed up but if I rebooted the chromecast it then detected it and worked perfectly. So if you can’t see the button then a reboot of chromecast might be needed.

Nikolas
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Nikolas

I bought my chromecast from ebay way before it was released in Australia. Perhaps I’ve got a dodgy one :/

Nikolas
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Nikolas

Tried that too but to no joy.

ozboy
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ozboy

Can you do it the other way round where the TV content is shown on your phone?

V-Man
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V-Man

Damn I have an S3 and a nexus 7 2012 I guess that means I need a new phone and tablet

Nikolas
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Nikolas

I’ve got a Note 3 (4.4.2 not rooted) and there’s no option in my Chromecast to “cast screen”. Am I doing something wrong or will there be an update on the app and the chromecast device that I need to wait for?
Thanks.

OzPatricio
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OzPatricio

Chromecast V1.7.4 update rolled out and arrived for me with this morning’s batch of Play Store updates.

Nikolas
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Nikolas

Thanks mate. The update came through yesterday for me too 1.7.4
Works flawlessly now 🙂

sebe
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sebe

I don’t have it on the chromecast app yet, but if I slide down the notification shade and hit the top right, the cast screen is under Aeroplane Mode icon. Today I continued listening to a podcast by casting it, tv screen follows the phone, so hitting the power button blanked the tv screen. Very cool.

Nikolas
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Nikolas

Are you referring to the “Sreen Mirroring” ? I’ve tried that too and it doesn’t find anything.

sebe
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sebe

Sorry I have a nexus 5, the cast screen icon appear on this screen i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/articles/116104-image/nexusae0-22-2-thumb.png

Harpersneil
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Harpersneil

I’m excited to get this going, but my Sony TV supports Miracast, I guess that’s going to go the way of the Dinosaur now!
Another little FYI, I’m still running Chromecast 1.5 and I can mirror my screen just fine. Works better than miracast!

Mitchimal
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Mitchimal

Nothing working yet…. S5 can’t find any device to mirror

Sean
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Sean

This is awesome. Now there’s basically no app that doesn’t work. No waiting around for spotify, etc to release a native chrome cast app.

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