+ Thursday February 21st, 2019

Chromecast Screen Mirroring
Google launched Screen Mirroring from Android to Chromecast only a couple of days ago, but it’s fairly limited. Google announced that while limited to a few devices, it’s expected to roll out to more devices soon. But why wait? This being Android the option to jump the line and start mirroring your screen to Chromecast is now open thanks to the fine folk over at XDA-Developers.

To get the workaround going, you will need root access on your device. If you’re already rooted, then you’ll require the file – MirrorEnabler.apk – provided by XDA member r3pwn, which will trick your device into mirroring to Chromecast.

There’s been a few devices tested and found working, while others have been tested and found to either sort of work or not work at all. Which devices?

Tested Working:
(Aside from the officially supported devices)
ASUS PadFone 2
Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Sony Xperia Z1
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Sony Xperia Z2
Sony Xperia ZL
HTC One M8 (Including GPE)
Motorola Moto X
Motorola Moto G
Samsung Note 8 Tab
Samsung Note Pro 12.2 Tab
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
Nexus 7 2012
Oppo Find 7
Oppo Find 7a
OnePlus One
LG GPad 8.3
LG G2 Mini
LG Optimus G
LG G Flex
Xiaomi Mi2
And possibly your smartphone/tablet! Test it out and let me know!

Mixed Reports (Seems to be AT&T only):
Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Tested Not Working:
ASUS PadFone X
Galaxy Nexus
Samsung Galaxy S II
Most older devices

If you own a Chromecast, have root and want to try it out, see how you go. Inital reports are that Chromecast screen mirroring works well – try Foxtel Go 😉 – so it’s definitely worth trying out if you want to see your display on the big screen.

Source: XDA-Developers.

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Has anyone got this working with foxtel go?

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