Chromecast Adds Android Screen Mirroring With New Update


Hot on the heels of the feature announcement at the I/O conference, Google’s Chromecast team is rolling out one of the most requested features for their $35 HDMI dongle – Screen Mirroring.  Starting with the 1.7 update of the Chromecast app, users of select devices – see the full list after the break – will be able to display their phone’s screen onto their TV.

Full list of currently supported 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
  • Support for additional devices coming soon


Since this is a Google product, screen casting is of course in Beta and the updated Chromecast app should be rolling out to users of the devices listed above over the next few days.  Casting your screen will be quick and easy, as Google outlines:

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.

Is anybody lucky enough to have the 1.7 update to the Chromecast app yet?  Have you been able to mirror your Android device to your TV?  Please let us know!  I’m sure I’ll be checking for updates all day and will test this out as soon as I’m able.  Google Earth, photos, and videos are obvious choices to mirror to your TV, but what other Android apps are you looking forward to using on the big screen?  If you’ve been able to try this out, please let us know in the comments below, or on your favorite social network.  Links to our social networks can be found on the left side of your screen.

  Source: Google Chrome Blog
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