Screen mirroring now available for Android devices via Chromecast

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Google announced today that an upcoming update to its Chromecast app will allow Android phones and tablets to mirror anything to a TV via the Chromecast dongle. If you own a Nexus device, an option called “Cast Screen” can easily be accessed in the quick settings menu. Once your hit it, it will show you the available Chromecast devices available in your WiFi network. Then, you can cast whatever it is you have on your screen.

Folks who don’t have Nexus devices will be able to cast their screens using the Chromecast application. It will accessible in the navigation drawer in the Chromecast app. An update whould be available in the Play Store in the coming days. If you don’t want to wait, you can grab the apk for version 1.7.4 of the app here (credit: Android Police).

If your phone or tablet is in the list below, you will be able to do some screen mirroring. If not, Google says that support for other devices is coming soon:

  • 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

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