It is now possible to mirror Android displays on larger screens using Chromecast. The new feature has been added to version 1.7 of the Chromecast app, which is available to download from the Play Store.
The ability to cast a screen is already available on desktop machines thanks to an extension that is available for the Chrome web browser.
Chromecast screen mirroring will only be available on a limited number of Android smartphones and tablets initially, although additional devices will be able to take advantage of the feature in the near future.
At first, the ability to cast a smartphone or tablet screen will be offered on the following 14 Android 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
Some users of the above devices may find themselves unable to access the feature initially. Any delay should only be brief, with screen mirroring set to be enabled across the first group of Android smartphone and tablets in the coming days.
The feature is accessible via the navigation drawer of the Chromecast app or the quick settings menu on Nexus devices.