As per this years Google I/O developers conference many big announcements were made like all about Android, Android Wear, and the Chromecast, with that the search giant also rolling out some new products and services for the home and auto markets. Speaking about Chromecast, which is not only cheaper product but also highly functional, and we learned that the the Big G has also added Android Mirroring to the HDMI dongle’s repertoire in June at the I/O keynote event. Today, the company has delivered on that agenda, and now, its rolling-out.
Now you, Android-Wielding Chromecast users can beam the contents of their display onto their HDTVs. You can now mirror your Android device’s big screen with the help of the Chromecast app. Although still Android Mirroring feature is currently in beta stage, will only support devices like Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 10, Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition (GPe), Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 10, HTC One M7 / (M7) GPe, LG G3, LG G2, and LG G Pro 2 handsets. In the future, Google will provide support for additional devices.
While AirPlay Mirroring allows iOS and OS X devices to hook up with Apple TV for seamless streaming, whereas Android is still a little behind that functionality, but today’;s roll out of Android Mirroring is a step towards bridging this gap.
Price of the Chromecast will set you back a mere $35. Google has started rolling out the updated Chromecast app (version 1.7) to the Google Play store, and it will gradually become available globally soon.
The new ‘Cast Screen’ feature for Chromecast is a part of the update that will being rolled out, and will allow users to mirror an Android smartphone or tablet’s content directly to a Chromecast-connected TV. Users can simply start mirroring their compatible Android devices from the Chromecast app over a Wi-Fi network. Once connected to the same network wirelessly as the Chromecast dongle, users from the navigation drawer in the app can select ‘cast Screen’ and then select the Chromecast device.
Note: On Nexus devices that casting feature is also available through the quick settings menu. In order to disconnect the device, follow the same procedure or can be disconnected from the notification drop down in Android devices.
Download Chromecast app v1.7 from the Play Store (officially) – starting today (July 9), you can mirror your display on your big screen TV in no time.