Google’s Chromecast app now includes Android screen mirroring


Google started rolling out a very much-anticipated update for its official Chromecast application via the Play Store earlier today. This upgrade brings support for the Android Screen Mirroring feature which was unveiled at I/O back  in June, however, Google states that it’s still in its beta phase so if there are any minor bugs present, don’t be alarmed, they will all be ironed out by the time the final version rolls out later this month.

With this feature, owners of compatible smartphones and/or tablets have the ability to mirror their handset’s entire display onto a big screen in any room they choose with the help of a WiFi connection. When mirroring, whatever you see on your device’s display is reproduced on a TV’s screen — so you can watch videos, view pictures, play games, listen to music, browse files and send text messages whilst sitting on your sofa, laying on your bed, eating in the kitchen or even soaking in the bath.

Currently there’s only support for fourteen different handsets, all of which can be seen below, but we are assured that compatibility for additional 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

In order to take advantage of this feature you will have to be running the latest version of the Chromecast application (V1.7) so keep your eyes peeled for an update notification in the Play Store. Alternatively, you can click the source link below to be taken directly to the update page.