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Google just made Chromecast even cooler with an awesome new phone mirroring feature

Published Jul 9th, 2014 6:30PM EDT
Chromecast Cast Screen

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Google announced on Wednesday on the Official Android Blog that Chromecast owners will now have the ability to mirror the screens of their Android tablets and smartphones to their TVs starting this Wednesday. Whatever you’re doing on your device, from viewing photos and videos to using an app or playing a game, it will be viewable on the TV screen. 

In order to activate this new functionality, select the “Cast Screen” option from the navigation drawer within the Chromecast app and choose the device with which you want to connect. If you have a Nexus phone or tablet, you can go straight to the quick settings menu to find the feature.

Mirroring is currently in beta and Google has provided a list of all the supported 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
  • Support for additional devices coming soon

If you want to begin mirroring through Chromecast, be sure to download the 1.7 update of the Chromecast app on the Google Play store as it begins rolling out for the listed devices in the coming days.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.