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

July 9th, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Chromecast Cast Screen

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 started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

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