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How to bring one of Chromecast’s coolest new features to almost any Android device

Published Jul 11th, 2014 3:03PM EDT
Chromecast Cast Screen Root Update

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One of the coolest new features for Google’s Chromecast, the ability to mirror the display on your Android smartphone or tablet to a television, is still in beta. That means it’s only available on a select few Android devices, but you can expand the functionality to a much wider range of devices if you’re willing to download the rooted MirrorEnabler SDK.

You can check our original post for all of the officially supported devices, but here is a list of all the phones and tablets the members of the XDA-Developers forum have successfully mirrored to their televisions after downloading the root app.

Tested Working:
(Aside from the officially supported devices)
ASUS PadFone 2
Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z1
Sony Xperia Z2
Sony Xperia ZL
Sony Z Ultra
HTC One M8 (Including GPE)
Motorola Moto X
Motorola Moto G
Samsung Note 8 Tab
Samsung Note Pro 12.2 Tab
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
Nexus 7 2012
Oppo Find 7
Oppo Find 7a
OnePlus One
LG GPad 8.3
LG G2 Mini
LG G Flex
Xiaomi Mi2
And possibly your smartphone/tablet! Test it out and let me know!

Mixed Reports (May only work on stock):
Samsung Galaxy S III (Mostly Negative)
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Mostly Negative)

Tested Not Working:
ASUS PadFone X
Galaxy Nexus
Samsung Galaxy S II
Most older devices

Plenty of devices released in the last two years will be able to use the MirrorEnabler, but older devices don’t seem to work. This is likely a decent indication of which devices will be receiving the update in future versions of the official app, but we’ll have to wait for Google to begin expanding the update’s availability to find out.

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.


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