Chromecast is scheduled to finally have a much awaited and anticipated feature – Android screen mirroring, which will enable users to mirror their small Android screen onto a large TV. It is one of the most highly requested features by the users of the Chromecast. Google has taken into account the request by the users and announced the addition of this much-touted feature to Chromecast.
Google has been quoted saying that “Chromecast makes it easy for you to enjoy your favorite entertainment on the biggest screen in the house. Starting today, you can mirror your Android phone and tablet to the TV so you can see your favorite apps, photos or anything else, exactly as you see it on your mobile device – only bigger. To start mirroring, simply select ‘Cast Screen’ from the navigation drawer in the Chromecast app and select your Chromecast device. On Nexus devices, this feature is also available through the quick settings menu.”
The post also reads that “Now, anything on your Android device will appear on the TV. You can share photos stored on your phone with a group of friends, or scope out the scenery for your next family vacation together on the big screen using Google Earth.”
How to Set Up Android Screen Mirroring
To set up Android Screen Mirroring, it is important to use the Google Home app. In case you don have the app, you can download the same from Google Play Store. Once done, follow these simple steps:
- Open the app and select the Chromecast device you want to use.
- Select the “Cast my Screen” pin at the bottom of your screen.
- Accept the prompt that reminds you that whatever is on your phone will be visible on the TV.
You can also stop casting your screen by tapping on “Stop Mirroring” button in the Home app. The new Chromecast Android screen mirroring feature is only available in beta as of now, but is likely to be soon launched on Android phones or tablets from Samsung, HTC, LG and others.