Feb 17 AT 1:01 PM Dima Aryeh 4 Comments

Koush teases Android mirroring to Chromecast with new video

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Much to my surprise, it seems that quite a few people want to mirror the screen of their Android device to their Chromecast! Our dear readers pointed out quite a few uses for this capability, so I’m sold on it. But when is it coming? Unfortunately, we don’t know, but Koushik Dutta – better known by the community as Koush – has released another teaser for his Android mirroring functionality. And this time, it’s in video form.

In the clip, he mirrors his device’s display to his Chromecast, plays Flappy Bird (RIP) and opens Twitter. Obviously there is quite a bit of lag between the device and the Chromecast, which is expected, but it makes most games unplayable. However, there are plenty of other uses for this functionality, like streaming video from apps that don’t support it.

It’s awesome that this feature is coming, and we hope that it’s released soon. If it was added to the premium version of AllCast instead of being a separate app, that would be perfect. What do you guys think of the current implementation of full screen mirroring to Chromecast? Tell us in the comments if you’d use it!

Source: +Koushik Dutta

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • greno

    Dima – related to this, thought you might want to check out the Chromecast app I just released that serves local media files to the Chromecast. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jigawattlabs.chromecastjuice

    When starting this project, I thought about doing some type of mirroring, but it seems like it would be better to push the media to the Chromecast and then let you continue to do other things with your phone. For instance, when I have a long movie playing, I’ll want to check messages or other things with my phone. If it were mirrored, everyone in the room would see that. So I thought it would be better to serve those media files in the background so you can continue to use your phone or tablet.

    I could definitely see mirroring for games though. Not necessarily for playing, but letting other people see what’s going on.

  • Brook Marin

    The best use case I have right now is to mirror nbc’s live extra app so I can watch Olympic events on my tv that I can’t otherwise watch without connecting my tablet or laptop.

  • donger

    Flappy Bird hitting the big screens.

  1. Dima – related to this, thought you might want to check out the Chromecast app I just released that serves local media files to the Chromecast. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jigawattlabs.chromecastjuice

    When starting this project, I thought about doing some type of mirroring, but it seems like it would be better to push the media to the Chromecast and then let you continue to do other things with your phone. For instance, when I have a long movie playing, I’ll want to check messages or other things with my phone. If it were mirrored, everyone in the room would see that. So I thought it would be better to serve those media files in the background so you can continue to use your phone or tablet.

    I could definitely see mirroring for games though. Not necessarily for playing, but letting other people see what’s going on.

  2. The best use case I have right now is to mirror nbc’s live extra app so I can watch Olympic events on my tv that I can’t otherwise watch without connecting my tablet or laptop.

  3. Flappy Bird hitting the big screens.