Mirroring Your Android Screen to Chromecast

Chromecast now supports mirroring from your Android device. It’s a pretty awesome feature and definitely brings more usefulness to Chromecast.

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The feature only works with a few devices for right now, but Google promises more support for other devices in the future.

You can access the Cast Screen settings from the Chromecast app. I can start mirroring directly from the settings menu on my Nexus 5 running Android L.

Android L Cast Screen

I’ve been playing with mirroring for most of the afternoon. This new feature will definitely be a valuable companion for Android loving lawyers.

Cast Screen Chromecast

That’s actually a pretty poor photo of my Nexus 5 camera being mirrored to my television.

Of course, mirroring isn’t without its issues. Video playback isn’t that good, unless you link to YouTube or some other content provider. Also, if you’re going to use this for presentations or other events, you’ll need a separate wireless connection for your Chromecast and device you intend to mirror. You could use your phone as a hotspot, then use another tablet for the mirroring.

Overall, I think most attorneys will love this new feature and ability. I’m definitely going to try using Chromecast and mirroring with my next presentation.

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Jeff Taylor

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