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Last Updated: July 10th, 2014

Google showed off screen casting from Android at Google I/O, and we've been seeing hints of it in KitKat for months, and now it's suddenly real. Google has thrown the switch and enabled casting on a number of Android devices, and it works with sound too.

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Screen casting will require Android 4.4.2 or higher (MR1) and is currently supported on the following devices.

  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Nexus 10
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (2014)
  • HTC One M7
  • LG G Pro2
  • LG G2
  • and LG G3

You should be able to access the casting menu in display options and select your Chromecast. The Quick Settings icon we've been seeing on stock devices for months seems to be live as well. It's also in the Chromecast app, which finally makes that app useful beyond setting up the dongle. The screen is beamed over without any further fiddling. Video seems okay (depending on network) with some artifacting, but audio goes over fine. Sound still works with the screen off too.

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Ryan Whitwam
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  • silver_arrow

    Wonder if the reason it is limited to older devices is due to them actually having to work on it or is it something you just enable.

    • Alex

      Limited to older devices? The G3 and S5 are 2 of the newest flagship phones available. Only the HTC M8 is missing from the mainstream phones.

      • silver_arrow

        No M8, Tab S or Tab Pro's

        • Nicholas McDonald

          You're contradicting yourself and Alex's point still stands.

          All of those devices you've listed would be classed as 'older devices' in relation to the G3 which came out only two weeks ago.

  • Bradley Ruiz

    no nexus 7 2012 makes me a sad :(

    • http://hughisaacs2.googlepages.com/ Hugh Isaacs II

      Same here.
      It didn't support Miracast though so I saw this coming.

      • Simon Belmont

        That doesn't really matter. This isn't using the Miracast protocol for this.

        They'll probably add support for all devices after they finish "beta" testing with this smaller sample of devices. I'm pretty sure of that.

        • Carlos

          Google, don't forget tour Nexus 7 (2012) users.
          After a factory reset my N7 os usable again, lag las killing me.

          • Simon Belmont

            I'm a N7 2012 user, too. I'm hoping to be able to cast my screen from it soon, too.

            It honestly shouldn't be that much work to encode the video using DSPs and then it's really only the latency of your network that's the barrier. The N7 2012 should be able to easily handle that (it hardware accelerates the encoding of 1080p video natively).

        • Ambroos

          It's highly unlikely this doesn't at least use parts of Miracast. Why design a whole new protocol if you already have one in place that works fine?

          • Simon Belmont

            If it used Miracast, then why didn't Google just implement Miracast out of the box with Chromecast? Android has supported Miracast since Android 4.2.

            Wikipedia also says that what we're getting here with Casting isn't Miracast either: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracast#Devices (last paragraph). That said, I suppose you could technically be right that parts of the Miracast standard could be involved in how it works. But, it's not Miracast, proper, and it's using the DIAL protocol to communicate between Android device and Chromecast.

          • Ambroos

            I should have worded it differently. The most important part of the Miracast spec is that it uses WiFi direct. This allows easy setup but introduces other issues. For example, on older phones you couldn't have both Miracast and WiFi enabled.

            I'm pretty sure the encoding done on the device is the same as Miracast. It requires deep support on kernel level and wouldn't be suddenly available on a number of third-party phones without it already being baked in. The whole handshake and network part is, thankfully, different although there are again downsides to Google's approach. Miracast is direct, your phone transmits to the receiver and that's it. This casting will send your data to the access point and then again to the Chromecast, leading to double transmission which may cause a bigger speed drop for other devices.

            But it is superior to Miracast. The whole WiFi Direct stuff was never really a good idea for home stuff, but it is great when on the go.

            Am I completely sure about this? No. Reasonably sure, yes, it simply makes sense. Unless they use the KitKat screen recording feature somehow to do the streaming instead of the Miracast encoding. But I'd have to see all three in action in similar situations to decide.

            It also sort of explains why there are no Sony phones supported yet. Sony had Miracast working on the Xperia T before it was a part of Android, and if I'm not mistaken they're still not using Google's full implementation. Which might make it harder for Google to hook into the right things to generate the stream.

          • Simon Belmont

            Nicely written. Yes, I knew Miracast uses Wi-Di and how all that works. I think the only thing we can say for sure is that we don't know how they're doing it. I won't dismiss that some subset of Miracast's functionality is in use for screen mirroring, but it seems to be more reliable that Miracast (at least in my experience)

            All I know is that I've been truly impressed with the smoothness and latency (it's not perfect, but it's much better than I ever expected it to be). I'd love to read a white paper on how this is all being pulled off.

          • Cory S

            I don't think anyone ever has said miracast worked fine.

          • Ambroos

            It works terrific here. Sony Xperia Z, Z1, Z2 and Tablet Z, all without any issues. Receiver is a Sony TV with Miracast built-in.

        • http://hughisaacs2.googlepages.com/ Hugh Isaacs II

          It's not about Miracast why I said that.

          The lack of Miracast lead me to believe that Google deems the older Nexus 7 not powerful enough to do this.

          Especially since screencasting in Chromecast relies on an API that only seems to be included in devices that support Miracast.

    • jesuguru

      Same feeling about my Note 2.

    • Jordan Pt

      The Tegra 3 is probably partially to blame. That thing gives tons of headaches, especially with Screen Capture.

  • rdgswz

    Works com Android L port on Nexus 4?

    • rodrigoswz

      Works *with*. Sorry LoL

      • Mental_Moose

        Maybe he's trying to connect through COM cables? O_o

  • Zak Taccardi

    does it work with the L preview?

    • Baspower

      Yes, but sound lags on my Nexus 5

  • Armando Rodriguez

    How about the lag? Can you do a video for us to see?

    • Cameron F

      Lag is very, very minimal on my Nexus 7. I am extremely impressed. Maybe half a second. Video and sound is playing really well from the Youtube app up onto the TV.

      Very Smooth.

      This is well implemented.

      • karan lamba

        I second this, just trying it out with my nexus 7 2013 and going to try out my nexus 5 to see if there are any problems but lag is minimum maybe half a second! Just tried out the browser, some videos and a game rayman jungle run. There is some lag but its very minimal compared to when I tried the same thing with miracast!

        • EowynCarter

          Yeah, I'm impressed.
          Works better than i expected.

    • Simon Belmont

      Basically non-existent on my Nexus 5. Nearly 1:1.

      I'd say with a little more work Google could make it perfect. I'm damned impressed.

  • Matthew Wu

    What happen if i casted, played some music, then lock the device?
    Would the casting stop or keep going?

    I ask, because Miracast require to keep the screen on....

    • Voider

      Locking the screen darkens chromecast video translation. The music on poweramp continues on the TV. (Nexus 7 2013).

      • Matthew Wu

        That's seems perfect for some music listening!! Thanks for testing it out

      • Matthew Wu

        I love this feature. For some reason, it even turn off my TV screen, and not just showing a black screen. I can tell there's two different kind of black

  • dude2k5

    I don't even need the new Chromecast app, the Android L mirror option now finds my chromecast. Seems to work pretty well too..

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      That's right, the Chromecast app update isn't necessary.

    • Kenny Griffin

      Indeed it works on Android L on my Nexus 7 as well.

  • rasty++
    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      No, you don't need the app at all for this if you go through settings. The app update is just to make getting to it more convenient.

      • rasty++

        ok thank you! now I understand :)

      • Aooga

        You do if you don't have a Nexus, right?

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    WTF?! How is the M8 not included? Sorry HTC, but you are not getting my business next time around. I can't wait to sell this thing for Moto X+1.

    • Armando Rodriguez

      The Moto X isnt supported either ;)

    • Full Time Titty Master

      What a Plumb, You're complaining about swapping a device not currently supported for one this is also not supported, So it cant be that important of a feature for you to have.

      • Kevin

        Last time I checked the Motox+1 hasn't been released. ;)

      • tdurden64111

        Pretty sure he's trolling. There's a good amount of trolling on these Android sites, (of which I am a fan) not why people take every post literally.

    • mikebel3

      What does HTC have to do with this? Google decided which devices to turn it on for. Also M8 is a relatively new device and casting may have been tested on the M7 only.

      • Jeremy

        But the G3 works just fine right? And THAT came out less than a month ago!

        • mikebel3

          It still isn't an HTC's fault. I don't know why Google chose the phones it chose. OP was upset at HTC for the M8 not being supported on a Google app.

  • raddacle

    Hey Google,
    You still own the Moto X. Support it.
    Thanks :)

    • Full Time Titty Master

      No they don't

      • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

        Spend less time playing with tits and more time reading. Google still owns Motorola. The deal hasn't closed.

        Edit: Don't tell my wife I said that, she will hold me to it.

        • Bob G

          I guess playing with his own tits counts towards 100% of his Master qualification.

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        • WHO?

          Um... I like the idea of continuing to play with tits and let other grown men update me on supported devices SIncerely "33 yr old man"

          • FrankJL

            hahahahahaha have to admit @derek ross reply was pretty funny - your reply is the cherry on top though

          • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

            I realized the error of my snarky comment immediately :(

        • T

          "spend less time playing with tits and more time reading"?

          HELL NO. I'd much rather play with titties than be up to date on pending tech company sales.

          • conzorz

            You're way too defensive about this...

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          • West

            by... playing?

          • Haizum74

            Ahh shame, we prefer Cougars

        • Brandon Rose

          You sir just made me laugh. I am saddened that the MotoX is not on this list though...

        • Fernando Pena
        • http://amithkk.com/ Amith KK

          Lmao xD

        • FanboisSuck

          Said nobody EVER

    • needa

      my x slows to a crawl when it is installing updates, i doubt it could handle mirroring and doing something at the same time.

      • miri

        Weird. My OG Nexus 7 is barely usable, but my X is fine.

        • needa

          i just assume it is due to the dual core trying to convert to art. it has been like that since the kit kat update.

          • Kevin

            ART is still beta in Kit Kat. Why are you using ART?

          • needa

            because it took out some of the bugs that i had with dalvik. when the update to kit kat happened, it went both ways for some reason. some ran great on dalvik and some ran great on art. i think i might have had something to do with play services and such. i don't have any knowledge on it, but i do know that google now does not work on my phone at all if i am on dalvik. it is search only.

          • erikiksaz

            Hah it looks like you need a factory reset.

            The moto x has one of the fastest file systems of any android phone. If there is showdown when installing apps on the moto x, there will definitely be slowdown on other phones.

            Unless your storage is almost filled to capacity. That will slow the performance as well.

          • needa

            no i keep a pretty clean phone. upload photos when i plug in and delete off of phone once a week or so. i don't even let it get hot unless i have absolutely no choice. i pretty much baby the hell out of it. been through the reset thing already on more than one occasion. it is what it is.

        • http://www.trav1sty.com Trav1sty

          That's why I sold my OG7. It just couldn't keep up. I always thought it was due to the crappy memory controller that was used in it. I vaguely remember some of the Asus Transformers having the same issue.

          • cbstryker

            That IS the problem. Unfortunately the flash memory module in the Nexus 7 (2012) is garbage. Mine has been running solid for almost a year when suddenly it became a Commodore 64 trying to run Crysis. Using a custom recovery I formatted (not wiped) the system and data partition and re-installed Android. It's running like brand new again.

        • Blane Stroud

          That's a known issue with the memory Asus used in the N7 2012. It's not really fixable. You can kind of mitigate it with the TRIM support in 4.3+, but it's just a bandaid.

      • raddacle

        Not over here, how many apps do you have?? I'm at 114 and this thing is still running great!

        • needa

          it runs great, just not when updating. well kind of. i also get these irritating bugs when i turn off the twist to camera. i end up having to reset my phone when i change the settings in the camera. which i need to do again. /rant.
          65 apps. no games. it used to be more. but have not added in since last reset. i was trying to see if that was the issue.

      • joser116

        All Androids slow down when installing updates.

        • needa

          not all androids are unusable while installing them as mine is. if i am updating i literally have to wait till it is done. there is a three or five second delay from touch to action.

          • joser116

            That is bad.

          • Blane Stroud

            Have you tried selectively uninstalling apps or factory resetting? My X is still trucking along like the day I bought it. I did have to factory reset once. Couldn't figure out what app(s) was causing a problem.

          • YouNex

            Heard that some OPOs do that too
            Strange
            My Gnex is useable when updating apps

          • needa

            that is a shame. i will still be hitting the buy now button within five minutes of an invite. i am ready for this locked down moto x to go.

        • abobobilly

          Blame the horribly cheap NAND flash employed by these sucker companies.

          • joser116

            I've seen this in high-end phones.

        • WhoaManWtF

          My G2 doesn't... I install updates in the background while playing games all the time. I have Auto updates turned off and normally end up updating 10-15 apps at a time so I just load up Boom Beach or something and play while they are updating, does't lag my game..

          • joser116

            What I mean by slowing down, is that stuttering presents itself, but only in the installation part, which lasts about 4 seconds. When playing games, you might not notice the lag maybe cause it is using GPU and the difference is subtle or unnoticeable. Its not really a drastic change in performance. It's brief, subtle, and hard to notice. You can notice it when you are swiping while the installation is taking place.

      • Zack Mills

        Sounds like my old Transformer Prime...

    • miri

      Google's never had any bearing over Motorola's products. It was mainly a patent purchase.

    • Fatty Bunter

      That's terrible rationale. That is not why they choose one product over another.

    • AOSPrevails

      You apparently never heard of "staged rollout"? just b/c MotoX don't have it now doesn't mean it won't get it in the future.

      • http://tech.gtaero.net/ Navarr Barnier

        Staged rollouts, at least for software updates, usually mean that users get the functionality staggered, not devices, which is why it's weird.

    • fabulosospucas

      Such a shame. Was getting used to the best, timely updates and services. Hope Google/Motorola won't change my opinion, I'm so for Moto that it scares me.

  • Jeremy

    So the Galaxy S4 AND Galaxy S5 get it, the G2 AND the G3 get it, but only the One M7 has this feature? Hello?! The M8 came out WELL before the G3 (Which happened to come out less than a month ago) so why doesn't it have it?

  • needa

    no moto x eh. i guess buying 2011 tech wasn't the best idea for me after all.

  • Colin Dinelli

    Anyone have an apk?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.danna.733 Jonathan Danna

      There is no APK, it's live in the settings menu of supported devices.

      • Colin Dinelli

        Nothing there on my 4.4.4 S4 on the 1.5.5 version of the app. The article says "Look out for the 1.7 update of the Chromecast app on Google Play store to use this new feature."

        • Kurt Laws

          Same here on my Sense 6 HTC One M7. Wondering if maybe the Settings part only works on Nexus/GPE devices, because I don't see an option anywhere in my settings, unless I just don't know where to look.

        • xxritcheyxx

          Yea we need the update.

    • http://www.fullmoonblog.com/ Flatlinebb
  • Defenestratus

    I guess I'm a dummy who can't figure out where the setting is to enable mirroring is on my Note 3.

    • Marsg

      Setting-> more settings-> screen mirroring is all the way at the botttom.

  • ben jacobs

    is there any possibility you guys could throw up chromecast 1.7 apk because i am on 1.5 on my note 3 and lack the option to do this even though im running 4.4.2 on dynamickat 3.2

  • erivaldoff

    Anyone have an apk?

  • Justin

    Any idea if this works with the sense 6.0 M7, or is it just with the GPE M7?

    • Simon Belmont

      Looks like GPE only for now. I couldn't get it to work on my wife's Sense 6.0 M7.

      I think everyone will get access to the feature soon enough. This is just a testing sample of devices.

  • http://www.facebook.com/morrissex Javier Cárdenas

    I have the option on my Moto G (but I don't have a screen/Chromecast to cast to).

  • mgamerz

    1080p streaming on 2.4Ghz? My crowded spectrum weeps...

    • Matthew Fry

      I opened wifi analyzer in my home and in the 'better channel suggestions' there is none. Every single channel is 0 stars. The signal graph is so crowded you can't read which is which.

      • http://www.droid-life.com/ Steve B

        Same here. F*ck condo living.

      • mgamerz

        Well in 2.4Ghz there's really only three distinct channels. It was a very poor decision to not have 5Ghz.

  • j

    What am I doing wrong?

    • RyanWhitwam

      Android L, probably.

      • Jooyoung Hong

        =(

      • Mental_Moose

        Works fine for me on Android L (Nexus 5), but the sound is completely fucked in ways I can only call impressive.
        Picture is nice and smooth though.

        • http://www.alittlelost.co Sean Ashmore

          This is the same as my N5 on Android L. So I flashed 4.4.4 back on it and I get the same result. Surprised as it's their 'flagship' phone I thought it would have received the most testing etc.

          • Olivier Gafner

            I get that destorted sound too, was the sound better after the flashback?

          • http://www.alittlelost.co Sean Ashmore

            Sadly not. Are you using an lg TV by any chance? I'm wondering if there's something else we have in common equipment wise that could be causing it.

          • Olivier Gafner

            Not LG here, I think panasonic or something like that... In which country do you live? Also, did you try reseting your chromecast, and is the nexus Radio still the new from the L Preview?

          • http://www.alittlelost.co Sean Ashmore

            I'm in the UK. The radio is the radio that comes with 4.4.4 so it won't be the same as the L radio i guess. I haven't tried resetting the Chromecast yet, I'll do that tonight. Did a reset work for you?

          • Olivier Gafner

            Okey, now ive tried everything. Flashed back bootloader and radio of 4.4.4 and installed the latest M8 CM11 Build and now the audo streaming works fine again. On the sad side, my nexus isnt even close to being that responsive and fast nd fluid as with L... Hope I can live with that. L feels really different. Really! Hope youll make it as well. Here it works now.

    • bozzykid

      What is wrong is your Chromecast needs updating. Try rebooting it.

    • http://tech.gtaero.net/ Navarr Barnier

      Maybe your chromecast doesn't have a necessary update?

  • Cory S

    Popcorn Time!

  • nebula

    Doesn't work for me. I tried it with a Nexus 5 (with L), a Nexus 4 (4.4.4) and a Nexus 7 2013(4.4.4).

    Maybe I need a Chromecast update or it doesn't work because I live in Germany...

    edit: Now it works. I made a Chromecast reset by pressing the button for about 15 seconds.

    • Hans

      I'm also from Germany and I'm using a HTC one m7. Doesn't work for me neither. :(

      • nebula

        It works now. I reseted the Chromecast and after that I was able to stream with all my devices :)

      • erivaldoff

        I'm from Brazil and no updates here

  • Ricky Marin

    Apk anyone?

  • Nogib

    Both my Nexus 5 and Nexus 10 are on stock 4.4.4 and do not have the option to do this.

    • http://www.fullmoonblog.com/ Flatlinebb

      Based on the more recent comments, you should try restarting your Chromecast from the Chromecast app.

  • edgarwong

    Anyone know if this work without a wifi network?

    Thanks :)

    • Mental_Moose

      Well, the Chromecast can't connect to anything but Wi-Fi, so I guess that's a pretty big no.
      Or are you thinking about the coming feature where you can cast without your phone being on the same Wi-Fi?
      If so: No one knows yet, but I can't really see how they'll solve something like that.
      Would be really cool if they did though.

      • edgarwong

        I dont have internet at home. But would like to use the chromecast like a miracast receiver and let them mirror and connect directly through wifi like miracast.

  • Matthew Fry

    One M7 but not M8? Weird...

    • Ordnas_selac

      google edition maybe?

      • AOSPrevails

        M8 have google eidtions too.

    • AOSPrevails

      Staged Rollout, M8 will be in the second round of rollouts most likely.

  • Hobie Helbich

    No moto x love :'(

    • AGoodM8

      Ha. Moto X is great but even with nearly stock Android, it won't get all new features as fast as a Nexus.

      But I'm sure it will get this soon. The current list of supported devices is very short...

      • Hobie Helbich

        well would have figured it would get it before any touchwiz-bloated devices.... oh well. I'm sure it will be supported soon! But not soon enough...

        • AGoodM8

          I thought so too but perhaps because Samsung is so popular Google decided to grind out the new feature to Touchwiz devices early. At any rate this is why I'm glad to have a Nexus - guaranteed updates for everything, no frills.

          Rest assured though, your Moto X is pretty much guaranteed to get CC mirroring at some point.

          • Hobie Helbich

            Yeah if only verizon didn't suck then i would have a nexus 5 as well!!!!

  • Corey Watford

    Nexus 5 on 4.4.4 "Casting Screen to Chromecast has failed"

  • Hagger

    Doesn't seem to detect my chromecast :(

    • Mental_Moose

      Had the same problem (Nexus 5 running L).
      Worked fine after rebooting my Chromecast.

      • Hagger

        Thanks! That worked!

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Hm, why is the supported devices list so limited at this moment? Is it hardware-specific? OEM-specific?

    • Simon Belmont

      Doubt it. I think they're letting a limited sampling of devices test it to see how it goes.

      It'll probably roll out to everyone soon enough. Think of it as a beta test.

  • RickMartensen

    Works pretty smooth :)
    Now I can finally can stream spotify to my chromecast <3

  • Eli Friedman

    What? No M8? That's crazy

  • Daniel Rodriguez

    Very weird that the HTC One M8 (even the GPE edition like mine) isn't supported. I just tested with mine and, yup, doesn't see my Chromecast at all on the 'Cast Screen' settings. Sigh. Hopefully they'll fix/update that soon.

  • Shai Pal

    N5 4.4.4, says to me casting has failed.

  • Shawn Maynard

    I know how get nexus 5 work with Android L you have reset your chrome cast but sounds is jumping how stop it.

  • Ali

    worked on my nexus 5 on 4.4.4. How do I find cast settings on samsung s4?

  • Js__

    Streaming youtube videos works great. No real noticeable lag for me.

    • Itsme

      Ha ha, streaming YouTube is working without Chromecast as well. It was working from the beginning on.

  • S_Dot

    Doesnt work for me onn Nexus 5. Just says casting failed as usual.

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Hmm, support for M7 but no M8 or max

  • Henrique Persechini

    I've just this morning tried and failed mirroring with my N4 running an "L" port on multirom, but upon reading this and testing with my stock kitkat it worked both on my N4 and N7 2013, cool

    But how did they enable this? Update to the chromecast firmware? Play services? or it required a google server permission all along?

  • http://www.omglx.com/ Alex J. Sandoval

    Wasn't getting it to show up on my Note 3 running CM11, but once I rebooted the Chromecast from the Chromecast app, the Live Tile started showing up and I was able to play with the screen casting features at work.

    (Super GNES had a bit of input lag. :p)

  • enoch861

    Does it have multi-channel audio support?

  • krapfa

    a restart of the cromecast will enable it via the quick settings! also with old chromecast app!

  • Felix Matthies

    I can confirm, a reset of the Chromecast will enable the function! ;)

    And for me video casting works just fine. ;)

    • dogulas

      what device did you use to cast?

      • Felix Matthies

        Nexus 5, sorry and after the reset you can cast via the quick setting section! ;)

    • Konstigt2

      Same for me, had to reset the CC. Even though it did not update the CC software.

  • mikeymushi

    Please anyone provide apk for 1.7 pleeesssseeee

  • xxritcheyxx

    On s5 which menu do I need to check?

    • Marsg

      If it's anything like the other Samsung devices go to settings-> More settings-> screen cast (might be at the bottom)

  • http://www.twitter.com/thewizkid95 Jesus Otero

    No One (M8) :/
    Also, change your aspect ratio on your tv! Some of the picture on the television is being cut off and it's bugging me

  • Gunirus

    Oh lol. I bought a chromecast last saturday and this is the first thing I used. Did'nt realise it was a new feature :D

  • dude2k5

    Also, Sense 6 did not have the option. Flashed a GPE rom and it worked perfectly. May need to have GPE to make it work

    • Simon Belmont

      Pretty sure, you're right. I tried my wife's M7 and nothing.

      I think for now you need Nexus or GPE. I'm sure it'll roll out all devices soon enough.

      • dude2k5

        Yup, the Chromecast app might enable it.

  • bungadudu

    "Look out for the 1.7 update of the Chromecast app on Google Play store to use this new feature. "

    Can someone please post 1.7?
    Latest on PS for me is 1.5.5...

  • Derek Gelinas

    Anyone have the build number?

    • Konstigt2

      17250 is the latest AFAIK, works for me.

      Had to reboot the CC first though! And the reboot didn't install any update, had 17250 before/after reboot.

      • Derek Gelinas

        I've got that build and have rebooted... still no casting. Wonder if it's cause I'm on CM (m7)

        • Konstigt2

          I suspect the device name (and build?) needs to be intact since it's limited to certain devices.

  • lynx

    Okay: Here's what seems to be... and this should end up in the article. IF you have a Nexus (or possibly GPE) device, the option will show up for you in live settings. IF you do not (S5, etc), there will be no option in live settings. What's more, IF it is not a Nexus device, you CANNOT do it from the Chromecast app either if your app is 1.5.5. I suspect 1.7 would work from the Chromecast app, but all the people saying you wouldn't need the apk update are not entirely correct. If you have a non-Nexus/GPE device, you likely DO need the update. Chromecast app 1.5.5 doesn't even have the option in any menus.

    • lynx

      Also, rebooting your Chromecast does not help non-GPE/Nexus devices (as there is simply no option in the Chromecast app to even push)

      • Jason E Perkins

        It's under your main phone settings.

    • lynx

      I can now confirm that the apk from https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-cfBPq-H-Vramk2ZXBxYWRxbVk/edit now allows this to work from non-Nexus/GPE devices, oh these devices, the 1.7 apk IS REQUIRED.

      • Simon Belmont

        Heh. It's also confirmed in their documentation.

        See: https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6059461 .

        • lynx

          Their documentation says nothing about the non-GPE devices needing 1.7 apk, but Nexus devices not needing it... so posting that link was 100% pointless...

          • Simon Belmont

            Oh. That's weird.

            When I first saw that page it actually did mention that non Nexus/GPE devices required the app. I wonder why they changed it.

  • Peter Perjesi

    how works on note 3?

  • Simon Belmont

    Works great on my Nexus 5. Doesn't work on my wife's HTC One M7 (though, it's not GPE, which is what I assume is the issue).

    I assume after they "test" this with the selection of devices mentioned above, they'll open it to everyone. Can't wait.

    • http://www.fullmoonblog.com/ Flatlinebb

      Can't wait to try it at home after work on my N5 :)
      Also, after many delays, my MiraCast dongle is supposed to be delivered today. Of course!

      • Simon Belmont

        Ha. Isn't that how it always is?

        It's really responsive on my N5. Nearly 1:1, which I assume with updates can get even better.

      • http://www.fullmoonblog.com/ Flatlinebb

        Tried it last night and it worked AWESOME! I was playing Heroes Of Dragon Age on the 70 inch TV, much to my wife's dismay.

  • Kolyan24k

    Works great so far. Thanks a lot Google. Hope its not buggy

  • cupidstunt

    So can somebody who has 1.7 apk post here, can't see any options on my note 3

  • FrankJL

    chromecast is just F'N TITS! BRO!! I love that thing.

  • roberto

    This shows how messed up android is even for google. They support iOS but only few android devices. If google doesn't change the update mechanism for l version android will die as soon as it begun it's raid around the world!

    • Felix Matthies

      Rubbish! ;)

    • lynx

      i'm going to assume this guy is just trolling, because the feature is specifically NOT yet supported on iOS. "Casting your mobile screen is currently not supported on iOS devices."

    • Simon Belmont

      Yeah. Because it's really easy to support literally thousands of different hardware configurations,

      With iOS it's a few variants of iPhone and iPad. Pfft.

  • TheWhiteLotus

    Apk?

  • Shawn Maynard

    Nexus 5 horrible sounds on Android L help me but screen work great

  • Koushik Dutta

    was doing this before it was cool

    /hipster

    • jonzey231

      Hilarious 😂

  • Michael Marti

    Works very well on my Nexus 5. Playing riptide 2 is a little bit hard due to the very small lag but very impressive ! :)

  • martin

    How is the m8 not supported ?

  • Simon Belmont

    Summary of comments: This isn't working for me on [X] device.

    Folks, remember this is beta and only being allowed on a small subset of devices for now (for testing purposes, I'm sure), and everyone else will surely be able to join into the fun soon enough after the beta is over. Even their help documentation says this is a beta and shows the supported devices: https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6059461 . Cheers.

  • athom07

    Finally able to cast spotify. Can also use the camera app to get a live feed. pretty awesome.

  • Jason E Perkins

    My Moto X isn't listed as a supported device, but I found the Chromecast update in the Play Store, downloaded it, and now have "Cast screen" as an option under the Display setting.

    I won't get to try it until I get home, though. No Chromecast devices at work.

    • bungadudu

      Can you please post the apk?
      Think you got the 1.7 everybody with no Nexus is waiting for. .

    • mqmoon

      I also have a Moto X, with the Chromecast app updated to 1.7.4, but no Cast Screen option in the app. Maybe because I'm rooted and running a custom rom? Not sure.

      • Jason E Perkins

        It's under your phone settings > display > cast screen.

        • mqmoon

          Yeah, tried that earlier. Says no nearby devices were found.

    • Aaron Jaeger

      Are you sure the 'cast screen' option wasn't available before? I have had that on my Nexus 5 before any of this Chromecast mirroring came around. It's for Miracast-enabled devices. I've put my phone screen on TV's at stores before using it.

      • Simon Belmont

        Cast screen has been around for a long time. It was originally called Wireless display in Android 4.2.

        KitKat changed it to Cast screen. It's not new, as you said.

  • Vladimir

    It works really good actually on both 7 2013 and 5.
    Frame rate is impressive. Tried Flappy Bird. Latency is bad but the frame rate is still very good.

  • Czep2012
    • AGoodM8

      Thanks! Installed it on my Nexus 4

  • xlamian

    Yay!!! just got the update, now gonna have to wait until I get home to test

  • Furyswrath

    No Support for the Regular Nexus 7.. That sucks.

  • Daniel DS

    Now it's only a matter of time until our friends over at XDA will find a way to enable it to all Kitkat devices imaginable :)

  • Googler
    • saipathuri

      Are you on stock? I'm on a custom rom running 4.4.4 and I don't have the cast option in the display -> cast (it's empty) or the chromecast app (I have 1.7.4).

  • Venkat

    No chrome cast app update in India yet

  • Neil Anderson

    Not working for me. I have the chromecast update and can see the "cast screen option" but it searches for chromecastS and keeps coming up with the message "no compatible cast devices found." I have two and the are working great with netflix and other apps.

  • http://thedangerbrain.com/ Alfonso Surroca

    Nice! I figured it would work on my Nexus 5 with Android L, but it worked just as well on my brother's Nexus 4. Looks like maybe this isn't one of those rolling changes where some people don't see it working for weeks!

  • George Varghese

    Finally. Airplay was something that I always envied. Envy no more :)

  • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

    The WiFi screencasting is actually working much better than I would've expected! For many uses, I think I'll now be using it instead of Ye Olde MHL-to-HDMI adapter. I played some Angry Birds Epic, CSR Racing, and... a few other things.

    The audio was perfect, but the lag was about 500ms, and there was some noticeable video compression & jank at times, but on average it was great. B+.

    (Note 3 running CM11 4.4.4 nightly, with the latest Chromecast firmware version (17250))

    • Tony

      The screen-casting only works when you're on the same WiFi network as the Chromecast device correct?

      You can't use the other new feature they announced at I/O where you don't have to be on the same WiFi network (http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/06/26/chromecast-will-use-ultrasonic-sound-for-location-based-casting-on-separate-networks/)? I would imagine that would be really hard to pull off since you would probably have to transmit the screen mirroring data through the cellular network.

      • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

        You have to be on the same local network, but not necessarily the same WiFi. Works when I'm connected to either my 2.4ghz or 5ghz APs.

        • Tony

          Would you mind elaborating on local network vs WiFi?

          Also, I take it this screen-casting won't work in most hotels if you have your chromecast connected to their WiFi?

          • Eric Hoch

            I have multiple wifi access points, which are connected to the same LAN. I can be connected to any of the APs and still cast to my chromecast, which is connected to only one of them. This is simply because they are on the same IP subnet (192.168.1.X), I assume. The feature they showed at I/O would allow someone to cast without a direct route to the chromecast, so long as other criteria were met (proximity, etc.) I wouldn't expect screencasting to be usable in that case, since most other casting scenarios are pushing much less data to the chromecast.

          • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

            Was about to reply but you beat me to it.

            (Also, here's to hoping that the next ChromeCast version supports wifi direct (and 5GHz), for those cases where you don't have a network for your chromecast and phone to connect to, like at a crappy hotel)

          • Tony

            Was there a reason why WiFi Direct wasn't supported from the beginning? I vaguely recall an explanation being offered. It seems it would be the end-all-be-all for casting since it would take out all the "middle men". Does WiFi Direct speeds not perform as well as normal WiFi through a router perhaps?

          • mgamerz

            Cause chromecast is primarily a video streamer, and almost nobody is going to stream through their phone. It's for cloud, not local storage.

          • Alexei Watson

            I hope so too, I would also love to see ethernet, my house is all wired.

          • Kolyan24k

            Ethernet, 5ghz WiFi, direct WiFi.....all valid

          • mgamerz

            Same network different transport mediums.

  • Tony

    So if you have a Nexus device running stock, do you still need to download the Chromecast app or does the option automatically appear in the quicksettings menu?

    • RockAndRock

      No DL required ;)

  • ithehappy

    This is literally the dumbest article I have ever read. Nowhere it says you need that Chromecast app!

    Besides, S4, S5 and devices like that already have Screen Mirroring feature, so what's the great news here?

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      You LITERALLY think this is the dumbest article? LITTTTTERALLY?

      • BruceWillisThrowsACar@You

        I literally think that he LITERALLY means that this article is literally a dumb article, literally.

      • ithehappy

        Yep. Make fun of me, do whatever you want, I don't give a damn, what I said is correct.

        • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

          Nah. FlappyBird articles are LITERALLY the dumbest, dummy. (you said you don't give a damn)

          • ithehappy

            You blind?

          • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

            You deaf?

          • ithehappy

            No, I'm not, I'm reading stuffs here so even if I were it wouldn't matter. Unlike you, who seems to be blind, as you can't read, idiot.

          • disqus_3qxl6ovdWp

            stuffs?? really????

    • Lirodon

      The problem is that many of these use Miracast. While Miracast is a standard, its adoption hasn't been very good.

    • Kolyan24k

      You don't need Chromecast app for select devices and for screen mirroring you must have Miracast. Now Chromecast and "Miracast" can be done with one device from Google aka Chromecast

  • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

    Anybody know if the chromecasted audio quality higher than compressed bluetooth? I mean, undoubtedly the chromecast uses compressed audio as well, but what's the bitrate, and if it's range-adaptive like bluetooth is, is it better than bluetooth on average if your wifi's stronger than bluetooth?

  • Alexei Watson

    Can I just type 'screen cast' in to the search app and it will start working? That's how they roll out features now, right?

  • mikeymushi

    can sombody just upload 1.7 apk regardless if it works or not just share the apk anyone who has it

  • Shawn Maynard

    Not working on nexus 5 sounds suck. But sounds work Samsung 5 someone help me

    • Indianajonze

      what?

  • http://u-brand.me Daniel Ocando Troconis

    No sound for me in SGS5 :(

  • Arthur

    Wow, it worked very well with my Nexus 5 and Chromecast. The image and sound are transferred very quickly. Now I have Spotify on my TV :-) and they didn't even need to update their app.

    • Shawn Maynard

      When screen a app on nexus 5 when play song or video it jumping sounds on chrome cast

  • mewikime

    No love for the HTC one M8? 😰

  • bort118

    1st thing i did. Had to be done

    • RockAndRock

      Lol !

    • Justin Dugan

      Same here

    • Alexei Watson

      as did I, and sent it to my geek friends with chromecasts haha.

    • Serge Cebrian

      CastCeption !!!

  • shayant sital

    Hey I have a question how do you enable sound on the galaxy s5 when I installed the app it that have any sound is there something you have to turn on

  • RockAndRock

    YAAAAYYYYYYYY :)

  • Shing93

    It works on my 2012 Nexus 7

    • Justin Everett

      How did you get it to work? the 2012 N7 isn't on the supported list and every time i try it says no devices found.

  • Justin Dugan

    Casting with the camera app is pretty wild. Pointing the camera at the TV while doing so is even wilder.

  • Fifth313ment

    I have the Note 3 and video mirroring works great but no sound? Also running KitKat on T-Mobile version. Any help?

    5th

  • Cory S

    So I just got home and gave it a shot. This is horrible. I don't understand what you would use this for except showing off a static image. There is so much artifacting that just swiping home screens can take 3-4 seconds for everything to realign, and the colors are horrible.

    • Kolyan24k

      I even played a video and there was zero lag

      • Cory S

        That's promising. I've tried both my nexus 7 and nexus 5 and its more like koushs mirror app than what they showed off at IO. I can push 1080p video to it from livestream on my desktop no problem though so it doesn't seem to be a Chromecast WiFi issue.

  • Alvin Lim

    Whats this? Support for m7 but not M8? D:

  • NinoBr0wn

    Can anyone confirm whether or not this works with the twitch app?

  • Fernando Pena
  • grizzlyjon83

    Anyone else having their Google Play Services crash every time they try to cast? On a Nexus 5, most recent Google Play Services version and new Chromecast app version.

    • grizzlyjon83

      So nobody else, I suppose

      • philip Walker

        Doing the same thing to me on a galaxy S5. I checked to make sure I had the newest play services and uninstalled and reinstalled the updates..but it still crashes every time.
        I'm casting from the chrome art app of course, but yes the same crash. Also it keeps the casting icon in the status bar and can only be closed by rebooting the phone.

  • ddue

    It work with my recent bought Nexus 4 running Android L. Very nice indeed, much more affordable and convenient option than getting a Miracast adapter.

    • Kolyan24k

      And I almost bought one few days ago....

  • Matt McNair

    I'm not getting any sound at all on a HTC One GPE 😟

  • gk1984

    not working with Cyanogenmod 11... HTC One M7

  • AGoodM8

    This feature for the most part works great. However, does anyone else have black bars along the edges of the TV screen? Or, crop issues with zooming in too much if you switch the picture options to another setting?

    Anyways, here are my thoughts. My only complaints about the current (very early) implementation of screencasting are as follows:

    1. Battery drainage.

    However, that's to be expected. The only real solution is simply having a better battery. Over time, hopefully a more efficient, battery-optimized Android OS should help - I highly anticipate the Android L update. That said, when you have huge amounts of data being transferred over the air through WiFi while you are forcing your phone's limited hardware internals to power two screens at once, including 40+ inches, I have to wonder in what universe that would not take a major toll on the battery...

    2. There are thin black bars along the edges of the screen (as noted above).

    The reason is complicated, but I believe it has to do with "overscan"; also, individual TV models deal with it differently. On a similar note, the software buttons are sometimes shown on screen - but that's app dependant and some devs need to make use of immersive mode already.

    3. Minor input lag and occasional audio dropouts.

    Only solution you have at your disposal is having a really solid WiFi connection, by being in close enough proximity with the Chromecast and wireless AP (access point). Oh, and having a non-sh!tty internet connection is a good start there.

    Overall, I give it a B+. It's actually really good for an early beta. Good job, Google.

  • Justin

    Question, haven't had a chance to try yet, but when mirroring earlier, the image on the TV screen was only taking up the middle of the TV screen (holding the phone normally). Can I just rotate the phone and the image on my phone would cause the image on the TV screen to use up more of the TV screen, almost full screen? Or is there a setting to change mirroring resolutions onto the TV?

    • AGoodM8

      Yes. Settings -> Display -> Auto-rotate screen. Then rotate it and watch the TV display it beautifully in landscape mode :)

      • Justin

        Thanks for the reply bro, works beautifully!

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  • Aaron Cheung

    Works fine on rooted Nexus 4 running stock 4.4.4 and Franco kernel from Settings - Display - Cast Screen. Didn't have to reboot the Chromecast either.

  • CM17X

    No Xperia Z1 or Xperia devices included? What kind of joke is this, Google?

    • dude

      The joke is on you I guess.

      • CM17X

        So, that's what you say. And what about the people with M8 unable to use this but those with M7 can do it? This should be able for any high ended device out there.

  • Allen Tanguay

    Cool how Twilight works through this, essentially eliminating the blue light from your tv.

  • DonPorazzo

    OK, I have a nexus 4 and screen miroring is awesome and all, but i have no sound when I mirror my phone to TV. Of course sound works perfectly when streaming form YT or Google Music, but when I mirror my screen and for example play a game there's silence. HALP!

    • AGoodM8

      Disconnect and reconnect ad infinitum until you get the audio working. It's finicky but it's worked for me. After enough tries....

      • DonPorazzo

        Is Your chromecast connected directly to Your TV or thru amplituner (AVR)? Because I've tried many times with no luck (I am using harman/kardon avr 170).
        I know it's BETA, so maybe I just have to wait or maybe something is broken because of my AVR.
        Either way GOOD JOB GOOGLE!

        • AGoodM8

          Direct to TV thru HDMI port.

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        • Eduardo Mateos

          I have an Onkyo and I face the same problem. Youtube and others work fine, but no luck with mirroring. Of course, connected directly to the TV works just fine.

          • DonPorazzo

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    • Zee

      Same sound problem for me on Nexus 5 running Android L. I had the Chromecast into my Pioneer receiver and I see a flashing PCM light on my receiver and audio that is broken up and choppy. I tried putting the chromecast into my TV's HDMI port but same issue.

  • Peter

    i can finally unplug my crappy Netgear PTV3000

  • http://www.alittlelost.co Sean Ashmore

    Anyone else getting delayed sound that breaks up? Video is ok but slightly delayed, audio is not useable at all for me. Nexus 5 with Android L and 4.4.4 gave the same results.

  • http://www.daverobertson.me Dave Robertson

    No HTC One (M8) support? But M7 support? Strange.

  • Matt

    My moto g has this feature why is is it not in this list?

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  • pallzoltan

    Now if I could just cast to RasPlex, I'd be sastisfied

  • HarpAttack

    Works like a charm on GS4... thanks, Google!

  • corb06

    I cant get SlimROM AOSP to work with casting screen on my Galaxy S4

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  • Erik Stevenson

    Yep, It works great with my Nexus 7 (2013) and Samsung S5. I did have problem with the 4K video video and audio stuttering when the S5 outputed to a 1080p TV. Otherwise, other video ran fine.

  • http://www.mikomaxsmartoffice.pl/ Marekgrzybak

    Why theres no sgs 3 ?!?!?!? ;<

  • james fuston

    This was failing on my AT&T G3 last night. If I had to guess, due to using ART. It continuously connected and then disconnected, while the Chromecast displayed a black screen.

  • thelionk

    Would be neat to have a cast sound only option, just to save a bit on bandwidth.

  • numpty

    Sadly, some apps already block full screen streaming -- 4OD and Sky Go, to name but two.

  • Bartz13

    The 2 devices still have to be on a WiFi connection together to stream the screen. Can't do straight phone to Chromecast connection.

  • Fatty McButter Pants

    HTC One M7 and not the M8?! What gives??

  • Simon Belmont

    Anyone else get massive battery drain after using this? I used the screen casting on my Nexus 5 for a couple minutes, and then disconnected, and my phone was idle for 2 hours.

    When I looked at it again, Android OS was using 70% of the battery and it had kept my N5 awake for 2 hours straight. I think there may be a slight glitch in Google Play Services causing this because I had to reboot to get it to stop.

    • Simon Belmont

      UPDATE: Seems like that one occurrence of battery drain was a fluke.

      I've tried mirroring a few more times and it hasn't drained my battery via Android OS as it did that one time. I think rebooting settled things in.

  • http://www.droid-life.com/ Steve B

    This ran really smoothly for me when I tried playing a game, however the split second of lag was far too much to overcome. This will absolutely great for everything except games that rely on reflex timing.

    • Simon Belmont

      Yeah. I played solitaire on my TV last night. :D

      Twitch games would require just a TAD less latency (hopefully Google can tweak it). But, for a beta, it's really good already. :)

    • DaHui623

      I tried several games using my Nexus 7 last night. NFS was near impossible because of the lag. The Walking Dead had horrible sound issues. FIFA worked well but it would lag badly every few minutes. XCOM worked pretty well with good sound as did The Cave.

  • http://hugehog.blogspot.com/ Herman

    No love from Sony? :'(

  • guest

    HTC M8 isn't on the list but I just got an update to 1.7.4 on my HTC m8. It was ota

  • One Meat Ball

    Does this work with Audible audiobooks?

  • FanboisSuck

    BTW, audio does not work on my n5

  • Tayt

    Where is xperia zq/zl support !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????? Im running kit Kat android 4.2

  • Sebastian Carbo

    I have the Nexus5 running Kitkat 4.4.4 but the cast is not working. Is there anybody having this problem?

  • eltiberon

    Galaxy Note 3: When screen is casted, video works but no sound on Note 3 or TV

  • Ismael Rosales

    Anyone else having audio distortion when casting from Nexus 5 on Android L?

    • Rhut K Virani

      Me too....
      whats going on i dont know
      latency is only 170ms still very bad audio not a single second of continuous audio.

  • DSA

    I have my CC plugged into an HDMI port in my Denon receiver rather than a port on my TV. It works flawlessly but when I try to use the new mirroring with my Nexus 7 I get no audio. Is anybody else having this problem?

  • conservativemind12

    The sound doesn't work when screen casting on my S5.

  • Chr Borchgrevink-Vigeland

    Would be great if one could choose to only cast audio, not video. Would save a lot of battery when just using it for music.

  • bob

    That's not working on the best tablet LG2 PAD that's shame !!!!

  • Rosario Ross Cracchiolo

    you shouldn't touch the android device while its updating. it only takes a few minutes

  • Gonza

    I just tried this today, nice, it works fine. BUT now magically the casting to my Samsung tv is disabled. It used to work fine ( I don't know if this is miracast or DLNA or what, but it worked). Now it will not connect to my Samsung TV anymore (it shows grey in the menu). And If I delete it , it will not find it again. Tried both with Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 running 4.4.4.

    Anybody noticed this? Could Google did this on purpose???

  • el javi

    The audio does not work. I have no audio.

  • Divyesh Thumar

    android L - screen cast with Sony w800 tv not working... it has inbuilt miracast.. anyone else has similar issue?

  • CM11_Dev

    LG LS-970 has the Mirror Cast feature. I don't see why it is not featured in the list.

  • casey

    I hane a samsung TV and a galaxy s4. When use sceencast it just casts the sound with a black screen . Any tips/ideas ?