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Android mirroring coming to Chromecast through AllCast

News by Andrew Kameka on Monday February 17, 2014.

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Chromecast is designed to use a smartphone as a remote for the web-connected HDMi dongle to seek media to stream, not stream content from the phone to the television. A new video from Android developer Koush shows that it could support screen mirroring; if not by Google officially, at least by his AllCast app.

AllCast has had an on again, off again relationship with Chromecast since an early version of the app was rendered incompatible and Chromecast support was abandoned until the SDK release last week made it possible. Koush now states he can achieve screen mirroring so whatever appears on the smartphone will be viewable on a TV. He has posted a video demonstration that shows the system works fairly well. There is a very short delay at some points, such as when scrolling or loading an app, but there seemed to be swift movement when playing Flappy Birds.

The video demo was posted without audio or explanation of when it might be added to AllCast, but at least it shows that the system is functional and awaiting fine tuning.

source: Koush (Google+)

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