It's finally here. Screen mirroring on Chromecast

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  1. Lloydbm41, Jul 9, 2014
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    Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    It has taken a while, but today the $35 Chromecast dongle just became the best deal in town. You can now cast any screen onto your Chromecast. And yes, if you rotate to landscape, the entire tv screen is filled. Great for playing games like Dead Trigger and watching movies.

     

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    Just tried it on my s4 works pretty well.

    Was using the Brighthouse tv app, looks like every room really doesn't need a cable box :p

    Audio works too, through the tv
     
  3. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Works damn good on my Nexus 7. I tried Dead Trigger 2 and Angry Birds GO. If there was any lag playing those games, I sure didn't notice. I guess that depends on how good your bandwidth is, but I also can't think of any other app or setup that can produce such minimal lag. It feels like it's hardwired to an HDMI cord.
     
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    No need to care how horrible casting the Chrome browser is anymore. Splashtop works very well with Chromecast mirroring to TV. And you get full function and sound.
     
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    I'm disappointed my Galaxy S3 is not supported. I guess its too old. :(
     
  6. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Did the S3 get updated to Kit Kat?

    I still have my S4 on 4.2.2 and I don't see any option to cast. And the S4 is a supported phone. So I think Kit Kat is required.
     
  7. Lloydbm41 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The Galaxy line can mirror, you just have to be on KitKat 4.4.2 or higher.

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    Update to 4.4.2 and then you can mirror (assuming you have gotten the Chromecast app updated to version 1.7.4).
     
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    The Bell version (as well as most other versions for Canadian carriers) got the KK update about a month ago.

    Thanks, for the tip. I'll check this out when I have a chance.
     
  9. Dontazemebro, Jul 11, 2014
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    Works pretty good on the Note 3. I'm surprised at the lack of lag. It's definitely not 1:1 but it's really smooth. Finally makes the Chromecast worthwhile, now I can ditch my MHL adapter.

    Too bad it doesn't work on the iPhone.
     
  10. Lloydbm41 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Somehow I doubt Apple would ever want that to happen!
     
  11. cnotes2019 Suspended

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    It's possible. I mean they allowed ezcast into the AppStore :)
     
  12. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    This is good news! Chromecasts are actually a good deal and this makes them even better!

    It may be possible with extensions in iOS 8.
     
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    I've tried it on both my note 3 and S5 and it works pretty well. No lag or stuttering.
     
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    Finally tried this with my Note 3, Nexus 7 2013, and my Note 10.1 2014 and it works well on all. When the nieces and nephews are over, Angry Birds in full screen is pretty fun.

    Chromecast keeps improving. Pretty sweet for $35 :)
     
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