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Android Chromecast mirror
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Hints of Android devices streaming their screens to a Chromecast appeared months ago and now the feature is live. Officially announced at Google I/O, certain Android devices can now mirror their display to a large screen using a Chromecast. The feature is technically a beta and Google says support for additional devices is coming soon. To use the feature, Android users will need the updated Chromecast version 1.7 app found in the Google Play Store. With the right device and updated app, anything you see on your Android’s small screen can now be shared on a larger screen.

  1. Do you need to be in the same wifi network? or does it work adhoc like miracast?

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    1. For now, you need both devices on the same Wi-Fi network.

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  2. I’m not seeing the updated app in the Play store. Is there a way to directly access it?

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    1. Unfortunately not, or not that I know of. Google says to “look out” for the new Chromecast version so it’s likely staging in waves. If I do come across a direct link, however, I’ll post it here.

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  3. Why would you buy a Chromecast device when you can use Miracast which is already built built into the Android OS for a while now?

    Miracast also is a Wi-Fi Direct technology that can work in the 5Ghz space not on your existing congested wireless network and Chromecast only works in the slower 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi space too.

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  4. Alexandr Shevtsov Thursday, July 10, 2014

    And on Windows or Linux it will work?

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    1. Android…it works on android….

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