Proper screen mirroring via Chromecast now working on stock Android devices, others with updated app

Update: The updated version of the Chromecast app is now available in the Play Store, enabling other supported devices that aren't running stock Android to get in on the screen mirroring fun. Grab an update to the latest version of the app from the link in this post and you'll be off to the races. See our tutorial on how to mirror your display to Chromecast!

Original story: Google today dropped word that we should soon be able to mirror our device screens via Chromecast. The feature has been hinted at for months now, was officially announced at Google I/O a few weeks ago, is in beta use now — and is already working on our stock Android devices running KitKat and Android L. For other devices, we'll have to await version 1.7 of the Chromecast app, which Google says is coming "over the next few days."

Devices that will initially be supported include:

  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Nexus 10
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Google Play edition)
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10
  • HTC One M7
  • HTC One M7 (Google Play edition)
  • LG G3
  • LG G2
  • LG G Pro 2

Source: Google Android Blog; More: How to screen mirror to a TV

Andrew Martonik

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.