chromecast update

Google’s popular $35 HDMI dongle Chromecast has made quite a name for itself. Initially its SDK was only available to a select few partners, though recently Google announced that Chromecast SDK was now being opened up for anyone and everyone, allowing independent developers to create apps for the dongle. We’ve seen quite a few good apps come up since then, particularly AllCast, which regained its feature of allowing mirroring of local content. AllCast’s developer, Koushik Dutta, is now working on something that will enable users to mirror Android to TV using Chromecast.

By default, users can’t mirror an Android device’s display in real time to a TV using Chromecast. They can do so when it comes to local content or even streaming from the internet, but the device itself can’t be mirrored in real time. Dutta’s new app will allow that, thus enabling users to essentially project their Android device on to their TVs. A novelty if you like browsing apps and surfing through social media feeds on the TV, you can also play games on the big screen. Performance may vary, Dutta’s demo shows that it lags, so don’t expect an entirely flawless experience. He hasn’t said when we can expect to be able to mirror Android to TV using Chromecast, hopefully the feature will be rolled out soon.

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