At last month’s Google I/O conference, one of the more interesting announcements Google made was that Chromecast would be getting an update that would allow you to mirror the screen of your Android device on your TV. True to its word, Google has today started to rollout that feature via an update to the Chromecast app.
Providing you have the latest version of the app installed (1.7), you can access the new feature by opening up the navigation drawer in the Chromecast app, and selecting the “Cast Screen” option. Or, if you have a Nexus smartphone or tablet, you should find a “Cast Screen” option in the quick settings menu.
Once the Cast Screen option has been activated, whatever appears on your small screen will then appear on your big screen. You can even fire up your camera app and have a play with some live mirroring!
Google says the mirroring feature is currently in beta, and will be available to “popular” HTC, LG, Samsung, and other Android smartphones and tablets over the next few days.
I’ve only had a quick play with the new feature on my Nexus 5, but so far I’m impressed. As always, we’d love to hear what you think though. Leave a comment below, via your favorite social network, or over on our forums.