Koush teases Android mirroring to Chromecast

February 12, 2014
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Koushik Dutta of CyanogenMod fame is teasing fans with support for screencasting Android to the Chromecast, a feature that might be coming soon to his AllCast app.

Koush has been one of the most prominent independent developers for the Chromecast, having released an early app for streaming local content from Android devices to Google’s HDMI stick. After a hiatus caused by Google’s decision to restrict API access to select partners, Dutta was able to bring back the highly desired capability to his AllCast app last week, when Google released a public SDK for the Chromecast.

Now it seems Koush is gearing up to bring another great capability to AllCast – the ability to mirror the screen of an Android device to a TV, via the Chromecast. The feature will probably work just like Mirror, an app for screencasting to Apple TV, that Koush released last year. Here is Mirror in action:

Details are scarce for now, but we will sure keep an eye on Koushik Dutta’s exploits in the future. Have you tried out the updated AllCast with your Chromecast? What’s your take on it?

Comments

  • mohnish

    any way to screencast without an apple tv or chromecast? i have a smart tv

    • Magnus Thornberg

      If your tv and phone support miracast.

  • Shark Bait

    This is the last price of the puzzle for making chromecast totally awesome!

  • John Garlits

    If this happens and performs well, I’ll totally buy the full app. I recently tried slimport with my G2 and N7 only to find out my Samsung TVs don’t support it, and there seems to be no other good wireless mirroring solution at the moment.

    • http://www.friendlyphotozone.com/ Friendly Photo Zone

      Really? My Note 3 mirrors flawlessly on my Sony TV. No setup or pairing required, it “just works” when I turn on Screen Mirroring on my phone. Fast, smooth, wireless, full audio, and only minimal delay between the phone and TV.

      Hmm… I wonder if I can go near someone’s house and Mirror them some porn while the kids are watching TV…

      • John Garlits

        Yeah, my tv is about 5 years old, and it’s a known issue apparently. I can do video pretty easily with Allcast or other apps and my Chromecast, where the delay is not much of an issue No-lag wireless would be ideal and is probably the future, but I’d take a no-lag wired approach if that worked now.

  • Tuấn Ankh

    I want this… just to play Asphalt 8 on my HDTV. It will be so awesome.

  • Huseyn

    I Wld b more than happy and 35 dollars full worth… Currently there is no auto sizing of pics …unresponsive function issues