Koush’s Mirror beta app on Android 4.4.2 (root) does screencast, Airplay mirroring

December 12, 2013
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    Cyanogen’s well-known developer Koushik “Koush” Dutta has another interesting app in beta which will let you screencast as well as mirror the display of a rooted Android 4.4.2 device to an Apple TV-connected TV.

    The app is called Mirror for Android, and, as with the previous Screencast and AllCast apps we looked at, in order to get it from the Google Play Store you’ll have to perform certain steps including becoming part of the ClockworkMod community on Google+ and sign up for the beta (see Source link below).

    Furthermore, in order to run Mirror beta on your device, you’ll have to have Android 4.4.2 installed and root it. However, you won’t have to install any custom ROMs to enjoy the app. In the future, Koush says the app will run on Android 4.1 devices and older, and will not require rooting.

    As you can see in the video demo above, once the app is installed on the Nexus 5, it can be immediately used to record the screen of the device complete with voice, but also to mirror the screen of the handset and beam it to a big-screen TV connected to an Apple TV – essentially this is AirPlay on Android.

    The app will not work with the Chromecast just yet, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see Koush get it up and running with Google’s dongle at some point in the future.

    Obviously, we won’t encourage you to root your devices, but if you did go that way, let us know whether you have tried Koush’s Mirror app.

    Comments

    • Androidway

      I’m a huge Android fan, but I hate rooting my phones…
      I’d rather just customize them with what I already have.

      • raazman

        Rooting is not too bad. But we’ll have to wait. It seems once this matures a bit more the rooting requirement should disappear.

        • Androidway

          Yeah.

      • impulse101

        I know rooting takes 12 seconds its such a hassle, if it took maybe 10 or 11 seconds to root my phone then the ton and ton of advantages would out weigh those brutal 12 seconds it takes to root and vastly improve my phone but i am with you. I am just too lazy and ignorant to take 12 seconds of my time and root my phone.

        • Phil Rigby

          Maybe he’s referring to the danger involved if it goes wrong, rather than the time it takes? Just maybe, huh?

          • Androidway

            Exactly. Thanks.

            • Phil Rigby

              No problem! :)

        • Androidway

          ,l,,

    • Arturo Raygoza

      I’ll wait for the non root non apple product requirement and willing to shell out a few bucks to get mirror on my old tv

    • Shark Bait

      Can’t wait for this to come to chrome cast (and crime cast to come to the UK) what a great way to improve an old TV.

    • Adrian Georgescu

      No link to the play store or g+ community?

    • Ørjan Baglo

      Works amazingly on my Nexus 5 mirroring to an Apple TV.

      • Jusephe

        Now imagine how well it works on iOS. Integrated system wide, works seamlessly, no root necessary.

        • Ørjan Baglo

          Hmm, well thats not really the point though. This doesnt just work with Airplay its a somewhat universal app and can be used for so much more! And no it does not work better on IOS, Ive tried it on an iPad mini, iPad and iPhone and this actually works better and is less clunky!!

        • Ricardo Jimenez

          Rather just root, when I imagine iOS I think of a stereotypical Blonde women.

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