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.

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