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AirPlay mirroring on Android showcased by Cyanogen’s Koush

An AirPlay mirroring feature for Android has been demoed on video by Cyanogen's Koush and is said to come to CyanogenMod "pretty soon."
October 8, 2013
AirPlay mirroring

Well-known developer Koushik “Koush” Dutta, part of the Cyanogen Inc team, has managed to obtain a working AirPlay mirroring concept for Android, which he has demoed in a short video.

As you can see in the following video clip, Koush was able to mirror the HTCOne to a Nexus 10 tablet, and while there is some lag, the experience certainly looks interesting

However, an even more interesting use of such a feature would be to connect an Android smartphone and/or tablet to a TV that’s hooked up to an Android PC stick.

That way, Android fans would be able to also enjoy a feature that’s available on iOS devices – AirPlay – which lets iOS device owners mirror the screen of those gadgets with the help of a TV connected to an Apple TV.

This isn’t the first time Koush shows interest in streaming the content on an Android device to a bigger screen. Not so long ago, the developer managed to bypass the Chromecast restrictions and to play local content on a TV connected to a Chromecast device. However, his app was blocked by a Google update for the streaming device.

All that said, Koush is yet to release an app that would let users enjoy AirPlay mirroring on Android, but he did say right at the end of the video that this will come to CyanogenMod “pretty soon.”