As Google slowly continues to expand the list of Android devices able to mirror their screen to the Chromecast, Sony finds themselves the latest winner. The Sony Xperia Z3v, Z2 and Z2 tablet can now mirror their display through your Chromecast streaming device.
If you thought that the Nexus 5 was the only official, non-root, phone to be able to mirror to the big screen, I am afraid you are wrong. I am happy then to inform you that Google now lists 19 devices that can cast their screen from the Chromecast app to Google’s streaming stick, and these three bring Sony up to five devices on that list.
The Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact found their way on to the supported devices list earlier in October, perhaps not unexpected for Sony’s latest flagship and flagship-mini. As is proving to be normal, Verizon is a little late to the game, but their version of Sony’s latest flagship Z3, the Xperia Z3v, finally made the cut. The addition of the Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet speaks highly of the previous generation Sony flagships.
Now hold on, did I say nineteen devices can now mirror to Chromecast? Why yes, that is what I said. Interestingly, Sony now ties Samsung with five devices each on the list, the Nexus line follows with a four count and LG then HTC finish things off. Let’s look at the supported devices:
- Sony Xperia Z3
- Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
- Sony Xperia Z3v
- Sony Xperia Z2
- Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
- Samsung Galaxy S5
- Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10
- Nexus 4
- Nexus 5
- Nexus 7 (2013)
- Nexus 10
- LG G3
- LG G2
- LG G Pro 2
- HTC One (M7) and One (M7) Google Play Edition
There is no question we all wish this list of supported devices with mirroring capabilities was a little bit longer. It is good then that most Android devices not on this list can still cast content to the big screen through Chromecast.
Sony Xperia Z3v, Z2 and Z2 Tablet users, please try things out and let us know what you think. For the rest of us, did you gather any insights from this short list that will influence future phone purchases?