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CyanogenMod Screencast app available in beta on Google Play Store

CyanogenMod's Screencast app is available in beta on the Google Play Store, although certain conditions have to be met to run it on your Android device.
December 10, 2013

A beta version of CyanogenMod’s newly demoed Screencast app can be installed on Android devices directly from the Google Play Store, although certain prerequisites have to be met beforehand.

In order to use the screen-recording feature, you’ll have to be running CyanogenMod 11 nightlies or later on your device, join the CyanogenMod community and join the beta program (see Source links below).

Once that’s done, you can install the app and begin recording your screen. The actual recording can be started by simply pressing the power and volume up buttons at the same time (as shown in the video above).

We’ll remind you that Android 4.4 KitKat already comes with a screen-recording feature of its own, so in case you already own a KitKat-running device you can start using the feature without installing a custom ROM.

We’ll also note that the name of the app may be misleading for some people who may think the app will let them “cast” the recorded video to a different display connected to some sort of Chromecast-like smart device. Such a feature isn’t available yet, although it may arrive in the future – in any case, the same CyanogenMod developer has an AllCast beta app (also available via the Google Play Store) that will cast local content to a variety of devices, Chromecast excluded.