Chromecast Mirroring is (Probably) Headed to Android

ChromecastOne way or another, Android  users may soon be able to mirror their mobile device’s screen to their Chromecast streaming adapter. Koushik “Koush” Dutta, developer of the media casting app Allcast, posted a video this weekend that shows him mirroring his device’s home screen, as well as apps like Flappy Bird, with a notably small delay. Dutta said on Twitter that this is “a work in progress,” and not part of his Allcast app. In another tweet, he said that he used a modified form of the real-time communication protocol WebRTC to accomplish the mirroring. It’s worth noting that for his day job, Dutta works for Cyanogenmod, the maker of the alternative Android distribution by the same name. In theory, this could mean that mirroring will only be available to Cyanogenmod users. However, a number of users of the stock Android version reported last week that briefly, a menu item appeared on their device that suggested they too could screencast.

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