Chromecast may soon be able to mirror your full Android screen
Google’s Chromecast is a cheap, easy-to-set-up way to stream content to your television. Really, its biggest problems have stemmed from the limited sources able to send Chromecast video. In the past, that meant it would only work with a select handful of apps, and even then your phone really only acted as a remote control, directing Chromecast to pull content from across the internet. But then last week we saw Google open up the Google Cast SDK, allowing developers to start sending app content straight to Chromecast. Now one dev is teasing something that goes one step further, mirroring Android itself over Chromecast.
That is, instead of one app sending specific video content to your TV, everything you did on your phone would show up on-screen, just as if you connected it over an HDMI cable. The teaser comes from noted CyanogenMod dev Koushik Dutta, who posted the image below to his Google+ feed yesterday.
Dutta already has his AllCast app, which streams pics and video to connected devices, and which recently added Chromecast beta support. It’s not clear yet if this next step he’s teasing might be implemented within AllCast, as a stand-alone app, or maybe even something baked-in to CyanogenMod itself, but however it comes to happen, this is one feature that could make Chromecast a whole lot more attractive to Android users.