Coming soon: Android-to-Chromecast screen mirroring

You can use Google’s $35 Chromecast device to stream internet video to your TV from sites including YouTube and Netflix. There are also apps that let you stream local content from your phone, tablet or PC over a WiFi network. Soon you may be able to go a step further and use a Chromecast to mirror your phone’s display on a TV.

Android developer Koushik Dutta is showing off a demo of screen mirroring that lets you play a game, check for social network updates, or do just about anything else on you mobile device while the same action shows up on your big screen TV or monitor. Koush has been working on tools to make the Chromecast more useful for about as long as the Chromecast has been available. When Google launched the little device in the summer of 2013, it only worked with a handful of online video and music sites and was designed to stream content from the internet while only using your phone or tablet as a remote control. Browse Netflix or Hulu Plus on your phone, tap a few buttons and a video would start playing on the Chromecast — but that video would stream from the internet to your TV not from your phone to your TV.

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