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Mirroring your Android screen to a TV using Chromecast is great and fun. Google has flipped the switch to enable full-on screen mirroring of your Android device to the Chromecast. You can easily project your phone or tablet to the big screen. There are two methods we can achieve this, which will be discussed in  this tutorial. 

This is just a simple guide on how to cast or mirror your Android screen with Chromecast using the two methods which are:

1. On stock Android device such as KitKat, Android L and later

2. On modified Android device using Chromecast App

Nexus and Google Play edition devices running on Android KitKat or later have the ability to cast Android screen with Chromecast. This is a built-in feature in most of Nexus and Google Play edition devices. All other android devices running on a modified version of Android will need to dowwnload and use the latest version of Chromecast app. 

Note: Not all device has the ability to cast their android screen with chromecast. If you have a supported device, you'll be happy to know that the process of getting your Android screen casted to your Chromecast is very simple. 

How to mirror on a stock Android device

If you're using an Android device with stock Android KitKat or Android L, which is a Nexus or Google Play edition device then you can follow this method. And if you are not using any stated device you can proceed to the second method. 

1. Turn ON your Chromecast is turned on, make sure it is connected to your TV and on the same Wifi network as your device. 

2. In either of the stated Android device navigate to your device settings.

3. Then tap on display settings 

4. Now tap on the "Cast screen" entry. 

Then a list of all available Chromecast devices on your network will appear.

5. The tap the one you want your screen to be casted or mirrored to, and your Android's screen will soon appear on the correct TV. 

A persistent notification will appear showing what Chromecast device your Android is currently connected to. You can tap on it to enter the display settings or expand to disconnect directly from the notification.

After everything has been set up, you'll also have the option of connecting and disconnecting your phone and Chromecast through the "Cast screen" button in the quick settings area of your notification pane.

How to mirror with the Chromecast app

Now if your Android device is not a Nexus or Google Play edition, you'll have to install the latest version of the Chromecast app in order to do this. Once the Chromecast app is installed you can proceed. 

Click the button below to download the app

1. Make sure your Android and Chromecast are connected to the same Wifi network

2. Open the Chromecast app. 

3. Slide in the drawer from the top-left corner

4. The select "Cast Screen" and then tap the "Cast Screen" button on the next screen. 

A dialogue box will appear or pop up which will provide you the list of Chromecast devices available. 

5. Tap the one you want to cast your screen to.

Within some seconds your Android screen will be appear on the appropriate TV. A disturbing notification will appear on your device that lets you disconnect with one tap or enter the Chromecast app for further use.

Whether you are using the normal screen casting through settings of stock Android device or using the Chromecast app on some Android device that are not supported, you are gonna get similar features. Your TV can now reflect everything you are doing on your Android 's screen device. Some features include animations, auto rotation, and audio that sounds with the TV's speakers. You can also use it to cast your pivtures, videos, games and even projects. 

Happy casting!

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