How to Mirror an Android Phone Using Chromecast

Chromecast is a cheap, popular streaming device by Google. If you happen to have a compatible Android phone, you can take advantage of one of Chromecast's newest features - mirroring your screen on your television.

Not every Android device is compatible, but some, like the Nexus line of phones and Google Play Editions will almost definitely work.

Here is how to mirror your Android device's screen with Chromecast:


For Google Play edition or Nexus devices:
1. Connect your Chromecast to your desired Android device via Wi-Fi.
2. Go to ‘Settings’ from the app drawer or home screen.
3. Tap on ‘Display’

4. Tap on ‘Cast Screen’

1. Go to ‘Quick settings’ from the notification bar
2. Tap on ‘Cast screen’

For other compatible devices:
1. Install the Chromecast app on your device if you haven’t already. It should be at version 1.7.4 or higher.
2. Connect your Chromecast to your Android device via Wi-Fi.
3. Tap on the icon of Chromecast app to open it on your device.
4. Tap on the menu button to bring out the navigation drawer. There you’ll find some options.

5. Tap on the 'Cast Screen' button.

6. Tap on your Chromecast connection to connect it.

7. You can close the app then.

To stop mirroring your screen:
From your notification drawer:
1. Access the notification bar by swiping on home screen of your Android device
2. Tap on 'Disconnect' from the notification bar

From your Chromecast app:
1. Open the Chromecast App on your device
2. Tap on menu button to bring out the navigation drawer on that app.
3. Tap on 'Cast Screen'
4. Tap on the 'Disconnect' button