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I thought I read somewhere that you can cast your Chrome tabs on your Android device to the Chromecast. I can't find any information on it anywhere. Am I crazy?
 
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Yes you are nuts. They are apparently working on mirroring but don't expect it anytime soon.

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I thought I read somewhere that you can cast your Chrome tabs on your Android device to the Chromecast. I can't find any information on it anywhere. Am I crazy?
Not mobile Chrome. Only desktop (computer) Chrome.

Mobile Chrome doesn't support extensions, hence no Cast extension and no casting.
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Yes you are nuts. They are apparently working on mirroring but don't expect it anytime soon.

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Thanks. Seems like a huge oversight considering the desktop Chrome is capable.
 
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Thanks. Seems like a huge oversight considering the desktop Chrome is capable.
Design decision, I'm sure.

The desktop Chrome does real-time encoding of the tab (or desktop), in addition to whatever rendering is going on. That's how it achieves tab casting - and that's why tab casting doesn't work well on underpowered machines. It's also why there's lag.

Makes more sense for them to pursue screen mirroring built into the kernel, rather than an app, to reduce latency and ensure a good user experience.
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Actually the issue is that the Mobile version of Chrome does not support Chrome Apps like the Desktop version does.

To cast from Chrome requires an Chrome App available in the Chrome store...

I suppose at some point in the future they will find a way to make Chrome Apps work on Mobile Chrome.
 
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Actually the issue is that the Mobile version of Chrome does not support Chrome Apps like the Desktop version does.

To cast from Chrome requires an Chrome App available in the Chrome store...

I suppose at some point in the future they will find a way to make Chrome Apps work on Mobile Chrome.
According to what was found on git hub, they're already working on it.
 
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According to what was found on git hub, they're already working on it.
I sure hope so!
Didn't the guy who used to be in charge of Android recently take over Chrome?
Or some department that control both maybe?

It's about time they make Chrome fully functional on Android.

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