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[HOWTO] Chromecast Mirroring (screen mirroring)

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By the_mentor, Senior Member on 27th July 2013, 04:45 AM
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Hello everyone,
So I got my Google Chromecast today and after a bit of messing around I found this cool neat feature that allows you to mirror your entire display to the chromecast device.

This is how you do it.

1) In Google chrome browser on your computer click the Google cast extension and then click the little arrow in the extension and select "cast entire screen (experimental) I've attached a screenshot.



2) after completing step one select your chromecast device and walla you see your screen on your TV

This seems to be an experimental feature so let me know how it works for you, so far I've tested it on my Linux Mint 15 laptop and it works nicely there is a minor delay but at least its something
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27th July 2013, 05:43 AM |#2  
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Nice Find!!

It would be great if the audio also worked it streams xbmc great but not audio
27th July 2013, 05:59 AM |#3  
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FYI: Need Chrome Beta for this to show.
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27th July 2013, 06:52 AM |#4  
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This is really cool, nice find.
I hope audio works through this in the future!
27th July 2013, 05:04 PM |#5  
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Make video please
27th July 2013, 06:27 PM |#6  
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Chrome beta allows you to shoot to your tv? I am looking for the option but dont see it !
27th July 2013, 06:34 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by Tower1972

Chrome beta allows you to shoot to your tv? I am looking for the option but dont see it !

Do you see the arrow in the upper right corner when you press the chromecast button in chrome?
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lol my TV IS my computer monitor actually. I just use the Chromecast for when I dont want to start up my pc ,,,but I will check shortly
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27th July 2013, 06:43 PM |#9  
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You can cast just audio from that menu too.
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How good is the screen mirroring? If it works well with no lag, I may use this to cast some PC games to the TV!
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Originally Posted by Can.I.Haz.Jelly.Bean?

How good is the screen mirroring? If it works well with no lag, I may use this to cast some PC games to the TV!

Have yet to try a game but there is definitely lag, (~ a half a second?) just scrolling the web page but audio is good, video is good, and the audio/video sync seems to be fine.

Right now I'm casting Google Play Music from my average, 1 year old, Toshiba laptop, to my cheap-ass, Insignia TV, listening to Taj Mahal tear-up the guitar.

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