Developer finds solution to allow additional devices to use Cast Screen feature with Chromecast


A few days ago, Google rolled out a feature called Cast Screen that allows users to mirror their Android device’s screen over to the place where Chromecast is connected to. The only problem is that Google limited the feature to only a handful of devices. And surprisingly, some notable devices like the HTC One (M8) are missing from the list. So it is not surprising that someone over on the XDA Developers Forum was working on a way for more devices to join the Cast Screen fun. The latest version of the Chromecast app and root access to your smartphone or tablet is required.

Hit the break to see if your smartphone is compatible with this option and hit the source link for directions.

Tested Working:

  • ASUS Padfone 2
  • Sony Xperia Z
  • Sony Xperia Z1
  • Sony Xperia Z2
  • Sony Xperia ZL
  • Sony Z Ultra
  • HTC One (M8) – GPE included
  • Motorola Moto X
  • Motorola Moto G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
  • Nexus 7 (2012)
  • Oppo Find 7
  • Oppo Find 7a
  • OnePlus One
  • LG G Pad 8.3
  • LG G2 Mini

Tested Partially Working:

  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Tested Not Working:

  • HTC EVO 3D
  • Galaxy Nexus
  • Many older devices

Source: XDA Developers Forum

About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University where he is a marketing major with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the LG G4 and Nexus 9. He chose the G4 because of its crisp display and superior camera. And, of course, the Nexus 9 was chosen for all of its stock Android goodness. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his LG G Watch or typing away on the Acer Chromebook 13. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.

  • Mark Conroy

    Cool, working on my Galaxy Note 3 running Omega ROM 20

  • Mike Moyo

    What about htc one mini?