I have two devices - a Samsung Galaxy S3 and a Nexus 7 (2012 version) - that I'm trying to mirror to a Chromecast. It looks like neither device supports screen mirroring on Chromecast with the default app. I also installed EZCast on the Nexus 7 but the EZMirror is not enabled on it.

Is there any way, (third party apps, rooting?) wherein I can cast my screen from any of the above two devices to Chromecast?


The original Nexus 7 does support screen mirroring to Chromecast. This feature was added in Android 4.4, so if you're still using an old Android version on your Nexus 7, you'll need to do a system update. From the Settings app, go to Display then Cast screen. Don't bother with the Chromecast app at all.

The option's in a different place on the S3, and it's designed primarily for Samsung's competitor to the Chromecast, but I expect it would work with both. From the Settings app, at the bottom of the Connections page, click Screen Mirroring. The phone will start looking for devices it can cast to.

  • It doesn't work as you suggested. they cant identify Chomecast Sep 13 '14 at 2:00
  • You should probably ask a new question about your specific problem so that people will see it and be able to answer. Make sure to give full details of the problem.
    – Dan Hulme
    Sep 13 '14 at 7:54

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