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    Default Can you cast Chrome tabs from a tablet or smartphone?

    All,

    Still playing around with Chromecast and I'm loving the device. I tried casting my PC's Chrome browser onto my TV and it worked (albeit, with a slight delay). However, I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and S4 and want to do the same from those devices. Is that possible?

    J
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    Default Re: Can you cast Chrome tabs from a tablet or smartphone?

    No, at this time casting tab from chrome for android is not possible.
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    Default Re: Can you cast Chrome tabs from a tablet or smartphone?

    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    No, at this time casting tab from chrome for android is not possible.
    You would think Google would have made this a possibility prior to giving that functionality to PCs and Macs. Why would I want to sit at a computer to mirror a browser when I can do so with a tablet or smartphone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstwondrng View Post
    You would think Google would have made this a possibility prior to giving that functionality to PCs and Macs. Why would I want to sit at a computer to mirror a browser when I can do so with a tablet or smartphone?

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    Stream the free Hulu to TV. Can't do that with tablet or smartphone chrome tab!
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    Default Re: Can you cast Chrome tabs from a tablet or smartphone?

    Quote Originally Posted by jstwondrng View Post
    You would think Google would have made this a possibility prior to giving that functionality to PCs and Macs. Why would I want to sit at a computer to mirror a browser when I can do so with a tablet or smartphone?

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    because Android smartphone dont have built in screen mirroring api's. devices need root to achieve this
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    Default Re: Can you cast Chrome tabs from a tablet or smartphone?

    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    because Android smartphone dont have built in screen mirroring api's. devices need root to achieve this
    No, I can plug in an HDMI cable and it screen mirrors, it's because Chrome on Android needs to be updated to handle ChromeCast.
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    Default Re: Can you cast Chrome tabs from a tablet or smartphone?

    I wonder is this would be a battery killer.
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    Default Re: Can you cast Chrome tabs from a tablet or smartphone?

    Well, thats a bit different. Thats hardware support for a second display.

    There are methods to capture a phone/tablet display to another device, but it they root access. Thats not something that Google wants every Chromecast user doing to their phones.

    Your right that Google could probably get Chrome mobile working, and they very might well be working on it, but It doesnt work as of now.
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    Default How do you use Chromecast with a Samsung Tablet?

    How do you use Chromecast with a Samsung Tablet? I need a link to detailed instructions.
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    Default Re: How do you use Chromecast with a Samsung Tablet?

    From a Note 10, yes - Chromecast (see Chromecast mirroring). It'll mirror your screen to the TV. From any other Samsung tab, you can try the app (the latest version may support devices they haven't added to the web page yet when you're looking at it), but if it doesn't work, you can cast with the latest version of a lot of apps - see Chromecast supported apps.

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