While the Apple TV can mirror an iDevice’s screen onto a HDTV, Google’s Chromecast was shipped without that feature. Instead, the Chromecast was only able to mirror individual tabs on the Chrome browser, in addition to supported apps such as YouTube or Netflix. The Chromecast wasn’t even able to play locally-stored media files until recently when Google released the Google Cast API, allowing third-party developers to work on new apps for the nifty device.
One such app was the AllCast app, which unlocked the ability of the Chromecast to push locally-stored media to any HDTV with the Chromecast connected. The developer for the app, Koushik Dutta, has now hinted that the Chromecast may soon be able to mirror the entire Android screen, instead of being pegged to the Chrome browser.
In his G+ account, Dutta posted a meme indicating that he may have found a way to mirror an Android screen using the Chromecast. After all, he also found that a locked API contained in the Chromecast software allows for that feature, but can only be accessed by Google and other OEMs. Could it be that he may have found a workaround, in a similar way to AllCast? Looks like we’ll soon find out.