Cast your Android screen from the Google Home app

Casting your Android screen lets you mirror your Android device to the TV so you can enjoy your content exactly as you see it on your mobile device—only bigger.

For a video demonstration, check out the YouTube video at the bottom of this article. If you prefer step-by-step instructions, see below.

Step 1. Get started 

  • Casting your Android screen is available on devices running Android 5.0 or higher. Please note: Some devices have been optimized for screen casting so your experience may vary.
  • Casting your Android screen is not supported on iOS or Windows devices.
  • Turn off "Power Saving Mode" on your Android device. Power Saving Mode can limit the processing power of your device which might affect the performance of the Cast Screen feature.
  • Important: The "Microphone" permission in the Google Play Services app needs to be turned on to successfully use the 'Cast Screen/Audio' feature with Chromecast. If you don't have this permission turned on,  the Cast Screen session will immediately disconnect after trying to connect. 
    • To turn on microphone permissions:
      1. On your Android device, tap Settings  .
      2. Scroll down and tap Apps and then Google Play Services and then Permissions.
      3. Look for "Microphone" and slide the slider On  .

Step 2. Cast your screen from your Android device

  1. Connect your Android device to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast device.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app and go to the Account tab .
  3. Scroll down and look for Mirror device and tap on it.
  4. Tap on the CAST SCREEN/AUDIO button.
  5. Select your Chromecast device.

Step 3. Adjust the volume when casting your Android screen

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. At the homepage, choose the Chromecast device device you're using.
  3. Move the slider to the right to increase the volume and move it to the left to decrease the volume.

Step 4. Stop casting your screen from your Android device

From the Google Home app

  1. Connect your Android device to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app and go to the Account tab .
  3. Scroll down and look for Mirror device and tap on it.
  4. Tap Disconnect.
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