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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 2018-11-19, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Can I Use Any Android Box to Chromecast on Another TV?

We're getting a new android box and it will be in the bedroom connected to the TV in there. I want to be able to cast what's streaming on the android box onto a TV in the kitchen. Can I mirror anything that's on the android box onto the TV in the kitchen if I have a Chromecast in the kitchen TV?

I'm under the impression that since the box is android, I can mirror what's on it using Chromecast. Just like I can with an android phone. Is this true? Or do I need special software? Or is this only true for certain android boxes like the Nvidia Shield.

Sorry if it's a silly question...
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Provided the app supports it, just about any Android box can cast to a Chromecast. The Chrome browser can also cast from a PC. Haven't tried it from Chrome on Android.

Mirroring, or monitoring and watching what is being cast, is another issue. A lot of services stream directly to the Chromecast. That means the playback is controlled from the originating device but the content is no longer displayed on it. There may be situations where the content can be monitored on both devices but Crave and Netflix are not among them. There are protocols that actually mirror the screen to a streaming device but my experience is that these don't work as well as a Chromecast.
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