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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bistritapcv, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. bistritapcv

    bistritapcv Member
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    I was reading that Google 6.0+ cannot handle screen mirroring. Why is that? It really astounds me that something as technological as Google cannot handle screen mirroring, or right click - copy, etc.
     


  2. Herman McGill

    Herman McGill Lurker

    Hey there,

    Open the account icon down in the lower right corner. Then scroll down to Mirror device.

    Let us know if you see that cast option there.

    Hope it helps
     
  3. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    Unfortunately Google has chosen not to support Miracast or other screen mirroring options, instead favoring their own (Chrome)Cast solution. You can learn about Casting your device's screen here:
    https://support.google.com/pixelphone/answer/2865484

    (PS: I'd encourage you to use Settings > About phone > Send feedback about this device to let the Pixel team know how badly you'd like to use screen mirroring.)
     
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i would look into chrome cast. it is a superb bit of tech. i use it on a daily basis.
     
  5. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    The trouble is that some TVs (and other displays) are set up to handle Miracast natively, and don't require you to purchase additional hardware.

    (Of course, some displays also support Google Cast natively.)

    I do think that Google Cast is the superior solution for most cases, but I also think it's silly for Google to not support the "standard" screen mirroring options as well.
     
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  6. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    "Big tech company only supports its own proprietary solution" is unfortunately an everyday tale, and one that's not limited to Google.

    Mind you I don't understand the comment about copy: long press is the equivalent of right click(*), then you can adjust the selection and choose cut/copy/paste as desired.

    (*) though I find "right click" confusing as it assumes you are using a particular handedness of mouse, and not the one I most commonly use. "Secondary button" would be more universal.
     

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