There are many ways to connect a cell phone to a television. Among them, we have Google Cast, technology is somehow unknown, and yet it's fun if we want to send content to our TV in a few seconds.
Let us tell you what is Google Cast and how to use it to achieve the content you see on your phone on your television. In addition, we will introduce you to other works that can be done with Googel Cast.
First, what is Miracast
Before you talk about Google Cast, you should know your predecessor, Miracast. This is the WIFi Alliance protocol, which allows screen sharing between compatible devices. Specifically, that allows us able to display one screen for another as, f or example, display on our TV or laptop the content we see on our phone.
This protocol is based on port, that is, of the screen resolution of one device over another. What does this mean? That's unlike any other post, Miracast requires that the screen of the device it wants to display is open, otherwise, the tool will show you nothing.
Miracast was born as an alternative to HDMI, the ability to double screen on compatible devices without cables
Basically Miracast was born as an alternative to the classic HDMI cable, being a great option for doing some double screen activities (assuming we see the same content on it), presentations or all that comes to mind.
Allows to send video in Full HD resolution using the H.264 codec, with 5.1 surround sound. Similarly, The data sent was encrypted using WPA2-PSK, so the connection is quite secure.
Why is it important to know Miracast? Because Google Cast mixes Miracast with DLNA to achieve the same conclusion, send content to our TV using port of what we have on our device.
What is Google Cast?
Google Cast is a Google-compliant law, which allows you to transfer content from a mobile device to a Google Cast compatible device. The protocol dates from 2013, when it was first implemented enabling us to send content thanks to Chromecast
In order to use Google Cast we need a device that supports this protocol, that is, an integrated Chromecast or Android TV
As a main drag, being Google's pro tocol, it only works with Chromecast devices, Android TV and audio devices with an integrated Chromecast, as speakers. To use it as a multimedia delivery, just use the send button that you'll find in compatible apps, for example, Google Play Music.
How to use Google Cast to send your television screen
Google Cast works with WiFi Direct, and the data sent is up to 10 times faster than Bluetooth. We need to have two compatible devices to use them, though it is not necessary that they are both connected to the same network. If you use Google Cast, a WiFi network is built between both devices, so the only real need is to pair with the protocol.
A few years ago, Google Cast was in screen settings. Currently, in the latest version of Android, it is activated with the screen transfer option
Google Cast can be used instantly from the quick settings of our Android. Exactly from part of send screen. If it doesn't appear in the law, you can find it within the toggles that can be included in the Quick Settings menu.
When we click here, we will see a list of Google Cast compatible devices. In case your TV isn't available, you'll always have a Chromecast. When submitting, we see it on television that we see on mobile. Depending on the quality of the connection there will be more or less delays, even if you get the impression that there will always be less latency.