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# 150062 10-Jul-2014 09:20
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Now that google have announced that Chromecast will be finally able to mirror android devices, I have decided it is time to purchase. Some quick questions:

1. Where to buy - can I source locally (rather than use youshop)?

2. Will I need to run an update to pick up the new mirror functionality - I assume the device auto updates?

3. I don't run a virtual VPN or global mode, so can't access netflix etc - so what are the Chromecast apps that can be happily used with a NZ IP address?

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  # 1086248 10-Jul-2014 09:29
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As for local availability https://price.geekzone.co.nz/search.aspx?q=chromecast, but even though it's in the list, I understand Noel Leeming no longer offer it.



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  # 1086250 10-Jul-2014 09:36
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BigHammer: As for local availability https://price.geekzone.co.nz/search.aspx?q=chromecast, but even though it's in the list, I understand Noel Leeming no longer offer it.


Thanks - I have found a local supplier from priceme. They don't know if if is US or Aus sourced - buy I guess it doesn't matter? Would love to find out if google have rolled out the mirror functionality yet - any current users please answer? Even though main purpose is mirroring, am also keen to learn what other apps on the device will be useful!

 
 
 
 


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Mirror function is working on my nexus 5 this morning

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  # 1086273 10-Jul-2014 10:03
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dafman: 3. I don't run a virtual VPN or global mode, so can't access netflix etc - so what are the Chromecast apps that can be happily used with a NZ IP address?


My main local apps are YouTube, Play Music, Play Movies, Plex. Sometimes I'll cast a tab from my Chrome browser for flash video sites.

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  # 1086274 10-Jul-2014 10:04
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YadaMe: Mirror function is working on my nexus 5 this morning


Awesome, I cant wait to try it when I get home.

Are you able to mirror SkyGo or the other on demand services?

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  # 1086301 10-Jul-2014 11:08
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You need Android 4.4.1 or higher currently.

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  # 1086363 10-Jul-2014 12:19
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I bought my Chromecast from GadgetImports on Trade Me for $69. Not the cheapest, but the easiest and fastest way to get one.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1086399 10-Jul-2014 13:14
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Currently available on Firstin for $59.99 - http://www.firstin.co.nz/products/google-chromecast-12391/


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  # 1086579 10-Jul-2014 18:25
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Wow! So much of good!

I love being able to stream the whole device. Tvnz on demand works great too. Quality is better than streaming tabs in Chrome.

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  # 1086585 10-Jul-2014 18:42
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allan: Currently available on Firstin for $59.99 - http://www.firstin.co.nz/products/google-chromecast-12391/



Thanks, nab a piece :)

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  # 1086859 11-Jul-2014 03:52
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dafman:

2. Will I need to run an update to pick up the new mirror functionality - I assume the device auto updates?



Just saw this:

http://www.androidcentral.com/how-mirror-your-android-screen-chromecast

Edit: And:

http://phandroid.com/2014/07/09/chromecast-gets-android-mirroring/





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  # 1087083 11-Jul-2014 13:05
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eracode:
dafman:

2. Will I need to run an update to pick up the new mirror functionality - I assume the device auto updates?



Just saw this:

http://www.androidcentral.com/how-mirror-your-android-screen-chromecast

Edit: And:

http://phandroid.com/2014/07/09/chromecast-gets-android-mirroring/



Yep, always pays to read the small print. Rushed out and purchased a chromecast yesterday, primarily for the new mirroring functionality. Only to find that my Z2 is not a supported android device! )-:

You tube works well, tho ...

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