In all the brouhaha around the next attempt by Google to conquer the living room, called Android TV, a little tidbit about a new feature coming to the Chromecast streaming dongle was almost lost. Yes, it's exactly what you were thinking and hoping for - the humble $35 dongle will now be able to mirror whatever is on your Android device's screen straight on the biggest screen in the house.
There will be a new button on select Android handsets which will say "Cast screen," and as soon as it's pressed, you will be able to see whatever you are doing on your tiny phone - gaming, watching a movie, reviewing pictures, even the camera app - stretched to your TV, and mirrored pixel by pixel. Awesome news, making the affordable Chromecast an almost unbeatable value when it comes to connecting your Android gear to your TV. The phones that will support this initially are listed as follows: all the Nexus devices (of course), the Galaxy S4/S5/Note 3, LG G2/G2 Pro, and the HTC One.