How to: Use Chromecast on your Magic Mirror

A few days ago I was looking through the Google Play Store and discovered two apps that can enable you to use your Chromecast for a magic mirror project, instead of, say a Raspberry Pi, which can be more complex to use/setup.

The apps in question are called Dashboard Cast and Cast Dashboard (what else?) and are free on the Play Store. Although they were almost certainly not developed with magic mirrors in mind, they are perfect for them. The apps allow you to add widgets to a screen that is displayed on your Chromecast. You can even select a black background/white text combo that is most often used on Magic mirrors. It’s also pretty handy to be able to select what to show/hide on the mirror from your phone.

So check them out if you want a pretty hassle-free way to display stuff on your mirror.

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