Screen cast/mirroring not working.

Screen cast/mirroring not working on my Smart TV and Sony home theater system.  Samsung Galaxy j7 pro, Lenovo P2 and  Letv2 mobile works fine.

Screen cast/mirroring not working.

user1509024278139 user1509024278139
 /  edited August 21

Screen cast/mirroring not working on my Smart TV and Sony home theater system. 

Samsung Galaxy j7 pro, Lenovo P2 and  Letv2 mobile works fine.


Will there be any software update coming?



Comments

  • user1507208628483 user1507208628483
    ✭✭✭  /  edited August 21
    I noticed this as well when I first got my Nokia 8, it works with Chromecast only, most TVs use something called miracast. It's something that Google removed with android 5.0 lollipop, other phone manufacturers have added this functionality themselves. In my searching online I found it was possible to enable it as it is just a switch that needs turning on in a configuration file but to do this you need root access which we do not have. Nokia should be able to enable this and make it work by pushing an update.
  • user1508298690321 user1508298690321
    ✭✭  /  edited August 19
    Mee too same issue can't connect to my Bravia.... Many budget phones have this feature but where as nokia didn't have instead their saying Chromecast... The mobile is expensive but no features and the main purpose to buy this is camera but it's not even up to mark and also atleast no MIRACAST... even nokia not replying on this really upset
  • Shree Shree
     /  edited September 14
    Same issue. Nokia should enable this, and should not force the nokia 8 owners to but chromecast. Please dont blackmail us into buying alt hardware nokia. Push an update and enable screen mirroring.
  • user1507208628483 user1507208628483
    ✭✭✭  /  edited August 19
    Think I tried to explain this in a previous post, this is not Nokia's doing, it's a feature that Google removed in android 5, lollipop. I suggested it may be possible for Nokia to re-enable the feature by altering a switch in a configuration file. To do this requires root which we don't have, so I can't test this on my phone to see if the feature is still present and just disabled. In the meantime, apps are available in the play store which enable you to use miracast, some are pay, some are free but you'll have to put up with some ads.
  • remuallan remuallan
     /  edited August 19

    It  is upto Nokia to add it back. My previous two phones (Sony and HTC) have their own casting system in addition to using the built in Chromecast support.

    E.g. my HTC has something called HTC Connect - cant remember what the Sony one was....

  • user1510870050249 user1510870050249
     /  edited August 19
    With chromecast is possible to cast some supported apps However MIRRORING ur device NOT WORKING, I really dissapointed mirroring screen should be nowadays a default feature ...
    Even devices released 7 years ago have this feature
    Nokia team when you plan to fix this.????????
  • user1507208628483 user1507208628483
    ✭✭✭  /  edited August 19
    The reason this works in devices from 7 years ago is because it was supported natively in android. Google dropped this support from android 5 lollipop in favour of their own Chromecast. As I've already said in a previous post it may be possible for Nokia to re-enable it, providing it has not been completely removed by Google from android 8 Oreo. If it hasn't been completely removed it can be enabled with a switch in a configuration file, but to access this file root is required which is something we don't have. Be patient I'm sure they can sort this one out, but if it's been totally removed by Google it will be harder to do. If this is so important to you their are other options, some paid, some for free in the playstore just do a search for screen mirroring.
  • user1508298690321 user1508298690321
    ✭✭  /  edited August 19
    Many features nokia didn't enable... Many brands providing excellent hardware and software at low cost.... Their promises not only in paper REAL in hands tooo
  • 203 203
     /  edited August 21

     Upon reading this thread I had my first go at connecting via Miracast and casting my Nokia 8 screen and it doesn't work for me too. Like others, my previous phone had no problems. My Nokia 8 doesn't detect my television as being available to cast to and that is as far as I get.


    The link below shows the Nokia 8 (TA 1012 variant) to be Miracast certified. How do you get to be certified for something that doesn't work?


    https://www.wi-fi.org/product-finder-results?sort_by=default&sort_order=desc&keywords=TA-1012

  • Mr.P Mr.P
     /  edited August 19

    I totally support the addition of the Miracast standard! Sad to see that a Galaxy Note 3 can mirror its screen to my (pre-Android) smart TV, but my new Nokia 8 can't!

  • user1507208628483 user1507208628483
    ✭✭✭  /  edited August 19
    It was removed by Google in Android 5 Lollipop, if you have root access you could try the following to re enable it, this probably needs to be tried by someone at Nokia as we don't have root.

    https://github.com/kensuke/How-to-Miracast-on-AOSP/wiki/config_enableWifiDisplay#buildprop
  • user1511968947724 user1511968947724
     /  edited August 19

     I also bought Nokia 8 (Android 7.1 , Soon Oreo), and was not able to even found Screen Cast aka Miracast.. Samsung Android 7.x has this on the Settings root level?

  • user1511968947724 user1511968947724
     /  edited August 19

     So is this something that needs to installed first? Has google removed Miracast in order to push ChromeCast? What about Oreo? Will it bring Miravcast back? Nokia 9, will it have it also?

  • user1507208628483 user1507208628483
    ✭✭✭  /  edited August 19
    Please see my previous post, it's a few back from this one. Google disabled this, not Nokia, it can sometimes be enabled again if you have root, my post above has a link on how to do it. It's pretty pointless though as we don't have root so can't try it for all of you to see if it's even possible, only someone at Nokia can tell us if the code is still present in Oreo. If it is it's one line of code that is required in the build.prop file to enable it again.
  • Tim_M Tim_M
     /  edited August 12

    Google are to blame for this as they want to push Chromecast.


    Miracast works fine on my old Windows Lumia 640 and my Samsung Smart TV. Doesn't work with the Nokia 8, but that's because of Android 7 missing Miracast.


    Thing people have to remember is the Nokia 8 is being sold on being "pure" Android, or at least almost pure (Nokia camera app and Nokia support app, some other bits specific to the hardware I guess).


    Question is if you want them to also customise it to your liking or not. I prefer phones without bloat from manufacturers and operators. Most things you can fix by downloading other apps. Miracast though I think is firmware level. There are apps for it, but they are just shortcuts to the miracast option in earlier versions of Android.


    I have heard rumour that Miracast is or may be added back into Oreo.

  • Hello Nokia users

    Today, i receive my new Smart phone Nokia 8, it look nice but i did not believe that i can't casting the screen to my Smart TV, i do a little search that bring me here ..

    :(, why they remove MIRACAST ???

    Unbelievable Samsung S5 can casting to TV & the Nokia 8 can't.

  • Please Nokia, my other phone was not able to give me this casting feature and it is among my considerations to go for the Nokia 8. I am therefore completely disappointed. I have suspended a decision to buy same Nokia for my wife. What are you doing about this?
  • user1512184697340 user1512184697340
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    There's alot Nokia need to provide features
  • Since Google has removed MIRA cast support on Android we are not able to use screen cast and Nokia hasnt implemented a specific fix for this even though every other phone manufacturer on earth has done it! Why this is the case is beyond my comprehension! Anyone at Nokia reading this please take note! It's a very basic feature required! Giving stock android is admirable but make sure your devices are good enough for the price they command! Imagine buying a Nokia 8 for more than 30000 ₹ and not having screen cast! It's just not acceptable!
  • VERY DISAPPOINTING. I LOVE NOKIA DIDN'T EXPECT THIS FROM NOKIA AND GOOGLE. WE NEED A QUICK FIX

  • "Quick"? You see when this thread started? Nothing happened! No Response from Nokia, not in the Forum, not on Twitter, nowhere.


    They dont care About our/your needs, Nothing more to say About it


    Xiaomi delivers Android One devices aswell Long time support for non Android One Devices WITH Miracast and of Course a much better camera UI (you dont need to digg around with an hacked Google camera app to get the full power of the camera). So learn for the future, avoid nokia

  • Terminusaquo Terminusaquo
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    I second Nokia re enabling Miracast as the hardware is more than capable and every version of Android before Lollipop had it enabled. Google disabled it to push their own proprietary Chromecast on everyone, what was wrong with having both available!!?!
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