New Chrome OS App Brings Cross-Platform Screen Mirroring to Chromebooks
Squirrels LLC released Ditto Connect for Chrome OS, a first-of-its-kind app that enables Chromebook screen mirroring to a number of receiver types that are not natively compatible.
The latest audiovisual technology from Squirrels is part of the company’s rapidly expanding Ditto wireless presentation ecosystem. Ditto allows hardware from competing technology companies including Apple, Google and Microsoft to wirelessly connect for screen and audio sharing.
Ditto Connect for Chrome OS users can now screen mirror a Chromebook to any tvOS (Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD) or Windows device equipped with the Ditto receiver app.
“This is a significant screen mirroring development with widespread application in any collaborative environment using Chromebooks, particularly in the classroom,” Squirrels CEO and co-founder Andrew Gould said. “We made it undeniably simple to share what’s on your Chromebook screen directly to an Apple TV or Windows-connected display.”
Ditto Connect for Chrome OS follows recent Ditto Connect and Ditto Receiver releases for other platforms:
- Ditto Connect for iOS
- Ditto Connect for Android
- Ditto tvOS Receiver
- Ditto Windows Receiver
“Chrome OS compatibility was the last piece of the puzzle for Ditto,” Gould said. “Ditto works with all of the most common devices in all of the places people meet. Screen mirroring should be easy. It should work…and work well. That’s what we created with Ditto.”
How it works
The Ditto Connect for Chrome OS app pairs with the Ditto receiver apps to wirelessly display a user’s screen and send audio. Users simply enter a room code into the app. Ditto automatically connects the user’s screen to the display.
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Ditto room codes ensure that users connect to the correct display every time, regardless of how many Ditto receivers are deployed on a school or company network.
Organizations can deploy Ditto for Chrome OS to a large quantity of Chromebooks at once. The app can be mass deployed to users through the Google Admin console.
Works on restrictive corporate networks
Ditto connect for Chrome OS can connect to Ditto receivers on restrictive school or company networks that block multicast DNS (mDNS) discovery.
How to get Ditto Connect for Chrome OS
Download Ditto Connect for Chrome OS from the Chrome Web Store. An active Ditto account with a tvOS or Windows receiver is required to use Ditto Connect for Chrome OS.