There are still people who use Firefox as their browser on both desktops and mobiles, although that percentage is growing smaller and smaller by the year. Last year (2013), that percentage was 20.09%, if the guys at Statcounter are to be believed.* But that is not stopping Mozilla from continuing to develop the Android version of their browser, now coming up with a “mirroring” feature that enables devices to cast a tab of the browser to a Chromecast or Miracast streaming device.
Browser casting isn’t a new thing, Google developed the Chromecast device with Chrome and this feature specifically in mind. But props to Mozilla for catching up with the big boys. The Firefox developer has rolled out this feature on the current beta version.
All you have to do to start using it is to make sure your current version is updated to the latest and greatest version. Then check out the instructions given by Mozilla via the source link. But it isn’t any different from most of the features you already know from other such app features. Also, make sure that your device and the streaming device of your choice is on the same Wifi network. Other than that, you should be good to go.
If you want to try out Firefox Beta for Android, it’s a free download via the Google Play Store. Mozilla also reminds it users to make sure to file bugs that you discover while using the app. Enjoy browser casting!