SecondScreen by Braden Farmer


(4 stars)


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SecondScreen is an application designed for power users that frequently connect their Android devices to external displays. It provides tools to give you the best big screen experience possible – for example, you can change your device's resolution and density to fit your TV or monitor, enable always-on desktop mode in Chrome, and even turn your device's backlight off. With SecondScreen, you can turn your existing Android device into a set top box, a game console, or even a PC replacement!

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• This app REQUIRES a rooted device!
• For devices with AOSP or stock (Google) Android ROMs ONLY; app is not guaranteed to function properly on devices with manufacturer-skinned ROMs.
• This app is designed for devices with support for mirroring to external displays, which may require either an MHL/SlimPort adapter, or a wireless screen mirroring solution such as Miracast or Chromecast.
• A Bluetooth keyboard/mouse or game controller is strongly recommended.

• Easily change resolution and density (DPI) - take full advantage of the resolution of your external display, and show the Android tablet interface if you're using a phone
• Simple profile-based interface - easy to enable/disable different profiles for different types of displays
• Many configurable options, including:
 • Automatically enable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi - quickly connect a keyboard, mouse, and/or game controller
 • Automatically enable Daydreams
 • Show desktop sites in Chrome by default - browse the real Web, on your TV!
 • Lock screen orientation to landscape
 • Overscan support for older TVs (Android 4.3+)
 • Disable device backlight and/or vibration - save battery while your device is connected (not compatible with all devices)

This full version of SecondScreen contains these additional features (not found in the free version):
• Full integration with Tasker
• Load profiles automatically when a display is connected
• Quick Actions - quickly and easily run SecondScreen features without creating or editing profiles
• Homescreen shortcuts - launch a profile with one tap, without entering the app
• Imports all of your saved profiles and settings from the free version

Explanation of permissions:
• "full permission to all device features and storage" - root access required to change resolution/DPI, disable backlight/vibration, enable desktop-only mode in Chrome
• "connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi", "view Wi-Fi connections" - required for profiles to enable Wi-Fi
• "access Bluetooth settings", "pair with Bluetooth devices" - required for profiles to enable Bluetooth
• "close other apps" - required to refresh the user interface after a resolution/DPI change. Ensure all data is saved before launching a profile.
• "run at startup" - required to show SecondScreen profile notification after a (soft/hard) reboot
• "modify system settings" - required for profiles to lock rotation and set brightness

Tags: secondscreen hdmi optimizer.

Recently changed in this version

• Minor user experience improvements
• Minor crash fixes

Comments and ratings for SecondScreen
  • (67 stars)

    by Chris McMahon on 18/08/2014

    Works well with Chromecast

  • (67 stars)

    by Paul Rossi on 03/08/2014

    Get this app if you are using AR Reloaded

  • (67 stars)

    by Shad Ryshad on 03/08/2014

    Nice app, needs more DPI settings

  • (67 stars)

    by Brian Baker on 30/07/2014

    Crashes a lot all of a sudden..Force closing when switching between profiles..EDIT: Working with dev to work out the issue

  • (67 stars)

    by Mark Delleman on 28/07/2014

    Use it with my Nexus 5 and AppRadio Unchained. Perfect.

  • (67 stars)

    by Francois Roy on 27/07/2014

    Overscan pretentions of this app got my attention, and to my amazement, it just plainly works! No more truncated UI elements when outputing my 1080p N5 to my old 720p TV using either Miracast, Chromecast, or HDMI/Slimport. Backlight off option works as expected; will definately help preventing thermal throttling. While you have root, why not map a backlight on/off trigger to the volume keys? Woul

  • (67 stars)

    by David Schlosstein on 02/07/2014

    Program is solid but the experimental feature to totally put the phone screen to sleep while still not affecting mhl output will cause the S4 to reboot and cause a lost connection. If possible please fix this feature for the Verizon S4. My S4 overheats and I need the screen to blank totally to save my apps from getting killed from the overheating msg the S4 gives while under stress in the car and

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