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Google makes geeks happy: full support for mDNS arrives on Android



Google makes geeks happy: full support for mDNS arrives on Android


More experienced users who are familiar with IP addresses and DNS will probably know mDNS (or in any case they must have used it): it is a network protocol that allows “identify” the IP address of a device without using a real DNS serverassociating it with a keyword followed by .local (for example, printer.local can be used to identify a printer).

In any case, Google has recently started rolling out full mDNS support on its Android operating system: in reality, a first support (limited only to some apps that use certain APIs) arrived already in November last year, but now it seems that the rollout is really extended to everyone. No action is required on the part of the user: all changes will arrive on their smartphone via a Google Play Services update.

So now just type the name of the device followed by .local directly in the Chrome address bar to access the IP address of the device, without going through an external app. Everything should work only on Android 12 and above, since the code is not present in previous versions. At the moment, It is unclear whether Google will bring mDNS support to Android 11 and earlier as well.

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