LocalCast (Media 2 Chromecast)

LocalCast (Media 2 Chromecast)


Get your media on the TV with LocalCast!

Features:

☆ Cast movies, pictures, videos and PDFs
★ ... from your device, Google Drive, Google+, Dropbox, NAS (DLNA / UPNP or SMB)
☆ Use your phone as wireless headphones !
★ Rotate / Zoom pictures and movies (Chromecast only)
☆ Pan pictures (Chromecast only)
★ Add subtitles and change the subtitle font size (Chromecast only)
☆ Open a movie stream in your browser then hit the share button and choose LocalCast or
★ Copy a link to a movie and choose "Paste link" in the app

(* internal subtitles which are inside the video container don't work YET)
(arabic subtitles: Please change the encoding in the settings to UTF-8)

Usage is pretty easy:

1. Connect to a Chromecast
2. Choose what to stream

Please check out the supported formats here:
https://developers.google.com/cast/docs/media

If your format is not supported, use handbrake to convert the file:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/handbrake/

Free and ads supported, the ads can be removed via an in app purchase for a price from 1 to 5 €. Choose what you'd like to pay.

I am just one independent developer working on my apps whenever I can, without a big budget for testing on various devices. If you find a bug please contact me via Google+ or email and I'll try to fix it ASAP. Thanks for your support and happy casting!

Facebook fanpage:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/LocalCast/250528721786652

News:
https://plus.google.com/109720416927515295704/posts

XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2649075

XDA News:
http://www.xda-developers.com/android/stream-multimedia-files-from-android-to-chromecast-with-localcast

Translations:
http://goo.gl/VPV27x

Permissions:
In-app purchase: to remove the ads
Storage: to search media
Allow WiFi Multicast: for the server
Network communication: Chromecast/Internet/etc.
Your accounts: Google Drive/Google+

*** Anonymous Usage Statistics ***
This App gathers anonymous usage statistics through Google Analytics to find bugs and enhance future user experience. You can opt out by deactivating this option in the App's settings.

Recent changes:
Material Design
Apple TV and DLNA renderers (e.g. XBox 360)
Bug fixes
Full changelog in the app
(3.0.01 -> 3.0.02 minor bug fixes)

Translation: http://goo.gl/VPV27x

If you can't connect to your Chromecast:
Please reboot your phone AND your Chromecast.
This is unfortunately a Chromecast bug.

News: https://plus.google.com/109720416927515295704/posts
Beta dowload: http://goo.gl/8Efbo9
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4.1
User ratings
9528
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
1
File size
6236 kb
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About LocalCast (Media 2 Chromecast)
Get your media on the TV with LocalCast!

Features:

☆ Cast movies, pictures, videos and PDFs
★ ... from your device, Google Drive, Google+, Dropbox, NAS (DLNA / UPNP or SMB)
☆ Use your phone as wireless headphones !
★ Rotate / Zoom pictures and movies (Chromecast only)
☆ Pan pictures (Chromecast only)
★ Add subtitles and change the subtitle font size (Chromecast only)
☆ Open a movie stream in your browser then hit the share button and choose LocalCast or
★ Copy a link to a movie and choose "Paste link" in the app

(* internal subtitles which are inside the video container don't work YET)
(arabic subtitles: Please change the encoding in the settings to UTF-8)

Usage is pretty easy:

1. Connect to a Chromecast
2. Choose what to stream

Please check out the supported formats here:
https://developers.google.com/cast/docs/media

If your format is not supported, use handbrake to convert the file:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/handbrake/

Free and ads supported, the ads can be removed via an in app purchase for a price from 1 to 5 €. Choose what you'd like to pay.

I am just one independent developer working on my apps whenever I can, without a big budget for testing on various devices. If you find a bug please contact me via Google+ or email and I'll try to fix it ASAP. Thanks for your support and happy casting!

Facebook fanpage:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/LocalCast/250528721786652

News:
https://plus.google.com/109720416927515295704/posts

XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2649075

XDA News:
http://www.xda-developers.com/android/stream-multimedia-files-from-android-to-chromecast-with-localcast

Translations:
http://goo.gl/VPV27x

Permissions:
In-app purchase: to remove the ads
Storage: to search media
Allow WiFi Multicast: for the server
Network communication: Chromecast/Internet/etc.
Your accounts: Google Drive/Google+

*** Anonymous Usage Statistics ***
This App gathers anonymous usage statistics through Google Analytics to find bugs and enhance future user experience. You can opt out by deactivating this option in the App's settings.

Recent changes:
Material Design
Apple TV and DLNA renderers (e.g. XBox 360)
Bug fixes
Full changelog in the app
(3.0.01 -> 3.0.02 minor bug fixes)

Translation: http://goo.gl/VPV27x

If you can't connect to your Chromecast:
Please reboot your phone AND your Chromecast.
This is unfortunately a Chromecast bug.


News: https://plus.google.com/109720416927515295704/posts
Beta dowload: http://goo.gl/8Efbo9

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A Google User
Monday 11:44 PM
No sound It looks kewl and streams from my smb NAS, but there is no sound. Otherwise looks good, I'd buy if sound worked.
A Google User
Monday 6:28 PM
Work excellent need exit or stop button
A Google User
Monday 6:25 PM
Buggy This app will connect or not at random times. After connecting it will start streming and then disconnect. This is a major problem for me.
A Google User
Monday 5:11 PM
It's possessed It won't turn off. One time we watched a whole movie and the device was turned off. But the program kept streaming to chromvast to tv.
A Google User
Monday 3:04 PM
Unbeatable! This is by far the best app I've come across for streaming local media files via Chromecast and I've used almost every app that's out there. I love it's UI, the material design is simple yet classy. Great implementation! There are two minor glitches I've faced so far-1)after choosing the SRT file there's a delayed pop-up that says 'Added Subtitle' but nothing really happens. 2) Not sure which subscription to buy for ad-free version. The menu is very confusing. All in all, good job! Best luck!