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
9301
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
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File size
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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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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Thursday 10:09 PM
So much easier than connecting PC to TV & you can't blame the guy for trying to make a buck by removing the ads.
A Google User
Thursday 9:06 PM
Used to work just fine Had a G2 and used to stream Showbox via local cast without any issues. Sold it and got a G3 and downloaded the updated version of local cast and now nothing plays from Showbox. Can cast screen and connect to Chromecast just fine so pretty sure its not the hardware. Also can watch Showbox content on my G3 so pretty sure its not Showbox. Only thing left is...
A Google User
Thursday 5:36 PM
Works perfectly! This definitely works on my LG 32LN571b. I've tried other cast apps, but nothing worked for my samsung tab 3 7.0 device. This app is easy to use and connect to my tv with just a click of a button. You can just click the connect button and escape from this app, go to your gallery, pick any picture or movie, then while it's playing, you can see an icon for casting, press it and voila! The tv shows your movie or picture. Nice! 5 stars for this app!
A Google User
Thursday 4:05 PM
Fantastic! Where's the pay version? Thank you for developing this, great job! How useful and fun!
A Google User
Thursday 3:49 PM
Works great I've used this on a smart TV and Chromecast and so far, no issues. One thing I would like is to be able to play my music playlists I have on my phone. It's a pain to hunt down each phone without a search function