LocalCast for Chromecast/DLNA

LocalCast for Chromecast/DLNA


LocalCast is the number one casting solution on Android with over 1,000,000 users!

Cast/Stream videos, music or pictures

FROM your phone or tablet, NAS (DLNA/UPnP or Samba), Google Drive, Google+, Dropbox or a webpage

TO a Chromecast, Nexus Player, AppleTV*, SmartTV*, Sonos, Xbox 360*, Xbox One* or other DLNA Devices*.


// Videos

Please be aware that the Chromecast only supports a couple of formats. It can read containers like mp4, mkv, 3gp and m4v, but all these containers can use different codecs. If you can't hear the audio of a video, then the audio codec is not supported. If you can't see the video but hear the audio, then the video codec is not supported.
(I am looking into "on-the-fly" transcoding)


// Music

If you cast from your device or DLNA, the album cover will be displayed on the TV. The queue and playlists work with all files, but were added to easily set up music for your next party and don't worry about it.


// Pictures

On a Chromecast, Nexus Player or other Cast device:
You can rotate, zoom and pan pictures easily from the "Now playing" screen, just touch the button with the four arrows.


// Subtitles

If you use a Chromecast, Nexus Player or other Cast device:
You can easily add subtitles. Subtitles in the same folder will be added automatically. You can set a dedicated subtitle folder which will be searched when you start a video. Subtitle timing, font, background and color can be changed.
You can change the subtitle encoding in the settings, e.g. for arabic subtitles choose UTF-8
Internal subtitles which are inside the video container don't work YET


// Wireless headphones (beta)

Touch "Route audio to phone" on the "Now playing" screen, to listen to what you are watching on your phone. This feature is in beta: it might work most of the time.


// * Casting to DLNA Devices

This is currently a bit buggy, but I hope that I have it fixed before christmas.


// Beta

You can join the beta community and receive beta updates from the Google Play here: http://goo.gl/8Efbo9


// PDFs

Pdfs are converted to pictures in the app and can then be casted.


// Chromecast supported formats

https://developers.google.com/cast/docs/media


// Recommended PC software to convert your files:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/handbrake/


// In app purchases:

The app is free and ads supported, the ads can be removed via an in app purchase for a price from 1 to 7 €. Choose what you'd like to pay, all purchases unlock all Pro version features. Pro Version features currently are only:
- No ads
- Search (device only)
- Video preview when seeking on the "Now playing" screen

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!

Translations:
https://crowdin.com/project/localcast

Permissions:
In-app purchase: to remove the ads/buy the Pro Version
Storage: to search media
Allow WiFi Multicast: for the server
Network communication: Chromecast/Internet/etc.
Your accounts: Google Drive/Google+
Phone state/identity: Pause/Resume on incoming calls

*** 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:
- Sale Special (30% off on the Pro Version) until end of January
- If you have problems with the in app purchases: Install LocalCast from the Google Play web interface, this fixes 99% of all issues
- Multiple bug fixes and performance improvements
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About LocalCast for Chromecast/DLNA
LocalCast is the number one casting solution on Android with over 1,000,000 users!

Cast/Stream videos, music or pictures

FROM your phone or tablet, NAS (DLNA/UPnP or Samba), Google Drive, Google+, Dropbox or a webpage

TO a Chromecast, Nexus Player, AppleTV*, SmartTV*, Sonos, Xbox 360*, Xbox One* or other DLNA Devices*.


// Videos

Please be aware that the Chromecast only supports a couple of formats. It can read containers like mp4, mkv, 3gp and m4v, but all these containers can use different codecs. If you can't hear the audio of a video, then the audio codec is not supported. If you can't see the video but hear the audio, then the video codec is not supported.
(I am looking into "on-the-fly" transcoding)


// Music

If you cast from your device or DLNA, the album cover will be displayed on the TV. The queue and playlists work with all files, but were added to easily set up music for your next party and don't worry about it.


// Pictures

On a Chromecast, Nexus Player or other Cast device:
You can rotate, zoom and pan pictures easily from the "Now playing" screen, just touch the button with the four arrows.


// Subtitles

If you use a Chromecast, Nexus Player or other Cast device:
You can easily add subtitles. Subtitles in the same folder will be added automatically. You can set a dedicated subtitle folder which will be searched when you start a video. Subtitle timing, font, background and color can be changed.
You can change the subtitle encoding in the settings, e.g. for arabic subtitles choose UTF-8
Internal subtitles which are inside the video container don't work YET


// Wireless headphones (beta)

Touch "Route audio to phone" on the "Now playing" screen, to listen to what you are watching on your phone. This feature is in beta: it might work most of the time.


// * Casting to DLNA Devices

This is currently a bit buggy, but I hope that I have it fixed before christmas.


// Beta

You can join the beta community and receive beta updates from the Google Play here: http://goo.gl/8Efbo9


// PDFs

Pdfs are converted to pictures in the app and can then be casted.


// Chromecast supported formats

https://developers.google.com/cast/docs/media


// Recommended PC software to convert your files:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/handbrake/


// In app purchases:

The app is free and ads supported, the ads can be removed via an in app purchase for a price from 1 to 7 €. Choose what you'd like to pay, all purchases unlock all Pro version features. Pro Version features currently are only:
- No ads
- Search (device only)
- Video preview when seeking on the "Now playing" screen

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!

Translations:
https://crowdin.com/project/localcast

Permissions:
In-app purchase: to remove the ads/buy the Pro Version
Storage: to search media
Allow WiFi Multicast: for the server
Network communication: Chromecast/Internet/etc.
Your accounts: Google Drive/Google+
Phone state/identity: Pause/Resume on incoming calls

*** 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:
- Sale Special (30% off on the Pro Version) until end of January
- If you have problems with the in app purchases: Install LocalCast from the Google Play web interface, this fixes 99% of all issues
- Multiple bug fixes and performance improvements

User reviews of LocalCast for Chromecast/DLNA
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Monday 1:38 PM
Last update Broke the app. I'm with everyone else in dating the videos don't show up anymore.
A Google User
Monday 12:24 PM
What happened? It use to work so well that I upgraded to the pro version to show my appreciation for their hard work and now it barely plays. And when it does play the sound no longer works. Could you guys give me a previous version? Maybe 3 updates ago
A Google User
Monday 10:55 AM
Stopped workin after latest update
A Google User
Monday 9:48 AM
Helpppp This app was amazing until recently, then it stopped recognising showbox :-(
A Google User
Monday 7:55 AM
Last update: killed the app App was working great. Was trying it for the past few days then boom. No more. It won't recognize my Chromecast device, it glitches when I send the stream to the xbox360. Wasn't given option not to update. Now it doesn't allow uninstall update, it just gives option of force stop-or-uninstall app. Please fix. I will change my rating to 5 stars, if it is fixed. If not, I found es Explorer media share has similar app. Works just as well. Thank you