Web Video Caster (Chromecast)

Web Video Caster (Chromecast)


Web Video Caster allows you to stream videos you find on the web to any Chromecast device. The app does all the dirty work of finding the embedded videos inside web pages, making it super simple for you to just hit play and enjoy!

If you have any questions or need any help please contact us http://www.instantbits.com/contactus.jsp

IF THE CHROMECAST ICON IS MISSING PLEASE RESTART YOUR CHROMECAST, PHONE AND HOME WIFI. IF NOT FIXED YOU MIGHT BE AFFECTED BY A BUG WITH GOOGLE'S SDK, TRY OTHER THIRD PARTY APPS TO VERIFY, NOT YOUTUBE OR NETFLIX AS THEY DON'T USE THE OFFICIAL SDK.


This app is not a mirroring app, you have to find a video you want to play and it will send that video to the Chromecast. It does not do tab casting.


Live streams are supported, as well as other videos which used the same file format. The live stream (HLS) support is beta and it might have issues. If you would like to try the latest fixes to issues please signup for our beta community https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111746291175698563295

Aside from the ability to play videos on a Chromecast device this app also allows you to download said videos, you should of course make sure you have permission from the copyright holder before downloading any videos.

PERMISSIONS:
Wi-Fi connection information - Required for the Chromecast and for the browser itself.
Photos/Media/Files (storage in general) - Required for the download functionality.
In-app purchases - For premium version.

First find a video you want to watch. You can do this in Chrome and use the share option and select "Web Video Caster" or you can use this app to find it as well by entering any website address.


Second connect to a Chromcast device.


Third play the video as you normally would or click the play button on the app menu.


Then all you have to do is relax and enjoy the video.


If you are on a different web browser when you encounter a video you would like to cast, all you have to do is share the web page with Web Video Caster.


Some web sites are a bit stubborn and do things in odd ways so if you are having trouble playing videos checkout our guide on the multiple ways to get it to work at http://www.instantbits.com/apps/webvideo/index.jsp


This application has been tested with multiple websites. Not all videos work on every site, sometimes you have to try multiple things to get the video to play. If the video does not play on Chrome on your mobile device (because it is not HTML5), then it will not work with the Chromecast device, also not every video which works in mobile Chrome will work in the Chromecast as it has a more limited number of supported formats.


When given the option to choose between multiple files you should always prefer .webm and .mp4 files over others.


The best option to get a video to play is to tap the play button on the application menu. If that button is missing try the search for videos button. If that does not work try the play button in the video you would like to play, and finally on Android versions 4.3 and below, you can click the full screen button inside the video.


Premium version has the following features (if you don't see the features after buying, please restart your phone):
No ads.
Bookmarks.
Ability to set home page.
Play history and queue plus ability to resume.
Create homescreen shortcut.


If for some reason the cast icon does not appear please try restarting your phone or tablet as well as your Chromecast device.

If none of that worked and you just want to drop us a note please don't hesitate to contact us at: http://www.instantbits.com/contactus.jsp


Your Chrome Cast supports the following video formats can be found at https://developers.google.com/cast/docs/media

Recent changes:
If the Chromecast icon is missing please restart your phone, Chromecast and home wifi.

v 2.2.1
Fixes for crash reporting.

v 2.2
Popup blocker (enabled by default) added to settings.
Fix for encoding issues with some special characters.

v 2.1.8
Notification area on Lollipop
Multiple fixes for https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=78377

v 2.1.5
Lollipop fixes.
Small fix for live streams.

v 2.1.3
Possible fix for https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=78377
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About Web Video Caster (Chromecast)
Web Video Caster allows you to stream videos you find on the web to any Chromecast device. The app does all the dirty work of finding the embedded videos inside web pages, making it super simple for you to just hit play and enjoy!

If you have any questions or need any help please contact us http://www.instantbits.com/contactus.jsp

IF THE CHROMECAST ICON IS MISSING PLEASE RESTART YOUR CHROMECAST, PHONE AND HOME WIFI. IF NOT FIXED YOU MIGHT BE AFFECTED BY A BUG WITH GOOGLE'S SDK, TRY OTHER THIRD PARTY APPS TO VERIFY, NOT YOUTUBE OR NETFLIX AS THEY DON'T USE THE OFFICIAL SDK.


This app is not a mirroring app, you have to find a video you want to play and it will send that video to the Chromecast. It does not do tab casting.


Live streams are supported, as well as other videos which used the same file format. The live stream (HLS) support is beta and it might have issues. If you would like to try the latest fixes to issues please signup for our beta community https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111746291175698563295

Aside from the ability to play videos on a Chromecast device this app also allows you to download said videos, you should of course make sure you have permission from the copyright holder before downloading any videos.

PERMISSIONS:
Wi-Fi connection information - Required for the Chromecast and for the browser itself.
Photos/Media/Files (storage in general) - Required for the download functionality.
In-app purchases - For premium version.

First find a video you want to watch. You can do this in Chrome and use the share option and select "Web Video Caster" or you can use this app to find it as well by entering any website address.


Second connect to a Chromcast device.


Third play the video as you normally would or click the play button on the app menu.


Then all you have to do is relax and enjoy the video.


If you are on a different web browser when you encounter a video you would like to cast, all you have to do is share the web page with Web Video Caster.


Some web sites are a bit stubborn and do things in odd ways so if you are having trouble playing videos checkout our guide on the multiple ways to get it to work at http://www.instantbits.com/apps/webvideo/index.jsp


This application has been tested with multiple websites. Not all videos work on every site, sometimes you have to try multiple things to get the video to play. If the video does not play on Chrome on your mobile device (because it is not HTML5), then it will not work with the Chromecast device, also not every video which works in mobile Chrome will work in the Chromecast as it has a more limited number of supported formats.


When given the option to choose between multiple files you should always prefer .webm and .mp4 files over others.


The best option to get a video to play is to tap the play button on the application menu. If that button is missing try the search for videos button. If that does not work try the play button in the video you would like to play, and finally on Android versions 4.3 and below, you can click the full screen button inside the video.


Premium version has the following features (if you don't see the features after buying, please restart your phone):
No ads.
Bookmarks.
Ability to set home page.
Play history and queue plus ability to resume.
Create homescreen shortcut.


If for some reason the cast icon does not appear please try restarting your phone or tablet as well as your Chromecast device.

If none of that worked and you just want to drop us a note please don't hesitate to contact us at: http://www.instantbits.com/contactus.jsp


Your Chrome Cast supports the following video formats can be found at https://developers.google.com/cast/docs/media

Recent changes:
If the Chromecast icon is missing please restart your phone, Chromecast and home wifi.

v 2.2.1
Fixes for crash reporting.

v 2.2
Popup blocker (enabled by default) added to settings.
Fix for encoding issues with some special characters.

v 2.1.8
Notification area on Lollipop
Multiple fixes for https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=78377

v 2.1.5
Lollipop fixes.
Small fix for live streams.

v 2.1.3
Possible fix for https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=78377

User reviews of Web Video Caster (Chromecast)
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A Google User
Thursday 7:30 AM
Might be time to uninstall as I keep finding it working in the back ground without me opening it.
A Google User
Wednesday 6:05 PM
Nice app.. Would have given 5 Stars but app lags on loading movie more than not.
A Google User
Wednesday 9:05 AM
Awesome Chromecast is constantly evolving. Great app
A Google User
Wednesday 3:35 AM
Hit or miss The app is great when it works but sometimes it just won't cast to the screen just keeps loading to the point I have to cast from another app or it'll just stay on the screen
A Google User
Wednesday 12:58 AM
Seems to do the job One thing missing that I have found other apps like this to do and that's to have the ability to stream via this to the TV but get the sound on your phone table or whatever by using your headphones really handy if you could add that option on thanks