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Web2Cast

Web2Cast


The web on the big screen. Send web pages and images to your ChromeCast!

Simply type in a URL, give it a name and then tap to display it on your ChromeCast.

Great for digital signage, menus, presentations and dashboards.

PLEASE READ THE FAQ BELOW TO SEE IF THIS APP WILL WORK FOR YOU!

FAQ

1. What can be displayed?
Generally anything you can display in a browser including HTML files and images such as .gif, .jpg and .png. NOTE: Some web pages are too complex for the built in ChromeCast web browser to handle.

2. Does it support HTTP and HTTPS ?
Yes it does.

3. Can it display items from a local, non-Internet server?
Yes it can. As long as the ChromeCast is on the same network as the server.

4. How can I display a file if I don't have a web server?
You can use Dropbox or Google Drive to host your files and add your share links to Web2Cast

5. Doesn't casting a tab in Chrome do the same thing as this app?
Sort of. However the Web2Cast display will be much crisper as it is not "streaming" a tab but actually displaying the web page in the ChromeCast browser. Additionally you can leave the display running without having to have Chrome running and casting.

6. Can I navigate a web page that is displayed by Web2Cast?
The app provides the ability to scroll the page up and down. Unfortunately the ChromeCast browser has its input disabled so links cannot be clicked on, there is no cursor and text cannot be entered.

7. Only my page background is displayed. What's wrong?
Some pages automatically center their content vertically, if this is the case your page's content may not be immediately visible on screen. Try press the "Center" button on the Remote screen to display your content.

Recent changes:
- App now stops casting on disconnect. This can be toggled in settings.
- App now provides a "remote control" to scroll web pages
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$0.87
57
2.9
User ratings
29
Installs
1,000+
Concerns
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File size
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About Web2Cast
The web on the big screen. Send web pages and images to your ChromeCast!

Simply type in a URL, give it a name and then tap to display it on your ChromeCast.

Great for digital signage, menus, presentations and dashboards.

PLEASE READ THE FAQ BELOW TO SEE IF THIS APP WILL WORK FOR YOU!

FAQ

1. What can be displayed?
Generally anything you can display in a browser including HTML files and images such as .gif, .jpg and .png. NOTE: Some web pages are too complex for the built in ChromeCast web browser to handle.

2. Does it support HTTP and HTTPS ?
Yes it does.

3. Can it display items from a local, non-Internet server?
Yes it can. As long as the ChromeCast is on the same network as the server.

4. How can I display a file if I don't have a web server?
You can use Dropbox or Google Drive to host your files and add your share links to Web2Cast

5. Doesn't casting a tab in Chrome do the same thing as this app?
Sort of. However the Web2Cast display will be much crisper as it is not "streaming" a tab but actually displaying the web page in the ChromeCast browser. Additionally you can leave the display running without having to have Chrome running and casting.

6. Can I navigate a web page that is displayed by Web2Cast?
The app provides the ability to scroll the page up and down. Unfortunately the ChromeCast browser has its input disabled so links cannot be clicked on, there is no cursor and text cannot be entered.

7. Only my page background is displayed. What's wrong?
Some pages automatically center their content vertically, if this is the case your page's content may not be immediately visible on screen. Try press the "Center" button on the Remote screen to display your content.

Recent changes:
- App now stops casting on disconnect. This can be toggled in settings.
- App now provides a "remote control" to scroll web pages

User reviews of Web2Cast
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A Google User
Sep 23, 2014
Exactly what I was looking for I have an office full of wall-mounted flatscreen TVs with Chromecasts. While its great to be able to change what they are showing on the fly, it is a pain to keep a browser window open in the background to cast various metrics and health checks somewhere we can see them. With this app, I can cast a page where I want it and it stays there even when I turn my phone off. That is EXACTLY what I wanted, and the people giving it poor reviews clearly don't understand what it is good for. Thanks to the author!
A Google User
Jul 16, 2014
It will not connect to my chromecast. The little icon is not even there for me to for to connect
A Google User
Jul 12, 2014
Piece of crap!!! The only thing you can do is scroll up or down on websites. It would be worth the money if there were a mouse to click on things or if you could scroll left and right. Another thing a lot of websites don't even work even though it says any website Got the star because you can see some websites.
A Google User
Jul 7, 2014
It doesn't do anything... just displays the front page of a website???? Can't type anything just a still image...wtf is this?
A Google User
Jun 20, 2014
Works as advertised Great little app. Like the option to continue display of page after disconnect. Would like another option that asks me if I want the display to continue when I disconnect. Nice job.