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11-08-2014, 15:24   #1
 
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Chromecast Apps Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

There's a lot of demand and interest in Chromecast compatable apps in the Boards Android community and so in the interests of that community I'm setting this thread up so that people may inform on and discuss some of these apps.

Unfortunately, as we discovered in this earlier thread on the subject, it is a technology that can be used towards illegal ends; particularly the casting of copyrighted materials, and as a result that thread needed to be closed.

So this thread is here so that the community can get what it seeks, but I'm starting it afresh so that one thing is clear; any discussion on apps or methods, directly or indirectly, that result in any illegal activity will result in an immediate and permanent banning from this forum. Pleading ignorance will not be accepted as a defense. Hiding behind the use of code words to discuss such apps and warez will not be accepted as a defense.

How do you know if something can be discussed or not? Simple; if it has no real purpose other than to blatantly stream/cast copyrighted material, then it can't. If it has legitimate, legal and demonstrable, uses, then it can.

Please try to make this thread a positive one for the community. Thank you.
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11-08-2014, 16:55   #2
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Chromecast Apps!

Lets get the ball rolling!

You can find all supported chromecast apps for android here


Also a selection of apps available for android, iOS and Chrome extensions here <<< (reddit link, as far as I'm aware no illegal apps on the link - List gets updated regularly).

For playing local content use the chrome extension, I can recommend VideoStream which also has an android remote.

I paid for the premium version which has playlist support.

For android you have a choice of 3 apps for local content: -
For casting Music I recommend Shuttle+


Mirror Enabler: For android screen mirroring on selected rooted KitKat devices.


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For anyone wanting to purchasing the Chromecast you can get it officially online at:and can pick it up in
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Just recently got this handy little gizmo and am having great fun with it. I'll be watching this thread intently to pick up some tips!

Unfortunately I'm no tech wiz, so I'll be leaching information rather than offering any.

Cheers OP.
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The Cast Store app on Google Play Store shows new apps that are compatible with Chromecast.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=goko.gcs

Downside is some of the apps aren't available in Ireland.
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For streaming web video content:

Vidcast
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The Cast Store app on Google Play Store shows new apps that are compatible with Chromecast.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=goko.gcs

Downside is some of the apps aren't available in Ireland.
Not really a downside, you can download most apps from any of the alternative App Stores, like:

1 Mobile

Aptoide

and many others.

you could also try this: (It works for me....)

apk downloader
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Flipps is a good one too

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bianor.amspremium&hl=en


its a bit like some of the now tv / roku channels
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Not sure if this is the right place but its Chromecast related ..
I just changed my dns settings on the laptop to access US content on Netflix. Any show/Movie I now try to stream to my tv wont load ... I keep getting the message "Sorry that title is not available to watch instantly"
Any ideas on how to get around this?
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Not sure if this is the right place but its Chromecast related ..
I just changed my dns settings on the laptop to access US content on Netflix. Any show/Movie I now try to stream to my tv wont load ... I keep getting the message "Sorry that title is not available to watch instantly"
Any ideas on how to get around this?
You need to have the chromecast and device your casting from on the same configured network. To achieve what your trying you have to configure your rooter (if possible).

Google it because instructions on how to achieve it are against boards rules.
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You need to have the chromecast and device your casting from on the same configured network. To achieve what your trying you have to configure your rooter (if possible).

Google it because instructions on how to achieve it are against boards rules.
Oh ok .. cheers. Didnt think it was against the rules
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Flipps is a good one too

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bianor.amspremium&hl=en


its a bit like some of the now tv / roku channels
Does it have 4od do you know?
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Does it have 4od do you know?
No, but 4od is available on Play.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nnel4.ondemand

There is no native CC support, but screen mirroring might help, you need pretty hispeed home network....I tried it but its unwatchable.
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Oh ok .. cheers. Didnt think it was against the rules
Sigh... Seeking to circumvent copyright restrictions based on territory, is still seeking to circumvent copyright restrictions. Banned.
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Awesome little device, the Chromecast. I use mine every single day.

I realise that there is not cast function in 4OD. However, on some devices, it's possible to cast the entire screen from your phone or tablet (mostly Samsung and official Google devices at the moment).

This works perfectly for the likes of 4OD, Spotify etc that don't currently have a native cast function
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