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LocalCast for Chromecast

LocalCast for Chromecast

Stefan Pledl

Send videos, music or images to a Chromecast, Smart TV, Apple TV and more

4.3
110K+ Reviews 10M+
  • 83% positive reviews
  • Free
  • Feature Rich
  • Fresh
  • In App Purchases
4.3
110.0K+ Ratings
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Review Highlights

  • easy to use

    in 813 reviews

    interface is simple easy to use. casting interface can use some improvements

  • useful

    in 250 reviews

    Amazing. Frequent update due to constant improvement and adding useful features.

  • too many ads

    in 181 reviews

    Absolutely unusable. Too many ads. They pop up every second while trying to use

  • simple interface

    in 68 reviews

    Awesome app! Works better than Allcast! snappy and simple interface!

  • local content

    in 45 reviews

    Love the ability to stream local content to a Chromecast

  • clean design

    in 36 reviews

    The hits are that it's easy to use and a very clean design.

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App Description

Google Play

LocalCast is the number one casting solution on Android with over 10,000,000 users!

Send videos, music or pictures

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

TO a Chromecast, SmartTVs, Roku, Nexus Player, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or Stick, Sony Bravia, Samsung, LG, Panasonic and other SmartTVs, Sonos, Xbox 360, Xbox One or other DLNA Devices.


// FAQ

If you have a problem with LocalCast, please see the FAQ (english only right now):
www.localcast-app.com/faq


// Unique features

- Zoom & rotate & pan (Chromecast & other Google Cast devices)
- NAS: SMB access
- Subtitles: Opensubtitle.org integration
Subtitles only work with Chromecast and Apple TV 4


// Videos

Be aware that the Chromecast only supports a couple of format/codecs.
It can read containers like mp4, mkv, 3gp and m4v, but all these containers can use different codecs.
If something doesn't work, please visit the FAQ (english only right now): www.localcast-app.com/faq


// Pictures

On a Chromecast:
Rotate, zoom and pan pictures easily from the "Now playing" screen, touch the
button with the four arrows.


// Subtitles

Subtitles work with Chromecast and Apple TV 4:
- Use the Opensubtitles.org integration
- Touch a subtitle file after you started a video
Subtitles in the same folder are added automatically.
You can set a subtitle folder which will be searched.
Subtitle timing, font, background and color can be changed.
Subtitle encoding in the settings: e.g. for arabic subtitles choose UTF-8
Some DLNA servers add information about subtitles, some don't.


// Wireless headphones (beta)

Touch "Route audio to phone" on the "Now playing" screen, to stream the sound to your phone.
It's impossible to sync this automatically and network delays make it hard.
This feature is in beta: it might work most of the time.


// Beta

http://goo.gl/8Efbo9


// Chromecast supported formats

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


// Recommended PC software to convert your files:

https://handbrake.fr/


// In app purchases:

The app is free and ads supported, all purchases unlock all Pro version features:
- No ads
- Search (device only)
- Video preview when seeking on the "Now playing" screen

There are subscriptions "/month", "/year" and one time purchases.
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!


// App logo

converted to vector graphic by Logain UBiv Tnomal Ablar, check out his blog:
http://candynjuice.blogspot.com/


// Translations:

https://crowdin.com/project/localcast


// Permissions:

Allow WiFi Multicast: for the server
Your accounts: Google Drive/Google+
Phone state/identity: Pause/Resume on incoming calls


// Anonymous Usage Statistics:

This App gathers anonymous usage statistics through Firebase Analytics to find bugs and enhance future user experience.
You can opt out by deactivating this option in the App's settings.

What’s New

Google Play

  • 10.4.2.10

    February 14, 2019 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
    10.000.000 downloads
    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
    Beautified notification
    Fixed 'Share with...' which only worked after first app start
  • 10.4.2.6

    February 4, 2019 It's snowing outside, I'am listening to music and no1 is reading these changelogs anyway. Sechs Meter Neunzig, Spektakulär!
    Fixed FAB position on devices with notch after rotating the screen
    Added Fireplaces & more
  • 10.3.2.12

    January 20, 2019 Google Photos: I missed that Google deprecated the Picasa API. My bad, I'm sorry. I will update and fix Google Photos ASAP
    Removed lag when scrolling
  • 10.4.2.4

    February 3, 2019 It's snowing outside, I'am listening to music and no1 is reading these changelogs anyway. Sechs Meter Neunzig, Spektakulär!
    Fixed FAB position on devices with notch after rotating the screen
    Added Fireplaces & more
  • 10.3.2.12

    January 20, 2019 Google Photos: I missed that Google deprecated the Picasa API. My bad, I'm sorry. I will update and fix Google Photos ASAP
    Removed lag when scrolling
  • 10.3.2.10

    January 13, 2019 Fixed a crash on Android 5
    Fixed Cast Button position on devices with notch
    Ads: added a border
  • 10.3.2.2

    November 15, 2018 Fixed minor bugs and updated 3rd party libraries
  • 10.3.2.5

    January 9, 2019 Fixed Cast Button position on devices with notch
    Ads: added a border
  • 10.3.2.2

    November 15, 2018 Fixed minor bugs and updated 3rd party libraries
  • 10.3.2.1

    October 29, 2018 Fixed some more memory leaks and crashes
  • 10.3.2.2

    November 15, 2018 Fixed minor bugs and updated 3rd party libraries
  • 10.3.2.1

    October 29, 2018 Fixed some more memory leaks and crashes
  • 10.3.2.0

    October 25, 2018 Fixed some memory leaks and crashes
    Fixed back 30 seconds button in notification
  • 10.2.2.8

    October 23, 2018 Fixed back 30 seconds button in notification

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