Default Defy as a chromecast controler?

Ive got an old motorola defy that ive been trying to install kit kat on without success ( it dies on the install update recovery and just displays the red M logo on re boot)

The intention is to just use it as a controler for a chromecast, with BBC Iplayer, , youtube netflix etc, ive tried CM10 but the iplayer app/bbc media player doesnt work ( keeps crashing/wont load video)
any advice on the best way to achieve this/ the best/most basic rom to use ie turn it on and just use - no passwords, pins or boot options that you have to select at start up?