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[APP][2.2+] CheapCast. Turn your Device into a ChromeCast Dongle

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Ok, here it is. The first public beta of CheapCast, an App that let's your Android Device emulate a ChromeCats Dongle. I decided to put this up for free since I believe it could potentially useful to a whole lot of people. If you like it and it works for you, feel free to just use one of the Donation options within the App.

I will also make the Source Code available in the near future (I'm still cleaning it a bit up). Just watch this space:
I hope to further improve the App and welcome anybody who wants to contribute.

In my first PoC-Video I've showed CheapCast with YouTube, I've just uploaded another video showing Google Music streaming to a Nexus 7 running CheaCast:

As this is the first public Beta please expect things to fail. I appreciate your feedback. Please log your issues/bugreports here:

Hope you enjoy it.

Get it on the Play Store:
or download it here:
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12th August 2013, 07:05 AM |#2  
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Awesome thanks. I'll be testing as soon as I get home.
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12th August 2013, 07:37 AM |#3  
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very handy!

n4 > cheapcast > note 10.1 attached to sony bravia
12th August 2013, 07:56 AM |#4  
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Awesome concept, but I cannot get my Revue to cooperate at all. It force closes every single time I try to start the service. I've tried multiple reboots and re-installs. Blah this Revue is a POS.
12th August 2013, 08:11 AM |#5  
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Awesome. Planning to try this on my Nexus Q running CM. Finally give the Q a purpose in life once again
12th August 2013, 08:49 AM |#6  
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Works on my SGS3 and my Xoom.
Not on my HPTouchpad or my Ouya but I haven't tried very hard yet.
12th August 2013, 09:12 AM |#7  
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Like it a lot!!!!
Works OK so far. Great concept for sure!! I can get all 3 of my Samsung device to connect but can only get you tube to play. I keep getting errors when using Google play music. Says unable to play requested song.... Anyway, I have my galaxy note 8.0 and also a galaxy s4 connecting to a galaxy s2 skyrocket. I've even tried connecting just the note 8.0 and s4 and have the same issue. Hope to get this fixed soon... Would love to stream to my surround sound when I feel like jammin!
12th August 2013, 09:28 AM |#8  
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A explaination on what this does exactly would be nice.
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12th August 2013, 09:36 AM |#9  
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Angry concept
i dont know why people are using both sender and receiver as mobile devices i think the concept of this app is that your suppose to install this app on a android tv hdmi dongle and transfer content from your mobile device to you tv
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12th August 2013, 09:49 AM |#10  
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This is really awesome can anyone recommend some good dongles? works great with my gnex via MHL, but still a bit troublesome
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