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[APP][2.3+] Castaway for Chromecast

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22nd February 2014, 02:39 PM   |  #1  
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Hi All,

Castaway is a Chromecast app that I have been working on for a while now.

Castaway offers the following:

- Cast Google+ photos and videos from your Android device to your Chomecast
- Cast local photos and videos from your Android device to your Chromecast.

Please give it a try and let me know what you think.

Thank you!

XDA Video Review:
http://youtu.be/YRhYniIk5Sc

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....castaway.free



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22nd February 2014, 03:08 PM   |  #2  
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Why do I not get an option to connect to my Chromecast?



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Why do I not get an option to connect to my Chromecast?



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Is your phone on the same network as your Chromecast? Also, you may want to try to reboot your Chromecast. I had to do that a few times during development in order to see my Chromecasts.
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22nd February 2014, 03:41 PM   |  #4  
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That worked. Thank you. Had to restart my device and my whole network, but it found it.

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That worked. Thank you. Had to restart my device and my whole network, but it found it.

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Awesome! Glad you got it working.
27th February 2014, 08:29 PM   |  #6  
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Showbox
Can I stream Showbox with Castaway?
27th February 2014, 08:36 PM   |  #7  
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wow!!!tanks for this awesome app
has been totally waiting for this app!! thanx buddie ,and can you specify what all format videos can it play??

thanks again man
27th February 2014, 08:56 PM   |  #8  
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Uhm, DLNA works for me... also Samsung link and Miracast Airshare or MS WHDMI do a fine job as well. I just don't justify a buying a Chromecast for my tablet or phone. Though I am sure your app does a fine job for phones and tablets that are too old to have such things built in.
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Uhm, DLNA works for me... also Samsung link and Miracast Airshare or MS WHDMI do a fine job as well. I just don't justify a buying a Chromecast for my tablet or phone. Though I am sure your app does a fine job for phones and tablets that are too old to have such things built in.

Look, not everyone has or wants a new Samsung device. And if you don't even have a Chromecast and have no interest in getting one (I don't have one yet simply because they're not sold in Canada) then what are you even doing here? The developer obviously worked hard on this, just leave them alone and let them do their thing, whether you appreciate it or not.

At the developer: any plans on adding in music streaming in the future? Or does Google look down upon that? I know you're going to be busy adding in sorting and filenames for now. The fact that your app exists at all is pretty amazing, but streaming music would be a Godsend.

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Look, not everyone has or wants a new Samsung device. And if you don't even have a Chromecast and have no interest in getting one (I don't have one yet simply because they're not sold in Canada) then what are you even doing here? The developer obviously worked hard on this, just leave them alone and let them do their thing, whether you appreciate it or not.

At the developer: any plans on adding in music streaming in the future? Or does Google look down upon that? I know you're going to be busy adding in sorting and filenames for now. The fact that your app exists at all is pretty amazing, but streaming music would be a Godsend.

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Yep - I plan on adding another tab for music. Right now I'm just trying to let the dust settle a bit and fix any bugs that are reported. I am also researching the ability to cast photos from your G+ account.

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