Originally Posted by byronthepirate
Is there a different device I could use to accomplish what I'm trying to do? Just a simple cast device?
Well I think you are on the right track with Kodi...It can be installed on a FireTV stick (or box) with a remote that doesn't require a wireless router to control the unit.
The FireTV Box is better than the stick as it has a USB port to allow you to plug in a Hard Drive that holds your media. I believe Localcast works on the FireTV system.
Or you could get an Android box, load localcast onto that unit and your phone should be able to send streams to it also.
Chromecast is just too dependent on Internet and WiFi to be a useful device in Mobile Situations without Mobile Data Router installed in the Vehicle. That is why I added a Verizon WiFi Puck to my account which fits in a Pocket and gives me WiFi Internet no matter where I am as long as there is a Cell Tower around. Now that they have Unlimited Service again it really is worth investing in.