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By Thirumalai.K, Recognized Contributor on 29th March 2017, 08:38 AM
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Hi MX Player users,

We know that many users are interested to see chromecast support inside the MX Player. So, we need your inputs to implement in a better way. We have some basic questions which will help us to understand better.
  1. Have you you ever used Cast feature provided in Android itself? Even with that You can still cast your screen & audio using Google Home.
  2. What's the advantage of separate chromecast option over the android's inbuilt cast feature
  3. If you are not using/intrested Android's Cast feature, what's method you are using to play with chromecast?
  4. What are the chromecast related options you are expecting to be implemented in MX Player's side
  5. Can you share some design thoughts like screenshots from others?

The more you provide the input, we can give you the best from MX Player.
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5th April 2017, 08:11 AM |#2  
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Hey, actually I just was searching if anyhow I could cast my mx player to Chromecast
Hey, actually I just was searching if anyhow I could cast my mx player to Chromecast but not through the phone's cast button in the notification shade because that just mirror's the whole screen and you can't do anything else is you are casting your screen for a movie or something else and also it consumes a lot of the battery too. Whereas a separate cast button,
if it's available on the mx player, would be a great relief as we could then even switch off the phone's display and both the functionality as well as the battery could be saved.
Well there are some good options for casting to the TV like local cast and web video caster but if mx player merges both of theirs functionalities it would turn out to be the most feature loaded and complete video as well as audio streaming app. I hope I'm going to get this app update soon enough coz I've been waiting for the same since long.
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Originally Posted by Thirumalai.K

Hi MX Player users,

We know that many users are interested to see chromecast support inside the MX Player. So, we need your inputs to implement in a better way. We have some basic questions which will help us to understand better.

  1. Have you you ever used Cast feature provided in Android itself? Even with that You can still cast your screen & audio using Google Home.
  2. What's the advantage of separate chromecast option over the android's inbuilt cast feature
  3. If you are not using/intrested Android's Cast feature, what's method you are using to play with chromecast?
  4. What are the chromecast related options you are expecting to be implemented in MX Player's side
  5. Can you share some design thoughts like screenshots from others?

The more you provide the input, we can give you the best from MX Player.

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11th April 2017, 07:41 PM |#3  
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Would love to see Chromecast added to MX Player
I understand that you can cast ur entire screen to the device but there is also a way that if you embed the casting feature inside the app so that then you can cast a movie to your TV and have MX Player run in the background so you can use your phone for other things....Granted you have the resources to do so.

I do that now with another app I beta test for called Stream

BTW..yes I'm new here but I have been using MX Player for years and I love it.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge OS 7.0
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15th April 2017, 12:27 AM |#4  
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Yes and yes again!
Please add support for Chromecast.

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Originally Posted by Thirumalai.K

Hi MX Player users,

We know that many users are interested to see chromecast support inside the MX Player. So, we need your inputs to implement in a better way. We have some basic questions which will help us to understand better.

  1. Have you you ever used Cast feature provided in Android itself? Even with that You can still cast your screen & audio using Google Home.
  2. What's the advantage of separate chromecast option over the android's inbuilt cast feature
  3. If you are not using/intrested Android's Cast feature, what's method you are using to play with chromecast?
  4. What are the chromecast related options you are expecting to be implemented in MX Player's side
  5. Can you share some design thoughts like screenshots from others?

The more you provide the input, we can give you the best from MX Player.

15th April 2017, 02:23 PM |#5  
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a big thumbs up
yes plz add this feature in mx Player
16th April 2017, 01:04 AM |#6  
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Usually we can stream from a Google apps like YouTube or partners like Netflix or Spotify. Streaming Chrome browser tab can be laggy, so dedicated app is a way to go. I use PC Chrome browser extension called Videostream. It works inside chrome but looks like standalone player. It streams great and it can use external subtitles. Videostream has mobile app as remote control. We can choose and start video from PCs HD without touching the computer.
I don't know if MX could work with mobile Chrome to cast. Maybe such direct streaming app needs cooperation with Google. On the other hand, Android is Google.
I would prefer a feature like a cast button inside MX. Press button - choose cast receiver and that's all. Video should be moved to Chromecast, so no video on MX itself. MX transport buttons should work as usual. I think auto fit to screen mode should be enough.
I'm not sure about casts like YouTube or Netflix, because they seems to feed directly from the Internet and not from a mobile device. They look like mobile app only controls them. In the MX case, it would be streaming from the device memory, so it will drain battery more anyways. But on the other hand, since it is wireless, the phone can be connected to a charger.
I think there are few features needed but it may be more difficult on a programming side.
18th April 2017, 06:24 PM |#7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Thirumalai.K

Hi MX Player users,

We know that many users are interested to see chromecast support inside the MX Player. So, we need your inputs to implement in a better way. We have some basic questions which will help us to understand better.

Have you you ever used Cast feature provided in Android itself? Even with that You can still cast your screen & audio using Google Home.
What's the advantage of separate chromecast option over the android's inbuilt cast feature
If you are not using/intrested Android's Cast feature, what's method you are using to play with chromecast?
What are the chromecast related options you are expecting to be implemented in MX Player's side
Can you share some design thoughts like screenshots from others?


The more you provide the input, we can give you the best from MX Player.

The benifet of having chromecast support over mirroring android screen by using google home is that:

You can use other apps (like whatsapp or facebook) while the video is playing on your tv
So please implement this feature, everybody wants it 😉
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30th April 2017, 12:20 PM |#8  
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it's definitely necessary
3rd May 2017, 12:04 PM |#9  
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1- You need to be able to output 5.1 (ac3, dts) sound to the TV, av receiver.
2- Video quality in this case is much higher.
3- Use other applications during the video broadcast.
Your player is the best for video playback, so it must be chromecast support. Thank you!
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5th May 2017, 03:45 AM |#10  
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I'm lazy, so having the option to cast from mxplayer via mobile device is great for when I don't want to dick around with my desktop, or if I'm at friends house/work/camp/hotel etc. Give us the option to cast supported formats for now. Work on transcoding later.
4th June 2017, 06:46 PM |#11  
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It will be great to have chromecast support on mxplayer.
I use chromecast to watch video links on tv, but need to use AndStream apk and AllConnect apk to send it from web to tv, will be grat if there will be an way to watch videos thru mxplayer on tv.
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