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

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Maui

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Nov 24, 2005
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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: https://github.com/mauimauer/cheapcast
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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ktmrXgj9qQ&feature=youtu.be

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

Hope you enjoy it.

Get it on the Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=at.maui.cheapcast
or download it here: http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23060877489999237
 

Bales75

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May 22, 2010
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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.
 

DUBBZ_4_life

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Dec 16, 2012
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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!
 

Seemanthinis

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danwooller

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Thanks alot!

I was just wondering if such service will be available on other platforms like, Linux or Windows. So it can run on HTPCs.
Try https://github.com/dz0ny/leapcast/

Both seem to have the same problems at the moment though, single channel? Loses connection with the sender after one or two tracks of a playlist.

Very much looking forward to seeing how this develops.

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Tried loading up Cheap cast on a second device. (MK802 and ATV1200) It didn't like that at all, none of my phones could see any CCs in Music.
 

Jaime.

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Why??

Enviado desde mi Nexus 4 usando Tapatalk 4
 

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worhello

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Try https://github.com/dz0ny/leapcast/

Both seem to have the same problems at the moment though, single channel? Loses connection with the sender after one or two tracks of a playlist.

Very much looking forward to seeing how this develops.

---------- Post added at 11:27 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:11 AM ----------

Tried loading up Cheap cast on a second device. (MK802 and ATV1200) It didn't like that at all, none of my phones could see any CCs in Music.

Same problem here, losing the connection after a song. The only way to get it working again is to either disconnect and reconnect the sender, or to restart the service on the receiver. Bar that, this is class :D

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
 

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