Chromecast 2, put you super smart TV

Chromecast is a device that connects to the TV via HDMI and it transforms the latter into a super smart TV that can do even more than a smart TV.
Some time ago I presented a Android Mini PC that turns ordinary TV into a smart TV; E Chromecast is much harder.
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Chromecast 2, put you super smart TV

Chromecast last year was the most purchased device ranging from media players / small PCs, and that abroad, like us, Chromecast success was not so great.
For those unaware, Google Chromecast is done and comes with unique capabilities; Can play online multimedia content independently, the phone is only a kind of remote control. Also Chromecast you can connect your phone to your TV as if you connect via HDMI, but Wireless.
The idea best Chromecast is that you do not consume the battery on the phone, while view YouTube content on the TV, the phone is only used to select content, then Chromecast plays videos directly from YouTube's servers, not on phone.
Chromecast prices (all versions)
Chromecast 2 can be used for gaming, if you want to see Android games on television.
Chromecast we can connect with your laptop or desktop running Windows, through Chrome or some third-party applications.
In the video you will see some demos and tests to get an idea; More'll see in a future episode, where we pry more in this Chromecast 2 version.
For starters, I can say I'm impressed, not expecting to go so well.


Chromecast 2, put you super smart TV


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About Cristian Cismaru

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Comments

  1. caisindonici said

    Cristi why not mail me came the announcement that you have posted a new tutorial? success ...

  2. VLC wait to remove the cast function built version, so speaking. Then Chromceast rent is useful.

  3. I am very curious if it's compatible with iPhone and how far! Thank you

  4. Thanks for the tutorial ... Indeed Chromecast is very good .... I bought myself a month ago ... and use it frequently. I use both Youtube and with a Synology NAS on who can see movies directly on your TV (no dedicated iPhone apply) ... .. I 'only' two complaints: 1. I can not do mirror the whole screen of iPhone
    2. I would like to put videos on TV when they're not in my Wifi network ... I thought if I login via VPN go but still do not see my Chromecast .... This it uses genuine to selectively provide little cartoon children when I was not home
    If anyone has any suggestions I would be grateful ...

  5. Hello. I'm interested to see movies on desktop HDD cable connected to the router.
    I router needle. gigabit network cable. expect the next tutorial. I made several streaming server on Windows. I find them on TV but I do not take the subtitles.
    I give so go of the movies with VLC Player or other compatible chromecast 2 and do stream on tv ...

  6. Adrian Cofariu said

    Hello!
    I want to run the TV media content on a tablet Galaxy TAB S but want to do wireless. What to use:
    All Share Cast dongle or a Chromecast 2? Thank you.

  7. digitalmind said

    I want to continue the series of dedicated Chromecast's videotutoriale! You've even convinced me to buy one myself and thank you (I was looking for a mini PC but, as you said, it seems stronger and if I have all Nexus devices, why not be complete range :)) ).

  8. Hello
    I would like to see how you can view TV channels from the application of exp cooltv
    If you have an older phone and not have the option to phone Miracast can see Full screen?

    • I can not do this, that and my guys jump from television to the head.
      I can assure you it works. Everything you see on the screen, and the TV will go. If you want you can use television to the post of speaker when talking on the phone.

  9. for me this is a big mess gender. money thrown. I got smart tv but do not put crap tote appearing on the market. for that money thrown. if I want to play me or something on TV I get a console. or a projector. than crap like that. In my opinion. I give money give something good

  10. Thanks for response
    Iphonu I connect my TV to Smart TV with the application installed on tel cast on TV and video content can run even m3u8

  11. Dear Cristian,
    My layman's opinion, doing a great job, all the team! ... I do not care even if all the tutorials, but lost time and money spent can, you ... everything summary, do an excellent job! ... I would ask everyone who does not like these tutorials, keep in mind what I said above (time and money) and to let criticism elsewhere!
    As a thank you watch these tutorials and I would come with new information (even if you do not enroll in topic) that I tested it, myself ... NASA (find them here f.usor their programs) together with a company American speatiale ptr specializes in translating public programs have brought an application, among many others, called GENIUS sLEEP, which is free in applications on android phones ... is an application used by American astronauts in space, ptr to correct their sleep ...
    I also found a WiFi device anywhere ptr called KarmaGo ... it a bit more expensive, but it works ... such devices are found in Ro?
    Antreaga again thank the team and those who come with valuable information in comments, we help ourselves and those without much experience in IT.

  12. For those who want to watch HD movies on tv, I recommend a Raspberry with Kodi software installed ... you will have all your preferences ... enjoy!

  13. Dear Cristi,
    Very interesting material about Chromecast 2 so some LCD my and your "thank you" do not have to "go" in the house previously 2 noastra.Totusi between Chromecast and Intel Compute Stick atomic advise me to choose? I need an easier browsing on the net and watch TV channels live on the internet and sometimes the normal resolution FullHD.
    Thank you !

  14. Cristi interesting device.eu hold a mini PC with a custom rom imito mx2, but honestly I would not give this device.cred as mini PC has several advantages (in my opinion)

  15. Daniel Radu said

    Even I'd like to post episodes about Chromecast ...

  16. Cristi I want to do either you or adrian a tutorial on how we can install multiple operating systems hard. The exeemplu on one side you can put on one ubuntu windows etc. I searched everywhere and nothing concrete. So hardu to install on the PC. External hardu not like that's simple / please more

  17. Hello Cristi.
    I do not know if you noticed, but a few days how the rendered video (youtube embed code) on lower resolution devices (eg phones with android) is strange. Ie the right of the video is crop-looking, cut. The video resizes accordingly ... .se not cut it.
    Something like that would see the video on your phone:
    http://s4.postimg.org/nggpa16i5/image.png

    Something like that would see the clip on a desktop in a normal browser (firefox), but with the window minimized:

    http://s3.postimg.org/6bbeemkur/image.png

  18. Marian ROTARU said

    Cromecast 2

  19. everything is exciting! .mananc Bread ... everything we learn and thank you in his own name ... .spune us what we can do with this device ... .and do not know how ... I would not owe ... ms

  20. ionecu mihai said

    I want to continue the series of dedicated Chromecast's videotutoriale, ms

  21. Daniel puscasu said

    I would like Sami Cristi good buy Chromecast 2, but I want to know if I need high speed internet to advance and make a deal folosi.Multumesc Minuit.

  22. First I want to welcome great team of craftsmen dealing with this site that tries (and very successful) to our minds, and fans and not the students of this site. Despite age (58ani), I can say that are in step with new and videotutorial.ro managed to be my perfect guide along with other sites. With regard Chromecast site can tell you that the first version I have almost 1 year and we purchased it with 200 lei from EMAG and the second version released on September 29. I 2015 2 a week and I got it in America through a friend who had just returned home from 35 + = 3 38 150 $ ie lei. I am very pleased with both versions, obviously, as I said Cristi master, Chromchest 2 being a superrealizare those from Google. Home care after connecting the TV to the device is to install chromcastinstaler setting. Among the applications that run on Chromcast besides those presented for desktop enthusiasts can mention for proper films (admit I'm not among them) with popcorn and last stremio and foreign TV channels. . The web shop we installed applications videostream for Google Chromecast and local cast which can play music or movies from your desktop (laptop) even blu-ray in excellent conditions, with the possibility of adding subtitles (only extensions broweser site from Google). . Unfortunately only premium version lets you create a playlist for videostream. Android TV channels, movies, etc. It can track and Romanian application seenow which recently introduced support for Chromecast. (seenow has many TV channels free). Snap Plex Media but Spotify's recommendations and what you find on Videotutorial, en installation as well Romania.Foarte going to go in and Popcorn and streams m3u go with cast tv. Soon I was present and applications compatible with Chromecast site. Mention that submitted applications are free, so you do not need a license, but their folsirea is at your own risk so as not to violate the law. I will return with other applications you've checked.

  23. Excellent work, guys! Continue as we are all eyes and ears !!! \ M /

  24. One can watch the sites like filmeonline ... .etc. streaming, that is fluent in content if so? Has anyone tried?

  25. For any site with content online. If I'd rather be passionate about movies yify * TV, even if the servers are busy evening and have to put on a few minutes break at first you do not lose. It can add subtitles that you can change how doresti.Daca there can be downloaded from a site profile and can add obviously have chosen to synchronize with the "movie" video. More can explain boys on videotutorial, superspeciaisti in the field. Unfortunately we do not have time for movies, my passion is music since the late '70 until now. I am interested in everything related to music. During 81-86 year when I was student led 92KTU Timisoara famous disco which was composed and the late producer of musical shows from News RR Victor Spirache, so that explains why no longer occur and movies. But I like inspired to explore and IT, and these wonderful boys by their videotutoriale made me long to save intalegerea operation of programe.Ba more ... any occasion make known this site my friends to get them to learn and not ceased praying for others I will come back with some information regarding programs Carre I can not miss, all free.

  26. go only with nexus?

  27. In my opinion, videotutorial.ro is the best site profile. Congratulations! M.ai convinced Chromecast 2, I'll buy.

    • antiadsense said

      What convinced you Romeo? With that did a description of Chromecast? If there was a review full longer say, but so ... You like kissing ... On topic: Chromecast is good if you want to watch video online; if you something more serious look elsewhere!

  28. I really hope to continue the series of tutorials. I'm curious how they would see a game on pc tv streamuit with chromecast on. I'm curious if it remains far behind or if it is acceptable. Ps of 5 years will follow with great interest.

  29. Daniel Radu said

    Even you talked, I did order them eMAG!

  30. Super tutoriual! May we continue, updates, progrmae ......... ..

  31. Hello !
    It is possible to design windows 10 on Chromecast (video player, for example)?
    Thank you in advance !

  32. New application that supports Chromecast. "Strem.io" has undergone several updates lately becoming increasingly stable .... please Christ as a future videotutorial to show step by step how you can pick up your Chromecast on the application XBMC media content.
    Is there any possibility that we can access media content from the cloud to the Russians "cloud.mail.ru" as possible on dropbox obviously with Chromecast? And surely it would be in the public interest to be able to track the Chromecast from the TV channels' mywebtv.info ", given that the application does birth only on IE and not on Google Chrome.

  33. Innocent miclea said

    I just achizitiont this dispozitivsi I would like to make tutorials on el.M would be interested to know how they can connect the PC to the dispozitiv.Multumesc

  34. I did not phone Screen Cast. Chromecast can be used without this function?

  35. Thanks for the tutorial! I had on hand a first draft and not working Chromecast sound if you introduce a projector acer, only the image viewing on youtube. Any suggestions? 2 would go with Chromecast?

  36. greenhouses said

    Bravo Cristi and team !!!!! You move fans (although I think most have "inspired" praise first) Keep up the good work and to get away !!!!!!! Good luck in the future!!!!!

  37. I understand that goes Netflix run on non-smart laptop Seen TV (with HDMI and USB ports) with a device so?

  38. Pointless if you have a Smart TV does not help anything, Netfix, HBOGO, Youtube etc we have on smartv besides that you do not need Chromecast to broadcast the image on mobile TV, you can use programs free like TV Cast and so on Besides it does not go from PC to TV cast only browser so you can play better TV picture buy an HDMI cable and play the entire desktop on the TV.

  39. Peter Marius ... said yes. I 2012 smart TV ... but when I purchased the Chromcast no longer use the application as IPTV ( http://siptv.eu ) On your smart ... Chromcast enable you to make a playlist of YouTube very quickly after that you can turn off the tablet, tel. or laptop without having to stay after each video to the Smart button ... what is not working out ... .Cei who wish to remain in cable can do it ... I use tape Mayak in Timisoara disco ... this was technology of '... now 80 use technology equipment appropriate moment, although sometimes demonstrative more out tapes and playback of times long gone to work really feel like you are a music program ... .nici not know what feels good is timely to look next free song search ...

  40. Cristi between Chromecast 2 and Nexus player aleg.Nu advises me that I was linked to any of them, I want a simple device configured to send him whom streaming and shut definitive source (phone, PC) and watch still on TV what I sent.
    Thank you.

  41. Cristi, please more (excuse me if persistent) tell me if Chromecast 2 after sending the "source" (PC, laptop, smartphone, etc.) streaming video or other content, after starting playback of that content on TV the "source" may stop running in continuare.Prin stop source streaming understanding disconnect, browser closing, etc. I am interested in this because they want than to watch a live television, but not to run in parallel on the same device containing the "source" bags for keeping "communication path".
    Thank you very much.

  42. Rugaminte: you can see the TV pictures and videos taken with the smartphone (Samsung S 3)?
    I have a problem: I can not do mirror - projection screen tv! Have installed another application?

  43. Marius Nechifor said

    Today 19 February came in at emag offer at the price of 199 lei. I ordered one. I hope to be a good purchase

  44. I and I need guidance. I have a chromecast 2 2 and a phone with Android Acer Liquid 4.2.2.Nu manage to connect my phone to chromecast in any way, I do not see your Chromecast. I have an Asus dual band router, and chromecast the phone and are connected on the same wifi network. And all merge.Ce not doing wrong?
    Congratulations to videotutoriale!

    • Look at the router settings, you do not have "AP Isolation" activated; or better, reset the router.
      Very important it is not to wifi networks connected to guest, which isolates all the devices they Unable to communicate.

  45. Another application that introduced support for Chromecast is Audials and can be downloaded from the Play Store for Android and desktop on the official website "http://audials.com". Over 70.000 radio stations and waiting ... .se can record songs ... etc .... You can tell us more realizarorii https://videotutorial.ro Audials about.

  46. pop par said

    Hi, I have an Asus router Ac56u that have a HDD attached to the USB port on hdd 2.Pot run by chromecast movies or other content?
    Thank you

  47. Thank you for what we learn in your videotutorialele are useful and learn more. I bought a Chromecast and are very satisfied, but I have one problem. MX Asus 173 on the board (android 4.2.2) can not see the tablet screen smart TV. How should I proceed? Wireless enabled display shows "no device detected"
    Thank you.

  48. Even I was thinking about a thing like that I take, but we were not sure how well it works. With this tutorial you've cleared. Go super. Thanks professor.

  49. I bought CHROMECAST 2 and I care what application can play back clips filmed me with telefonul.Va Thank you!

  50. misuion said

    Hello, I bought a chromcasr 2 and Voyo not know how to put on a Samsung TV pa s4. Cable works perfectly.

  51. chromecast can install Skype on the smart tv ?? Please send your play.

    • You can not install Skype than on supported operating systems and devices. Smart TV supports Skype, if the manufacturer has implemented this software on your television, or if you offer the possibility of retrofitting.
      On chromecast can not install Skype.

  52. Cristi Hello! I follow with interest your videotutorialele, I have long use.
    I purchased a chromecast 2 but I can not connect to the TV through it only in situations that I can not explica.Deşi I followed all the steps of "aid" can not connect when you want.
    I wish you a good day !!!

    • Possible causes.

      1. Chromecast may be too far from the router.
      2. It is possible that the wireless settings is not compatible with Chromecast 100%.
      3. Maybe Chromecast is connected to the router through a network "guest" who are not giving it access to the rest of the network.

  53. Streams "acestream" can be easily accessed via Chromecast after you install Ace Stream Play Store app on devices using Android. One of the sites is organized acestream links, and with a simple click on the link can watch a TV channel. The problem is the streams that are to be played on the desktop. Incidentally I found a site that fails to solve the problem, media content "acestream" is easily viewed on TV via Chromecast. Take a look here http://ace-stream.tv/ If you replace the stream will go any TV channel. I took a test just randomly on stream http://streams.magazinmixt.ro/ and went. http://127.0.0.1:6878/remote-control?content_id=9fe3ae92fd183d0a63f9d65c34ff5d6ae16725e2&autoplay=yes&device_id=0593aa3aa78bbaaa0c0af7d139e80b5614f48904 Those who possess advanced knowledge of IT can develop the subject.

  54. Mircea Radoi said

    Tips for everyone
    signs: a pensioner

  55. Archanghel said

    Hello, I got all I'm looking and looking and looking and made many ori.Ce not find is how / what / can be copied Stream TV address, ie ala shape sop: // or RTMP: or rpm: needles etc. , etc.Singurul program rpm and rsmp park, I found rtmpdump.Am an lED TV with IPTV insert option list, just made the list this data (on net, are not functional or works within seconds and stops, any channel) .ASA that I installed an application that brings everything that is sports europa.Mai stream remains to find addresses (those rpm / or sour rmsp May am) and do not know how to do this, nor what application. Maybe you can help me.

  56. Archanghel said

    and those who publish lists on the Internet, IPTV lists somehow do find / copy these addresses stream ... so, no, I do not stiu.Daca only of interest to you and you help me, can change my address information here despre.Aveti the mail.O good day

  57. Good Christ. I have a question on IPTV IPTV application smart if you know I care program list for IPTV Romanian. thank you . I found something on the net but functional ditch

  58. Mircea radoi said

    All very good going great but I can not see the games on TV telfon inch sony smart 42

  59. Sall! We can buy in the country Ultra CHROMECAST?

  60. I can not play on the tv tel. ACG's TV. Do not have internet on it.

  61. Tel ACG's Arch and tv's. I Tried with USB and goes. Help me?

  62. Approaching holidays. And fun to be provided will introduce oo way to make placute.Dupa evenings a good meal, a dance songs new or old, often guests come when the mood and courage, after a few glasses, they 'd show off her vocal talents. In these circumstances we need is a TV with a diagonal screen or a projector as those required, a web interface CHROMECAST and next to be acquired by a small amount. Interface is nothing but a video but also audio mixer. Not only have to type in the Google Chrome browser and you have all the elements to become a real DJ for your friends After registration and purchase the premium version ($ 4.9), go to Settings (top right corner) and select the "enable external video screen ". For projection TV or projector right click on the new interface, select the "designs", select CHROMECAST's personal name and you will find that the picture with karaoke song will become available for all guests peTV (or screen if proeictorului). It only has to select the songs you want to sing images with "search on youtube" to upload players left and right and make mixes. If you wish to search parts program prepared in advance and put them in the "favorites" for an amplification system using an audio output on your TV or projector. Waiting for opinions and additions to those shown. V want SARBTORI happy with maximum fun! ... .and to keep your vocal cords!

  63. Dear Cristi, watching with great interest videotutorialele presented.
    Please tell me if wierlles must be dualband router that can be seen cromecast.
    TP-LINK TL-roter have a WR1042ND.
    Much the.

  64. Hello Cristi want to ask if your TV is compatible with Philips 32pht4201 / 12 and phone Huawei Ascend y530 please thank .and much continued success of video sites do a up the good work.

  65. Hello, can I send something to stop climbing chromecast and display phone? Can play movies from your phone to chromecast?

  66. ovidiu oana said

    Hello. Chromecast 2 I am very pleased that which offers but I'm stuck using Windows PC for playback of 10 the pictures, not independent but grouped. I installed the extension on fullscreen slideshow but do not know how to do and I did not find indications to help me. In drafting the response, please use maximum indulgence to the terms and details of steps, from first to last. At my age it was very difficult to start with XP and then I try to keep the "platoon" with so many new things that appear in the computers, phones, etc. Thank you and wish you "Happy Holidays". Ovidiu OANA

  67. A useful application that moves well for playing videos or movies on TV chromecast laptop (Windows-bit 32, 64-bit Windows, OS X (10.8 +) is called Airflow and is hosted by website http://airflowapp.com/ . I wish you HAPPY NEW YEAR! ... And VIDEOTUTORIAL.RO administrators more power to work, as many exciting stuff for fans and a sincere Happy Birthday!

  68. dan farthing said

    Good evening and happy birthday, while this chromecast I 2, but knows how to do that is to start at the beginning:
    1) I do not know to design everything on your SmartTV
    2) I do not know to design the PC after SmartTV
    3) I do not know what program to install on Android to run well
    thank you

    • Adrian Gudus said

      Under similar video Tutorials section under which you can find links (in red) exactly the tutorials that interest you.
      A single left click on one of those titles that and get to the tutorial!

  69. Cristi Hello! I have a huge request to you about chromecast site .... about a month or rather since changed googlecast in google home, I can not share anything, any movie (that interests me most) on the phone .. I downloaded adblok ... I do not see the device on site, in server ... Culme youtube film the screen goes ... I tried other applications like cast videocasts, etc. We have given rest to chromecast, reset ... and configure it again .. everything man tried to get up on movies for example and I try to share my ... I do not find anywhere cast for the square .. When you have done the tutorial for popcorn .. I downloaded Pocorni fur went there now no longer share ..
    Help me .. I struggled 5 months to buy it .. I know how sorry I am ...
    Thousands of thanks!!!

  70. Stefan O. said

    Howdy!
    First, I want to send greetings ptr.toate reviews realizate.Sunt super OK!
    In the 2 century all come with a question: of all options for mobile devices running continuturillor (cordless) on TV, which is the best alternative?! For what I have, of course!
    Mention that sadly tel.meu Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo +, no option "Screen Mirror"!
    My TV is a LG43LH630V, which has included Mirracast.Am Mirracast tried to install the PS, but says that my phone is not compatible with this program!

    I want to watch more than pictures and music on my TV using special telefonul.In games on PS and movies online.

    Thank you in advance!

  71. IPTV to chromecast said
  72. Vintila said

    Mr. Cristi,
    I recently bought a Chromecast 2 can see him YouTube and other content, but I can not on my phone Screen Mirroring Samsung S4 mini I9195 Android 4.2.2. Screen mirroring option exists on your phone can activate, but can not find a device. How can I handle the situation?
    Regards,

  73. Popa Octavian said

    Hello,
    Chromecast 2 is compatible with Windows 10?
    Can I watch wireless movies from Kodi with Chromecast?
    Thank you.

  74. romica said

    Good Cristi. I did not really understand how to connect PC-TV-ROUTER-CHROMECAST. Could you please make a sketch or steps to follow after I connected Chromecast to TV? I'm also a beginner of age three. Thank you very much!

  75. A new version of AIRFLOW that moves amazingly well and is free on https://airflowapp.com/ ! With this app, you can watch movies on your PC with Windows operating systems on 32 or 64 bit or Mac OS. If the movie does not have subtitles in most cases it finds the application in the language you want by calling the settings. You can choose subtitle color and font size.

  76. Hi Cristi. I'm using Chromecast 2 from 2016 for YouTube and HBO GO with my phone (android 4.2.2 followed by android 4.4.2.) No more go HBO GO with android 5.1 with android 6.1 ... What to do?
    Thanks for the tutorials, they are very useful.

  77. Does Chromecast only work with a smart phone that has Android 4.4.2 without a wireless router?

  78. A simple question: Does it go without a router? Can I connect to a TV, monitor without it being connected wirelessly to the router ?, Thanks

  79. Nelu Munteanu said

    For those interested, I inform you that the RCS-RDS DIGI ONLINE application, by updating from 29.01.2019, comes with new features that we can only appreciate, more precisely, besides a new interface, it also supports Chromecast. Now you can watch 56 TV programs (SD quality) directly on TVs through this device made by Google. The application works perfectly on all 3 Chromecast models capable of rendering HD as well as the 4K. I am saying that for the first 3 models the price is about 200 lei and the range of usage is very wide ... Digi Online can be installed on mobile phones or tablets using the android or laptop system installing in a hard drive partition have around 30GB) REMIX OS, an Android system that can run dual with Windows or Linux. And something else ... if you do not have internet from RDS it is necessary to sign up on their platform, possibly by contacting a friend who accepts to sign in (user and password). Simultaneous 2 devices can run on an account. I do not know if it works from abroad .. I think it is more complicated here .. VPN..etc .. can someone bring clarifications ....
    DIgi Online is an application that includes sports channels, news, themes, movies, lifestyle, music, children, general and foreign, as well as radio programs.

  80. Nelu Munteanu said

    How to stream movies from your laptop (Windows operating system) to Chromecast ...
    These are the best Windows video players for Chromecast:
    -Airflow
    -Soda Player
    -Videostream for Chromecast
    -VLC
    1.Airflow:
    The smoothest playback
    -Hardware-accelerated transcoding
    -Supports 4K
    - Automatic Subtitle from OpenSubtitles
    -5.1 surround sound surround
    Unfortunately, the best software for playing videos is a paid program. But AIRFLOW is worth every penny. What makes it superior to free applications? Try the free trial and you will find out.
    Performance is the main aspect because Airflow supports accelerated hardware transcoding. It also has 5.1 channel audio support for surround sound. Airflow includes complex subtitle control and remembers playlists and last positions.
    Airflow is a great application. It is one of the list that "really does its job."
    If you have a Chromecast Ultra for 4K videos, you can see the difference in performance on native Chromecast file formats, such as MKV. In fact, on Intel Skylake or later processors, Airflow has faster hardware transcoding.
    Free trial is a good way to find out if you want to pay for this application. With it, you can watch up to 20 minutes of video at a time. After you realize that this is the best, pay $ 19 and use it.
    I bought the Premium version but I can tell you that there are some problems with the 1080p video materials, I think because I use the Chromecast 2 version ... maybe with Chromecast Ultra 4k the situation changes.
    The application runs on Windows and MAC
    Official website: https://airflow.app/ .
    2.Soda Player
    -Hardware-accelerated transcoding
    -Supports 4K
    - Automatic Subtitle from OpenSubtitles. Automatically get the right subtitles in your language
    -5.1 and 7.1 surround sound
    - Support for Ace Stream Lyncks
    - BT support almost instantaneously depending on the speed of NET
    - Support for all formats and codecs
    -Support for Chromecast but also for Apple TV
    It's an application that amazed me! . It does its job very well on older laptops or PCs. If on an ACER 7736 ZG (8 years) using the AIRFLOW application the processor works between 60 and 80% in the case of the SODA PLAYER application the processor works under 20%, almost like an audio player !!!. The application does not have a proper playlist, but if you initially select the video and drag (drop) it on the player interface, a playlist will be formed from which you can select which material you want to watch otherwise they will run in a row. almost unnoticeable. The application has other options on it, I will let you discover them on your own, just let you know that the sopcast application runs perfectly after the proper setting of the latter and you can use it as a player on the laptop where the image appears instantly when shooting video in contrast by other players.
    It does NOT support audio formats (.mp3, .wav, .. etc.)
    The application runs on Win. and MAC.
    Official download site: https://www.sodaplayer.com/
    3.VIDEOSTREM for Chromecast
    Free remote control app on Android and iOS ...
    There are no playlists or "automatic playback of the next video" in the free version.
    VideoStream is the oldest application that has played videos successfully and easily. It is still pretty good and is the only one with a free remote control for mobile phones. The application can even sync a video folder on your computer, controlling everything from your phone. That being said, Google Assistant already acts as a remote control for basic playback: play / pause, backspace, and fast forward. For the mobile phone, install the app from the Play Store.
    VideoStream started as a Chrome application, but Google has stopped running the Windows application. Therefore, you will need to download the native program.
    You can play a clip without being able to make playlists. Many important features are in the paid version, including playlists, additional subtitle settings, night mode, and automatic playback of the next video. Premium VideoStream costs $ 1,49 per month, $ 14,99 per year or $ 34,99 for a lifetime license.
    It can play both video and audio formats. Personally I am NOT very excited about the application even though I purchased the Premium lifetime variant.
    Supports audio formats.
    The application runs on Win and Mac OS
    Official download site: https://getvideostream.com
    4.VLC
    An application that needs to be improved.
    It has no subtitle support.
    Supports audio formats.
    https://www.videolan.org
    I'm waiting for comments ...
    Wish you all the best!

  81. Nelu Munteanu said

    Now the Chromecast can be set to operate independently of a local wireless network coming from a router. This is not stated in any video tutorial or in the reviews on the sites, but I discovered this by trying lately. I mention that I have done these tests in the past but with no result. The only idea that I did not have in mind was that, by making HOTSPOT with the tablet (mobile phone), we tried to make the Chromecast setting also with the tablet (mobile phone) and not with the PC (laptop). So what are the steps you need to take to make the Chromecast work directly from your phone? Mobile (tablet) and laptop.
    1. Tel. On mobile data ..
    2. HOTSPOT is made (with password or without password depending on the situation).
    3. Connect the laptop to the HOTSPOT of the phone (tablet).
    4. Enter on http://www.google.com/intl/ro/chromecast/setup/
    5. Click on "chromecast configuration" and configure.
    After configuration you can use the video or audio materials to be watched both on the phone. Mobile and on the laptop as long as the hotspot is connected to the phone. Mobile.
    NOTE: The laptop must be connected to the wifi on the HOTSPOT of the phone (tablet) when the configuration is made (Attention .. The Wifi phone (tablet). It has a name or if not, you can choose a name to your preference).
    Note: Sometimes the quality of the image on mobile data can be slightly less qualitative than in the situation where the Chromecast uses data from a router connected to a fixed internet network and this is because the speed on the mobile data is lower and there is the risk of packet loss where the distance to the terrestrial antenna of the operator is greater and the signal becomes unstable ... And the intelligent device adapts to the conditions and in order not to block the image periodically it prefers to play it at a lower quality. Where the signal is appropriate there are no problems.
    This way you can use the Chromecast anywhere you go on vacation or delegation without having to depend on the local WIFI network of the hotel or the place where you are. I come back with a new suggestion ... Regarding the first part of the review ... In case you want to keep the Chromecast's settings without reconfiguring them every time you go to delegations or holidays I suggest you only set up the Hotspot of your mobile phone (or tablet). keeping both the user and the router password you use at home stable ... so simple! ... guaranteed it will work!

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