Very temperamental about what it loads up. Seems to work with YouTube playlists but not videos? Can't get any other videos to play Please please update / add additional support for html 5 player / flash player etc João is undoubtedly an amazing developer but his apps lack detailed and up to date explanations, documentation and examples. The auto apps website does contain information and examples but it needs to be more clearly organised and kept updated.
I struggle a bit with this. On one Chromecast I had no luck with the Full Screen Media screen and the Home Screen Replacement only displayed local images if there was more than one. It doesn't work at all on another. Tasker seems to wait for the Speak action to finish before continuing and it would be nice if it were possible for it to continue processing while the speaker is doing its bit and be able to queue up further casts. Tasker can be quite sluggish at the best of times and those extra seconds would be very useful. As with many of the Auto apps, there is often a lack of basic documentation at the point of configuration, and what you can find elsewhere is sometimes out of date and a bit hit and miss. It's the simple stuff like what options actually do and why you might want to use them, the correct format for filling in text fields, and so on. It can be hard to get started.
Good concept but buggy implementation. Switching from one Chromecast device to another doesn't work (app gets "stuck" casting to the original device somehow even after you change it). Sometimes the cast action works, sometimes it doesn't. Key missing features: casting to multiple devices at once, ability to reference Chromecast devices through Tasker variables for all commands.
Had lots of issues. Updated Tasker and it completely stopped working. Edit: Any cast action won't work. Something that used to cast to my TV for example, just casts the "Auto Cast" splash for a second and then cuts to a black screen now. Casting audio to my Google Home will make the cast activation sound but never any audio.
Not working for me. Tried a couple of phones. An older Motorola everything seems to setup fine. Finds my Google Home device. But Speak command never sends anything to the device. Tried another, phone Galaxy S5, crashes when trying to find devices "Unfortunately AutoCast has stopped" Would like it to work and paid for it but so far no go.
After buying the unlock app for AutoVoice (beta, to use with Google Home) and AutoVera, then AutoTools, I realized that I was hooked on the auto apps, so I subscribed to AutoApps when I was about to purchase AutoCast unlock as well. My wife has been bugging me to be able to set a timer to shut down Google Home when we go to bed. If I were casting from an app, that would be trivial (for most casting apps), but we're typically listening to news by saying "Hey Google, News". No timer available. Enter AutoCast. I have a simple AutoVoice activated Tasker task that waits a certain amount of minutes, then uses AutoCast to stop casting. So simple, and works beautifully. I'm sure there are many more sophisticated uses, but when something solves a real problem so easily, it's great for that alone.
- Group Casting Support
- Speak action: Google Drive support so it's more reliable; only advances when the whole sentence is finished; automatically stops casting after it's done.
- Cast to one device and then a different one without stopping AutoCast.
- Option to use AutoCast for free
- Device Settings action: set the volume and mute
- Screen turns on when casting because of an issue in the Cast SDK
- Added different icons for each of the Tasker actions
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