LocalCast: Cast to TV

Contains adsIn-app purchases
3.6
169K reviews
10M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

LocalCast is the number one casting solution on Android with over 10,000,000 users!

Works with: Google Cast, Chromecast, SmartTVs, Roku, Nexus Player, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or Stick, Sony Bravia, Samsung, LG, Panasonic and other SmartTVs, Sonos, Xbox 360, Xbox One or other DLNA Devices.

Send videos, music or pictures

FROM your phone or tablet, other apps, NAS (DLNA/UPnP or Samba), Google Drive, Google+, Dropbox or a webpage




// FAQ

If you have a problem with LocalCast, please see the FAQ (english only right now):
www.localcast-app.com/faq


// Unique features

- Zoom & rotate & pan (Chromecast & other Google Cast devices)
- NAS: SMB access
- Subtitles: Opensubtitle.org integration
Subtitles only work with Chromecast and Apple TV 4


// Videos

Be aware that the Chromecast only supports a couple of format/codecs.
It can read containers like mp4, mkv, 3gp and m4v, but all these containers can use different codecs.
If something doesn't work, please visit the FAQ (english only right now): www.localcast-app.com/faq


// Pictures

On a Chromecast:
Rotate, zoom and pan pictures easily from the "Now playing" screen, touch the
button with the four arrows.


// Subtitles

Subtitles work with Chromecast and Apple TV 4:
- Use the Opensubtitles.org integration
- Touch a subtitle file after you started a video
Subtitles in the same folder are added automatically.
You can set a subtitle folder which will be searched.
Subtitle timing, font, background and color can be changed.
Subtitle encoding in the settings: e.g. for arabic subtitles choose UTF-8
Some DLNA servers add information about subtitles, some don't.


// Wireless headphones (beta)

Touch the headphone symbol on the "Now playing" screen, to stream the sound to your phone.
It's impossible to sync this automatically and network delays make it hard.
This feature is in beta: it might work most of the time.


// Chromecast supported formats

https://developers.google.com/cast/docs/media


// Recommended PC software to convert your files:

https://handbrake.fr/


// In app purchases:

The app is free and ads supported, all purchases unlock all Pro version features:
- No ads
- Search (device only)
- Video preview when seeking on the "Now playing" screen

There are subscriptions "/month", "/year" and one time purchases.
I am just one independent developer working on my apps whenever I can, without a big budget for testing on various devices.
If you find a bug please contact me via Google+ or email and I'll try to fix it ASAP!


// App logo

converted to vector graphic by Logain UBiv Tnomal Ablar


// Translations:

https://crowdin.com/project/localcast


// Permissions:

Allow WiFi Multicast: for the server
Your accounts: To log you into Google Services
Phone state/identity: Pause/Resume on incoming calls


// Anonymous Usage Statistics:

This App gathers anonymous usage statistics through Firebase Analytics to find bugs and enhance future user experience.
You can opt out by deactivating this option in the App's settings.
Updated on
Nov 22, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
App activity and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.6
153K reviews
Josh Steelman
February 17, 2024
Use case is pixel 6 pro casting from Dropbox to Chromecast. Paid for pro upgrade. App is minimally functional. It does cast from Dropbox. However, the folder list is out of date and I can't figure out how to get it to update, despite clearing all data and even fully uninstalling and reinstalling. But there's more! I frequently see a blank space with only the words "Empty Directory" for Dropbox. I have to use Settings, log out of Dropbox, then log back in, just to get the out-of-date folder list.
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Nave S
December 27, 2023
I don't rate many apps, but when something is done so well, and when the experience is seamless it deserves praise. One of the best built-in subtitles downloader in any Chromecast streaming app, so much better than VLC and MX player. Great job. DO NOT BREAK IT WITH A USELESS UPDATE JUST FOR THE SAKE OF SAYING YOU HAVE AN UPDATE - Companies tend to do this too often. It works, so let it work - If an update breaks features, I will amend my review.
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Stefan Pledl
December 28, 2023
Thanks you for downloading my app and the great review :-)
John M
June 30, 2020
I'm sorry, but there's something wrong with this app. It keeps CLAIMING that a video isn't supported and that is the Chromecasts fault. But that's BS. It will play one video but not another and BOTH of these videos have the EXACT same specs. Same codec, same bit rate, same resolution, same frame rate, and shot with the same phone and the same settings. Yeah sorry, but the app is the problem.
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Stefan Pledl
July 11, 2020
Please try again with the latest version.

What's new

Fixed Kodi integration

Changed notification to include a seekbar, etc.

Expert Setting: share media link. Touching it copies it to the clipboard. You can then paste it wherever you want

Fixed multiple bugs

Fixed DLNA Servers
Removed cast limit, enjoy!

Fixed web browser input field: text not visible
Removed occasional flickering when browsing items
Improved all dialogs
Multiple design updates
Multiple bug fixes