LocalCast: stream to TV

Contains adsIn-app purchases
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About this app

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

Send videos, music or pictures

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

TO Google Cast enabled devices, 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.

// FAQ

If you have a problem with LocalCast, please see the FAQ (english only right now):

// 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 "Route audio to phone" 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.

// Beta


// Chromecast supported formats


// Recommended PC software to convert your files:


// 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, check out his blog:

// Translations:


// Permissions:

Allow WiFi Multicast: for the server
Your accounts: Google Drive/Google+
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.
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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
You can request that data be deleted
1.63L reviews
Andrew Carter
6 February 2022
I had a little trouble after I paid for the app, but I think it may have been a cache issue. Basically I had to turn off my phone's hotspot, then relaunch LocalCast. My Chromecast Ultra I think gets mixed up between screen mirroring and casting, so I did not launch Google Home on my relaunch and have now begun watching the third film in a 3 film playlist (The Martian Chronicles) this happening after I started on the 2nd in the series (I already saw the first part).
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Dean Buccheri
10 April 2022
Seems like it has potential however the edge are absolutely ridiculous.. I will would purchase the app but it is not working and I can't tell if it's because of the ads are so belligerent and cover everything up and there are so many of them that you can't even navigate between screens or if the app is broken. Not going to purchase unless I can prove it works. I understand ads are necessary for free apps but when the app doesn't work because of the edge it's ridiculous.
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A Google user
10 May 2019
Absolutely awful app. It worked on my smart TV for 3 minutes and 23 seconds, lost connection, then never ever found my TV again. Ads pop up every time you press a button, and forget about rewind, fast forward or anything that would be convenient. On the off chance you get it to work you better not touch a single button or you will be watching your movie from the beginning when the ads are finally done again! (Things breaking in background) 😡😡😡
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