LocalCast: stream to TV

Contains adsIn-app purchases
3.7
165K reviews
10M+
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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!

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 a 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):
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
Oct 2, 2022

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
3.7
165K reviews
R J
September 30, 2022
This used to be a top app in the casting space with a focused developer, but in the last year it's gone downhill. The developer stopped supporting the app and seems more concerned about ads/revenue than features/bug fixes (and bugs have stacked up). Why not open-source it if you don't have time to support it? I've switched over to "Web Video Caster" which is much more feature rich and better supported at present.
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A Google user
May 10, 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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A Google user
November 11, 2018
What did you guys do? This app used to be great, but it has become increasingly difficult to use and has become so unreliable that I am officially abandoning it. I don't know if it is the ads always interrupting my attempts to cast, or if there needs to be more development on continuity, but this app is now more of a hassle than a benefit, and I spend more time trying to get it to work than actually using it. Restarting the app, clearing storage, restarting Chromecast, restarting the phone even! Can't understand it and no longer have the patience to try. I cant express the amount of frustration this has recently caused, and I hope it gets fixed eventually. Until then I will no longer be using LocalCast. USE SOMETHING ELSE!
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What's new

I am really struggling with costs and earnings, so let's try to reduce the free casts to 5
Reduced full screen ad frequency
Fixed a crash when displaying files at SMB