CheapCast – An alternative to ChromeCast
Google recently launched Chromecast for a very low price 35$. All of you must be aware of what it does. For those who are not aware of it, medical Chromecast is a gadget which lets you stream your media and contents form any device to your High Definition TV. Though Chromecast as of now is limited to only few compatible audio and video services. However if you are not willing to spend 35$, CheapCast is the best option for you.
If you have made your plan to but this after few time or waiting for it to support more services, CheapCast might be great for you. The best thing about this is that it works the same way as ChromeCast does and does not comes with a price tag.
CheapCast is an android app which can turn your Android smartphone into a Chromecast receiver/streamer.
CheapCast is developed by Maui (XDA-Developer). After you have downloaded this app, just assign your device a name and you are good to go.
It works like a charm and seriously speaking after downloading and expecting that it will be improved further via updates to this app, I don’t see a need of purchasing ChromeCast.
CheapCast is still in alpha version and keeping that in mind it has a lot of scope for improvements. Some of the features it lacks is “no support for tab streaming in Chrome”. But hey, its saving your 35$ at least this much can be compromised and I am pretty much sure that once it is final state it will be more better than what it is at now.
CheapCast can be downloaded directly from the Google Play Store. You may check the XDA forum thread in case of any glitch or problem in this device.
Note : CheapCast should be installed on all the device for streaming between them. Since this app is in alpha stage, it might be having some problem while operating. The device showing the videos might be playing the video still even if you closed the server from the transmitting device. But no matter, it will be improved in future. Once you have installed on the devices just select the name on which you want to play the videos and enjoy it on other device. All the devices must be on connected on the same network.
Download | Via Play Store