Chromecast on Android

Just bought a Chromecast dongle and play around a bit. It works well with my Chrome browser on my PC.

However on Android phone, the Chrome browser doesn't have the ability to cast anything. There is no way to cast browser, photo or video that is stored in the phone. Is there anything I can install on the phone to allow me to do that?

geek_billyfieldman, Apr 27, 12:26 pm

What phone? Latest version of Chrome? What version of Android? Not all combinations are compatible.

geek_suicidemonkey, Apr 27, 12:29 pm



Samsung S3
Chrome ver 42.0.2311.109
Android 4.3
Chromecast app installed

geek_billyfieldman, Apr 27, 2:07 pm

Localcast app works pretty well

geek_clip1, Apr 27, 3:44 pm

I've never had any trouble

geek_wotz_it_2_ya, Apr 27, 7:48 pm



Casting your screen on an android device using the Chromecast app is only from 4.4.2 onwards as far as I know. So maybe try a third party app.

geek_ross1970, Apr 27, 9:19 pm


Thanks. Will check that out.

geek_billyfieldman, Apr 28, 7:07 am



Thanks. I was trying to cast a Chrome browser tab to display web pages on the TV.

geek_billyfieldman, Apr 28, 7:18 am

Localcast works.

I have also discovered that EZcast app works with Chromecast too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZEjoy7fN6c

Interestingly, I uninstalled Chrome browser from my Android phone and casting still works.

geek_billyfieldman, Jan 3, 10:13 am