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August 13, 2013

Can’t get your hands on a Chromecast? Try Cheapcast app instead


It seems everyone wants a Chromecast and just about every tech site on the planet has gave them 5 star reviews and who can blame them as I’m dying to get one myself. So Chromecast is sold out at the minute everywhere you look an us in the UK haven’t even got a sniff yet. There is an alternative tho that may help your wait be a little less stressful and its called Cheapcast. The android app for devices running Android 2.2 or higher will give you that Chromecast experience for free. The app is designed to play exactly like Googles Chromecast dongle and instantly gives a phone or tablet the ability to stream from Chromecast-enabled apps to other devices on the same WiFi network. But I want it on a big screen I here you saying. Well not to worry just make sure your receiving device has HDMI out or MHL and connect it up to your television. We have tries it out and it functions pretty well so it is defintley worth a try considering it is free. Cheapcast’s Google Play page has a few warnings that it is on the early stages of development so it can’t yet display Chrome tabs and some other little functions may be missing. So if your still waiting on a Chromecast why not give this a spin.

Via – AndroidCommunity

Source – Cheapcast (Google Play)


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