New Chromecast App, CloudCaster, Allows You To Stream Files Directly From The Cloud


Back in February, Google finally released the Google Cast Software Development Kit (SDK) for its first ever cloud streaming dongle, Chromecast, and now at last, we’re beginning to see some really great third-party applications from developers emerge on the Play Store. The latest and most impressive app to launch is called CloudCaster and, as the name suggests, is focused on streaming media stored in the cloud directly to your Chromecast unit.

Despite sounding confusing, the app is actually extremely easy to use. All you have to do is download and install it on your Android-powered smartphone or tablet, launch the CloudCaster application and sign in with one of the following nine supported cloud clients, DLNA, Google Drive, OneDrive, Bitcasa, Box, WebDAV, Copy, SugarSync and SMB. Once logged in, head into the ‘Media Browser’ section of the app and select a file. Then, click the ‘cast’ button and your media will be wirelessly mirrored to your Chromecast unit.

Unfortunately, Dropbox users are out of luck for the time being. Due to some very complicated API restrictions related to an up and coming internet security method (SSL), Tacit Dynamics, the developers behind this brand new app, are unable to make media stream directly from the Dropbox mobile application successfully. They have, therefore, decided to temporarily remove support for this cloud storage platform from the application, though we are reassured that the problem should be rectified very soon’.

There are two versions of the app listed on Google’s Play Store — a free one and a paid one. As you’d expect, the free version is riddled with ads that take up the majority of your handset’s screen, in addition to a one cloud service only restriction. Whereas, the premium version eliminates the adverts as well as removes all streaming limits.

If you like the sound of CloudCaster and want to download it directly from the Play Store — hit the link below.