Apr 04 AT 2:13 PM Dima Aryeh 8 Comments

Stream almost any media to Chromecast, even multitask, with AutoCast

AutoCast Chromecast app

The Chromecast is already a powerful little device that allows you to stream almost any content to your TV with ease. With all the new apps that allow you to stream local content and all kinds of new content, almost anything you desire can be streamed. But you have to use many different apps to stream different content, which can be an annoyance. The newly released AutoCast may just solve that problem.

It’s hard to say what AutoCast can do because it simply does so much. It can stream any local content, whether it’s video, audio or even photos. You can play a slideshow of photos, something that has been strangely absent from the Chromecast. And it works with many other apps, allowing you to share almost any content through AutoCast to your Chromecast.

You can even make custom homescreens for your Chromecast, view notifications, and have it respond to your voice. This app has an amazing amount of control over the Chromecast, so watch the video below for a better explanation of everything it can do. You’ll need Tasker to run this, as AutoCast is a Tasker plugin, but many of you probably own Tasker already. Hit the widget below to download AutoCast and tell us what you think of it!

 

Via: Engadget

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • MitchRapp81

    “Almost Anything” always excludes what you really want to stream (network media, like from a NAS)

    • BW

      BubbleUPNP will stream from a NAS

      • MitchRapp81

        Just checked it out… looks promising! as soon as I get home tonight, I’ll give it a shot. I’m aware the chromecast doesn’t support AAC, I’m just curious how it’ll handle other stuff…

  • BlazeHN

    Sounds interesting. I’ll try it tonight. Downloaded, thanks for the info.

  • darkjuan

    I’ve got it hooked up to the TV in the living room and my Man Cave. Both of wich are also linked to my NAS which has a library of WAAAY too many movies. The only time I’ll use my Chromecast is to watch YouTube or something.

    Either way I love my little guy. I take him on trips and he keeps me entertained. :)

  • Daniel Higgins

    Wow. Google, aquihihire this guy already!

  • donger
  • PaulDriver

    put a webserver up on your NAS, have it index the contents of your NAS, providing http links.

    Feed those to the chromecast.

    Or breakdown, and enable The gawd awful broadcast crazy, DLNA server on your NAS.

  1. “Almost Anything” always excludes what you really want to stream (network media, like from a NAS)

  2. Sounds interesting. I’ll try it tonight. Downloaded, thanks for the info.

  3. darkjuanGuest 12 months ago

    I’ve got it hooked up to the TV in the living room and my Man Cave. Both of wich are also linked to my NAS which has a library of WAAAY too many movies. The only time I’ll use my Chromecast is to watch YouTube or something.

    Either way I love my little guy. I take him on trips and he keeps me entertained. :)

  4. Daniel HigginsGuest 12 months ago

    Wow. Google, aquihihire this guy already!

  5. PaulDriverGuest 12 months ago

    put a webserver up on your NAS, have it index the contents of your NAS, providing http links.

    Feed those to the chromecast.

    Or breakdown, and enable The gawd awful broadcast crazy, DLNA server on your NAS.