Jul 31 AT 11:52 AM Dima Aryeh 10 Comments

Koush creates app to share photos, videos from phone to Chromecast

The Chromecast was a big surprise to us, and it is an amazing addition to Google’s hardware lineup, but no one can deny it was a little limited at launch. True, it does very little locally, but cloud computing opens a ton of opportunities. It was only a matter of time before developers got to work on some awesome apps that take advantage of that.

First, we had the surprising GameBoy emulator running on the Chromecast. While that isn’t particularly useful, it really shows the power of the Chromecast and its infinite potential. But now, we have the first app for Chromecast that’s genuinely useful. Developer Koush has created an app called Phone to Chromecast, and it does what the title implies: sends media from your phone to your Chromecast on your TV.

The app that will show up when you hit Share in the Gallery, so you can share local photos and videos straight to your TV. Koush demonstrates this by taking a video and immediately sharing it to the TV. It seems to work very fast and smooth, so we can call that a success.

Unfortunately, he hasn’t released the app yet. It looks to be unfinished, considering it has no icon. We hope we’ll get it soon, because this is an awesome use of the Chromecast. What do you think of this app? Does it make your brand new Chromecast more useful? Leave a comment!

Source: +Koushik Dutta

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • nthoendel

    This is a large part of what I wanted to use Chromecast for, so hopefully it’ll be released soon since I have another 3-4 weeks before I receive it.

  • amgala

    Aside from all of its great features, Chromecast is turning out to be an awesome alternative for devices which do not have Miracast!

  • MrMrMan

    Can’t wait to get paid. Chromecast will be the first thing I buy.

    • george1378

      your poor. or have a wife who is the succubus to your soul and savings

      • Jorge Eslava

        That comment was uncalled for. He might be on a tight budget or maybe he’s a teenager with a part time job. I also think you meant to use “You’re” instead of “your”.

  • Vance

    I’m using my chromecast right now to stream my music library. Looking forward to this app!

  • redraider133

    I think this is only the beginning and were going to see a lot more apps take advantage of this and more things open up to be used with this.

  • donger

    So useful for get-togethers.

  • surethom

    Playing online content is nice but this is what is should also be, playing content on your device, lets hope someone also creates an program so I can play my hundreds of videos of my Windows 7 Laptop to the Chromecast.

  • michael

    this sucks..who cars to stream nexflix and youtube or whatever..they made me believe i could show my own videos and photos from my phone..fucking liars