For its $35 price tag, Google’s Chromecast is already fairly inexpensive. Still, you might be able to save that money by re-purposing an Android device with the right output cable, such HDMI or MHL, and Cast Receiver, a third-party app that lets your Android KitKat device act like a Chromecast.
The Pocketables blog pointed out Cast Receiver on Friday, which you can find on the XDA Developers site in two versions. One is for devices with root access while the other is a standard version. If you install the latter you won’t be able to screen cast from one Android to another due to a [company]Google[/company] app signature mismatch.
Since Cast Receiver is a third-party app it may not support every typical Chromecast-capable app, but the following have been tested with success: YouTube, Play Music, Play Movies & TV, Google Photos, Plex and Chrome for Android. [company]Netflix[/company] isn’t yet…
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