1. Doug Lowe's Avatar
    I thought that you were supposed to be able to view your photos on Chromecast, but I can't figure out how to do it. Did I misunderstand? If not, please tell me how or direct me to instructions. Thank you.
    09-24-2013 04:07 AM
  2. mavrrick's Avatar
    I haven't done it myself but my guess would be to look for a photo app in Chorome store that would allow you to use and manipulate local photos in chrome. Then just cast the tab. This is just a guess but seems like a decent thing to try
    09-24-2013 08:57 AM
  3. patruns's Avatar
    I thought that you were supposed to be able to view your photos on Chromecast, but I can't figure out how to do it. Did I misunderstand? If not, please tell me how or direct me to instructions. Thank you.
    I am not sure where you read that. Chromecast only works with a few apps at present and the stock gallery app is not one of them. Now, if your photos are on your PC there is a beta option in Chrome to cast your entire desktop.
    09-24-2013 09:15 AM
  4. Doug Lowe's Avatar
    Yea, I thought I might do something along those lines with Picasa, since it is a Google product, but I can't figure out how to make it work. Maybe it is like patruns below says, the feature is not available yet.
    09-24-2013 02:47 PM
  5. Doug Lowe's Avatar
    I guess I just misunderstood. There are other ways that I can view my photos on my widescreen TV such as the new Android Roku app and TwonkyBeam. I'll just keep using them until Chromecast adds that feature. Thanks.
    09-24-2013 02:51 PM
  6. hoosiermama2799's Avatar
    Most of my photos are on Dropbox, and there's a slideshow extension for Chrome, which will cycle through my photos. Then I cast it to the TV. I can also drag/drop photos to Chrome, but unless I use a slideshow program, it obviously shows only one photo at a time.
    09-24-2013 03:17 PM
  7. togrib's Avatar
    Most of my photos are on Dropbox, and there's a slideshow extension for Chrome, which will cycle through my photos. Then I cast it to the TV. I can also drag/drop photos to Chrome, but unless I use a slideshow program, it obviously shows only one photo at a time.
    Hi this is a super late response to this thread, but could you tell me what slideshow extension for Chrome you're talking about? I have been looking for something like this but so far haven't found.

    Thanks!
    11-22-2013 12:20 AM
  8. ohyeahar's Avatar
    Most photo manager applications on PC have a slideshow mode. Open Chrome. I assume you have the Chromecast extension installed. Enable casting the entire screen rather than just the tab. Then just start the photo slideshow on whatever photo manager application you use.

    I upload my share-worthy photos to Flickr. Using Chrome, I visit the Flickr site. Cast the tab. And start the slideshow mode in Flickr.
    11-22-2013 02:39 AM
  9. Tim Slager's Avatar
    I haven't done it myself but my guess would be to look for a photo app in Chorome store that would allow you to use and manipulate local photos in chrome. Then just cast the tab. This is just a guess but seems like a decent thing to try
    Yup, that works. A little lag between laptop and TV, but not bad once you get started.
    12-24-2013 11:43 AM
  10. Tim Slager's Avatar
    I used Local File Viewer extension.
    12-24-2013 11:44 AM
  11. Rick Tywoniak's Avatar
    " a little lag"? Big time lag and the quality sucks when viewing flickr via chrome casting on a large screen
    12-25-2013 01:00 PM
  12. shanghaichica's Avatar
    I just downloaded an app called avia. I was able to cast my photos to my chromecast using this and some of the videos stored locally on my phone/tablet.

    Posted from my nexus 7
    12-25-2013 03:50 PM
  13. mrmox's Avatar
    CHROMECAST does NOTHING seems to be the short answer!
    At least until you download SPECIAL APPS: Chrome Browser first of all, then you can "cast"
    whatever you see in the browser to your TV (may be really laggy).
    Then a special (new) version of YouTube app, then you can "cast" some YouTube content to your TV.
    Apparently everything you want to "cast" requires it's own app!

    Confirm or dispute, anyone? Thanks.
    03-25-2014 10:57 PM
  14. mrmox's Avatar
    Further grousing: DLNA works badly, but is BUILT INTO (apparently?) both Gallery and the Video Player on my Samsung GS3.

    But ChromeCast is built into NOTHING (although it comes from Google, who originated Android!)
    (OK now it is built into Chrome Browser and Youtube App, and more apps as time goes by)

    Apples and Oranges, I guess, DLNA came from some committee sort of organization I think.
    03-26-2014 12:19 AM
  15. mavrrick's Avatar
    Chromecast is a portal to the tv. It is up to the software providers to support it. There aren't special versions of the software for it. It isn't like you can get Netflix, or plex now without CC support.

    As far as DLNA goes, though it kind of is apples and oranges one thing isn't. DLNA has been around since 2003. How long did it take to go mainstream. The CC landed in 2013, a full decade later.

    The key difference between DLNA and the CC is that DLNA was simply about providing a network connection to local content without and content management or metadata. Basically all about the connection and not about the overall experience. DLNA has come a long way but is far behind the experience a htpc or other metadata rich based solutions avaliable today.

    The big advantage of the CC is that in most cases it leans on a remote server to do whatever heavy lifting is needed for compatability. That is something that was a big issue for DLNA for a long time.

    Posted via Android Central App on my Note 3
    03-26-2014 11:04 AM
  16. dan smartt's Avatar
    A lot of long winded responses for no reason try

    'Local cast'

    Its in the play store - free

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-27-2014 12:10 AM
  17. mavrrick's Avatar
    A lot of long winded responses for no reason try

    'Local cast'

    Its in the play store - free

    Posted via Android Central App
    Maybe you see something I don't, but I don't see were he asked how to do anything. It was a rant, and a rather poor one. That is why I tried to explain a few things.
    03-27-2014 09:18 AM
  18. Johan Bilien's Avatar
    Woven (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...litl.FireDrill) supports Chromecast starting with version 1.11. You can view your Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Dropbox... photos and videos on Chromecast (Disclaimer: I work for the publisher).
    04-10-2014 01:17 PM
  19. shanghaichica's Avatar
    I use an App called Allcast. You can cast locally stored photos and videos. I've also got another app called Avia. That one can cast stuff stored in drop box and facebook.
    04-14-2014 05:18 PM
  20. Emmanuel Boudrant's Avatar
    I've just added a Chromecast feature to my Flickr Android app, so if you use Flickr you can check Inflikr for Flickr at Inflikr for Flickr - Android App
    The free version works with Chomecast.
    05-20-2014 01:27 AM
  21. buzzinhornets's Avatar
    download the free Plex Media Server - add your photo folders, then cast from the Plex main page.
    06-03-2014 11:18 AM
  22. VJ1's Avatar
    I use an App called Allcast. You can cast locally stored photos and videos. I've also got another app called Avia. That one can cast stuff stored in drop box and facebook.
    What all formats does it permit? .mkv .mp4 .avi .mov ?
    06-07-2014 06:37 PM
  23. MonoTovarisj's Avatar
    Johan, it is not available in my country... seems silly.
    12-20-2015 11:16 AM

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