1. Dragonsbb16's Avatar
    Can someone tell me if Chromecast supports or has a app that will connect to my NAS device with ally movies and have some sort of UI similar to Netflix/XBMC(DVD covers listing)? I am looking to replace my computer that is connected to my tv and i currently use XBMC for the interface. I'd like to try and have something similar to that if possible without having the need to have a computer turned on and running some sort of media server. I'd like to figure this out prior to purchasing the Chromecast device. Thank you in advance.
    06-28-2014 06:57 PM
  2. zedorda's Avatar
    Without a computer none of that is possible presently. Chrome on a Desktop computer has some plug-ins that can do this without running a media server. I use Videostream for Google Chromecast extension.

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...pnocolokfelagl
    06-28-2014 07:12 PM
  3. bradleyem's Avatar
    Look into Plex. They have a NAS version. I use Plex on my Windows Home Server and stream to Roku, Samsung Blu-ray players, XBOX 360 and Android devices... it works very well and has a nice interface.

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    06-28-2014 07:12 PM
  4. zedorda's Avatar
    Look into Plex. They have a NAS version. I use Plex on my Windows Home Server and stream to Roku, Samsung Blu-ray players, XBOX 360 and Android devices... it works very well and has a nice interface.

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    Plex doesn't work with Chromecast.
    06-28-2014 07:13 PM
  5. bradleyem's Avatar
    Here is a good guide to using Plex with Chromecast:

    http://allaboutchromecast.com/how-to...-from-your-pc/

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    06-28-2014 07:16 PM
  6. zedorda's Avatar
    Here is a good guide to using Plex with Chromecast:

    How to use Plex media server to stream local media to Chromecast (from your PC) - All About Chromecast

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    Still requires a PC.
    06-28-2014 07:18 PM
  7. Dragonsbb16's Avatar
    I have a trednet 200 NAS. Is has a dlna media server. Does this make it any easier to integrate with the chromecast hardware?
    06-28-2014 09:30 PM
  8. Dragonsbb16's Avatar
    NASCast ? That sounds like it might work. There were a few others based on my search.

    This process would be harder if I didn't have the NAS, but I do.
    06-28-2014 09:51 PM
  9. zedorda's Avatar
    NAS is a storage solution not something able to run processes. Without a server on the network there is nothing to process the call something the NAS can't do alone. Maybe there are APIs in the new Android L but ATM Android can't do it.

    NAScast maybe able to if it plays server to the NAS so it could be worth giving a try but it has mostly negative reviews.
    06-29-2014 11:01 AM
  10. bradleyem's Avatar
    NAS is a storage solution not something able to run processes. Without a server on the network there is nothing to process the call something the NAS can't do alone. Maybe there are APIs in the new Android L but ATM Android can't do it.

    NAScast maybe able to if it plays server to the NAS so it could be worth giving a try but it has mostly negative reviews.
    Actually, several NAS boxes run a version of Linux... that is why Plex has a NAS version. It runs as a DLNA/Web server on the NAS OS...

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    06-29-2014 03:12 PM
  11. zedorda's Avatar
    Actually, several NAS boxes run a version of Linux... that is why Plex has a NAS version. It runs as a DLNA/Web server on the NAS OS...

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    Unit the OP saying they have that type of NAS I can't just assume they do. Also those types of NAS are more expansive with expressed functionality in this area.
    06-29-2014 10:23 PM

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