Android app to cast photos from Windows network share to Chromecast


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Sep 23, 2018
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Hi - does anyone know of an app that will actually work to find photos in shares on my Windows network, and send them to Google Chromecast?
So far
- Google Photos works, but only for photos that are on the Android device
- Apps such as File Commander offer to find and send pictures to Google Photos, but as soon as the option is selected Photos disconnects from Chromecast
- VLC works well for casting videos on the network, but it won't find jpg or RAW files

Target Android devices are all Samsung, and include S7, A5 and Tab A

All help will be most welcome!


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Feb 12, 2012
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Not yet - no one's written a combination of what you want. You'll have to move the pictures, at least temporarily, to the phone (or tab) or a thumb drive. It can be done - no one's done it yet.