Chromecast support now on Windows phone thanks to Tube Cast app.

Discussion in 'Chromecast' started by freeranger, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. freeranger

    freeranger Active Member

    Dec 23, 2013
    Love your Windows Phone but hate that it doesn’t work with Google’s ultra-affordable Chromecast? Finally a crafty developer has found a way to make the two play nice in the sandbox. A new free Windows Phone app, Tube Cast, allows Windows Phone users view YouTube videos on the big screen via Google’s Chromecast.

    The app functions similar to many other YouTube apps. Users can view and search the never-ending library of YouTube’s videos. The key here is this is the first app we know of that supports the Chromecast on the Windows Phone platform. However, the app won’t allow you to pause, stop, rewind, or fast-forward playback while connected to the Chromecast, which is kind of disappointing considering these are pretty much a must-have for any YouTube app. Hopefully the developer will add this feature in a future update, or more polished apps with Chromecast support will soon hit the Windows Phone OS.

    While it’s exciting to see Windows Phone get some attention here, Tube Cast’s lack of basic features when using the Chromecast is exactly why Windows Phone continues to lag behind iOS and Android. Developers, let alone good developers, just aren’t putting out quality apps for the Windows Phone platform unless their name is Microsoft.

    From mindofgeek

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