Tired of just using Google’s $35 media streamer to, you know… stream media? You can use a Chromecast to play games on your TV. Or you can try an Android app called DrawCast which lets you doodle on your TV using a Chromecast.
Just fire up the CastPad app on your Android phone or tablet, choose a pen color, and start drawing. Whatever you’re scribbling on the small screen will show up on your big screen TV almost instantly.
CastPad is available as a free download, but the free app only supports 3 colors, black, white and blue. If you want 30 colors and an ad-free experience, you can pay $2 for CastPad Premium through an in-app purchase.
The latest version of CastPad also has a neat trick: if the app is installed on multiple phones or tablets and they’re all connected to your Chromecast, anything you draw on one screen will show up on all the others.