EZCast is an app designed to let you stream content from a PC, phone, or tablet to a TV with a cheap EZCast dongle like a Tronsmart T1000 or EZChrome. But the developers have updated the app so it now supports Google’s Chromecast stick as well.
You can download the free EZCast for Android or iOS from the Google Play Store or App Store, connect it to your Chromecast and stream music, videos, documents, websites, or other content from your phone to your TV.
Some features don’t work with a Chromecast. For instance you can’t use Miracast wireless display or DLNA features with Google’s TV stick. But you can use EZCast to do a number of things, including:
- Stream documents from your phone to your TV.
- View photos on the big screen while pinching to zoom or swiping to slide through gallery images.
- Draw or write annotations on those pictures.
- Stream live video from your phone’s camera to your TV.
- Surf the web on your phone and see the web pages on your TV screen.
- Stream video from YouTube or other online video sites.
There are a number of other apps that let you stream media from your phone to a Chromecast, or even which let you draw on your TV screen using a mobile app. But EZCast packs more features into one app than almost anything else I’ve seen so far.
Unfortunately the app feels a bit clunky at times. Sometimes it loses its connection to the Chromecast, it can take a long time for the app to load, and some of the built-in apps (such as the web browser) are a bit barebones.
via CNX Software