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.

Update: The app has been renamed CastPad for trademark-related reasons.


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.

via /r/Android

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5 replies on “Draw on your TV screen with CastPad for Chromecast”

  1. Put a TV in the conference room, add Chromecast and the app, and you can whiteboard without getting up.

    1. Hell if I know. Could make for one seriously high-tech version of Pictionary. Or a sort of whiteboard thing.

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