Happy 2017! Let's hope the new year brings us chromecast support :)
Hey, just found a way of sending an audio stream URL to chromecast. Thought you'd want to know. Have a look at my comment below.
Hey, just found a way of sending an audio stream URL to chromecast. Have a look at my comment below.
Just tested the following (try copy/pasting into LocalCast):http://stream-dc1.radioparadise.com/aac-320http://22.214.171.124/ost/legend-of-zelda-a-link-between-worlds/jdsugtvcwj/link-between-worlds-title-screen.mp3
All play fine! For now, I have exported my online radio stations playlist from VLC to an HTML file and keep it in my phone. I open it with Android's HTML viewer and copy/paste link to LocalCast as desired, and then control playback through LocalCast app.
Edit: Option in LocalCast is in the left hand side pane/menu under NAS / LINKS -> Paste Link
Edit 2: Just found a faster method: Highlight the URL in the HTML viewer, click the share button and select LocalCast app.
Edit 3: Sharing the highlighted URL works through Chrome as well, so you can keep your URLs in the file format of your choice.
Hey everyone. I just managed to do exactly what we all want from XiiaLive, but with a different app (called "LocalCast for Chromecast/DLNA"). It's not very user friendly, but it works. I just sent the URL of a radio station to my Chromecast audio, then switched off my phone (it's still off as I type this and listen to music from my chromecast audio) and the stream kept playing! Will try to find a better way of loading the URLs and post here if I find something.
Can you please point us to an app that supports direct chromecast streaming (not via phone) from custom URLs?
Thanks for the update. Always feels refreshing when the developer responds to users' comments and questions. I believe what happens with other streaming radio apps, such as TuneIn, is that the Chromecast downloads a small binary (not sure) before playing back from any streaming source. I think this is what you must refer to as "own mini stream engine". Good luck!
I'm with you on this. Don't know any app that is able to do this simple task. Only thing I can think of is that it's not as simple to implement as we think. Again, would be useful if the developer replied to comments :)
Wow, is this still not implemented? Is it that tricky to do? Please, give us some insight. Thanks!
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