The known UPnP and DLNA streaming app BubbleUPnP supported since their last update transferring local files or those on a cloud or network attached storage (NAS) are on Google's Chrome Cast. The special: Files that are not natively supported by Chromecast can be transcoded and streamed.
With BubbleUPnP for some time an app for Android is available, the files beamed from the smartphone, tablet, but also from the network storage or various cloud storage at the TV. Until now this was only possible via the UPnP or DLNA standard, which is used in many smart TVs or can be retrofitted with an HDMI dongle. Since the last update, however, also Google's alternative Chromecast is supported, which could make the app for even more customers interesting - in the test, this worked fine.
Is the latest version of BubbleUPnP installed the Chromecast should the device menu under renderer now find unless smartphone / tablet and Chromecast are on the same Wi-Fi and are active. it selects it, one can define as usual a data source to be streamed from which media. It does not matter whether you, Dropbox or SkyDrive selects the smartphone / tablet itself, a NAS or a cloud storage such as Google Music, Google Drive. Videos, pictures and music were presented with a short delay, but without loss of quality.
If files are in a format that is not natively supported by Chromecast - as WAV or MOV, also can be installed on a computer in the network the BubbleUPnP server are automatically sent to the such files for transcoding. Although this process takes some time, but really makes almost all the source files on the Chromecast represented.
Who calls a NAS and a Chromecast his own, should at least look at the free trial of BubbleUPnP. For the license key that allows unlimited streaming and an ad-free app, reasonable 3.49 euros is due upon fallen. And much easier you do not get files on the TV, no matter what the source.downloadQR codeBubbleUPnP for DLNA / ChromecastDeveloper: Bubble SoftPrice: Free downloadQR codeBubbleUPnP UPnP / DLNA LicenseDeveloper: Bubble SoftPrice: 3,99 €
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