CastOn casts media contents stored in, or web pages found by your mobile device onto a TV. CastOn also casts 3rd party contents via the share link in many Apps. It is by far the most versatile UPNP player on the market.
CastOn requires a Wifi network and a UPNP/DLNA compatible TV or set-top box. Many types of TV and set-top boxes are supported, including some DLNA models from Sony, Samsung, etc. If the TV or set-top box is not UPNP/DLNA capable, consider upgrading with CastOn TV Receiver, or using the HDMI Dongle at www.web2mytv.com.
Using CastOn is really easy - select the TV screen to play on, then select the content to play. There are more sophisticated short-cuts as you will discover, but the simplest way is always there and it works. Soon you will find out that you can set the sound volume of the TV with the volume button on your handset; you can move forward and backward by swiping left and right on the preview pane; and similarly, you can switch between remote and local screens by swiping up and down on the preview pane. If you are even more adventurous, get the CastOn TV Receiver on your Android set-top box to experience using your phone as a Wifi remote with keyboard and voice functions, and use playlist, bookmarks, and live web pages on TV!
CastOn also works with the share link of 3rd party apps. For example, you can use a drawing app like Picasso to create a picture and share it to TV by selecting Share and then pick CastOn TV as the handler. It is a great joy sharing this with the kids!
As a UPNP/DLNA-compatible player, CastOn can cast most audio, video, and photo formats onto TV using a common home Wifi network. But that is not all - CastOn's capability goes far beyond these DLNA "basics" if it is paired with CastOn TV Receiver, a set-top box app that is also available on Google Play. With the matching receiver, you will discover the following additional unique features:
1. Cast web pages.
Send your favorite web pages to the TV screen and play it using your handset. What does it mean - any content, anywhere. It works whether your are doing a weekly report in web format or watching online videos embedded in a web page.
2. Create a playlist for video and audio.
Prepare your own "program" before you sit down and watch. There's no need to play the clips one by one. You will still be able to insert a clip to play immediately, and in that case the playlist will resume after the clip is done. Note that the playlist is global, if you have multiple handsets they will share one playlist.
3. Monitor and control the TV without a full-time connection
The CastOn console will display current progress of your TV, and allow you to fast-forward, rewind, pause, cancel, and go to the next or previous program with the simple touch of a button. More importantly, you can still use your mobile device for other activities. You can leave the application to check your email, for example, and CastOn will still be on when you go back to it.
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