Playcast updated with Miracast support, more


Tubecast developer Webrox has just posted a big update to his Playcast streaming media app.

Unlike his Tubecast app the app is aimed at local and cloud media (video, songs and pictures) and not Youtube video, but like that app it supports streaming to a variety of receivers including Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, Apple TV (AirPlay), DLNA Smart TV, Internet Box, XBOX One, XBOX 360. The app can work in the background, meaning you can start a video playing and then use your phone for other purposes, and it will even streaming a video from OneDrive to your TV.

The app has just had its second update in the Windows Store, taking it to version 0.8.

The update brings:

  • New drive sources :
    • DLNA Media Server
    • GoogleDrive
    • DropBox
    • Freebox (famous French Internet Box)
  • Technical:
    • MP4 ‘FastStart’ transcoding on the fly for Chromecast unreadable MP4
    • Miracast support
  • UI improvments :
    • Remove items in Recent/Queue
    • Shortcut (desktop) : F5 refresh
    • F11 Fullscreen
    • Progress bar preview in PIP
    • ChangeLog popup at startup if it’s a new version
    • “My libraries” only shows right content type files
    • List performance
    • UI contrast improvements

To help users decide whether they want to shell out for the app the developer has also added one extra trail day.

See screen shots of the app below:

The app is $3.99 with a fully-functional week-long free trail and can be found in the Windows Store here.

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