There has been a lot of talk about Google’s new ChromeCast dongle where you can send media from a browser to the ChromeCast dongle and now Windows Media Center can join the party. A new app from 1geek1tool.com is called Media Center Cast enables you to cast content from a ChromeCast enabled app on your phone or tablet to Windows Media Center. The addin is launched from the Media Center UI and once launched you can send media from a ChromeCast enables app or browser. Once you have finished sending media it returns you back to Media Center. I expect lot of apps to support ChromeCast and this is a great way to get support in Windows Media Center.
The beta version is available now for $4.99 with a free 14 day trial. More details at 1geek1tool.com
Something fresh for Windows Media Center has arrived!
Media Center Cast allows you to watch online content on your HTPC without sacrificing your Windows Media Center experience. When running Media Center Cast, your TV is transformed into a handled-device-controlled-display. As soon as Media Center Cast is launched, you can start “casting” online content from any ChromeCast-enabled app installed on your phone or tablet.
Is it complicated to use? Nope! Run the installer, launch Windows Media Center and select Media Center Cast. When it opens, your phone’s YouTube app will automatically discover your HTPC… it’s then time to start casting! Done with the casting? Use your remote control and press the back button twice to return to your favourite media center interface.
By the way, the YouTube app responds incredibly well to WMC remote controls… a real bless!
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.