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EZCast App is Now Supported by ChromeCast

EZCast is a decent Wi-Fi display solution using a proprietary protocol to show your local or online content on your TV via EZCast HDMI dongles powered by Action Semi ATV SoC. I’ve already reviewed two devices with Tronsmart T1000 and WiDiCast EC-E2, and found it to be fairly good with Android devices, but not so good with Windows PCs. Since the release of GoogleCast SDK for the ChromeCast, some people have asked support for ChromeCast protocol in EZCast dongle. However, it’s my understanding the SDK does not allow ChromeCast emulation on other devices yet. So instead the EZCast team has ported the app to support ChromeCast, which means if you own a ChromeCast you don’t need to buy an EZCast dongle to play around with EZCast and access your local content.

EZCast Features - Chromecast vs EZCast

EZCast Features – Chromecast vs EZCast

However, as you can see from the comparison tablet above,. EZCast for ChromeCast is not quite able to support all features and file formats supported by actual EZCast dongles. Features like Miracast, DLNA and Airplay are not available, and you won’t be able to connect your MacOS or Windows computer to ChromeCast via this app.

I don’t have a ChromeCast myself, but apparently all you need to do is to download EZCast from Google Play, and you’ll be able to connect to your ChromeCast.  The app description mentins “Since March 15, 2014 (App version 1.1.159+), EZCast APP (both Android/iOS version) supports Chromecast dongles and Android EZCast receivers.”, so it could be some Android HDMI TV dongle may also support EZCast (TBC). The video below shows the features currently available with EZCast on ChromeCast. Performance appears to be somewhat sluggish however.

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  1. March 19th, 2014 at 20:22 | #1

    I’ve just had confirmation EZCast will be available on Android mini PCs:

    “Hi,we will release an APP as chromecast receiver that run on Android BOX/Dongle/TV.”

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/110719562692786994119/posts/dXR7zNbrRdw

  2. Someone from the other side
    March 19th, 2014 at 21:59 | #2

    Does that mean we can cast from Google Play Music to ezcast hardware without hacks like Cast to UPNP (which mostly works but occasionally seems to has strange issues)?

  3. March 20th, 2014 at 10:27 | #3

    @Someone from the other side
    You can’t do GoogleCast “app” to EZcast hardware, only EZCast App to ChromeCast hardware.

  4. WongDenny
    March 20th, 2014 at 12:49 | #4

    wow…. I can use this EZCast APP to cast PPT on my TV through Chromecast.

  5. Someone from the other side
    March 20th, 2014 at 22:02 | #5

    @cnxsoft
    That’s what I suspected :(.

    I wish someone would build a truly working Chromecast emulator (Cheapcast sort of sometimes does the job)…

  6. Andy
    May 29th, 2014 at 07:03 | #6

    Can I connect to Chromecast from my PC (windows 7) with EZcast ???. If yes, which app

  7. May 29th, 2014 at 11:43 | #7

    @Andy
    Yes, EZcast on Google Play. It’s linked in the post.

  8. Tomas De Diochi
    August 27th, 2014 at 15:46 | #8

    Hi, it is possible to broadcast Silverlight from PC to Tv through ezcast? For sites like Amazon, watchever etc.
    Grettings from Germany!

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