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.
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.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
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