Turn Any Android Device into Chromecast Receiver With Cheapcast

It has been only a month since Google Chromecast debuted in market and since being a very cheap and hackable at the same time, the product has already made its presence to most of our houses. Those who are new to the Chromecast thing, its a product by Google, available at just $35, lets you stream any content from any device to your HDTV.

The only weak point is the compatibility and Google Chromecast is only supported with handful of applications. This limitation is genuinely and intelligently is removed by Cheapcast. Cheapcast turns any Android device into a Chromecast receiver. In nut, it mimics the entire features of $35 Chromecast without letting you spending a penny.


The app is freely available at the Google Play Store and from downloading to getting it work required not more than a second. However one additional thing you would like to do is to add a friendly name to the device. Though a default name is already given.


Next when you open the YouTube app, you only have to tap the Cheapcast icon at the right corner, and it will give the list of devices to play the video on.



Without any problem i was able to stream Music and YouTube videos. But just to note that the Cheapcast is just a beta product so the video quality and duration might feel lagged and distorted. Also the tab casting of Chrome is not supported in the app.

The Cheapcast appears to be a working alternative for those in need of the Google Chromecast. Also if you have multiple Android devices and not use some of them, this little useful app might put them back in use.

Download Cheapcast (Free) | Google Play Store

By Kamal Nayan

Kamal Nayan is a blogger at where he has been writing about personal technology, productivity hacks and often produces how to videos. He takes some time off from his engineering to write about tips and tweaks related to Android and other phones on this blog.

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