Connecting Android to TV is in great demand for many users as they expect to experience the media on large screen devices. Localcast is a wise choice to make this progress go smoothly. You can also make this happen with PC by using Localcast for PC on emulator.
What Is Localcast
Localcast is an application that helps you to transfer photos, music, and videos from your smartphone, tablet, or PC to Chromecast, Smart TV, or other devices that support DLNA. All you need to make the connection through is a computing device, Localcast app, and a TV (for sure).
Once installed, Localcast will make it easy to stream those media data from your phone or PC to SmartTV from many branches: Sony Bravia, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sharp, and some others. Remember to check for DLNA from your TV’s user manual. Besides, Localcast also supports other streaming devices such as Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, and Xbox 360…
Features of Localcast
– Video: support zoom, pan, and rotate (used for Chromecast and other Google Cast devices only).
– Images: Zoom in, pan, and zoom out (applied for Chromecast and other Google Cast devices only).
– Add subtitles: subtitles saved in the same folder with the video will be automatically added when the video is played (applied for Chromecast and other Google Cast devices only).
– Supported video formats: MP4, MKV, 3GP, and M4V.
– PDF files will be converted into images before being played on the device.
LocalCast is free for download, so it means there will be in-app advertising included. Users can experience the full features from the paid version or can disable ads in the settings of the device.
You cannot get a refund from the launcher. Therefore, make sure everything works perfectly with the free version before you upgrade to the PRO version.
LocalCast requires access to the memory of the device (to scan media files), network connection, Google Drive / Google+ account, and phone.
Not all audio codec and video codec is supported. So it is no odd if you cannot listen to the audio of the video or if you can, but there is no image on the screen.
How to Install Localcast for PC
Step 1: Install an Android emulator software
Localcast, as well as many other applications, is developed for Android operating system only. If you wish to run this app on PC, you need to install an Android emulator first. There are many Android emulator software available, but I recommend you 2 most popular ones, which are Bluestack and Noxplayer.
Step 2: Launch the software and download Localcast app
Now you can use your PC to download Localcast through Bluestack or Noxplayer. You need to log in to your Google account and then download it from Google Play.
Step 3: Install Localcast app
That is it. The app is installed on your PC. Now you just have to investigate on how to use it. Trust me. It is easier than you think.