Google Chromecast provides a smallest, cheapest, simplest way for people to enjoy online video and music on their TVs. It is a digital media player developed by Google. a 2.83-inch HDMI dongle which can play audio/video content on a HD TV by directly streaming it via Wi-Fi from the Internet or a local network.
Chromcast connects to the Internet through a Wi-Fi connection to the user’s home network. It offers two way to stream media content to a television. Users select the media to play using Chromecast-enabled mobile apps and Web apps, or through a beta feature called “tab casting” that can mirror most content from the web browser Google Chrome running on their personal computer.
However, David Pogue of The New York Times also noticed the limitations of the device’s screen mirroring feature and said using only mobile devices as a remote control was not “especially graceful”. And also, you need to connect your Internet in order to stram your media content to your TV with Chromecast. It can’t play local media.
Don’t worry, the limitations can be completely removed with the revoluationary Wondershare DreamStream which can stream your entire collection in HD without transferring your media content to an external hard drive, USB or HDMI. It allows you to stream, manage and enjoy your content without the use of an internet browser.
DreamStream can stream all of your media from your Windows and tablet, directly to your TV using your Google Chromecast. You can freely enjoy your favourite shows, movies and playlists directly from Dream Stream without running Internet browser.
DreamStream support almost all popular video formats such as AVI, WMV, MPG, MOV, MP4, FLV, MKV, 3GP, VOB, 3GP, RM, RMVB, VOB, ASF, F4V, MTS, TOD and WebM etc and audio files like MP3, AAC, WMA, APE, FLAC, OGG, M4A, WAV, AC3, MP2. etc without the need to convert your entire collection due to file type limitations.
How to use DreamStream to manage your local and stored media content and stream videos and music from your computer to HD TV with Chromecast
Part I: Manage your local or stored media content
DreamStream enables you to manage all the media content stored on your computer. It can automatically scan and sort all the existing media files on your hard drive, including all types of video and audio files.
Step 1: Run DreamStream on your Windows computer
Download, install and run DreamStream.it will automatically scan the entire hard drive and have all the compatible media files indexed into the DreamStream library.
It can also quicly scan and add the new content to your media archive. When, added new files on your computer, just click the “Refresh” button,
Step 2: Locate your media content
You media files have been categorized into Video and Music on the left of the program. You can easily find your desired movies or songs by navigating through the “Computer” directory, or by directly search your media content using the search bar on the top.
Step 3: Manage your media content
You can manually remove unwanted media files from your library or delete them complete. DreamStream also equips with universal media player which enables you to instantly preview or play any media file while you browse through your collections.
Part II: Stream your media content to HD TV with Chromecast
Dreamstream is currently the only integrated SDK application that allows Chromecast to stream and cast stored media content onto HD TV.
Step 1: Connect Chromecast to the computer
Be sure that your computer and Chromecast device are in the same local network, and plugged-in Chromecast is properly set up. Please click here to know how to set up your Google Chromecast device.
Step 2: Cast media file to TV
Click “Cast” on the right bottom of the interface to choose the media file you wish to cast on to TV, You can also stream the media content clicking the same cast button when playing the file in the media player .
Step 3: Stream media content to TV
When you established a successful streaming connection, you can do some seetings, such as control the volume and other playback options of the TV display directly from the media player panel.