AutoCast brings the power of Tasker to Chromecast: multi-tasking, voice control and more

April 4, 2014
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    Ever since Google released its official SDK for the Chromecast we’ve seen a major increase in the number of apps that support the media streamer, and in turn the Chromecast’s functionality has greatly improved.

    Think your Chromecast is already more than impressive? AutoCast takes your casting experience to a whole new level and puts just about every other app to shame! AutoCast is by the same developer as the impressive Tasker plugin, AutoPebble and largely works the same way.

    With AutoCast, you can can not only cast video, audio and images from sources such as Dropbox, VIMEO and other locations, but you can also receive notifications from your smartphone directly over to your Chromecast’s screen. There’s even the ability to cast multiple different types of content at once — such as showing off a slideshow while playing music.

    Equally impressive, AutoCast allows you to control the entire experience using your own voice, giving you the ability to fastforward and rewind content, do Youtube searches and so much more.

    Out of the box, Chromecast might not offer nearly as much functionality as Roku, Apple TV and the new Fire TV, but efforts like AutoCast illustrate just how flexible the Chromecast can be. It’s hard not to be impressed when you consider that the Chromecast is less than half the price of its biggest competitors.

    To check out AutoCast for yourself, you’ll want to give the fry app a try. Keep in mind, the free version only works with select content and is designed to give you a better idea of what to expect before buying the premium version. Thankfully, the paid app is very affordable, and can be unlocked for just $1.37.

    What do you think of AutoCast, impressed? Anyone try it out yet, if so, what do you think so far?

    Comments

    • MITM

      Taker is so powerful, if only I had an inkling of an idea of how to use it :D

    • Shark Bait

      The potential for Chromecast is amazing. Can’t wait to see what creative uses people come up with

    • rmcrys

      I bought Tasker and I admit that the greatness of its power is only equaled by the greatness of the lack of a tutorial/manual that shows how to use it. The “help” is so idiotic helpless that basically one buys “Tasker” to own risk. I made several tries and I got the (very) basic, but until the company releases a real manual and tutorial for the customers, I cannot recommend it…

    • Iran Matias-Elias

      Great app,it just made Chromecast so much better. However, I do have to agree with everyone else, the instructions are really poor. Make this app more comprehensive to all by producing detail instructions in how to accomplish all the tasks within the app or simplify the app so much you don’t need one.

    • High_n_Dry

      Oy! Trying to cast Vimeo from my android phone. Very TBD at the moment.

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