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Many people agree that the Chromecast media-streaming device is a great way to stream your favorite apps and entertainment to your TV. What makes it such an excellent device is that it is both small and cheap, plugging directly into any free HDMI port on your TV.
The number of Chromecast-compatible apps are growing, however, few of them actually make it simple to wirelessly play videos stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone on your TV. Read on to see how you can do just that with RealCloud in a few simple steps:
Step 1: Install RealCloud on your mobile device or PC
You can find the right version of RealCloud for any of your devices here. It is currently compatible with Windows 7 and above, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and Kindle Fire.
Once installed, log in to your RealCloud account or create a new one. It only takes a moment and is completely free.
Step 2: Plug in your Chromecast
This step goes without saying but just in case, make sure your Chromecast is plugged in and ready to cast. If you haven’t set it up already, just follow the straightforward on-screen instructions to get it connected to your WiFi.
Step 3: Connect to your Chromecast on your Smartphone or Tablet
Open RealCloud on any of your Chromecast compatible devices (most smartphones or tablets). Also, make sure that you are connected to the same WiFi as your Chromecast.
If RealCloud detects a new Chromecast on the network, it will prompt you to connect to it. Click on the casting logo and select your Chromecast.
When RealCloud has successfully connected to your Chromecast, the logo will turn blue and the RealPlayer splash screen will show up on your TV.
Once you’re all set and ready to cast, you will see this image:
Step 4: Play a video!
When your device is successfully connected to your Chromecast, you can pick any video you’d like to play. You can cast videos that are either saved directly on your device or anything that is already uploaded into your cloud account.
Remember that Play, Pause, Tracking and Volume changes can all be done from your device.
‘But what if I want to stream video from my PC or Mac?’ you ask?
Step 5: Open RealCloud on your computer
If you’d like to cast a video to your TV that is saved on your computer, all you have to do is make sure RealCloud is open on that computer, connected to the same WiFi and signed in to the same RealCloud account.
Then, from your smartphone or tablet, select your computer from the ‘Devices’ section in the dropdown on the ‘My Videos’ tab. Browse for the video you want and select it to play!
Note: To enjoy all the benefits of SurePlay, upload your videos to the cloud first rather than casting directly from your device.
Step 6: Enjoy your videos!
Watch that video that you recorded earlier on your phone on the big screen, or watch a movie on your TV downstairs that’s saved on your upstairs computer.
If you have any problems, feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible. Or check our customer support page.