CheapCast has disappeared from the Play Store, taking with it a convenient way to turn any old Android device into a makeshift Chromecast. To make matters worse, there’s a good chance the app will never return.
Since CheapCast’s release, Google has added several cryptographic checks to make sure the Chromecast ecosystem only works with approved devices such as Google’s $35 dongle, Google TVs, and the like. The feature now checks for a Google signed certificate, which comes preloaded on such products.
- CheapCast Gets A Big Update To v0.4.1-BETA With Support For Tab Casting And Embedded Chromium
- [Hands-On] CheapCast Enters The Play Store, Succeeds In Turning Any Android Device Into A Chromecast
- CheapCast Aims To Turn Any Android Device Into A Chromecast, Early Version Demoed On Video
- [Hands-On] Leapcast Can Turn A Windows, Mac, or Linux Computer Into A Chromecast With Limited Functionality, Here’s How
Developer Pulls Make-Your-Own Chromecast App ‘CheapCast’ From The Play Store, May Not Get To Bring It Back was written by the awesome team at Android Police.