In this article, you will learn how to download LocalCast for Chromecast for PC on Windows 10, 11, & Mac. I will be using an Android Emulator to install LocalCast for Chromecast on Windows & Mac. But Before we proceed let me give you an overview on Why Install Android Apps on PC, Is it worth it? Does it work like smartphones? What are the requirements?
Tons of Android and iOS apps should be available on Windows and Mac. But since nowadays smartphones are the most used gadgets, every developer put their efforts to make apps for Android and iOS devices.
I have seen many users asking how to install Android Apps on Windows or Mac, apparently, there is no way you can install Android and iOS apps on your Windows & Mac. However, I have heard that Windows 11 is working with the Amazon app store and you will be able to install most of the Android Apps on your Windows PC. But not all the apps because Amazon App Store does not have all the apps. So we are left with very few options, among all those options there is one that I have used and it’s working perfectly for me.
Today in this article, I will show you how you can download Android Apps on your Windows 11, 10, & Mac. Keep reading and you will get to know.
How To Download Android Apps on your PC:
As I have mentioned before, there is no direct way to install Android Apps on your Windows & Mac PC. Since you cannot provide Android Eco-System on Windows or Mac. However, using an Android Emulator on Windows and Mac PC could let you install Android Apps directly. If you don’t know about Android Emulator, please read the following. I will provide a brief review and reference that will help you understand an Android Emulator.
What is an Android Emulator, Does it really work on Windows & Mac:
First, you need to understand the term Emulator and then you can understand the Android emulator.
What is Emulator?
In computing, an emulator is a hardware or software that enables one computer system (called the host) to behave like another computer system (called the guest). An emulator typically enables the host system to run software or use peripheral devices designed for the guest system. Emulation refers to the ability of a computer program in an electronic device to emulate (or imitate) another program or device.
What is Android Emulator?
The Android Emulator simulates Android devices on your computer so that you can test your application on a variety of devices and Android API levels without needing to have each physical device. The emulator provides almost all of the capabilities of a real Android device
Does it work on Windows & Mac?
Yes, it does work perfectly on Windows and Mac. Moreover, there are tons of Android Emulators available in the market. In the article, I will tell you how to download Android Apps using Android Emulator. Let’s begin now and first I’ll give you a brief overview of LocalCast for Chromecast and will explain all the features.
About LocalCast for Chromecast
LocalCast is the number one casting solution on Android with over 10,000,000 users!
Send videos, music, or pictures
FROM your phone or tablet, other apps, NAS (DLNA/UPnP or Samba), Google Drive, Google+, Dropbox, or a webpage
TO a Chromecast, SmartTVs, Roku, Nexus Player, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or Stick, Sony Bravia, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, and other SmartTVs, Sonos, Xbox 360, Xbox One, or other DLNA Devices.
If you have a problem with LocalCast, please see the FAQ (English only right now):
// Unique features
– Zoom & rotate & pan (Chromecast & other Google Cast devices)
– NAS: SMB access
– Subtitles: Opensubtitle.org integration
Subtitles only work with Chromecast and Apple TV 4
Be aware that Chromecast only supports a couple of formats/codecs.
It can read containers like mp4, Mkv, 3gp, and m4v, but all these containers can use different codecs.
If something doesn’t work, please visit the FAQ (English only right now): www.localcast-app.com/faq
On a Chromecast:
Rotate, zoom and pan pictures easily from the “Now playing” screen, touch the
button with the four arrows.
Subtitles work with Chromecast and Apple TV 4:
– Use the Opensubtitles.org integration
– Touch a subtitle file after you started a video
Subtitles in the same folder are added automatically.
You can set a subtitle folder that will be searched.
Subtitle timing, font, background, and color can be changed.
Subtitle encoding in the settings: e.g. for Arabic subtitles choose UTF-8
Some DLNA servers add information about subtitles, some don’t.
// Wireless headphones (beta)
Touch the headphone symbol on the “Now playing” screen, to stream the sound to your phone.
It’s impossible to sync this automatically and network delays make it hard.
This feature is in beta: it might work most of the time.
// Chromecast supported formats
// Recommended PC software to convert your files:
// In-app purchases:
The app is free and ads supported, all purchases unlock all Pro version features:
– No ads
– Search (device only)
– Video preview when seeking on the “Now playing” screen
There are subscriptions “/month”, “/year”, and one time purchases.
I am just one independent developer working on my apps whenever I can, without a big budget for testing on various devices.
If you find a bug please contact me via Google+ or email and I’ll try to fix it ASAP!
// App logo
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Allow WiFi Multicast: for the server
Your accounts: To log you into Google Services
Phone state/identity: Pause/Resume on incoming calls
// Anonymous Usage Statistics:
This App gathers anonymous usage statistics through Firebase Analytics to find bugs and enhance future user experience.
You can opt-out by deactivating this option in the App’s settings. [Source: Google Play Store]
Download LocalCast for Chromecast for PC Using Android Emulators:
To download LocalCast for Chromecast on PC, you will require an Android Emulator. Use the links provided below to download the Android Emulator of your choice. I have provided you the top 3 Android Emulators. All of these work perfectly on both Windows & Mac. I have tested and then sharing it with you guys.
Heed the instructions provided In the links given above and install the Android Emulator on your Windows or Mac. After that, you will follow all the instructions to install any Android app at the same link.