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Playcast comes to the Xbox One, can stream content to Chromecast

Playcast first showed up on the Windows Store in December last year, and since then has received several updates improving its performance and adding new features.

The app lets you stream local content from your Windows 10 device, as well as files from online cloud services such as Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox, to a Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, Apple TV, DLNA devices, Miracast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and more.

Playcast for Windows 10

In simpler terms: it can stream any content – local or cloud – to any device that it supports, which is a lot of devices.

Today, the developers of Playcast have released the app for Xbox One – now you can stream content from an Xbox One, to another Xbox One, in theory at least – although not very useful.

A more useful scenario would be to be able to cast some music from your OneDrive to your Chromecast Audio-enabled speakers. There’s plenty of use-cases for the Xbox One app; they are just less obvious than the Windows 10 app.

The app also includes features such as Picture-in-Preview, playlists, slideshows, and it even supports Continuum – so it can work on your Windows 10 Mobile device, in its full desktop form.

Availability

The app is available for all Windows 10 devices with today’s update – Windows 10 PCs, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Holographic, and Xbox One.

The amount of services & products this app supports is quite a mouthful to mention – you can check out the Windows Store page to know more, where you can also purchase the app for all the supported devices.

Of course, when there’re all of these features, it’s also going to cost to use them – the app costs $3.99, but there is a week-long free trial period with all of the features unlocked without limitations.

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