CheapCast APK

Version 0.4.6-ALPHA - at.maui.cheapcast
Last updated: 2020-05-24

APP Information

Download Version 0.4.6-ALPHA (19)
Apk Size39.16 MB
App DeveloperNathan Jones
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android2.2.x and up
App Packageat.maui.cheapcast.apk

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App Description

CheapCast is maui,cheapcast,media,video, content rating is Low Maturity (PEGI-12). This app is rated 3 by 3 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Nathan Jones website who developed it. at.maui.cheapcast.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 2.2.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 0.4.6-ALPHA Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 30470+ times on store. You can also download at.maui.cheapcast APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

CheapCast is an app that aims to emulate the ChromeCast Dongle. It allows your Android Device to act as target (1st Screen) for ChromeCast-enabled Applications (like YouTube, Google Music).

Please note: This is a early Beta version. Some (if not all) things might not work correctly. Netflix and Play Movies are not yet supported. Because of DRM, Play Movies and Netflix might actually never work.

If you encounter any errors or problems please report back here: Casting is supported on 0.4.1 and upward. 

App ChangeLog

  • * Fixed Support for Tab Casting.
    * Improved compatability with Chromecast-enabled apps (RedBull TV, Viki, Revision3 etc.)

App Screens

CheapCast App Screen 1CheapCast App Screen 2CheapCast App Screen 3CheapCast App Screen 4CheapCast App Screen 5

Name:CheapCast v0.4.6-ALPHA.apk
Name:CheapCast v0.4.6-ALPHA

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Name:CheapCast v0.4.6-ALPHA.apk
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requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Access coarse location sources, such as the mobile network database, to determine an approximate phone location, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine approximately where you are.
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows an application to view the status of all networks.
android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows an application to view the information about the status of Wi-Fi.
android.permission.CAMERA: Allows application to take pictures and videos with the camera. This allows the application to collect images that the camera is seeing at any time.
android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_MULTICAST_STATE: Allows an application to receive packets not directly addressed to your device. This can be useful when discovering services offered nearby. It uses more power than the non-multicast mode.
android.permission.INTERNET: Allows an application to create network sockets.
android.permission.MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS: Allows application to modify global audio settings, such as volume and routing.
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to start itself as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down the overall phone by always running.
android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO: Allows application to access the audio record path.
android.permission.VIBRATE: Allows the application to control the vibrator.
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK: Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to the SD card. Unknown permission from android reference
approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

allow Wi-Fi Multicast reception
Allows the app to receive packets sent to all devices on a Wi-Fi network using multicast addresses, not just your phone. It uses more power than the non-multicast mode.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

change your audio settings
Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

In-App billing
In-app Billing on Google Play provides a straightforward, simple interface for sending In-app Billing requests and managing In-app Billing transactions using Google Play.


Certificate Issuer:C:DE, CN:Sebastian Mauer, L:Aachen, O:MauiMauer, ST:NRW, OU:Maui
Certificate Subject:C:DE, CN:Sebastian Mauer, L:Aachen, O:MauiMauer, ST:NRW, OU:Maui







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Google Play Reviews

  1. guest-avatar

    Works quite well, but control is on the slow side. Not sure if that's this app or the chromecast system generally. Could even be the fact my tab had to download the song I was casting on a slow connection. Hmm...what a useful review... :\

  2. guest-avatar

    Good idea, free app, so I'm not complaining, but it doesn't work, at all, on any of 4 devices. On two old phones (droid and droid X) it crashes on startup. On new devices (Nexus 7 2nd gen and Nexus 5) it runs, is detected as a Chromecast, but client devices always throw a "Can't connect to your chromecast" when trying to connect or cast anything. To be useful, this would need to work on old hardware (if it takes a Nexus 5 to run on, it's ReallyExpensiveCast :)

  3. guest-avatar

    Google has updated their Chromecast protocol and this now doesn't work as if should. I get the "cannot connect" message as well when in the Chromecast app, but I can stream music from Google Play Music to my phone connected to my stereo. Sometimes I have to disconnect and reconnect to get it to work right.

  4. guest-avatar

    If Google TV Remote can work on my wireless and wired mix network, Cheapcast can work. Wireless devices can't see Cheapcast on GTV. Same devices can control GTV box via a wireless to wired network connection.

  5. guest-avatar

    The only app I've been able to get to work is YouTube. Cheapcast is running on my Neo X7, of course Netflix doesn't work because pirates definitely want to rip material from a stream on Android, better put in DRM! Not sure why Pandora doesn't work, DRM? Plex->Plex is a better solution for casting server content. So, as near as I can tell Cheapcast is only useful for YouTube and content on your phone...

  6. guest-avatar

    Installed on cheap tablet, which has JB 4.1. Chromecast remote device (android 4.1 device) sees my cheapcast device but not connecting, gives an error "Could not communicate with your Chromecast (%1$s)". Same error happens when i install cheapcast on SE ArcS.

  7. guest-avatar

    Why is this app so large and why does it need permissions for taking pictures/video, recording audio and reading my location? Surely all of that isn't necessary to just playback media across a network connection?!?!

  8. guest-avatar

    I'm not having total success with this app, it's a bit temperamental, yesterday it wouldn't even play from Google Music for 4 minutes without quitting, but today it's played for an hour without trouble and appears to be playing back from my Plex server quite well right now. I hope it stabilises as it could be extremely useful.

  9. guest-avatar

    Installed CheapCast on my OUYA, then installed Chromecast on all my other devices. They could see my "OUYAcast", but when I tried to connect to it, I got the error "Could not communicate with your Chromecast (%1$s)". This happened with every device. I even tried it with CheapCast on my Nexus 4, but I got the same error. Everything is connected to a Belkin router running in 802.11n mode. Remote devices are running a range of firmwares, either on JB or KK.

  10. guest-avatar

    The only thing so far that doesn't work for me is Hulu (ads play but video errors out). Everything else works great!

  11. guest-avatar

    Saved me £20 on a Chrome cast. A little bugy but recent updates have fixed all my problems. Keep on making great apps!

  12. guest-avatar

    I'm sure I haven't thought of all the ways this will come in handy. The first one works pretty well: it's revived a Nexus Q. A few glitches switching from one controller to another, but otherwise plays Music just fine!

  13. guest-avatar

    Without Netflix support gets a few less stars.. Still need a chromecast... YouTube and play music works does have a tendency to need restarted for devices to see it

  14. guest-avatar

    Hi, sorry for the low review but I need some help with this and can't find any. Not sure if the issue lies with the official chromecast app or cheapcast but I'm getting an error when trying to connect - 'could not communicate with your chromecast (%1$s)' I've tried reinstalling and restarting but no luck. Any ideas?

  15. guest-avatar

    Great idea but I tried it on my old xperia play with 2.3.4 and it force closes as soon as its launched. Tried rebooting and reinstalling. No go.

  16. guest-avatar

    Still some kinks like with music and youtube it will play one then stop but hey this is a beta and thank you for letting us try the beta version. Loving it so far. Thank you for your hard work can't wait for the updates. I won't go into the kinks as this is a BETA version and I'm sure your on the case.

  17. guest-avatar

    With YouTube, video constantly freezes half way through and I have to force cheapcast to close to get it working again. Also, the video never really ends. It shows a loading icon with 1 second remaining and never finishes

  18. guest-avatar

    Used to work reasonably well, but newest version sucks big. Audio out of sync, video stuttering, unstable, crashing all the time.

  19. guest-avatar

    Works great, would if be possible to include Ethernet connected android PCs? As WiFi speed is pretty limited.

  20. guest-avatar

    Too bad that the developer abandoned this app. Chromecast mirroring isn't working and tab casting lags.

  21. guest-avatar

    Timothy wojciechowski


    None of my devices can connect to my LG G Flex I just get a couldn't communicate with your chromecast error

  22. guest-avatar

    Tested with 2 high end devices, error on both: Could not communicate with your Chromecast. Don't offer untested software.

  23. guest-avatar

    Stephan Kovalkov


    It's already an amazing idea to have a chromecast that's cheaper then a couple of hundred dollars tv hub . Now using an android device (which i have a ton laying around) as a chromecast seems great ! i'm gonna donate so that the developer gets more apps compatible . For one i heavily recommend getting a non official movie ,picture and music streamer app work with cheapcast . Keep up the good work !

  24. guest-avatar

    Dimitris Geroulakos


    Works great with Nexus and Rikomagic android TV Box. I've used it witb youtube and the resolution is low on TV. Full 1080p natively would ve great!

  25. guest-avatar

    Was using my old Galaxy S2 Skyrocket to turn my TV into a smart TV and used a PS3 Controller to navigate, now I can effortlessly stream media from my Nexus 5 to my TV no problem. You guys just saved me $35. I'll be donating.

  26. guest-avatar

    Johnathon Anthony


    Great app. Can be a little buggy, but the frequent updates usually sort these out. 5 stars.

  27. guest-avatar

    Lachlan Fordham


    i have a galaxy s2 and the app crashes on startup and always turns off the monitor it is connected to.

  28. guest-avatar

    However, the volume changes back when one skips a song. Causes some startling moments!

  29. guest-avatar

    Alexandre Larosée


    This app is great. I can stream YouTube videos add well as plex videos but my dsub app doesn't even see my cheapcast... And I bought the app only for that :(

  30. guest-avatar

    Works fine i use it to cast my Google play music to my hifi without a HD TV nearby using note2 with smashed screen as receiver.. Perfect.

  31. guest-avatar

    I had tested it on my LG G3 Google TV with 4.2.2 installed and it still doesn't show up on my Android and iPhone devices though the service is running on the LG Google TV.

  32. guest-avatar

    Installed on my Nexus Q. Much more stable since latest beta release, so I'm a happy customer.

  33. guest-avatar

    Needs an update. This seems to be severely unsupported...

  34. guest-avatar

    For my nexus 7 2

  35. guest-avatar

    Tabrez Mohammed


    Was working fine after the update streaming does not sync n drops completely n fc Pls check thankx

  36. guest-avatar

    doesn't work on chrome browser anymore.

  37. guest-avatar

    Please make it work!

  38. guest-avatar

    When I play a YouTube video, the audio is in slowmotion, but the video goes on in normal time. Audio and video are desincronizados.

  39. guest-avatar

    Hey I wanna cast my Android screen on sony bravia wll it help Thanks

  40. guest-avatar

    Pity it seems incompatible with older devices as that's where it would find the most value.

  41. guest-avatar

    Using it for my house audio. Plugged into an amp using headphone jack just what I needed.

  42. guest-avatar

    Early days but hell fun. Cannot wait to see how this app will progress!

  43. guest-avatar

    Sturm Milwaukee


    Since update, app force closes when opening

  44. guest-avatar

    Just waiting on more support for other file types to be included! Great work dev!

  45. guest-avatar

    Juraj Blašković


    Great Job! Must have app for any Android Smart TV Dongle

  46. guest-avatar

    Works for everything but Google play music.

  47. guest-avatar

    Brandon Eversoll


    Very well made and works on both my Galaxy SII and Nexus 7

  48. guest-avatar

    Bit buggy but getting better. Why is it 75MB?!

  49. guest-avatar

    iain mclaughlin


    Love this app, works great and more and more content available

  50. guest-avatar

    love the app ..

  51. guest-avatar

    Abbas Al.Hamdan


    I suggest to add dailymotion app. I will be very very great.

  52. guest-avatar

    My nexus Q's live again. And its free!

  53. guest-avatar

    It works!

  54. guest-avatar

    I have Hulu Plus streaming to my MK902

  55. guest-avatar

    Works perfect! Cast my neXus⁴ to my Xoom. Thanks!

  56. guest-avatar

    Using this on my ouya for YouTube. Works great with Note 3

  57. guest-avatar

    Derrick Daugherty


    Brings new life to my old tablets!

  58. guest-avatar

    Best to use to steam videos and music

  59. guest-avatar

    Very good app 🙌

  60. guest-avatar

    Works flawlessly,so easy to connect.Great app!

  61. guest-avatar

    Philip Middleton



  62. guest-avatar

    Alfonso Aguirre Arbex


    Great for Google play music

  63. guest-avatar

    Onse Nguyen-Flai


  64. guest-avatar

    Sorin Albu-Irimies


  65. guest-avatar

    Can't play a playlist or 'radio' as only one track plays. Requires hitting next track on control device to move on. Hope this can be fixed. Also some way of not losing a playlist if WiFi cuts off ( eg when source device goes into standby) would help for when using phone as controller.

  66. guest-avatar

    Momcilo Prodanovic


    Thanks for clarification about Netflix. Too bad it will never work. Nevertheless, I built my own wireless HiFi system with my old Motorola Defy, Cheapcast and some good speakers I bought on eBay. Just awesome. Play and control my music from every corner of my house. Kudos

  67. guest-avatar

    No instructions are given how to use. Just a page of options. I guessed must turn TV on to video mode and went to YouTube on cell & chose a clip. Nothing happened. Then fiddled around and pop up said connect to device. Tried that. Nothing. And no feedback. Is it's supposed to work with all TVs? Just fancy models? Only American TVs? Please make user friendly and specify TV requirements or what to do TV side.

  68. guest-avatar

    Alex Williamson


    Was excited to see this app so I can control Google Music playing on a tablet remotely. Unfortunately it only plays a single song and needs to be kicked on the remote end to start the next song. So, promising app, but still needs some work.

  69. guest-avatar

    Got it working between my Nexus 5, cheap Android tablet, and then my Windows Laptop with Chrome, streaming various music and webpages. Just need to work out how this would be useful to me, but loving the concept.

  70. guest-avatar

    Alexander Pevtsov


    Simply doesn't work from Android device (Hulu Plus, Youtube, Play music, etc) or Windows Chrome browser. Just a white screen for a few seconds and then returns back to normal without casting anything of device running cheapcast :(

  71. guest-avatar

    The youtube cast works great. Just wish the chrome tab cast worked. I'd be willing to pay a few bucks for it so I can get the chromecast functionality without having to buy one. Update 12/19: The tab cast works now but playing videos the audio is fine but the video lags behind it. Works great as long as you aren't trying to watch a movie.

  72. guest-avatar

    Great app! Few downfalls. Only YouTube and Google Play Music works. I understand DRM media not working but how about Avia, Plex etc? Queues don't work. Media stops after each playback. The info banner gets stuck on the playback. I'd pay for this app as soon as these bugs are addressed.

  73. guest-avatar

    Tried this on an old Droid X which I have in a desktop cradle. Setup went well, fit and finish for the app is fine. Immediately found CheapCast as a target for casting a tab from another PC running Chrome. But upon attempting to cast the tab, the app crashes on the Droid X: "Sorry! The application CheapCast (process at.maui.cheapcast) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again." Force Close or Report are the options. If force close, the app appears to continue running anyway.

  74. guest-avatar

    I've only tried this with YouTube so far but the video quality is lower than using the native YouTube app. It's close in resolution but blurrier. Other than that and the playlist issue, it's really easy to use and very responsive. Once the issues are ironed out this will be worth 5 stars and a donation.

  75. guest-avatar

    Cheap Cast has had its issues, but with its update today it is now one of those apps you can point to on android as an example of why open platforms are better. It turns pretty much any android device into a chromecast. I'll be installing it on all my android devices just in case I ever need to use them as a remote screen for music, youtube or chrome tabs. Now all I need is this same app on windows.

  76. guest-avatar

    There are no set up instructions. Did not work between my RAZR maxx(connected to tv and supporting the app) and Droid maxx. Will change my rating if someone can send me instructions.

  77. guest-avatar

    It is a good alternative Chrome cast. The start on reboot option does not work, though! I will change my rating to 5 stars when this is fixed.

  78. guest-avatar

    Works fine for a single song on my old phone using Cyanogenmod and Google Play Music. However playlists do not work.

  79. guest-avatar

    Pretty cool for a beta! Only device I can't get to show as a Cheapcast device is my GTV Logitech Revue. Of course this is the one I'd like to have work most :) So far my Droid X with GB 2.3.5, HTC Flyer with HC 3.2, and HTC Rezound with ICS 4.0.3 all work. I'll update with how well these work via HDMI out. I'm really excited to see whether the chrome tab casting feature can be added. I'd love to see you work with Koush and his app he is developing to add chromecast support to apps that don't have it. Update

  80. guest-avatar

    Daniel Spaulding


    I have a Droid Bionic I am no longer using and wanted to cast to that because it has an HDMI output ... the CheapCast app is installed on it, it is connected to the WiFi, and the service is running. When I am in Google Cast (in options), my Droid Bionic will not show up. Strangely, if I connect my new HTC one the same way, it works RIGHT AWAY ... I am not sure what I am doing wrong, but the Droid Bionic is not connecting somehow ... crap! Developer Help?

  81. guest-avatar

    Jonas Broe Bendtsen


    Doesn't work every time. Crashes sometimes

  82. guest-avatar

    Great concept, but its just working for few seconds and then service is getting disconnected .

  83. guest-avatar

    That youtube videos show a black screen :( audio works correctly but no video, then after a few seconds the video stops with this error "there was an error playing this video" I am using it in an amlogic aml8276-mx tv stick

  84. guest-avatar

    Videos don't play when running on an old Xoom tablet. Possibly due to the Tegra 2, which is missing some instructions used to accelerate video.

  85. guest-avatar

    Dont know why but now the videos from YouTube will load on very low quality like 360p some weeks ago before sole l some update use to be way better

  86. guest-avatar

    It doesn't work right on my Moto Xoom or my S3; But i love the idea! Casting YouTube from my PC to my S3 works perfect; but not on my xoom. The bowers casting will work only for a few seconds on both my Xoom and S3.

  87. guest-avatar

    It is actually more useful then a Chromecast because I can plug the streaming device into a speaker system via the headphone jack. Great for partys or playing music while outside.

  88. guest-avatar

    Christian Rivera


    Even for a beta. I would like to note though that tab casting won't work for custom (cyanogenmod-based) ROMs. Other apps work fine, though. For other, OEM-based OS, tab casting works.

  89. guest-avatar

    Raymond Thorson


    The idea is great in and of itself. The execution so far for me has been flawless. HTC EVO 4G LTE, Hiro Hisense 7 Pro (Nexus clone)

  90. guest-avatar

    Works just like one. Great if you have multiple devices and are too lazy to buy a chromecast.

  91. guest-avatar

    Can't cast from Samsung S3 to Motorola Xoom. When I try and run the setup using the Chromecast app I get an error 'Could not communicate with your chromecast (%1$)' even though the cheapcast is showing up as Ready to Cast in the devices list. If I then try and cast with YouTube I get the option to cast it to the cheapcast the Xoom screen then shows the YouTube screen with the video title details at the top, but the the phone comes up with the error 'Playing your video on Cheapcast Xoom is taking an unusually long time' and then fails to play. I've also tried it with the Avia app but that again looks promising opening up the Avia screenbut then also fails to play video.

  92. guest-avatar

    Does not work on my p7300 running cm10.1 also on my galaxy nexus it does not play the next song, so quite useless.

  93. guest-avatar

    hopefully a third party solution like playon can workaround that bs

  94. guest-avatar

    Already sent crash report

  95. guest-avatar

    It's not working. Every time I wanna play something it crashes.

  96. guest-avatar

    Music stops after each track. Using Google Music on Nexus 5.

  97. guest-avatar

    This wasn't what I was looking for when I stumbled across it, but I am very impressed. Keep it up!

  98. guest-avatar

    Crashes on Asus memo pad HD 7 and Windows chrome browser

  99. guest-avatar

    1. doesnt work with my ipad2. 2. doesnt go fullscreen on my jellybean android pad.