A new free application has been created by developer Leon Nicholls called Fling, which is a small app that can be loaded on to your PC and uses Java to enable streaming from your PC directly to a Chromecast device.
The new Fling Chromecast PC app is now available to download for free and will run on any PC system with Java installed. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Fling to Chromecast project and see it in action.
Nicholls is also currently working with video formats that are currently supported by Google Chromecast device within his Fling Chromecast app. Liliputing explains a little about what you needed to do before the Fling Chromecast app arrived in our lives.
“if you wanted to stream a video from a PC to a Chromecast device the easiest way was to drag and drop that video into a Chrome browser tab on your computer. The problem with doing things that way is that it uses Chrome’s tab casting feature which basically involves encoding a video of the browser tab in real-time and sending it to the Chromecast.”
To re-cap Google Chromecast can stream media through your network and from your laptop, desktop, smartphone and tablet devices as well as YouTube, Netflix, Pandora, and tons of Google Play content.
The new Google Chromecast support Android, iOS, Chrome for Mac, and Chrome for Windows and plugs into any HDTV equipped with a HDMI port. Google explains:
“Chromecast is the easy way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Send your favorites from Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button. No more huddling around small screens and tiny speakers. Chromecast automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps.”