CastNow Support

an UPDATE for IOS 8 support is on its way! Should be available at latest Oct 14th.


If you have any troubles with CastNow, please let us know and comment on this post. We will try to solve any issue.

We apologize for any inconveniences which could occur with CastNow. Since there are so many video codecs out there, it is very difficult to implement a solution dealing with all the different formats.


  1. Alb v. March 28, 2014 9:51 pm  Reply

    I purchased your app, castnow, on the Apple Store, to use with my ipad. IT DOES NOT WORK!!

    I’d like my money back. It’s terrible. Nothing happens. On,y the CastNow words with a grey background. Is this a joke??

    • Marco D. March 29, 2014 12:25 pm  Reply


      please give me some more details of the problem.
      Which app do you mean, the CastNow Browser or the CastNow for Chromecast?
      Where do you have only the words “CastNow”, on your television or on your iPad?
      Which kind of movie/photo did you try to cast? (If it’s the browser, tell me the website, otherwise: is it a movie taken with your ipad? Or transfered via iTunes?)

      Thank you very much for providing these informations to improve the app!

    • Chromecast user April 5, 2014 2:14 pm  Reply

      Same problem here, your app cast browser is not working. You only see the words “castnow” on the tv screen on a grey background.

      • Marco D. April 5, 2014 4:49 pm  Reply


        the app does not cast the browser content itself to the Chromecast.
        As the description states, it detects videos on websites, which can then be casted to your TV.
        When a video is detected, the “Play” button in the toolbar becomes active and you start streaming by clicking it.

        • david April 8, 2014 1:23 pm  Reply

          Hi, Marco,

          I think some people may be misinterpreting the following sentence from the app description:

          “With the CastNow Browser you can surf the web and stream all MPEG-4s directly to your Chromecast device (…)”

          It may help if the description were a little more specific about how they use the interface. For example, maybe something like the following:

          “With the CastNow Browser you can surf the web from your iOS device, select an MPEG-4 video, and then watch as the video is streamed directly to your Chromecast device. Note that web pages are not displayed through Chromecast. Instead, just the selected video is.”

          I also recommend telling people that Amazon Instant Video is not supported due to DRM or whatever (if App Store guidelines let you say that). I know that some Cromecast owners really want to be able to have Amazon work through Chromecast…

    • Henrik May 29, 2014 9:58 pm  Reply

      Hi. The site do not work after updating to 2.0… Please can i fix it?/ Henrik

      • Marco D. May 30, 2014 11:10 am  Reply


        we already fixed it and are currently waiting for Apple to approve the new version.

      • Marco D. July 16, 2014 9:25 am  Reply


        unfortunately we can’t bypass scripting protection from that site.

    • ray July 6, 2014 5:04 am  Reply

      i paid to download your app. all i get is a white screen that says is albums and shows a background that looks like lined paper. i bought it to send my pictures and videos to my chromecast from my ipad 3. what am i doing wrong? i dont see any settings or anything that i can change… at a loss.

      • Marco D. July 16, 2014 9:57 am  Reply

        You propably dismissed the permission question.
        Go to your settings > privacy and grant access for CastNow to your Photos.

  2. Art March 31, 2014 1:47 am  Reply


    I wanted to know if castnow supports itunes videos that are available via home sharing? I have a lot of movies in itunes that I would like to watch via chromcast.



  3. Art March 31, 2014 1:47 am  Reply


    I wanted to know if castnow supports itunes videos that are available via home sharing? I have a lot of movies in itunes that I would like to watch via chromcast.



    • Marco D. March 31, 2014 8:34 am  Reply


      unfortunately no. Apple blocks third-party apps from accessing iTunes videos.
      Only videos which appear in the app “Photos” (e.g. your Camera Roll) are accessible.

      Best regards,

  4. Tom March 31, 2014 4:17 pm  Reply

    Screen stays stuck at Castnow, nothing happens. Too bad, hoped it would work.

    • Marco D. April 5, 2014 4:50 pm  Reply


      the app does not cast the browser content itself to the Chromecast.
      As the description states, it detects videos on websites, which can then be casted to your TV.
      When a video is detected, the “Play” button in the toolbar becomes active and you start streaming by clicking it.

  5. Cory April 3, 2014 4:03 am  Reply

    I have an iPhone 5 and I’m using CastNow for Chrome cast to play my camera roll videos that I have shot with my phone. My problem is on every single video I have on my camera roll the voices are out of sync . I’ve tired changing quality settings, re start the phone, taking the app off the memory and re starting it and it continues to be out of sync. Please help me fix this or is this a bug that needs to be fixed? If so I would like a refund until this is fixed. Thank You

    • Marco D. April 5, 2014 4:45 pm  Reply


      we already addressed this issue and fixed it. We are currently awaiting approval of the new version by Apple.

  6. Cory Childers April 3, 2014 4:15 am  Reply

    I have an iPhone 5 using CastNow to play my camera roll video. I have tired playing all the videos on my camera roll and every video lve played the audio is out of sync. I’ve tired changing the quality settings, restarting the phone, deleting and reinstalling the app and taking the app off the memory and starting it back up. Still all audio for the videos are out of sync. If this is a current bug issue I would like a refund until this issue is fix. Thank You

    • Marco D. April 5, 2014 4:46 pm  Reply


      we already addressed this issue and fixed it. We are currently awaiting approval of the new version by Apple.

  7. Cory April 5, 2014 5:01 am  Reply

    Using this to cast my phone videos from my camera roll on iphone 5 using 7.1 to my Chromecast. The audio on all my videos are out of sync when I use this app. Please help

    • Marco D. April 5, 2014 4:46 pm  Reply


      we already addressed this issue and fixed it. We are currently awaiting approval of the new version by Apple.

  8. Lawrence April 5, 2014 1:55 pm  Reply

    I’ve just downloaded your castnow for browser app for the ipad and ran it for the first time. I did a simple search for the word Test in google and then pressed the cast icon, it found my chromecast and then presented on the TV the word CastNow but nothing else has happened. Could you tell me if I am missing something?
    Many thanks

    • Marco D. April 5, 2014 4:49 pm  Reply


      the app does not cast the browser content itself to the Chromecast.
      As the description states, it detects videos on websites, which can then be casted to your TV.
      When a video is detected, the “Play” button in the toolbar becomes active and you start streaming by clicking it.

  9. Ralf April 6, 2014 4:19 pm  Reply

    Does Your browser browse amazonprime videos?

    • Marco D. April 7, 2014 2:10 pm  Reply


      Sorry, amazonprime uses a DRM mechanism on their videos which we can’t resolve.

  10. Ravinder April 6, 2014 6:47 pm  Reply

    Hi.. I downloaded cast now browser but it’s not detecting any video to cast on chromcast. Play button not enabling if I play any video from YouTube , dailymotion etc. in castnow browser. Please help.

  11. Ravinder April 7, 2014 12:55 pm  Reply

    I’ve just downloaded your castnow for browser app for the ipad and its not detecting any video from youtube , dailymotion etc. Please resolved this issue.

    • Marco D. April 7, 2014 2:09 pm  Reply


      for YouTube it is the best to use the native YouTube app for casting, because Youtube changes it’s video URLs very often and has a special Auth mechnism.
      For dailymotion we just found a fix and will bring an update within the next week.

  12. Daniel April 7, 2014 8:15 pm  Reply

    Good for photos, but problems with vidéos…sometimes, vidéos crash and close the program…

    • Marco D. April 8, 2014 8:12 am  Reply


      can you specify which device and what kind of videos? Videos taken with your camera? Or downloaded from a website?

      • Daniel April 8, 2014 9:46 am  Reply

        It’s videos taken with my camera in MP4 format. My device is an Ipad 2…Bonne journée !

  13. Mark April 7, 2014 10:44 pm  Reply

    App does not work, shocking that you are allowed to sell this on the App Store.

    • Marco D. April 8, 2014 8:13 am  Reply


      which App do you mean, the browser or the photo/video casting? What exactly does not work?

  14. Mark April 8, 2014 4:47 am  Reply

    Only shows. Albums and nothing else…what’s up?

    • Marco D. April 8, 2014 8:14 am  Reply


      probably you did not grant access to photos. You can revise this in your iphone/ipad settings under “Privacy”.

    • Marco D. April 8, 2014 8:15 am  Reply


      thanks for your feedback, we will add m4vs support in the next version.

      • David April 8, 2014 12:37 pm  Reply

        Thanks, Marco! The addition of m4v files will easily double the number of videos I can watch with this browser (some pages only have m4v, which is different from the two samples that have both mp4 and m4v).

  15. david April 8, 2014 5:55 am  Reply

    How am I supposed to know if and when my questions are added to this support thread since it is not immediate?

    • Marco D. April 8, 2014 8:16 am  Reply


      in some countries’ jurisdiction the operator of a website/blog is liable for what gets posted. Since we can’t predict what people will be writting, we have to approve each post.

      • david April 8, 2014 12:46 pm  Reply

        Thanks again, Marco. I haven’t seen this behavior with other app support web sites, but I understand why you do this. You may want to add a this information to the top of the page so that people like me don’t try testing with multiple comments when they think the site isn’t working :)

  16. david divad April 8, 2014 5:57 am  Reply

    Where did my posts go?

  17. Wheres Mycomment April 8, 2014 6:04 am  Reply

    Can you provide some information about how this comment system is supposed to work? I’ve tried to post several, but none ever show up here.

  18. Chromecast April 8, 2014 1:37 pm  Reply

    I’ve tried to cast mp4 videos froma website that has mp4 videos does not detect the video to please update or tell me how to fix

    • Marco D. April 16, 2014 8:19 am  Reply


      which website in particular?

  19. david April 14, 2014 6:03 am  Reply

    Hi, Marco,

    Thanks for the update to he CastNow Browser. I will test it with my TV. In the mean time, I notice that a video’s full file name is not shown on some sites. I think it might be due to the length of the file name. For example, one file name is ijwsltn_ASL_004_r240P.m4v. The CastNow Browser lists it as:…/ijw…

    As you can see the file name is cut off. That’s not bad if the site only has a few videos. However, the given page has 40 video files that can be launched. If you need any additional info let me know.

    Thanks again

  20. Bas April 14, 2014 8:01 am  Reply

    Hi Marco,

    Could you please check why is not working?

    It is used very often as it shows the most recent episodes of many tv programs and shows in the Netherlands.

    Please note that the first video that is shown is a commercial and the second video is the actual program.


    • Marco D. April 16, 2014 8:17 am  Reply


      this site is using a Flash component to play videos. Unfortunately Apple does not have native Flash support on their platform, so we cannot parse any video files from that site.

  21. david April 14, 2014 5:12 pm  Reply

    One other thing I see using the latest update – it looks like each video file is listed twice. For example, the following two pages are from different site. The CastNow Browser appears to be listing each page’s video file links twice:

    Please note that none of these videos have audio because the are made for people who speak sign language.


    • Marco D. April 16, 2014 8:45 am  Reply


      thanks for pointing out that issue. It will be solved with the next version.

      • david April 16, 2014 4:41 pm  Reply

        Thanks for the reply, Marco. I look forward to the next update.

  22. Rico April 17, 2014 7:37 pm  Reply

    Hello, im sorry to say That Somerset Sites do not load complete – so i cant Play Videos of this Sites :( For example

    • Marco D. April 23, 2014 4:04 pm  Reply


      wir konnten das Problem reproduzieren. Das liegt daran, dass Burning-Series ein Javascript Fehler wirft auf der Hauptseite.
      Wenn du in Google nach Burning Series suchst und direkt auf einer der Unterseiten einsteigst (z.B. dann läuft es.
      Leider haben bei Burning-Series viele Streaming-Provider kein Chromecast kompatibles Format. Gute Erfahrungen haben wir lediglich mit Streamcloud gemacht.

  23. William Nicholls April 26, 2014 4:36 pm  Reply

    Hi I was wondering if it would be possible to have a progress slider developed for video skipping? (The current back and next are sufficent but can be tedious for longer videos)


    • Marco D. May 14, 2014 10:18 am  Reply


      thank you for your feedback. We will add a progress slider in one of the upcoming versions.


  24. Thomas April 29, 2014 8:19 pm  Reply

    Cant load, and I can load, but cant cast anything.

    • Marco D. May 14, 2014 9:30 am  Reply


      we’ve added dreamfilm support in the next version. Will be released once approved by Apple in about 1 week.

  25. E c May 7, 2014 9:23 pm  Reply

    I just purchased and it don’t work. I want my money back!!! I went to different websites and the play button do appear. I finally found a website that the play button appears and it only plays the sound. App just don’t work!!!!

    • Marco D. May 14, 2014 10:18 am  Reply


      which websites have you tried?
      We really want to add support for as many websites as possible. Unfortunately the Chromecast device is restricted to only a few video formats/codecs. If your websites provide one of these codecs we can easily improve the app to play those files on your TV.


  26. JC May 17, 2014 3:07 pm  Reply


    First off, i love the app i believe its very simple to use and the way its structured is excellent.
    Keep working hard at improving the app as I’m looking forward to updates and it becoming even better. There is nothing like this on the app store at the moment (easy to use, quick loading) so keep working at making this the best. It will soon become a asset to have this with the Chromecast.

    A few improvements i have thought of, some have been mentioned before….

    * CastNow screen maybe a little better looking? (Original CC screensaver style?) This is purely a cosmetic thing.

    * The video options made bigger and more responsive with a video seek line, to be able to skip faster and easier.

    *A recently played option with a list of the videos that have been played last to quick skip to them?

    I know that the CC is very limited to what file types can be played but if it plays on a IPad or IPhone does that mean the CC can play it?
    If you can get the CC to play a sport streaming website that currently plays on the IPad then this will be a great a very sort after app.
    Website such as;
    (Only some video links)

    Looking forward to future updates.


    • Marco D. May 27, 2014 11:50 am  Reply


      thanks for your suggestions for improvements. We will definitely realize some of them in future versions.
      I have tried many sport streaming sites. But all of them rely on RTMP protocol or Flash player. Both is not supported by Chromecast :(


  27. Ibby May 27, 2014 5:23 am  Reply

    Hey there, just wondering why does not work? Can you let me know please and also what sites would you recommend that are able to play videos for films and episodes.

    Thank you :)

    • Marco D. May 27, 2014 11:53 am  Reply


      we’ve just added support for The new version will be released wihtin a week, once Apple has approved it.
      There are various sites out there that work, e.g. burning-series, icefilms, movie4k. Most of them link to different streaming providers. We have good experience with Ecostream, Streamcloud, Primeshare.
      The new version will also support the streaming provider Hugefiles.

  28. Daniel May 27, 2014 3:16 pm  Reply

    I just want to say that keep up the work and and just stay focus , k and the browser is a a bit lagy and freezes up to be forced close on iphone 4 , on the main hud slows down and scrolling is impossible.yes i know this app for chromecast does not cast browser page but it should be freezing on my iphone. Chromecast is an hdmi quality in both video and sound but ur app lacks load times in both areas..maybe u should go with a black background for better loading times and perhaps have the video load up on pause with a self pause time before the i on can be i hope this helps u in perfecting this app to work how it should be and just work out the lag, and load times befor u start messing around withe the codecs because ur just go to lag more on us (overworking the problem) :-/ ty for ur time and keep ur work area clear and have a great day!! :-)

  29. Tiffany May 27, 2014 5:51 pm  Reply

    Ok I may be confused… But how can you even get to a video if it crashes every time I select any link. I also don’t understand why it takes so long to respond to any command — whether it be searching, casting, or just clicking a link. I have iPod 4 is this not compatible??? I have not been able to get anything to work. Good idea but I’m a lil disappointed. You can cast YouTube vids so when I expected vids from browser I thought about shows I wanted to see that have an online presence. Is that not the case???? Please help and/or update soon!

    • Marco D. May 28, 2014 9:42 am  Reply


      please tell us which website you have tried, so we can lookup if there is an error with our app.


  30. TJ May 27, 2014 5:57 pm  Reply

    If it cannot work are refunds provided?

    • Marco D. May 28, 2014 9:46 am  Reply

      In Apple’s App Store the developer/publisher of an app doesn’t get any detailed sales data (on a user base or similar). All I can see is the number of downloads at the end of the month.
      So I don’t have to possibility to rollback anything. Maybe Apple can do that, you should clarify with Apple support.

  31. Carsten May 27, 2014 9:13 pm  Reply

    You ask for examples on websites that the browser doesn’t support. is a Common moviesite in Denmark – castnow says that no video is detetected – i Think its mp4 – even though the video is running (also before start of the video).
    On the main page you have a test clip.
    Fixing that would please a lot of Danes.

    • Marco D. May 28, 2014 9:57 am  Reply


      actually it is an HLS stream, which is supported by Chromecast.
      But unfortunately Movielocker blocks access to the stream descriptor and video files for third parties (requests not coming from their own flash player).

      XMLHttpRequest cannot load No ‘Access-Control-Allow-Origin’ header is present on the requested resource. Origin ‘…’ is therefore not allowed access.


  32. Shyam Bhaskaran May 28, 2014 4:40 am  Reply


    I have brought this app and I could not find any website that works with this app. Could you send me a list of websites that works.

    Also can you look into and support the videos.


    • Marco D. May 28, 2014 9:59 am  Reply


      same problem as one post before, starsports blocks access for third parties.

      You don’t have permission to access “,180,400,800,1300,2000,_STAR.mp4.csmil/master.m3u8″ on this server.


  33. Jonathan May 28, 2014 4:05 pm  Reply


    Can you please add support for ? I think at one point some videos I watched from there worked but now they don’t (unless they updated how they upload the video, but another app I use is still have to detect the video and send it to my ChromeCast!)

    • Marco D. May 30, 2014 11:35 am  Reply


      we made a mistake with version 2.0.
      The next version should be able to play these videos again.

  34. Henrik May 29, 2014 10:08 pm  Reply

    The site do not work after updating to 2.0… Can u fix it?

    / Henrik

    • Marco D. May 30, 2014 11:10 am  Reply


      we already fixed it and are currently waiting for Apple to approve the new version.

  35. Agent Smith May 29, 2014 11:29 pm  Reply


    The previouse update added and I successfully watched some videos from that site via the cast browser however I have just installed your latest update and no longer works. It now displays the not found any compatible videos message.

    I have tried to play the exact same video I watched last time so the excuse of “that maybe a non compatible” video is not applicable here.

    Please also advise as to and it’s compatibility.

    I also note that the stability of the browser is terrible it is the only app I have on my ad that continually lags or crashes irrespective of which website I am on.

    I note your comment on the App Store about people should leave a message before posting negative comments…??? Are you serious? The consumer is not here to do version testing for you. If you represent and warrant that the app is to a standard that is to say commercially sound and materially serves it’s purpose then you must take all comments as they are.

    The consumer is well within his or her rights to pass comment. Please note that companies release BETA versions for free if they are testing thereby collecting all necessary testing and improvements before officially releasing and accepting payment.

    I would go as far as saying persons maybe entitled (depending on their jurisdiction) to seek remedial or equitable action against yourself and or whichever commercial entity that legally holds itself as the owner of said software or app.

    I look forward to this “app” being improved within commercially acceptable levels as can be expected of any app and or software that is commercially released to the consumer.

    Come on guys we expect much much better. The potential for this app is immense just do your homework first before releasing!!!


    • Marco D. May 30, 2014 11:33 am  Reply


      you’re absolutely right. We accidently uploaded a wrong built for version 2.0.
      We already corrected that and reached in 2.0.1, but Apple still needs to approve it before it gets available.
      Sorry! will be working again with 2.0.1 uses google documents for their videos. I think we can solve that, but it needs further investigation.


      • Agent Smith June 4, 2014 1:23 am  Reply


        Just checked after installing 2.0.1 and still having the same problem with Have tried a few videos including one that worked previously before version 2.0 and the problem persists. Have ruled out all potential local causes: clearing the cache, clearing the cookies, resetting the app and restarting the device (both chromecast and iPad).

        I did note that the app is much more stable now.

        It may be an idea to incentivise this feedback/ support system you have in place so as to deliver the consumer with a much more refined end user experience as well as provide yourself an opportunity to iron out all the bugs and have a much more refined app that will receive allot more positive feedback and thereby more downloads.

        If you require specifics in order identify the problem with dreamfilm please send me a message via the email address provided in the form completed to post this comment.


        • Marco D. June 4, 2014 11:19 am  Reply


          we solved that and already turned in another version which is now in approval.

  36. Amy May 30, 2014 2:17 am  Reply

    I purchased this app for the sole purpose of using it on the website that plays movies but all I see on my screen is CastNow. I will play the movie but it doesn’t detect anything.

    • Marco D. May 30, 2014 11:34 am  Reply


      the streaming providers at (123video, 247video, …) requires registration and authentication.
      Those authentication details can not be transfered to the Chromecast device, therefore it is currently not posssible to cast videos from this site.

    • Marco D. June 4, 2014 11:27 am  Reply


      we just tried to do so, but unfortunately they stream their video files over a CDN which verifies the end-peer and the referer.
      It’s not possible to spoof that from the Chromecast device.

  37. Dan June 1, 2014 9:39 am  Reply

    So, I round a website called On this website, your app works almost correctly. The only problem is that sometimes your app finds video and starts mirroring, but on the TV I can see only black, just black monitor. What’s the problem?

    • Marco D. June 4, 2014 11:18 am  Reply


      there seems to be a problem with the video itself. Chromecast is not able to decode the video information.

  38. Pathik June 1, 2014 3:19 pm  Reply

    Thanks for making this app. It’s wonderful. Since I downloaded I was able to see movies from Now after upgrading it today all of a sudden this app has stopped detecting the videos. Now it can’t play anything. Can you please check.


    • Marco D. June 4, 2014 11:18 am  Reply


      we solved that and already turned in another version which is now in approval.

  39. Gary June 2, 2014 4:16 pm  Reply

    Hi Marco

    Can I use your cast now app to watch movies on the cartoon hd app via my chromecast?


    • Marco D. June 4, 2014 11:17 am  Reply


      no, we can’t fetch streams from other apps.

  40. Paul June 4, 2014 3:47 pm  Reply

    Would it be possible to make the Castnow for chromecast work on older iOS versions?
    would be awesome to use it with my iPhone 3G
    (iOS 6.1.6)

    • Marco D. June 16, 2014 12:25 pm  Reply


      I’m sorry, but we use many APIs from iOS 7, so it isn’t really affordable for us to make it downwards compatible to iOS 6.

  41. Dat June 5, 2014 7:03 am  Reply

    Hi Marco,
    I ve just bought Castnow Browser for Chromecast, I use iPad to browse the movie online, but I can’t watch the movie on web site I am very disappointed. Would you please sort it out ASAP ? Thanks

    • Marco D. June 16, 2014 12:49 pm  Reply


      we’ve added support for tunemovie just today. The update will be available within the next 7 days.


  42. Cameron June 5, 2014 10:56 am  Reply

    Adobe voice support?

    • Marco D. June 16, 2014 12:25 pm  Reply

      Unfortunately no.

  43. Frank L. June 6, 2014 9:32 pm  Reply


    Love the app. Is it possible to make the app compatible with live stream websites like

    • Marco D. June 16, 2014 1:02 pm  Reply


      we were able to detect the video streams, but unfortunately doesn’t provide the “Access-Control-Allow-Origin” header in it’s video files. This is needed for Chromecast to play those streams.

  44. Nathan June 9, 2014 7:39 pm  Reply

    Since I’ve updated the app I can’t watch anything on my chromecast I was using and it was working fine now it doesn’t work can you tell me why

    • Marco D. June 16, 2014 1:21 pm  Reply


      we fixed the issues with this sites. The update will be available once approved by Apple within the next 7 days.

  45. Tanya June 10, 2014 10:37 pm  Reply

    This website normally works fine but sometimes when I press play instead of list of videos bookmarks menu comes up. Can you please explain why and how to solve this. Thank you

    • Marco D. June 16, 2014 12:26 pm  Reply

      It seems that you are accidentaly hitting the button left to the “Play” button, which brings up the bookmarks.

  46. Kevin June 14, 2014 4:25 am  Reply

    Do videos on work on your app? I want to make sure it works before I purchase it. Thank you! :)

    • Marco D. June 16, 2014 1:22 pm  Reply


      I checked several episodes of different series, they all worked fine.

      Best regards,

  47. Tommy Tapia June 14, 2014 8:49 pm  Reply

    Regarding the cast browser app, I have ran into a two sites that should work but aren’t. The two websites:

    Please let me know if these will be supported by your application. Thank You

    • Marco D. June 25, 2014 10:57 am  Reply


      these sites are using either DivX or Flash video codecs, which are not compatible with chromecast.

  48. Ang Newhook June 19, 2014 12:58 pm  Reply

    Before I decide to buy ur app I would like make sure I can stream what I think I can. There r acouple websites that r radio stations. Will I be able listen to these streaming radio stations?

    • Marco D. June 25, 2014 10:56 am  Reply


      please give us an example of a particular radio station.


  49. Vincent K June 19, 2014 3:58 pm  Reply

    CastNow Browser for Chromecast

    - It is not working at the following sites.

    It says the video format is not acceptable in Chromecast, which I don’t agree. “web video caster”, which is Android App, is supporting these two sites to streaming the videos to Chromecast via Android devices.

    I am looking for the similar functionality in iPhone 5S (iOS 7.1.1 – latest).

    Could you support these two sites?

    • Marco D. June 25, 2014 10:59 am  Reply


      these sites are using an HLS stream, but don’t send the required Headers to let Chromecast access the video files.
      I think the Android app is using a different API, which is not available on iOS devices.

  50. Loh June 21, 2014 12:29 pm  Reply

    I am using iphone 5S with CastNow and trying to cast a 1 minute 4 seconds video to my TV but after waiting for 5 minutes the video was still not able to cast on the TV. The TV only show a still image of the beginning of the video. I have no problem casting photos to TV.
    I have use another apps called “Photo Cast” and it took less than 10sec to cast the same video to my TV and the same video was showing on the TV without problem. Can you advise how to resolve this problem of CastNow?

    • Marco D. June 25, 2014 11:01 am  Reply


      did you press the play button?
      When you select a video on your iphone the TV will initially just shows a still image. After you press the Play button on the iphone it should start playing.

  51. Steve June 22, 2014 9:56 am  Reply

    Couple of things – firstly this is a really fab app and it’s totally let me use my chromecast in the way I wanted to so thanks for setting it up!

    In terms of requests; can you post a list if the sites that the app does work with?

    Also The time lag after hitting play to seeing the videos available has gotten really long, and trying to use the Dreamfilm site now pretty much always crashes the app.


    • Marco D. June 25, 2014 11:04 am  Reply


      I can’t reproduce the problem with the dreamfilm site. Which device are you using?
      I’m sorry, but we can’t provide a list of all websites. There are so many out there we haven’t even known about, if users wouldn’t let us know here in the comments.
      Furthermore there’s still not a clear jurisdiction in many countries if it’s legal or not to guide you to some kinds of streaming sites.

  52. Tania June 22, 2014 10:39 pm  Reply


    I downloaded this app weeks ago and
    It worked fine, but today I upgraded it and does not connect with my chromecast now. What can I do?

    • Marco D. June 25, 2014 11:04 am  Reply


      try restarting the app. We haven’t changed anything on the Chromecast connectivity in since version 1.3.

    • Marco D. June 25, 2014 11:06 am  Reply


      I’m sorry, but we can’t reproduce the problem, because ondemandkorea restricts access from outside U.S.

  53. Nori June 24, 2014 8:54 am  Reply

    I want to watch videos from google drive, but it won’t work.
    Thank you

    • Marco D. June 25, 2014 11:05 am  Reply


      Google drive uses a special authentication mechansim which we can’t “forward” to the Chromecast device.

  54. Nick June 24, 2014 4:42 pm  Reply

    Won’t allow me to play any of their videos

    • Marco D. June 25, 2014 11:05 am  Reply


      which videos?

    • Marco D. July 16, 2014 9:25 am  Reply


      unfortunately we can’t bypass the scripting protection from yify.
      g2g was requested already several times. It is not possible.


    • Marco D. July 16, 2014 9:52 am  Reply


      support is added in the next version (about 1 week to release).

    • Marco D. July 16, 2014 9:56 am  Reply


      those sites only refer to other streaming sites.
      Most of the streaming sites are already working with CastNow.

  55. nliwilson July 4, 2014 3:30 am  Reply

    The UI doesn’t give me any option to select a video to play, only photos. Your description on the App Store says CastNow allows me to play videos as well as photos from my device (an iPad mini running iOS 7)?

    • Marco D. July 16, 2014 9:57 am  Reply


      it depends on where your videos are stored on your device.
      Unfortunately Apple restricts access to videos from your “Videos” app. Only those videos which are available in your “Photos” (camera roll etc.) are accessible.

  56. k_recao July 8, 2014 7:35 pm  Reply

    Hi !

    I purchased the ‘CastNow Browser for Chromecast’ (version 2.0.3 – updated on Jun 19, 2014) for my Iphone 5c (iOS 7.1.2) just yesterday, and I’m having trouble to cast ‘.mp4′ movies from sites like VK and DROPVIDEO.

    In VK, I tried to load this link:

    It worked on Quicktime, VLC player for iOS, and can be lauched by Safari, Google Chrome and other Iphone browsers. However, on ‘CastNow Browser’, after several minutes of waiting, I got the message: “Unable to connect. :(

    From DropVideo, I tried this one:

    It is indeed a MP4 file and works on built-in Quicktime, VLC player for iOS, and also can be lauched by Safari, Google Chrome and others. However, on ‘CastNow Browser’, also after several minutes of waiting, I got the message: “Unable to connect. :(

    What am I doing wrong ?

    I appreciate the help.

    • Marco D. July 16, 2014 10:00 am  Reply


      both links are not working for me. I receive an 404/403 error.

  57. k_recao July 9, 2014 11:22 pm  Reply


    I’m having trouble to make ‘CastNow Browser’(iPhone version) to work.

    I purchased and installed the latest version available on AppStore (v2.0.3), and have iOS 7.1.2 on my iPhone 5c.

    The thing is, I can’t cast any videos. I insert the MP4 file URL on the ‘CastNow Browser’ and, after several minutes freezed, it gives me a message like “Unable to Connect. :(

    Tested it with VK and DROPVIDEO, and got error from both. However, the files play fine on QuickTime and VLC Player, and can be acessed with any browser like Safari and Google Chrome.

    Here’s the link on VK:

    And the link on DropVideo:

    What am I doing wrong???

    • Marco D. July 16, 2014 10:01 am  Reply


      both links are not working for me. I receive an 404/403 error.

  58. Dmitriy July 11, 2014 7:37 pm  Reply

    Your app works ok so far. Sometimes it freezes on the websites with a little bit to much ads but overall it’s good.
    Is there any chance for support anytime soon?
    Thank you.

    • Marco D. July 16, 2014 10:01 am  Reply


      ustream does not send the necessary Header information, which chromecast needs to stream the videos.

    • Marco D. August 6, 2014 4:53 pm  Reply


      there are some videos on this site which already work. But there are also someones which don’t use an Chromecast compatible video codec.

  59. David July 21, 2014 12:48 pm  Reply

    I cannot watch videos from sites like
    I get an error message saying that the application does not detect a video … I can play the video into the application but i can’t stream the video from my Ipad to my tv!
    Do you have a solution?
    Thanks in advance,

    • Marco D. July 22, 2014 11:01 am  Reply


      it seems like this page needs some sort of authentication from the embedded player on the website which is playing the video.
      Therefore it can’t be casted to Chromecast.
      I will keep watching it, since the site itself is still in Beta status.

      • David July 23, 2014 6:41 pm  Reply

        Thank you, hope you will fix this problem because your app is really great!

  60. Maverick July 22, 2014 3:42 am  Reply

    I installed your app on my ipad 2 running ios 7.1.2. Your browser keeps crashing each time i open any website other than google. I am trying to use it with chromecast. Can you please fix this?

    • Marco D. July 22, 2014 10:58 am  Reply


      I also tried it with my iPad 2 on 7.1.2 and can’t reproduce your problem. Which website are you trying to open?

  61. Markus Ernst July 26, 2014 12:10 am  Reply

    hello! kann you cast browser powerd for firedrive??

    • Marco D. August 6, 2014 4:48 pm  Reply

      Sorry no, firedrive needs authentication which we can’t pass to the Chromecast device

  62. June July 26, 2014 12:59 am  Reply

    Hi Marco,

    I downloaded cast browser on my iphone. Then I wen to and found a movie to watch using chromecast. When I hit the chromecast icon the words “castnow” appeared on my TV. There was no movie that was chromecasted.

    Please include the website or refund my money.


    • Marco D. August 6, 2014 4:47 pm  Reply


      that site seems to work fine. You have to hit the “Play” button after you connected to your Chromecast and opened the site with the video.

  63. Varun July 27, 2014 2:39 am  Reply

    I purchased this app and it doesn’t work on my ipad.

    Looks like new way of stealing money from people. I would like refund back.

    • Marco D. August 6, 2014 4:46 pm  Reply


      which site in particular does not work?

  64. Tim July 27, 2014 2:36 pm  Reply

    Hi I’ve bin using your app for a while on but recently it has stopped working when I go onto the site and film I want to watch. The screen just goes white. The site yaself it working fine. But using it in your app it all freezes, can u fix this ASAP thank you.

    • Marco D. August 6, 2014 4:44 pm  Reply


      unfortunately added some kind of protection for their videos which we can’t figure out at the moment

  65. Tim August 20, 2014 9:03 pm  Reply

    Ok so putlocker don’t work and now
    Can find any video streaming site that works
    With your app at the mo. It seems to be getting worse.

  66. Mass August 24, 2014 1:02 am  Reply

    Hi, thought I shud let u knw that putlocker is not supported, while some others like novamov are. Plz help with the putlocker :-) I just bought the app btw, it’s worth it, but plz do smithing abt the putlocker format or even sockshare

    • Marco D. August 25, 2014 5:06 pm  Reply

      putlocker should work with the next update.

  67. Jeff Bramble August 24, 2014 10:18 pm  Reply

    The recent update broke the way I was able to find embedded videos on that website. Please bring back the cast button

    • Marco D. August 25, 2014 4:59 pm  Reply

      will be available again in the next update

  68. Moo August 25, 2014 2:01 pm  Reply

    After the new Updates for iOS doesn’t works

    • Marco D. September 3, 2014 2:47 pm  Reply

      Streamcloud should work fine now with the most recent update.

  69. Joanne Colquhoun August 25, 2014 6:25 pm  Reply

    I have just installed the update and browser will now bring up any web page. Please fix this as I love this app. Thanks

    • Marco D. August 25, 2014 6:27 pm  Reply


      problem is that the browser does not open a tab automatically. You can bypass that by opening it manually with the button on the right edge.
      Nonetheless an update is already on its way.

  70. Gpgamez August 25, 2014 9:29 pm  Reply

    Any plans on supporting other video types? Can’t play videos from the funimation subscription sits. Thanks!

    • Marco D. September 3, 2014 2:46 pm  Reply


      all video types which are supported by the Chromecast device itself are currently supported. It seems like funimation is not sending the required Headers for the video stream, and therefore Chromecast denies playback. Unfortunately this is a security mechanism which Google forces. Apple just ignores the header information.

  71. Sam September 2, 2014 11:27 pm  Reply

    None of the videos on the below link will play. They say there is no video compatible with Chromecast, but I know that isn’t true because I was able to cast videos from the website with a different app on my android device. If I can’t watch any of these videos, which is why I bought the app, then I want my money back. Or I can contact my credit card company and file a dispute.

    • Marco D. September 3, 2014 2:44 pm  Reply


      I tried some hosts from that side, e.g. divxstage, movshare.
      For some reasons Chromecast sends a timeout to the iOS device, but still keeps loading, and after 2-3 minutes it starts playing the videos.
      So just keep waiting and it will play.
      Nonetheless we will try to fix the invalid error message.

  72. Tim September 8, 2014 4:56 pm  Reply

    What sites do people use on here to stream new movies. As am struggling to find any good ones that work on this app at the mo..

  73. James trevor September 18, 2014 12:44 am  Reply

    Castnow browser for chromecast doesn’t work on iOS 8 is there any update you can release to get it to work?

  74. Josiah September 18, 2014 6:18 am  Reply

    Cast brower is no longer working after iOS 8 update. It just plays videos like a normal brower a with no option to cast to TV! When will this be fixed?! very inconvenient!!!! Scan button doesn’t even find videos anymore

  75. Henrik September 18, 2014 3:08 pm  Reply

    Hello. I bought your castbrowser app for iPhone.
    Streamed fullmetal alchemist brotherhood from and it worked fine.
    Just opgraded to iOS 8, and now it can’t find any videos to cast, even though I also try to scan :) .

  76. Henrik September 18, 2014 3:23 pm  Reply

    I bought your castbrowser app for IOS, yesterday.
    Streamed fullmetal alchemist brotherhood from
    Worked fine.
    But after I upgraded to IOS 8 today, it can not find any video to stream anymore. not even if I use the scan function :) .

  77. Josiah September 19, 2014 4:56 am  Reply

    App no longer works after iOS 8 update. I know the problem is not the website otherwise it wouldn’t have worked before. Need an update or money Back about to report it. This should have been fixed already

  78. josiah September 19, 2014 10:03 pm  Reply

    Not working after iOS 8 update. When Will this be fixes?

  79. nevver September 19, 2014 10:21 pm  Reply

    Great App! Provides exactly what I need for Chromecast BUT since IOS8 the app doesn’t ask if I want to stream videos to Chromecast anymore. I can still scan but this isn’t as efficient as before… Please fix this!

  80. Henrik krogh September 21, 2014 1:07 am  Reply

    Hello. I bought your castbrowser app for iPhone. Worked fine, until I upgraded for iOS 8, now it can’t recognize any videos.
    Please say it will be working with iOS 8 as well?

  81. Ali September 21, 2014 3:39 pm  Reply

    Is this app going to support IOS 8 for iPhones anytime soon?

  82. Gib September 21, 2014 6:17 pm  Reply

    Castnow quit casting properly after the iOS 8 update. It still says it is connected but it won’t go out to the tv

  83. Nevver September 21, 2014 10:42 pm  Reply

    Funktioniert nicht mit IOS8! Dcannen funktioniert aber wenn man ein Video öffnet fragt die App nicht mehr ob man streamen will. Bitte fixen!

  84. Bob S September 22, 2014 3:32 am  Reply

    The CastBrowser App was working pretty good on my iPad. I could cast videos from CNN, MSNBC, ESPN. However,videos by Charlie Rose on would play in the CastBrowser but would not cast to the TV.
    Then about 3 days ago (09/18/2014 I think) I updated my iPad to ios8 (12A3365) and everything pretty much quit working in CastBrowser. I could not some videos in CastBrowser, but nothing would cast to the TV.
    I was surprised I did not see anyone else reporting such a problem. Are you having trouble with ios8. Also I wish the videos would cast from
    I liked your app quite well when it worked for me and hope you can tell me what to do to get it working again.

  85. JC September 22, 2014 6:00 am  Reply

    CastNow Browser for Chromecast is not working with ios8.

    I’ve been using another device with ios7 and when trying to cast a movie I get an error message saying that video format is not supported by chromecast, even though it is a MP4 file. I disconnect & reconnect from chromecast thru the app and the movie begins to play. Many times I have to disconnect & reconnect from chromecast multiple times in order for the movie to play and not get the error message.

  86. Castnow browser September 26, 2014 3:35 am  Reply

    I love the app however I recently downloaded the new iOS 8 and it doesn’t prompt me to cast now anymore. Please help

  87. Castnow browser September 26, 2014 3:57 am  Reply

    I love the app however I recently downloaded the new iOS 8 and it doesn’t prompt me to cast now anymore. Please help plus it’s not in App Store anymore

  88. Ron September 27, 2014 9:05 pm  Reply

    Castnow browser app doesn’t work with the ios8 update. Any chances on fixing that’s?

  89. daniel September 30, 2014 2:12 am  Reply

    CastNow Browser no funciona en IOs 8.0.2 habra una actualizacion y porque ya no esta disponible en app store???

  90. Mark October 1, 2014 8:22 pm  Reply

    Castnow Browser, worked fine, was impressed, butt since ios8.2, it no longer works. Please investigate and fix

  91. Joanne Colquhoun October 7, 2014 4:12 pm  Reply

    I love the CastNow app but since updating to ios8 it won’t work. Please please please tell me there is going to be an update. I can’t even find the app on the App Store anymore. I have tried to leave you 5 star feedback. Please can you help.

    Many thanks.

  92. Joanne Colquhoun October 7, 2014 6:19 pm  Reply

    Hi I’m not sure if you are receiving messages. I recently updated to iOS 8 and now cannot get my app to work. I love you’re app too and I’m missing it. Do you have any plans for another update or can help me get it working again. Still works on my daughters iOS 7.

    Any help very much appreciated.

    Thank you

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