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Castie UPNP for Android


Castie works great on many Android devices including Galaxy tablets and phones, the Google Pixels, or Sony, Motorola and LG phones. In all, Castie supports over 15,000 Android devices alone and tens of thousands of other devices.

F.A.Q. for Castie

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  • Getting started

    • set up, troubleshoot, setup

      Setup your wifi network and internet:
      Please ensure that your local device running Castie and the device you wish to connect to are both connected to the same WiFi network as well as the internet.

      Setup a new Roku:
      To Setup a new Roku please read the Setup and Troubleshoot Guide provided by Roku.

      Supported Roku Players:
      Roku TVs Roku Streaming Stick(+), Roku Express(+), Roku Ultra, Roku 3, Roku 2, Roku HD (2500) or Roku LT (2400+2450).

      NOT Supported Players:
      Sky TV Box, Now TV Box+Stick, Roku classic models (N1000, N1050, N1100, N1101), Roku 2000, 2050, 2100 and devices with Roku Software less than version 5.1 (please check in your device settings).

      Setup a new Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick:
      Please read the "Getting Started Guide" for Fire TV or Fire TV Stick provided by Amazon.

      Quick fixes provided by Amazon:
      Fixes for basic issues
      Fixes for Fire TV cannot connect to Wi-Fi

      Connect Fire TV to your network:
      Wi-Fi Connection or Wired Connection (Ethernet)

      Setup and Troubleshoot a Chromecast 1,2 or Ultra:
      To Setup a new Chromecast please go to Google's official Setup page. To troubleshooting issues please read Google's official troubleshoot guide.

      Setup and Troubleshoot a TV with Android TV / Chromecast built-in / Google Cast:
      To Setup a new TV or troubleshoot issues please go to Google's official Help Center.

      Setup for DLNA:
      Castie is designed to work with any certified DLNA players that support DLNA DMR (Digital Media Rendering), some examples include certified TVs + Blu-ray players by Samsung, Sony, LG, Toshiba and other TV brands, Xbox 360+One, PS4, Kodi and more. Some devices require additional Setup, so please read their manuals.

      NOT Supported DLNA Players:
      Nintendo Wii, WiiU, Switch.

      Setup for LG Blu-ray players:
      Please enable "Network Play" in the network settings of your Blu-ray player

      Setup for Sony TVs:
      Please enable the "renderer feature": http://bit.ly/1VKM60A

      Setup for Xbox One:
      Please enable streaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBIpwbTDpEg and sign-in on your Xbox with your Microsoft account.
      Settings → System → Preferences → Xbox App Connectivity → "Allow connections from any device" AND "Allow PlayTo Streaming".
      When playing media on XBOX One for the first time after starting up, it may take up to 30 seconds for the XBOX One Media Player to load.

      Setup for Xbox 360:
      Please enable the "PlayTo" feature: http://support.xbox.com/ar-SA/xbox-360/system/playto-Setup

      Setup for Windows Media Player:
      Please open Windows Media Player
      Make sure you are in Library View - NOT Now Playing.
      Press → Stream and select "Allow remote control of My Player".
      Press → Stream and select "Automatically allow devices to play my Media".

      Setup for Kodi Media Center:
      Please open System → Settings → Services → UPnP/DLNA on your Kodi and enable "Share my libraries", "Look for remote UPnP players" and "Allow remote control via UPnP"

    • connectivity, troubleshoot, discoverability, device not found, cant find device, cannot find device, search device, discover device, connection issue, connection problem

      Device Discovery:
      Castie uses your local WiFi Network to scan for compatible devices and will display them under "Please select your playback device".
      To connect to a device, simply select it in the device listing. Upon successful connection, Castie will display "Castie on: <device>" and you are ready for playback.

      Device discovery happens automatically and periodically. If you cannot detect your device, please try:
      Fix connection errors
        1. Select Menu → Rescan Devices (Top-Right of Castie).
        2. If #1 doesn't work, try resetting your wifi on your device running Castie IE: turn it off then back on.
        3. If #2 doesn't work, try resetting your devices one by one including your wifi router and the device you are attempting to have Castie detect.
        4. If all else fails, make sure you are running Castie Ultimate Edition as it supports the most devices.

      Auto reconnect:
      This default option in settings allows Castie to automatically reconnect to the last device it was used on. This is very useful if you are an avid streamer.

      Connecting:
      Some TV's and Blu-Ray players may request a pairing code during setup. Make sure you have the Castie app open on your device and when prompted, enter the PIN code from your screen into Castie.

      Upon success, Castie will display: "Castie on: <device>".

      Additional troubleshooting for Android 7.0 + and Battery Saving
      Many newer Android devices include an option for Battery Saving. In order for Castie to work uninterrupted, you will need to disable this feature.

      On Samsung Galaxy S7-10 phones, go to Settings → Device Maintenance → Battery Saving. Scroll down and find Castie. Turn off Battery Saving for Castie.

      For all other Android devices with Battery Saving, the process is similar - you simply need to whitelist Castie and or turn off Battery Saving for it.

      Still having an issue?
      If you are still having trouble connecting to or detecting your device, please make sure you are using Castie Ultimate Edition as it supports the most devices.

      If you are using Castie Ultimate Edition and still have an issue, please contact us @ Support using Menu → Settings → About → Email Us.

  • Media Playback

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      Castie has many options for streaming media.

      You may stream directly from your device (phone or tablet) from local folders like "Screenshots" or "Camera" or even from your local network and DLNA Servers.

      You may also stream directly from the Web. Castie has a built-in Web-Browser like Google Chrome and Firefox.

      When surfing the Web:
        1. Browse to your favorite website.
        2. Wait for the page to load. If media is detected, "when media is detected" is replaced with "Tap here to play".
        3. Press "Tap here to play" and Castie will attempt to stream the media.
        <optional> Long-Press "Tap here to play" or "when media is detected" for more options like Add Bookmark, Subtitle, Download, and more.

      If no media is detected, please try pressing on the play icon on the media image and see if that detects it.
      If the media you attempted to play isn't playing on your selected device, please try another source. Most video websites have multiple sources of the same video either labeled in the video container, or towards the bottom of the page. In general these are labeled Source 1, Source 2, or Version 1, Version 2 etc.

      When playing via a Castie folder:
        1. Navigate to the item you want to play and single press it.
        <optional> To see more options for the item, long-press it to bring up the options menu.

      Playback troubleshooting:
      There are many different formats of media and it's impossible for Castie to support them all. Not because we don't want to, but simply because not all devices support the same media formats.

      In example, Amazon FireTV and Google Cast devices, while similar, do not support the same media formats.

      In general, to be safe, most all devices support .MP4 H264/X264 video playback with AAC or AC3 audio. When searching for media, please try and select .MP4 AAC/AC3 H264 type media.

      To see a full list of media formats Castie supports for your device, please visit Castie Supported Formats.

    • Supported formats, Supported types, Supported video formats, Supported audio formats, compatible formats, compatible types, compatible video formats, compatible audio formats,

      To see a full list of media formats Castie supports for your device, please visit Castie Supported Formats.

      Supported
      These formats should work on almost all devices:
      ► Video:    mp4, m3u8 (HLS livestream)
      ► Audio:    mp3, flac
      ► Images:   gif, png, jpg

      LIMITED SUPPORT
      These formats should work on some devices:
      ► Video:   mov, avi, mkv, wmv, 3gpp, mpg/mpeg, ts, ac1, webm
      ► Audio:   ogg, pcm, wav, wma, wmapro
      ► Images:   bmp
      ► Subtitles:   srt, vtt, ttml

      NOT Supported
      ► DRM protected content: iTunes + Google Play Movies, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, DirecTV, Xfinity, HBO and similar
      ► Adobe Flash
      ► Microsoft Silverlight

    • control playback, fast forward, fastforward, rewind, play back, skipping, scrubbing, skip video, scrub video

      Full playback support is built into Castie. Simply press the buttons to control.

      Stop, Play/Pause, Fast-Forward and Rewind (in 10, 30 and 60 seconds) OR Next/Previous when playing a playlist, and jump-to Seeking is available.

      In addition to playback controls on your device, other friends or family may also control playback if they are using Castie and connected to the same device. It's like everyone in the room having the same remote control!

      Troubleshooting
      Sometimes an error occurs and the device doesn't let Castie know there was an error. In this case, please press stop and either try again, or try a different media source.

    • volume, set volume, adjust volume, how set volume, how adjust volume, how to set volume, how to adjust volume

      Some devices support volume controls on the device itself. If Volume controls are enabled on the device you are connected to, you may press "Castie on: <device>" and adjust the volume using the slider then press OK.

      In general, due to the many varying devices, and home theatre setups, we recommended that you adjust the volume using your usual methods. IE: Use the remote control you normally would use to adjust the volume. This is because even if volume controls are available, there is generally another device controlling the main volume.

    • enable subtitles, activate subtitles, display subtitles, show subtitles, mirror subtitles

      Subtitles support varies by device, and in some cases is not Supported at all.

      In general, FireTV, Roku, and Chromecast / GoogleCast devices support limited subtitles.

      If a subtitle is hardcoded, it will be Supported regardless.
      If a subtitle is embedded, limited support is available depending on device.
      If a subtitle is embedded in a Livestream it should be enabled by default.

      In brief, these devices support these types of subtitles:
      ►   Roku - SRT, VTT & TTML subtitle format
      ►   Chromecast / Googlecast - VTT subtitles
      ►   Amazon FireTV - SRT subtitle format
      ►   DLNA Servers & devices - generally NOT Supported
      ►   Various TV's & Blu-Ray - depends on device

      Castie will attempt to auto-detect subtitle support, and if available, search for a subtitle in the same folder as the video being played PRIOR to playback and attempt to use it as the subtitle. You may modify this option from settings.

      In addition to auto-detection, you may attempt to Manually add a subtitle to a video using the long-press options menu either from "Tap here to play" or from the media image in folders. If subtitles are Supported on the playback device you selected, you will have the option to search for them.

      Castie has a built-in Subtitle Search feature that we recommend powered by OpenSubTitles.org.
      OST has millions of subtitles for your favorite movies and TV shows. When you select Search for Subtitles using a long-press on a media item or from "Tap here to play", Castie will search for a subtitle and present you with a list of subtitles to select from. Search isn't exact or perfect, but chances are you will find something that should match much of the time. Even if you find a subtitle, Castie cannot guarantee that your device will support it. Please refer to Subtitle support for your device to see if it supports them. Some devices also require you to enable Subtitles on them as well, like the Roku.

      Troubleshooting:
      On Roku devices, you need to press the (*) button on your remote and press "Enable Closed Captioning" in the Roku on screen Options menu to turn on subtitles.

    • mirror, device mirroring, app mirroring, mirror app, mirror device, mirror screen, mirror tab, tab mirroring

      NO

      Castie is not a screen mirroring app, but designed to playback media in high quality directly on a streaming device.

    • mirror, device mirroring, app mirroring, mirror app, mirror device, mirror screen, mirror tab, tab mirroring, playto, playfrom, open,

      YES

      Loading NON-DRM protected videos, music, and images into Castie from another app IS Supported.

      "Mirroring" videos from apps like iTunes + Google Play Movies, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, DirecTV, Xfinity, HBO and similar IS NOT Supported as they are DRM protected.

  • Fix issues with playback

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      Video loading failed
      Please double check that the video format is Supported on the device you are attempting to playback to.
      Search for another source for the video that failed, IE: Source 2, Version 2 etc. Sometimes when on a website there are multiple links for a video either in the video container as links, or towards the bottom of the page.

      when media is detected...nothing detected
      If Castie cannot detect any media, try the following:
      Reload the the webpage by pressing the reload button.

      If you see a play icon or button on the webpage near the media, try pressing that first. Sometimes in order for media to be detected, a press of play needs to happen first.

      If Castie is still unable to detect media on the website, please try the following:

      Try another website, or another source for the media. The particular website you are on may not be Supported. If you'd like to request we add support for that website, please contact us @ Support using Menu → Settings → About → Email Us and tell us about the website.

      Various Media loading failed
      While rare, some major audio and image formats are not Supported by all devices. Please double check that the media format is Supported.

      If you are loading from a DLNA Server or Samba, please double check that your network is working properly and if needed, reboot the wifi router and the devices.

      Playback controls, but no audio or video on screen
      This may happen if the device fails to send Castie an error response. Please try the following:

      Press Stop. Try a Castie Top Right Menu → Rescan Devices and wait 10-15 seconds. This will force a rescan of devices. Try again.

      Press Stop. Reset your wifi on the device running Castie (phone, tablet) by pulling/swiping down your devices top menu/status bar, and turning your wifi off by pressing the wifi icon. Wait 5-10 seconds and press the wifi icon again to turn it back on. Try again.

      Playback still does not work
      Are you using the Ultimate Edition of Castie? It supports the most devices.
      Reach out and contact us @ Support using Menu → Settings → About → Email Us.
      Please give us an opportunity to help you before leaving a negative review.

    • buffering, videos buffering, video buffering, stream buffering, tv buffering

      Just as some websites are faster than others, some are slower. It's possible the server you are requesting from is under load and slowed down. Sometimes all that is needed is pressing pause for a minute or 2.

      If pressing pause and waiting a few minutes doesn't help, you may consider trying a different source for the media.

      If you are loading from a DLNA Server or Samba, please double check that your network is working properly and if needed, reboot the wifi router and the devices.

      If you are loading from the internet, try another media server link.

      WiFi and Network issues
      Many issues with WiFi may be solved quite easily:

      Investigate a better location for your router where it is closer to your streaming device, or even better, hard-wired to the router.

      Extend your signal by adding a WiFi extender to your network. Amazon sells many that are quite easy to setup by following the instructions. If unsure, please consult a technician or a tech-savvy friend :)

      For WiFi over 5GHz, please only use channels 52-64 and 100-140 as these are the least congested channels. Please also do not have Automatic channel selection enabled.

      For WiFi over 2.4 GHz, we recommend channels 2 and 9 but you may also select any that are not congested by downloading a WiFi Analyzer for Windows or Mac and seeing which are not congested.

      If at all possible, a hard-wired ethernet connection is always recommended over WiFi if your TV or streaming device supports it (IE: XBOX, PS4, etc).

      Power issues
      Many streaming devices like the FireTV Stick and Chromecast come with AC outlet power adapters. Please ALWAYS use these outlet adapters vs a usb port of a TV. A TV's USB port simply does not have enough power.

      Temporary issues
      Many temporary playback issues may be solved by simply unplugging / rebooting a device. A complete power down for a minute and then a power up is recommended over a simple reset.

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      If your video is scrambled and doesn't look right, the video quality may not be Supported by your TV or streaming device. This happens primarily with Full HD videos (IE: 1080p or higher) on devices that do not support Full HD.

      Workarounds
      Try searching for the next step down in quality (IE: 720p vs 1080p).
      Try using the seek slider (above play/pause button) and jump to another part of the video. Did that fix it?
      During encoding of videos, it is not uncommon to have artifacts (or scrambling) in the video at certain points. This should be temporary. However, if the problem continues and the video is essentially unwatchable, this is a sign that the format is not Supported correctly and you will need to find a new version of the video.

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      Live stream support varries greatly from device to device.

      In general, Roku and Chromecast / Googlecast have the best support with FireTV following up. Some devices might not support HLS at all.

      Live streaming is also a more complex and resource intensive operation than playing a simple video file. This is because with livestreaming, the once large single file video is broken into many smaller parts.

      Castie has no control over the quality of livestreams whatsoever. Therefore, unfortunately, this is a feature that is really hit or miss. If you continue having an issue with a particular stream, please use the Castie Web-Browser to search for an alternative stream.

      Workarounds
      If playback was working and suddenly stopped, try a power off for 1 minute / on of the playback device.
      Not all livestreams are Supported on all devices. If the livestream continues to manfunction, please look for another version.

    • no audio, no volume, low volume, cant hear, cant hear anything, cannot hear anything, missing audio, audio missing, audio is missing, fix audio

      No audio at all

      The audio format may not be Supported. All videos are encoded with something called a codec which stands for code/decode. This is used to encode and decode various formats both audio and video.

      Therefore it is possible to have a video without sound, or a video with sound but no video depending on the codecs/formats Supported on the playback device.

      The best thing to do is to just search for another video in a correct codec. The safest codecs Supported by most devices are:
        Video
        1. MP4 (H264/X264) - video and (AAC/AC3) - audio
        Audio
        1. MP3 (MPEG Layer III Audio)

      Audio may be Muted. Double check the audio involved in your streaming setup like your TV, Amplifier/Receiver etc. It's possible you may have accidentally muted the audio or have the Audio source set to AV1 vs AV5 on your receiver for example.

      Broken audio connection? Double check the audio connection (IE: Speaker wire, plug, etc) at the source.
      For sound bars and the like, make sure you are connected to the HDMI port labeled "ARC" and that "ARC" is enabled on your TV otherwise audio pass-through may not work.

      Audio volume too low or high

      Double check your audio devices volume and make sure all devices are in sync. It's possible the home theatre audio is set to level 20, but the Roku or Chromecast or XBOX is set to 0 or 10.

    • no video, fix video, black screen, video error, video loading failed, loading failed

      No video, only sound is played

      The video format may not be Supported. All videos are encoded with something called a codec which stands for code/decode. This is used to encode and decode various formats both audio and video.

      Therefore it is possible to have a video without sound, or a video with sound but no video depending on the codecs/formats Supported on the playback device.

      The best thing to do is to just search for another video in a correct codec. The safest codecs Supported by most devices are:
        Video
        1. MP4 (H264/X264) - video and (AAC/AC3) - audio
        Audio
        1. MP3 (MPEG Layer III Audio)

      Try updating your streaming device to the latest firmware if available and try again. On the Roku for example, you would go to settings - update - check for update.

      Recorded videos are upside down!
      This may happen if you record the video upside down on a phone or tablet. There is software available for Windows and Mac that may flip the video to the correct orientation. Correct the video and try again.

      Don't forget, when recording videos, always use Landscape (wide mode). Recording in Landscape mode offers the most compatibility with devices.

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      Android app crash
      Please keep in mind there are over 15,000 Supported devices by Castie. We do our best to ensure Castie is stable and bug free, but sometimes a bug gets through and we apologize.

      If the Android app crashes during browsing or playback, please contact us @ Support using Menu → Settings → About → Email Us.

      Please always add crash details to your support request if possible.
      If you are prompted to send us a logfile, please do so.
      If you do not have a log file, please provide us with any of the following:
        1. Any screenshots or videoclips showing the crash on your device.
        2. As much detail as you may remember about what you were doing prior to the crash.
        3. Website address that caused the crash, if applicable.

  • Other options

    • longpress, long-press, long press, playlist

      Did you know there are more options under a long-press?

      While Surfing the Web
        ►   Long-press "Tap here to play" and select options like "Add Bookmark", "Download file here", "More Info", "Search for Subtitles" and more.
        ►   Long-press "when media is detected" and select "Add Bookmark" to add a bookmark.

      While folder-browsing in Castie
        ►   Long-Press the media item for more options and select options like "Add to playlist", "Download file here", "More Info", "Search for Subtitles" and more.

    • samba, smb, local network,

      Samba is the default network protocol for file sharing on PC's and it's built into Castie allowing you to Browse and playback media from shares.

      To setup Samba, press Local Network while on your Home Network
        ►   The Samba network wizard will run and attempt to detect your shares.
        ►   You may select a local network backup location to backup files.
        ►   If a share is not detected, it may require a username / password. You may setup a username and password for the Samba share from Menu → Settings → Manually add Samba Share. Simply provide the IP of the share, and the username/password if needed.

    • dlna, setup dlna, dlna server, dlna servers, windows dlna, linux dlna, mac dlna,

      DLNA or (Digital Living Network Alliance) devices are fully supported by Castie

      Here are our recommendations for DLNA Servers on various platforms
        ►   We highly recommend minidlna (for Linux and dd-wrt routers).
        ►   Windows Media Player DLNA Server (included on Windows 7-10).
        ►   Universal Media Server (UMS - java based, cross-platform).

      For UMS - we recommend disabling transcoding by using a * in the ignore file formats option as it has some issues.

  • Built-in Ad-Blocker

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      We've all seen them. Website Ad's. Creepy, unsettling, obtrusive, and annoying for the most part.

      Enter Castie and built-in Ad Blocking. Castie uses a global list of frequently updated websites that serve Ad's, hide miners and trackers, and popups and redirects. We use this list to block that type of stuff from bothering you while you are enjoying Castie.

      Castie blocks:
        1. Website Ad's
        2. Popup Ad's
        3. Internet Tracking
        4. Internet Miners
        5. Redirects (infinite, blocking, loops, etc)

      What all this means is that when you are surfing the web using Castie, we block Ad's so your surfing is not only faster, but safer. We could sell that as a separate product, but it's built into Castie.

      You may disable the Ad-Blocker in settings, but we do NOT recommend that.

      Want to send us a tip on an Ad site that isn't in our block list? Great! Send us the website url @ Support using Menu → Settings → About → Email Us and put AD BLOCK in the subject.

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      We strive to keep the Ad-Blocker built into Castie updated with any new Advertising, Tracking, or Miner sites we find, but we aren't able to stop them all.

      If you discover a new site, please let us know and send us the website url @ Support using Menu → Settings → About → Email Us and put AD BLOCK in the subject.

      You may also manually update the Ad-Blocker if there is an update available from Settings, Update Ad-Blocker.

      To prevent seeing the Ad again, please avoid the website you were on until we are able to add it to our blocker list.

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      If a website mentions to disable the Ad-Blocker to play media, you may try this:

      1.  Disable the Castie Ad-Blocker from Settings temporarily.
      2.  Reload the webpage you were on and wait for it to load.
      3.  Re-enable the Ad-Blocker from Castie Settings.
      4.  Try tapping on the Play button in the web-browser near the media you want to play.
      5.  If all went well, the media should now be detected and ready for playback.

  • Questions about upgrades

    • explain app editions, explain appeditions, explain apps, explain editions, ultimate, premium, pro, license

      Castie is available in free, premium and Ultimate Editions. All free editions have the limitation of 10 minutes of playback per item, no ability to add bookmarks, or the ability to download.

        Premium Editions are essentially the upgraded version of that edition.
         IE: Castie for Chromecast Premium is the upgraded version for Chromecast devices only and will support unlimited playback, downloads, and bookmarks.

        Ultimate Edition is the best version of Castie because it supports all devices we support in one package.
         IE: Castie Ultimate Edition is the upgraded version of All device versions and will support unlimited playback, downloads, and bookmarks on any device Castie supports.

    • add bookmark, bookmark, bookmarks, add a,

      Adding a Bookmark is a premium feature.

      While surfing the Web in Castie, Long-Press "Tap here to play" and select "Add Bookmark" to Bookmark a media item, or "when media is detected" to Bookmark a website.

    • download, dl, save, save file,

      Downloading is a premium feature.

      While surfing the Web in Castie, Long-Press "Tap here to play" and select "Download file here" to download the media item.

      While folder-browsing in Castie, Long-Press the media item for more options and select "Download file here" to download the media item.

Key Features:

  ►   Browse the web and automatically find media to playback, simply tap to play!
  ►   Popular websites like PopcornFlix, Vimeo, Aol, Break, YouTube, CollegeHumor, and DailyMotion supported.
  ►   Choose your own search-engine including Bing, Google, and DuckDuckGo.
  ►   Support for new video websites added daily and on request of our users.
  ►   FREE Built in Ad-Blocker for worry free surfing.
  ►   Hassle-free surfing since we block Ad's, Miners and Tracking services.
  ►   Browse your home network and play via Samba or DLNA / UPNP file share.
  ►   Send your favorite photos from your phone or tablet to your TV.
  ►   Supports subtitles when/where supported on the playback device.
  ►   Full playback control including seeking to a position in the media.
  ►   Intuitive hassle-free interface with many extra options (LONG-PRESS an item to see!).
  ►   Bookmark items like videos, music, and websites to return to easily.
  ►   Download items to your local device to save for playback later locally or via Castie.
  ►   Automatic Artwork search for files without artwork (IE: videos, music).
  ►   Playlist support regardless of device type.
  ►   Find something you want to share? Secure-Sharing option allows sharing of files with friends and family.
  ►   Support for avi, mkv, mp4, ts, and hls (Live-TV) videos where supported on the playback device.
  ►   Support for lossless flac audio, mp3, pcm, ogg, and other audio formats where supported on the playback device.
  ►   Support for industry-standard image formats like jpeg, gif, png, and bmp where supported on the playback device.
  ►   Support for Android phones, tablets, TV Sticks, Android boxes, and Android TV devices.

Castie is optimized for the latest versions of Android: Pixel, Pixel XL, Galaxy, HTC, LG, Huewai, Xiaomi, Galaxy Tablets, and Android TV devices like the NVIDIA Shield or TV's with Android embedded.

Castie for Android
Surf the web, your local device, or your network and "tap to play".

Castie for Android
Full playback controls, and AD blocking built in.

Castie for Android
Downloading and bookmarks for paid users.

Castie Video for Android
A Castie version for any device.