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GamingCast Brings Classic Titles to Your HDTV Through Chromecast

One of things I have wanted to see for a long time are all of my favorite mobile games (ex. Dead Trigger, NFS: Most Wanted) being played on my HDTV through Chromecast, then using my phone as a controller. While a new app called GamingCast may not be that special, it’s definitely a start in the right direction. 

With GamingCast, users can play classic titles like Snake, Pong, and Tetris right from their couch on the big screen, using their phones as the controller. For now, you can only game in single player mode, but the developer states that a multiplayer function is coming soon.

The app costs $1.49, which isn’t bad at all. If you are worried about the lack in titles to play, don’t worry, as the developer states there are more on the way.

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  • jamisles02

    I had a feeling it was only a matter of time before your phone became a game controller while the video was on the tv by Chromecast. I think that you’ll start to see new games do this & your phone/tablet becomes like a game console.

  • Sean Bello

    what about the lag?

  • TheSimpleTruth

    Get this working with emulators and I’ll pay pretty ridiculous amounts of money for it.

  • fauxshizzl

    Awesome, but using your phone as a controller would still make this really suck.

    • Tyler

      Have you not seen any of the chrome experiments? You use your phone as a controller in real time.

      • fauxshizzl

        Without physical buttons a phone is not a good game controller. I don’t want to have to look down at it to make sure I am pressing the right place on the screen for the button I want. For the games that allow it (not sure why all don’t) I use a PS3 controller to play and the experience is far superior, especially when plugged into a TV. If you are playing things like cut the rope or candy crush, sure, but FPS games, Need for Speed, etc.. all much better with a real controller.

  • JSo

    I think someone should review this

  • SewWhat

    Can anyone comment as to if this works in conjunction of using a Cheap Cast driven device instead of specifically the Chromecast?

  • Ryan N

    From the day they opened the Dev kit to all developers I’ve been waiting for this. But hopefully they integrate it into all games…

  • EvanTheGamer


    Hell yeah! Even though we’re only able to play select classic games on our HDTVs, that’s still something!

    This is most excellect!

    • ArrowCool

      All I thought of after your post…

      • Mr E

        party on!

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    i can imagine wasting an entire day playing pong and snake.

  • Shane Redman

    hurray for Google Rewards!!!!

    • ricardo_r21

      If only I got as many surveys as my wife. She gets 3 per week, true story.

      • joseph barrientos

        i get about 4, but theyre no more than $.25 each.

        • michael arazan

          I have made over $20 since day one.

      • Sean Bello

        one of my friends put that he’s a female doctor living in NYC making 60+ and he gets surveys all the time. little jealous

      • emoney

        yeah my gf gets them frequently, I’m pretty confident it’s because not too many women are aware of this yet.

    • jrgray27

      So, true. I’ve made a good haul so far since it begun. The lowest ever I’ve gotten was recently for $0.16 but the highest I think was maybe $2.00. But every little bit helps. : D

      • Shane Redman

        Yeah, I’m sitting on about $4 now after I bought this app 🙂

        • Justin Holiday

          I managed to buy a book I wanted with the credit, I get them ~once a week, about $0.25 each, but I don’t buy much and the book was on sale for $6 🙂 Not too bad!

      • Adrynalyne

        I got 10 cents once 🙁

    • Tyler

      Where do you sign up for this?

      • Shane Redman

        download the app from the play store on your device

    • cwillen

      I haven’t received a single survey from them yet, and I signed up on day one!

      Maybe I’m just in a swamped demo?

      White, Male, 25-35, Computer Programmer…. There may be a few others out there…

  • Mordecaidrake

    Step in the right direction!

    • Nexoduss

      Is your name in reference to ymcmb drake. Haha nice

      • Mordecaidrake

        If only I was that clever! Naw It’s some name I came up with when I was 16 and got AOL for the first time.

        • Nexoduss

          Damn haha. I thought it had to be for sure

        • turdbogls

          I am imagining a bunch of Teens going “WTF is AOL?”

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        I thought you had something but he didn take the credit. So i take back my vote.

  • Brent Cooper

    Awesome! Definitely going in the right direction here. Gotta love the classics too