CastBuddy

CastBuddy

This extension finds videos on the web sites you are browsing and allows you to play them on your Chromecast device.

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What is CastBuddy?
CastBuddy is a browser tool which enhances your Chromecast experience by finding videos from any websites and allowing direct streaming to your device. It supports a variety of video formats and control options. It even offers options to manually enter a video URL or add videos to a queue. It continues to improve and tackle issues with frequent updates.
Stats
By: b4t
Users: 70,000+
Version: 1.1.0 (Last updated: 2021-12-31)
Creation date: 2019-02-09
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
  • contextMenus
Size: 259.07K
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Summary

Stream web videos directly on your Chromecast from websites which have not added Chromecast support yet.

This extension finds videos on the web sites you are browsing and allows you to play them on your Chromecast device.

When it finds Chromecast comptible videos ( .webm, .mp4, .mkv etc), count of videos is shown over extension's menubar icon, which you can click to Select a video and extension will send it to your Chromecast device. Once a casting session is established, you can control video playback from Extension's popup page.

Instructions for using CastBuddy: https://castbuddy-extension.bitbucket.io/help/index.html

Features:

  • Find compatible videos and allows you to stream directly on your Chromecast
  • Control playback ( Play/Pause/Seek) from extension's menu
  • No need to keep your computer running once streaming starts on Chromecast
  • Allows you to manually enter a URL for Video to play on your Chromecast
  • Support for adding videos to Queue
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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Ability to cast videos to TV from Chrome browser
  • Works with YouTube app for casting
Cons
  • Does not work for some users
  • Lag issues with sound and video syncing
  • Unable to cast from local server
Most mentioned
  • Does not work
  • Lagging with sound and video
  • Inability to cast from local server
Recent reviews
Doesn't stream for me. It detects the video link (m3u8) It detects the device I want to cast to (Nest Hub) It initializes the video but the screen stays black and busy but never plays. I guess I'm stuck using Web Video Caster for android to stream my links. meh!
by Luis Mendez Luis Mendez, 2024-07-04

Does not work for me.
by Miklós Kaboldy Miklós Kaboldy, 2024-04-13

Works fine
by Brian P Brian P, 2024-04-04
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Safety
Risk impact

CastBuddy is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

CastBuddy has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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