Q. Could I play film and music files from my computer up to a Chromecast? Would that allow me to work across the Chromecast maybe not having the ability to access it resort WiFi?
A. Yes, it is possible to. This $35 pod as a way to stream video, audio and images from Internet sites and apps to whatever TV it’s plugged into — and its help pages don’t describe any other use — the Chromecast can also play many files on your computer, phone or tablet although Google markets.
The rule is that if Google’s Chrome browser can open a file and you have the Google Cast extension installed, a nearby Chromecast will play that file — assuming your laptop’s processor can handle the work required to encode and stream media, which shouldn’t be an issue on most newer machines on a computer.
Truly the only major omissions among Chrome’s supported news platforms are Apple’s proprietary QuickTime and such a thing wrapped up with „digital rights management“ restrictions, such as for instance films or TV programs purchased or rented off online retailers such as for example Apple’s iTunes.