January 27th, 2016
You’ve got friends and family round and you just want to show photos from your laptop or desktop computer on your Chromecast as a little slideshow. Piccastr is for you. Piccastr is a simple little program that runs on a desktop computer and casts a folder of pictures to your Chromecast.
Piccastr is written in java so it should run on Windows, Mac, or Linux computers. First things first though, it runs in Java 1.8 – so if you don’t have it already or you’re not sure then:
Great. Got that. Then use the following link to start Piccastr
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If you’re computer mentions a “Firewall” permission then you may need to click Yes or Allow to let the program run.
(Note: If you like then you can right click that link and you should be able to save it to your desktop or computer and run it without visiting this page again in the future).
Operating the program is trivial. Choose the folder that contains your pictures. Choose how long each picture displays for. Then choose the Chromecast you want to send them to from the list given.