If you are a doubleTwist Pro or CloudPlayer Platinum user, you can stream music to any compatible Airplay, Chromecast, or DLNA device. Casting video is not supported.
First, tap on the cast icon in the lower right corner of the Now Playing screen.
You'll see a pop-up window with a list of all compatible devices on your network, including Chromecast dongles, AirPlay speakers, Apple TV devices and DLNA/UPnP media renderer (DMR) devices.
Please note that not all audio formats are supported by all devices. For example:
- Chromecast does not support Apple Lossless (ALAC) or WMA.
- AirPlay can have trouble playing FLAC files that aren't 16-bit / 44kHz.
Please visit your device manufacturer's web site for the exact list of supported formats and format limitations.
Troubleshooting for Advanced Users
If the app does not automatically detect your Airplay, Chromecast, or DLNA DMR device, please try rebooting all of your devices, including the wireless router. To verify that it's not a hardware networking issue, you can use something like ZeroConf Browser or Bonjour Browser to check that your Android device is able to see your Airplay device. Audio-only devices such as the Airport Express or receivers will appear in the "Remote Audio Output Protocol (AirTunes)" section of Bonjour Browser. Apple TVs will also appear as it supports both AirTunes and AirPlay protocols.
For Chromecast, use something like Google's YouTube app to check that your device is able to detect the Chromecast correctly. If the YouTube app doesn't see the Chromecast either then it's likely a hardware networking problem and not an issue with the app.
For DLNA devices, please use a UPnP/DLNA browsing utility like UPnP Scanner to make sure that your Android device can see your DLNA device and that it's showing as a "MediaRenderer".
Note: Only DLNA Media Renderers (DMR) are supported by doubleTwist Pro & CloudPlayer. These include the XBox 360, Sonos connected speakers, and many models of Smart TVs. DLNA Media Player (DMP) only devices like the PlayStation 3 are not yet supported.
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