I wouldn’t say that the cable-TV days with their subscription plans are over – most likely it’ll never happen. But today we, regular folks, have unbelievable power – to make the telly show us whatever we want, all thanks to wireless display receivers and smartphones. EZCast app is a tool that makes your Android device and an EZCast/Chromecast work in unison.
So basically the EZCast system puts the keys to entertainment right in the palm of your hand. If you happen to own one of these fancy wireless display receivers, simply head to the Google Play and get access to such marvelous options as:
These options seem quite promising – I guess almost every one of us has something memorable that they’d like to share with others on a bigger screen. Especially handy it’d be during a family reunion, birthday/Christmas parties, Thanksgiving Day, etc. Nonetheless, I’m not that optimistic about this app as I thought I would be… The score is 4/10.
The interface looks clean however it’s almost unresponsive, and the controls seemingly ignore what you’re trying to tell them to do. The score is 4/10.
As if it wasn’t enough already, the app relentlessly annoys you with ads that keep popping up at the worst possible time. If you ask me such a thirst for money-making is totally unjustifiable in this case since the app fails to provide you accurately with every single option. Well, maybe except for casting static pictures on the screen.
Unfortunately, as it often happens with the television-related apps, EZCast application is literally crawling with bugs and other numerous shortcomings.
Here’s what you’d best be aware of:
The app repeatedly cannot find your dongle when scanning for it. And if it manages to see it – there’s a huge probability that synchronization will be failed. Streaming YouTube, Netflix or any other online video service is gruesomely glitchy. In fact, latency is so big that it’d be reasonable to watch a video on the small screen of your phone then project it to your TV. Time is irretrievable, you know.
EZCast app puts up no additional goodies for sale and rightfully so – you hardly can trust an app promoting something if it’s been designed so atrociously.
However, a swarm of advertisements will attack you with an astonishing fervency, turning your user experience into something similar to an agony. And no pro-version is available.
I’d recommend you, of course, to disable your mobile internet connection before using the app but instead, I’ll advise you not to utilize it all. The score is 3/10.
This app is only for Android devices, there is no iOS version. 6/10.
The idea behind EZCast app is undeniably cool – sometimes your eyes just get tired of watching YouTube funnies on a tiny mobile screen. Nevertheless, its technical implementation leaves a freaking lot to be desired: from more responsive controls to improved quality of the visual broadcasts and instant synchronization. As for today the application fails the exam and must be sent back to the workshop for further refinement.
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