OneDrive for Android now supports casting to Chromecast and more

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What you need to know

  • OneDrive for Android now supports casting to Chromecast and other casting devices.
  • The new feature is available in OneDrive version 6.29.1.
  • You can use the feature to cast photos or videos to a device.

OneDrive for Android now supports casting media. That means you can project photos or images to the best Chromecast devices as well as other casting devices. The feature comes with version 6.29.1 of OneDrive for Android, which started rolling out late last week.

Casting from the OneDrive app is straightforward. Within the Home, Files, Shared, and Photos tabs of the app, you'll see a casting icon in the upper-right corner of the screen. When you select that icon, you'll see all of the different devices that you can cast to.

Once you've connected to a casting device, you'll only see the OneDrive logo until you select media to cast, such as an image or a video.

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In my brief testing with the feature, it appears to work seamlessly. Casting is a great option for sharing content in person onto a TV screen or other device. With OneDrive supporting casting to devices, you don't have to use any cables to project to a screen or put physical media onto a screen with a USB stick or hard drive.

Since the feature works with images or videos, you could use it to show people a slideshow or album of images or play any videos you have stored on the cloud.

Sean Endicott
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3 Comments
  • I have version 6.29.1 of OneDrive for Android installed yet I'm not seeing the casting icon at any time while navigating around in the app.
  • And that's probably because it sees that I have no devices set up for casting in Android settings.
  • Does this work only for photos and videos, or also for PDF and office documents?