Streaming Content From a GNU/Linux System to Chromecast

A guide written by Swapnil Bhartiya in which describes the steps to be followed for streaming video content from a GNU/Linux System to a Chromecast, which is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV, and turn it into a smart TV.

Chromecast is one of the most used devices in my household. After using it for over a year now, I believe there is no longer a market for the so-called 'smart TV'. Inexpensive devices like Chromecast can turn any HDMI-enabled TV into a smart TV with immense possibilities to expand its features.

Google continues to add new features to Chromecast, except for one much-needed feature: native support for playback of local content. There is no _easy_ way to stream content sitting on your smart phone or desktop to Chromecast. Let me be honest, there are some Chrome apps which can play videos stored on your computer, but none offer a desirable solution.

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