The new Videostream app for Android gives you a remote control to stream movies on your PC, monitor downloads, and control playback without installing a special media server.
"You can stream seemingly anything to your TV using a Chromecast, but tracking down the software you need can be time-consuming -- and it frequently won't pull media from other devices on your network. It's a good thing that Videostream has released its namesake Chrome add-on, then. The extension lets you stream almost any locally stored video through Google's media stick, regardless of type. It'll also play videos from networked PCs and drives."
"When we say VideoStream supports just about any file format, we mean it—we threw AVIs, MKVs, and more in addition to standard MP4s and MPGs at it, and it worked like a charm every time. Even audio files play back (although obviously there's no video.) The app even supports subtitles, which is an amazing bonus."
Jason studied Mechatronics Engineering at McMaster University, where he first met Matt (co-founder) in second year. Before founding Videostream he was also awarded a full-ride scholarship for an accelerated Master of Business at McMaster and began taking Masters Classes concurrently with his undergraduate degree. Previously Jason developed software for RBC (Royal Bank) and also worked at Gennum (acquired by Semtech), designing hardware interfaces for the chips powering all of the Apple Thunderbolt ports.
Matthew graduated Mechatronics Engineering with a Minor in Business at McMaster University in 2014 where he served as the class Valedictorian. During his undergrad he began a concurrent Master of Business and Master of Software Engineering after being awarded scholarships to both programs. In high school he created an online clothing company which shipped worldwide as well as within pop up shops. He has spent time as a research assistant at McMaster, creating object-tracking code to avoid factory accidents with automated robots as well as object-detecting code to identify and remove defective products from rapid assembly lines. He has also worked at Brock Solutions, developing automation software and human-interfaces for the RJ Reynolds/Camel Cigarettes factory in North Carolina. After his time at Brock Solutions, Matt was at RIM/BlackBerry designing Hardware for the Z10 before its launch.
Graham graduated Sheridan System Analysis and Design in 2013 alongside Mathieu. He worked previously within architecture and implementation at Thrillworks Inc. designing rich applications for Tim Hortons, BlackBerry, and Suncor/Petro Canada. Prior to his work at Thrillworks, he was at the Peel District School Board creating web-based planning and reporting software for teachers and principals. In addition, Graham worked at RIM/BlackBerry as a Database Specialist before starting Videostream.
Philip graduated the McMaster Electrical Engineering and Management program in 2013. He was working at McMaster researching low-latency video technologies when Jason and Matt convinced him to join Videostream. Philip was a prototype developer in the hardware engineering division at RIM/BlackBerry and has also worked on many passion projects. These include: an audio rendering library, a thread/type/memory-safe C++11 audio rendering and playback library, a cross-platform cloud-based music player with a music management system, electric rollerblades, custom designed brushless DC hub motors and 15 amp peak motor controllers, and finally a logic board with CAN bus and Bluetooth support with a lithium polymer battery management system and a custom mixed real-time/cooperatively scheduled operating system.