Streaming content from PC to TV using Phone as remote?

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#1 Posted by areeque (172 posts) -

Hi folks,

This question involves a few different technologies. Figured the PC thread would be most knowledgeable.

I have video content in my desktop PC. Want to be able to stream them to my non-smart TV via a Chromecast connected to the TV. But I don't want to go to my PC (it's on a different floor). I want to use my Android phone as a remote essentially to accomplish this. No screen mirroring either. Phone has to remain usable once streaming has started. Possible? If so, what app can I use?

I imagine I'll have to install a client on the computer and download the companion app on the phone. Plex comes to mind but it's not free. Any other options?

Thank you everyone in advance for your input.

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#2 Edited by MonsieurX (39192 posts) -

Plex is free