Back in August, Popcorn Time debuted a beautiful media player that made streaming torrents as easy as watching Netflix. It quickly proceeded to melt Hacker News, Reddit, and the MPAA’s last nerve. The cease & desists were swift.
There have been a few attempts to clone Popcorn, (popcorntime.io and Joker), but none have addressed the holy grail of streaming: torrents to TV.
castnow is a node.js app that streams local and remote files, YouTube videos, and torrents directly to your TV — just run
castnow <URL>. No pre-downloading. No cables. No sketchy media server apps.
If you have a Chromecast and aren’t afraid of the command line, castnow is a slick addition to your home theatre setup.