Files is the file manager application from Google. It offers file browsing, media consumption, storage clean-up, and offline file transfer. The app has really grown over the years. It first started out as a lightweight Android Go app to help users clear up space on their devices or share files wirelessly. Now, Google just made it decidedly easier to beam your personal media collection to your Chromecast device of choice
In mid-September, Google introduced Chromecast support in its Files app, but only for beta users. The beta testing program has finished now and Google has made the app live for everyone. The new casting feature can be used with audio, video, and images stored on the user’s smartphone or tablet.
How it works?
When the user goes to a folder that contains some files, a small “Cast” icon appears on the screen. Tapping on the icon shows the list of all the devices that are available for casting. Users can select a device to cast the media from a smartphone. Swiping left or right will swipe the media on the casting device. The feature is available in version 1.0.27 of the app and is only accessible from the media viewer.