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> Solid explorer also has a plugin that lets you chromecast movies from the phone itself.
So does ES:
So if drag and drop is the main difference, then I'll stick with ES I think. The Solid GUI looks a little over-designed for my tastes.
It's been working for me well enough. The only problems are that the skip forward and back functionality is poor and if my wireless signal drops out I have to restart the video on my phone if I want to be able to control playback later on. You have to make sure you have this plugin installed as well as es file explorer: [link]
I'd rate this functionality for this app a 4/5 but would definitely switch if videostream provided this function since as yet es file explorer is the only app I know of which will allow chromecasting of files stored on an android phone.
I have the same router as the [OP](/u/MeditatedMind) and just to let you both know (I actually don't use this and have smb mounts/BubbleUPnP server), there's a Chromecast plugin for EStrongs
ES File Explorer has a chromecast plugin. You can browse an SMB share and cast videos straight to the chromecast. It's basic, but gives you pause and rewind/fastforward controls.
Also, I know synology has an app to play videos straight from their NAS to the chromecast, other vendors may as well.