Ever wanted to just sit back and “watch” Tumblr? Or maybe you’re tired of having that big black box (your TV) in your living room sitting in the boring position.
Personally, I wanted to watch some of the amazing tumblr blogs that are out there, as well as get a better slideshow for my TV.
So I built Tumblr for Chromecast!
Tumblr for Chromecast allows you to pick any one of your favorite blogs (could even be yours) and watch it as a slideshow on your TV.
Tumblr for Chromecast displays photo posts, and certain video posts from whichever tumblr blog you choose, in a continuous slideshow. You can even have it display a random post using shuffle!
I built it as a bit of a fun weekend project to learn how to develop for Chromecast, and because I’ve been wanting a lazier (who doesn’t enjoy being lazy?) way to enjoy Tumblr.
This app will continue to be worked on so feel free to let me know about any ideas you might have, or about any issues (I’m not perfect).
Follow these easy steps to get started:
- Open the app in Chrome: Tumblr for Chromecast
- Click the “Google Cast Ready” image
- Select which Chromecast device you want to cast to
- Enter a Blog URL in the input field
Enjoy, and if you feel so inclined, feel free to support development of this app by clicking a dollar amount on the top right of the app (God knows I could use more dollars).