I started out with the idea of doing a full review, but it's clear, from both the almost weekly update schedule and the sheer amount of oddities and glitches, that Tubecast PRO isn't quite ready for the prime time - another couple of months of development (in tandem with Google's own Chromecast firmware updates) should see it much more reliable.
In the meantime, from the Store description:
Youtube. Watch, cast and Chromecast and AirPlay. Use Tubecast as an incredible Youtube client and cast Youtube videos on your Smart TV, Chromecast, UPNP/DLNA devices, Xbox & Xbox One... Perfect for having fun with your friends or chilling on the couch..
- Download Youtube videos (HD HQ SQ / Pause and Resume)
- Background downloads
- Play the sound of the video under lock
- Login to your Youtube account and use all the features (subscribe, watch later, history, my videos, subscribers...)
- Comment and rate while playing videos
- Pin videos or channels to start page
- Run Video under lockscreen
- Subscriptions newsfeed for logged user
- Cast video or audio on your Smart TV (Samsung, Philips, LG, Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, Toshiba etc.)
- Cast online and downloaded Youtube videos (WP8 only)
- Chromecast (total control Volume and seek)
- UPNP/DLNA (total control Volume and seek)
- Sync with music and video Hub
Here's a walkthrough of how Tubecast PRO works right now:
Then there are the glitches, just two of which are shown here. Firstly, the panorama got thoroughly confused at one point, producing page after page of null results. Secondly, the UI and controls started to freeze up. The video being cast starting refusing play/pause commands, then got totally out of sync, continuing to play the video shown above while the Chromecast was starting up playback of the previous video - both at the same time!
In addition, there's obviously a battle of updates going on, with Tubecast PRO trying to stay in step with Google. In my testing, 'seeking' a video (i.e. scrubbing along) didn't work at all - the playback position would update on screen and then the video would carry on merrily from the previous position.
Clearly work to do then, but showing a lot of promise in today's world, where 'throwing' a video around onto different screens is expected functionality. You can download a trial version of Tubecast here and then buy it in-app after you've done 20 successful 'casts', which seems a very fair way of arranging things.
PS. If you're tempted by the mention above, The Motors INSANELY great full length "Dancing the night away" is here.