HUDWAY Cast APK-version connection

Recently, Google has largerly restricted a range of permissions that Android apps required users to agree to as a condition of use. Since then, contacts, SMS and call related data are considered to be personal and sensitive user data. In our case, these permissions are crucial for the correct HUDWAY Cast app operation: visualizing incoming calls/messages on the lens of HUDWAY Cast, but at the same time in no way processing them or getting direct access.

To conform to the policy, we need to complete the Permissions Declaration Form and receive approval from Google, which has turned to be a complicated process.

While we are working on approval, we are providing you with temporary solution.

Here you can install the APK-version (please be sure to uninstall the HUDWAY Cast app beforehand, in case you have it installed from Play Market).

Please, note that we provide an in-app disclosure of your data collection and use with the APK-version of HUDWAY Cast app. 

The downloaded file should end up in folders with Downloads > tap hudway_cast_debug.apk (the name may vary) > the phone may ask you to allow unknown app to be installed, tap Continue > Install > Open > the native libraries error may show up, tap OK.

Then your connectivity scenario will depend on the model of your smartphone.

Pixel/Nexus phones (Hotspot)

1. Switch mode button of HUDWAY Cast until you see "Device with no Miracast support (use wire to connect)" mode.


2. Open your phone's Settings app.

3. Tap Network & internet > Hotspot & tethering > Wi-Fi hotspot.

4. Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot.

5. Change Hotspot's name to: mycar and create Hotspot's password: 12344321. Tap Save when completed.

6. Tap Advanced > tap Turn off hotspot automatically.

7. Launch HUDWAY Cast app.

8. To cast any widget, tap Cast to HUD button.


Important note: When you launch the app first time, you may see a pop-up notification with "Allow notification access for HUDWAYCast Service?", tap Allow > Start:


Then you may see the notification with "HUDWAY Cast will start capturing everything that's displayed on your screen". Tap Start now.


Samsung phones (SmartView)

1. Switch mode button of HUDWAY Cast until you see "Miracast-supporting device (wireless connection)".


2. Swipe down from the top of the screen using two fingers.

3. Locate Smart View icon > tap it.

4. Tap the HUDWAY-XXXXX (it will appear on the phone screen).


Important note: In case you do not see the Smart View option in the notification bar, use Screen Mirroring option and search for HUDWAY-XXXXX and tap.

Other phones (ScreenMirror)

1. Switch mode button of HUDWAY Cast until you see "Miracast-supporting device (wireless connection)".


2. Open your phone's Settings app > Additional settings/More > Wireless display > enable it.

3. Connect to HUDWAY-ХХХХХХ.

Xiaomi, Meizu, Huawei and other Chinese brands of phones

For sending widgets to HUDWAY Cast:

1. Open your phone's Settings app.

2. Tap Manage apps > HUDWAY Cast > Other permissions > Display pop-up window > enable it.

3. Connect to HUDWAY Cast via ScreenMirror or Wi-Fi mode.

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