Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [chromecast]

Please use this tag for questions related to the digital media player device "Chromecast" developed by Google.

1
vote
2answers
46 views

Add Miracast function to newer Android versions

According to Wikipedia: Miracast support was built into Android with version 4.2 ... ... Support was dropped again with Android 6.0 Marshmallow in 2015, in favor of Google's own Google ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

Emulating a google cast device

Some music playing apps only support google cast, but not streaming to DLNA devices. Is it possible to create a virtual google cast device which would receive a google cast stream and convert it to ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Stream audio from a smartphone to another smartphone over a Hot-spot based network

The quandary is how! I want to play the audio from one phone to all other phones within the network (or even one of the phones). It is totally fine if I will have to download some application on all ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

How can I cast only my android screen to my tv

I have a Chromecast and I want to cast my android screen to my tv (mainly youtube) but not the audio, I looked online to find any answers and I found that I have to double broadcast I did it once (I ...
1
vote
2answers
101 views

Cast desktop Chrome Browser tab to Android device

Is it possible to cast a Chrome browser tab from desktop to an Android (OS 8.1) device? My goal is to mirror the content from that Chrome desktop tab on my Android device.
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Can I Chromecast using a hotspot to a tv that doesn't pick up Wi-Fi connection?

I am going to my grandads house for the summer holidays however his tv is quite old as it isn't considered a smart tv (it still has the HDMI ports and USB ports). I was wandering if I pick up a cheap ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Can I cast to another Android device like I could cast to Chromecast?

I got one of those Android TV boxes (h96pro) and i'm wondering if I could use it like a Chromecast, using my phone to control it, or make the phone see it like an Android TV. It comes with a Miracast ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

4k Support on Chromecast Ultra

I'm trying to present some Dashboards or google Sheets on our office' 4k TV. Therefore, I ordered a chromecast Ultra to offer the best possible Resolution. But I got some questions: Chromecasts use ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Screencast and Wi-Fi

can I be connected to Wi-Fi and still use screencast I'm trying to watch YouTube on my TV but I also connected my phone to the Wi-Fi I want to know whether or not is it possible to be connected to the ...
0
votes
0answers
181 views

Cast only audio to Chromecast

I would like to cast Google Play Music from my Pixel 2 to my Chromecast 2 (not Chromecast Audio). I would like to cast it locally from my phone, not from the web, because my Internet connection at ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

How to cast audio only from Chrome browser?

I want to cast an audio file from a site to my TV & using Google's app to cast audio feature casts the whole screen. Any way to just cast the audio?
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Amazon Music stops sending to Chromecast Audio

my Android Device is a Huawei P8 Lite 2017. I am using Amazon Music. When I start to stream a Playlist to my Chromecast Audio everything is fine. After a few seconds the screen of my Android device ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

how do i play you tube vids on a samsung 2 with a chromecast?

How do i play you tube vids from a samsung 2 on chromecast?
1
vote
2answers
3k views

How do you cast video/content to your television from Amazon Prime Video app?

I would like to get my video and content to my television from my Android phone or tablet but the Amazon Prime Video app does not support Chromecast. How do you cast video/content to your television ...
1
vote
0answers
104 views

Simultaneously connecting USB mouse and VGA monitor?

Is it possible to simultaneously connect a USB mouse and VGA monitor to an Android tablet? Because of my physical disability, I would like to operate an Android tablet using a standard USB mouse, ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

Casting to TV with wifi network- no internet

I have a wifi network but will be turning off the internet source. This is because I use the phone for all internet needs, apart from casting. Therefore how can I cast to the TV which has the ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

Problem playing music via Chromecast

In the last couple of Android updates I've found an issue when playing music via the Chromecast device on my TV. It seems once the screen sleeps the phone disconnects from the Chromecast and doesn't ...
1
vote
2answers
13k views

Casting from mobile hotspot phone

I'm on android 6.0.1. My main and only Internet is my phone. I don't have a router, Access Point, nor switch in my home. I use the mobile hotspot feature so other devices can connect to the Internet. ...
0
votes
0answers
374 views

Error while trying to stream TIDAL from Android to NVIDIA Shield

I just downloaded the TIDAL app on my android phone and tried casting it to my NVIDIA Shield. The TIDAL app has a build in functionality to do exactly that. So I open the app, start playing a song and ...
1
vote
0answers
313 views

Disable Google cast

I'm having a problem where my phone will ask me to connect to a non-existent chromecast when watching something on YouTube or Netflix. It'll show a popup asking me to enter a pin and when I close that ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

Does nexus 5 support chromecast 2?

I bought Nexus 5 from India 3 years back. Now I have chromecast 2 from France. But when i tries to connect, my nexus says no compatible devices found nearby. I tries connecting with Google Home ...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

Replicate Chromecast bootstrap behavior on Android TV Stick

Chromecast and a few other devices have the following behavior. Upon either first start or (I want to do) when known wifi APs are not present, they host a Hotspot which can be connected to from your ...
0
votes
0answers
436 views

Disabling casting on a public WiFi network

I live in a dorm, where the wireless is 'public' for all residents. This means that I'll have my phone (OnePlus 3 on CM13) connected to that wireless network. Every so often I'll see "Netflix casting ...
0
votes
3answers
77 views

How to connect to WIFI but use phone mobile internet?

My WIFI internet is very slow. I would like to use my mobile internet of my phone, but connect to my wifi because it has Google Cast in it. Phone: Oneplus 2 OS: OO 3.1
5
votes
2answers
7k views

What is the difference between MiraCast, MirrorShare, Google Cast and Chromecast?

I am a bit confused by my Android TV: There is an app called Mirroring. When I start it, it asks me to use a thing called Miracast. On my phone (Huawei) there is an app called MirrorShare. It was the ...
3
votes
3answers
23k views

Can chrome-cast be used without Wifi?

To do a demo of my application to a group of persons, I need to cast my Android desktop to a TV. Someone borrowed me a device that looks like this one (probably not exactly the same version). However,...
0
votes
2answers
888 views

android phone + mobile network + chromecast

I have unlimited mobile data on my phone. but i want to cast to the chromecast. But i cant find a way to do that using my current knowledge. the setup require . data streaming using mobile data in ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I prevent apps from blocking a second screen?

I used Google cast to cast my phone's screen. That worked. But all4, the Channel 4 catch-up app, wouldn't display on the second screen. A message popped up saying "all 4 doesn't work on secondary ...
0
votes
1answer
461 views

How to show Touches and Pointer Location on Screen without Developer Mode?

I am trying to use my phone as controller and my 42 TV as display. Chromecast is casting the thing. I have tried Show Touches and Show pointer location as described here in Developer options. ...
0
votes
1answer
578 views

How do you continue to cast video with Google Photos after 5 mins

When you play a video in google photos and your casting it to chrome cast the screen will shut off stopping the cast. So I end up having to use Wakey to keep the screen on. But that just heats the ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

Cannot cast Android screen to Philips TV

I have a Philips 50PFK6550/12 TV, and a Nexus 5X running Marshmallow. When I try to cast the screen of my Nexus to the TV using the Cast button in the notifications menu, the cast app crashes on my TV:...
3
votes
1answer
979 views

Automatically switch to Chromecast audio

I have a group of Chromecast audio devices setup in my house. Is there a way for my phone to automatically start casting when I connect to the same WiFi network? Ideally I want to be able to listen ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

Troubleshot Android TV at local network

I have Android TV (BenQ RP790) in my local network. It is pingable from the Android device but I can not cast on it. How to troubleshoot issues?
1
vote
0answers
1k views

How to turn an old phone into a Chromecast Audio?

I've been using my old Nexus 4 with cracked screen to play music from iTunes (shudder) to speakers. I'd like to be able to cast from my phone with Google Play Music to the Nexus instead. I've tried ...
2
votes
1answer
7k views

ES Chromecast Player no longer works for ES File Explorer

The brilliant ES File Explorer has been my go-to app for quite some time now. I particularly liked using it for Chromecast. However the ES Chromecast Player has recently stopped working for me. When ...
0
votes
0answers
2k views

Google Play Music to Chromecast not working anymore

Not 3 days ago, I was able to cast from my Google play music to my chromecast (first generation). Now it isn't working. This is on a Samsung Galaxy S5, TMobile. If it even works, the chromecast only ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Casting to Chromecast without Google Play Service

I am a long time CyanogenMod user without any Google Play Services installed. It seems like Android Chromecast apps all require Google Play Services. There are some tools (UnifiedNlp, NOGAPPS) ...
1
vote
0answers
177 views

Seagate Media to Chromecast

I'm having trouble using the Seagate Media to cast to ChromeCast. I was using this tutorial http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/006027en?language=tr-tr with no luck. The problem is that in ...
3
votes
0answers
253 views

How to Pause Chromecast Screen Mirroring

TL;DR: How do I, when casting my device's screen through the Chromecast app to a Chromecast, pause the stream? Aka, the Chromecast shows a fixed image of my screen while I change screens on my phone. ...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

is it possible to queue up episodes in Play Movies & TV?

In Google's native "Play Movies & TV", the app that plays your movie and TV content purchased from the Play Store...is there any way to queue up something to play next, or an option when watching ...
1
vote
0answers
308 views

Being able to access LAN while using VPN

On Ubuntu, using network-manager, I am able to acces my local LAN while at the same time using a VPN to access internet. On android 4.4.4, I am using the app of my VPN provider (PIA), and there is no ...
1
vote
0answers
276 views

Screen mirroring with Chromecast on apps that disallow it

I currently have a Chromecast and a Sony Xperia Z3 The problem that I am having is using some apps with screen mirroring; 4od and Sky Go. If you are not from the UK then these are apps for watching ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

Chromecast performance differs between devices

I have a Chromecast in my bedroom and a dual-band router in the living room. The connection is solid enough that it will connect, and on my Moto X using the 5GHz radio can play 1080p video without ...
2
votes
0answers
7k views

How to disable Google Cast ready for Youtube on Chromecast with Chrome?

I know this sounds like a weird question but.. WTF. The "cast optimized youtube experience" is just plain horrible. I would much prefer to just cast the tab as normal. Sometime I seem to be able to ...
1
vote
0answers
375 views

How to display Android Screen (5.0+) to my Mac OS X Laptop?

This seems similar to several other questions here, but the other questions are outdated. In Android 5.0 there is a native screen casting button (Cast) on the notification drawer for us to cast the ...
4
votes
0answers
920 views

Google-cast to Android TV emulator

I was wondering if I can use the Android TV emulator (available from Android SDK) as a Chromecast emulator. Android TV devices (like the Nexus Player) are Google Cast targets. I was assuming that the ...
2
votes
0answers
192 views

Audio/video splitting on chromecast

Is there any way to split the audio and video between my phone/laptop and TV so that audio plays through my phone/laptop and video through the TV?
6
votes
2answers
8k views

What is the difference between chromebox and “android tv”?

What is the difference between Chromebox and "Android TV"? I was thinking of buying either a Dell Chromebox or a Lenovo Touchscreen Chromebook to go with my Chromcast on my living room TV but I don'...
0
votes
0answers
113 views

How to avoid changing the backdrop of my neighbor's chromecast?

I'd like to set my Chromecast's backdrop up with some custom pictures, but any attempt to do this also changes the pictures on my neighbor's Chromecast. We don't have a problem here - we had a good ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Nexus 7 2012 Lolipop screen cast problem

I have a first generation (2012) Nexus 7 running Android 5.0. There is a screen cast feature in the popup settings, but when I try to setup my Chromecast it is not working and cannot detect it. Does ...