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Why did Chromecast stop working on my Android?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus smartphone and recently I stopped being able to cast anything to my TV nor my speakers, whether YouTube or Hulu or even just sound/music apps like Spotify. It ...
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Use monitor as portrait mode using Miracast

I want to cast my mobile screen to an LED monitor which has an HDMI port using Miracast. The device is not purchased, But the testing is done by an Android TV now. If the mobile is in landscape mode, ...
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How to cast online videos without mirroring the screen to TV?

On iOS, we can cast videos to TVs by tapping the casting button while playing any videos on webpages. On Android however, we only have the option to mirror the screen to TVs. This leaves two ...
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Video to Chromecast, audio to (chromecast enabled) speaker

I am trying to find any relevant information on the issue of sending video stream to chromecast (3rd gen) and audio to chromecast enabled speaker. I seem to be able to either cast to one or the other (...
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Repeat music in Chromecast

Found this song and want to play it in a loop through the TV when using Chromecast. When I'm using YouTube Music before Chromecast, then I'm able to repeat it. Thing is, once I start to Chromecast it, ...
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How to get the Current state casting status in the android(aosp) device

Working on android (AOSP) marshmallow (6.0.1). I try to understand, Can we get the Current casting status from the AOSP source code. I have checked in AOSP source code, but I could not get proper ...
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Remap Chromecast device button via ADB

I got a Chromecast with Google TV. It has the ability to emit certain infrared signals when a button on the remote is pressed, allowing the user to control both Chromecast and TV with one single ...
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Is the "Cast" functionality Miracast or Chromecast?

When I go to Settings -> Display -> Cast, check "Enable wireless display" (no idea why I have to do that) and connect to a display, will it use Chromecast protocol (over Wifi) or will ...
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How to Transfer Files Into Chromecast with Google TV?

The new Chromecast with Google TV has a few gigs of free storage space but I can't figure out how to place files in there? There does not seem to be an obvious way to do that but it lets people ...
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Some apps block Screen Mirroring. How to unblock that?

Some apps block Screen Mirroring. This means that application developers can choose themselves if they want to block Screen Mirroring. An example is "JioTV" app. Many Modders are able to ...
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suggestion for a stable Chromecasting app?

as above. I'm using a Galaxy S9+ running Android 10 with a recent security patch. I have some videos (h.265 AMD VCE encoded using handbrake) that I can cast with no issues when using VLC on the ...
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Turn off the Cell Radio?

Any way to simply turn off the cell phone radio? This need has come up in ZOOM sessions using the zoom app because that app uses the "phone audio" rather than "media audio" As a ...
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How to cast Youtube video, but keep sound in headset?

My Sony Bravia TV sound system is horrible, but my headset hyperX is sufficient. I tried the apple LocalCast but it does not allow you to cast video at all from its browser. Android: 10, latest. Phone:...
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Is there any way to turn an Android device into a Google Home speaker and thus add it to a speaker group in Google Home?

In Google Home there is this feature called "speaker groups" which allows you to play the same music simultaneously on several speakers, in several rooms in the home, etc. I use this to play ...
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Have apps that "support Chromecast", want to send to TV using MiraCast

Situation: I have an app on my phone that says it supports "Chromecast" (mechanism not specified). I have an TV (Sharp) that supports MiraCast (protocol). Is there any way to provide the "Chromecast"...
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Disable Chromecast audio interrruption/autopauze when using camera, microphone or receiving phonecall

I know some people like the auto-pauze function when receiving a phone call so so they are not interrupted by their own music playing. But I am personally very annoyed by that function. When I'm ...
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My wife can cast videos from her phone to our Chromecast, but I can't. What gives?

She has a Samsung Galaxy Note 8, while I have a Google Pixel 3. I can cast if the app in question (e.g. YouTube or Hulu) supports casting with a built-in cast button, but if I used the system screen ...
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How do I cast screen from Pixel 3 to something that is not Chromecast?

Booting Chromecast requires working Internet with unhindered connection to a Google server with a non-fake TLS certificate. So using Chromecast seems to be not an option in my use case. What else can ...
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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 Cast protocol. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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,...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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:...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 a ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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