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Questions tagged [chromecast]

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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 ...
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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 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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Shuffle YouTube playlist with Android and Chromecast

I'm using a Chromecast, controlled by the YouTube app on a Nexus 7 running Android 4.4. I can select a playlist and it will add all of the videos to my TV Queue, but I can find no option to play in ...
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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 ...
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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?
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Google chrome cast support on my Tablet to work as chromecast

I want to integrate Google Chromecast (using Google Cast SDK) like support to my tablet running Android OS and use another Android phone to use as remote and cast the video to the tablet. The Video ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Chromecast tablet in portrait orientation to a TV in portrait orientation

While using an app in Portrait mode, I want to display it on a TV that is also in portrait (i.e., I will mount the TV on its side), so the full tablet screen will fill the full TV. I have tried ...
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How to send photos to Chromecast?

I have made a bunch of shiny photos with my Nexus 4 and now I want to watch them on my Chromecast. Trouble is that the standard photo application wants me to upload the photos to the cloud and then ...
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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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How to turn off the device display when casting to TV?

How to turn off the display when casting an Android device to any monitor or TV in order to save battery and mobile life?
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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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Can i install Miracast service on tv with Android TV?

I have tv with android. Seems cutted version of android tv. I tried to connect phone - it cant find tv. Is there any method to install Mirracast service? There is no app on Android TVs Playmarket. ...
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Netflix chromecast does not work on Fire 7 tablet

I have a brand new fire 7 tablet. I have downloaded and installed all the required google apps to get the play store working correctly. I have downloaded youtube from the play store. I can can cast ...
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Chromecast: Setup from an old device

I wonder if it is possible setting up the Chromecast™ 2018 from a rooted device mounting an Android version (JB 4.2.1) not supported by the most recent version of the Google Home app.
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Is there a way to turn off the “Cast to TV” feature on YouTube?

I really want to find out a solution to this since I keep accidentally click the cast to TV button and it always automatically connects to my dad's TV. I know that there is a way to turn of the ...
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Android TV not detected by apps after longer standby

Happy Sony Android TV (7.0) here :) When my TV is in longer standby state then I am unable to use "cast" option from any app. I have to manually turn the TV on with my remote control and then I can ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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How can I autoconnect to miracast/chromecast (screen cast) device?

I've seen it in a friends OS though not in most and not in any of the roms I have/am using. What lets this happen for some but not others? They are all kitkat or later. Is there any setting or app ...