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

Google Cast and Miracast are 2 different technologies and protocols. Miracast primarily allows wireless screen mirroring, and support is usually built-in in the OS in modern Android devices and ...
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Casting from mobile hotspot phone

Its possible, it is much easier if you have two devices (e.g 2nd smartphone, tablet or PC) Create a mobile hotpot AP using the secondary device. Once setup, connect the primary device (where you are ...
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Casting from mobile hotspot phone

It was hard to do but I did it, my Chromecast put out a wifi network labeled "Chromecast7002.b" I connected to it with my note 4 (the one I would later be using as a hotspot) and engaged the setup. ...
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Android on TV vs Chromecast built-in (official Android TV)

So a few notes, and TDLR: Devices with Google Play Services/Google Play Store are expected to follow the Android Compatibility Program and specifically the Android Compatibility Definition Document (...
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Can chrome-cast be used without Wifi?

Chromecast needs some sort of connection in order to receive the media to display. Wi-Fi is the main option via a wireless router or a personal hot-spot. Google also sells an Ethernet adapter that ...
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Queue up episodes in Play Movies & TV

New answer due to a new option within the Google Play movies settings. There is an option to enable binge watching which will autoplay the next episode in your library. App version: 3.22.14 [AU]
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Add Miracast function to newer Android versions

If Zillinium's suggestion to make changes into the "system / build.prop" does not make it fully function, you might need to also change the "/system/etc/wfdconfig.xml" file also. The following steps ...
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How do you cast video/content to your television from Amazon Prime Video app?

Amazon Prime Videos now supports casting to Chromecast straight from inside the official app, it does have a stupid problem that you can't use the phone to adjust the TV volume like you would usually ...
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Home app: cast my screen without all the confirmation steps

Looking on Google play store for apps that would add a desktop/home cast icon/shortcut, I have found the Cast Menu Widget. In order to get the quick settings button, the (under 1 euro) paid version of ...
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How do you cast video/content to your television from Amazon Prime Video app?

2018-09-13 update Short answer is: you can't. You can use a laptop (windows/linux/mac/chrome-os) with Chrome browser to cast. Or you can buy an Amazon-Fire hardware device. Long answer: the "cast ...
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How to fix TV stream over VLC Android crashes instantly, yet plays on Windows?

I ditched VLC once I discovered these two apps: dream Player TV for FritzBox (Chromecast TV App) dream Player for FritzBox (Android App for smartphones) dream Player TV I installed it directly on my ...
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Cast on LineageOS 20

I got my hands on a device with Miracast support today, and here is my experience. Setup is not 100% self-explanatory. AOSP had Miracast support up to Android 9, though some vendors started phasing it ...
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How do you cast video/content to your television from Amazon Prime Video app?

As of now, it is possible to cast the contents of that app using Miracast, provided that both the Android phone and the TV supports that. I know for sure OnePlus 5, OnePlus 6, Redmi 5A and Redmi Note ...
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Add Miracast function to newer Android versions

i can't possibly walk you through all the system modifications that are required but it's definitely possible with root access... Reasons for Google's changes.... MiraCast has never been fully ...
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Stream audio from a smartphone to another smartphone over a Hot-spot based network

After a couple of hours of additional research, I found the solution myself. From everything that I've tried, SoundSeeder (mobile application) seems to be the best. It's super advanced (including ...
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Screencast and Wi-Fi

Yes, in fact you have to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network that the Chromecast (or whatever device you're trying to cast to) is connected to, because casting works over Wi-Fi. It may be that ...
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How to connect to WIFI but use phone mobile internet?

Actually you can do it on Android, just a bit of imagination and effort: Open WIFI, touch and hold your Wifi network (Options should appear) Select Manage Network Settings Then Show advanced options ...
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How to connect to WIFI but use phone mobile internet?

There should be an option called Smart network switch which switches to mobile data connection whenever the WiFi connectivity is limited or unstable. The screenshot below is from Samsung Galaxy.
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How do I prevent apps from blocking a second screen?

Try xPrivacy. You might be able to limit the permissions of the all4 application you mentioned in such a way that it cannot tell if Google cast is running. The Github page has the full options on ...
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Cannot cast Android screen to Philips TV

I bought a separate Chromecast. This works fine.
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ES Chromecast Player no longer works for ES File Explorer

This is an issue with the app's latest update, and the developer has to fix that. Other users have got this issue too. (Play store reviews)
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