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Recently, casting a tab from Google Chrome has to my Chromecast has stopped working. When I try I get "Unable to cast to Chromecast Name. An unexpected error occurred." with the cast icon red with an X.

  • Chrome can see the Chromecast.
  • The Chromecast reacts when I try to cast (the screen goes blank).
  • The Chromecast App can see and configure the Chromecast.
  • Casting from works.
  • Casting from Youtube and Netflix apps on Android and iPads works.
  • Chromecast firmware is 16041.
  • There is nothing new in the console when I try to cast.

I have tried...

  • Reinstalling Chrome.
  • Wiping out all preferences, caches and application support.
  • Disconnecting Chrome from my Google account.
  • Uninstalling Chrome Remote Desktop.
  • Rebooting the Chromecast.

This may have coincided with upgrading from 10.8 to 10.9.

Any more ideas of what to try?

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I have seen lots of people having problems with this. First of all make sure your chrome is updated to the latest version by going into About Chrome menu option. If it is, try Google Canary. It is basically Chrome with all the new dev and aplha features, updates and bug fixes.

Go here to Download Google Canary.

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Yes, Chrome is up to date. I gave Canary a shot and it works! Thanks, that will work as a stop gap until they fix the stable channel. – Schwern Mar 30 '14 at 4:12

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