I have an Intel Compute Stick, which is a Stick PC running Windows 10 which plugs into your TV via HDMI. My question is, is there any way to turn it into a Chromecast receiver, i.e. make it so that my iPhone thinks the PC is a Chromecast, so I can cast content from various apps onto the PC?

Note that I'm already aware of DLNA streaming, but I want the convenience of using any app I want that supports Google Cast.

  • Windows 10 does miracast natively which some android phones seem to support.
    – Journeyman Geek
    Nov 29, 2016 at 6:08
  • It doesn't seem likely. The Chromecast API was more open than it is now, and there were apps like Leapcast that could emulate a receiver. They no longer work as the API was restricted.
    – Paul
    Dec 1, 2016 at 1:09

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I don't think what you want/need is Chromecast, but Chrome can cast instances of itself to another PC, possibly supporting iOS. Check for add-ons. Otherwise, you can use VNC (or other RDP) from your iPhone to theoretically see the PC screen. Now, you are casting a large screen to a small one, so keep that in mind, it will be hard to use, but for watching a movie, might work alright - maybe.

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    I want to do the opposite: take content from my iPhone and cast it onto my computer. Apr 8, 2017 at 4:41

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