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Questions tagged [chromecast]

Chromecast is a media streaming device that plugs into a TV. Unless the question is about using the Chromecast app on a PC/Laptop, it is off topic. Chromecast falls into the consumer electronic device and media player category.

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Chomecast support with Shaka-player [on hold]

I can not run Chromecast with Shaka-player there is not a lot of information on this issue there is no button (Chromecast), on the demo yes. Beginner's question: should you edit a file to enable ...
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Did my Chromecast and SmartTV team-up to port scan in my network?

Since a day or two I noticed suspicious activities from my Chromecast and Samsung SmartTV in my Firewall logs. S Tue Feb 12 22:12:01 2019 p4 kernel: [UFW BLOCK] IN=enp3s0 OUT= MAC=... SRC={SMART-TV-...
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Chromecast through HDMI->VGA adapter works after a few minutes of noise

I have a first generation chromecast going to an old VGA display (eMachines LE1987) through an HDMI->VGA adapter. The cast home screen shows up no problem, but when I start a cast, the screen shows ...
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“No cast destinations found” in Chromium on Arch Linux

Why am I getting this error when I try to cast from Chromium on Arch Linux? Version 71.0.3578.98 (Official Build) Arch Linux (64-bit)
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Explain of iptables rule needed to connect Chromecast to dd-wrt network

According to https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Google_Chromecast one needs to add the following iptables rules to enable Chromecast to connect to a dd-wrt network: iptables -I FORWARD --...
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Connecting a HTPC with a TV in a different room

I am using a HTPC to watch movies on an older plasma TV (LG 60PK990, built in 2010). For this purpose I am using: a) a wired connection via HDMI cable from the HTPC to the TV b) a wired connection ...
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Chromecast no longer pulls stream from the internet (YouTube)?

I believe at one point when I was inside of Google Chrome and I said to cast YouTube, Chromecast would pull the stream from the internet itself. This ability is verified from this post here. You can ...
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Connecting PC to chromecast

I have a PC connected to a router with wire and a chromecast device connected to the wifi of the same router. Is it possible to connect these 2 device?
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Specific Chromecast not appearing on a specific laptop

Good afternoon. I have multiple Chromecast devices on my network. A specific laptop can not seem to find a specific chromecast. It is configured like all the others, and the other chromecast devices ...
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Chromecast across VLAN

So this question seems to have been discussed many times over the internet but the answers are more often incomplete. ( I did read this question, but I am not satisfied by the answers) Here's the ...
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Chromecast directly to specific IP Address

I've got a complicated network setup that involves multiple VLANS and subnets. The chromecast device is on a separate range to the laptops, however the two networks can communicate with each other ...
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Unable to extend monitor with full resolution

My setup: Laptop(1st monitor): Lenovo thinkpad 440p 2nd monitor(extended): Samsung s27e360 Cast device : Google Chromecast 2 OS: Windows 7 App: Chrome Browser (option Chrome Browser->File->cast )...
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Can two devices on different WiFi bands connect to each other through the ASUS RT-AC66U?

If I would have a setup where I have one or more devices on the 2.4GHz network and one or more devices on the 5GHz network, can they talk to each other if I'm using a ASUS RT-AC66U router? For ...
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Chromecast has created its own unsecured wifi network, is this ok ?

We have an Chromecast Ultra (4k) on our network. Ive noticed that its created its own unsecured wifi network, presumably so you can get guests / visitors to connect to the chromecast wifi, rather ...
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How can I put my tv audio to my computer with 3.5mm jack?

Hello I have a chromecast and it is set up to my tv and my computer is connected to it and it sends the sound to my tv but I don't want that because I can't connect my headphones to it so I am trying ...
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Do you need a computer to use a Chromecast? [closed]

Does a Chromecast require a computer to use it? Do you need a computer to set up a Chromecast? Can I stream Netflix with only the Chromecast, an HDMI TV, wall power, a Google account, a Netflix ...
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What kind of data is google chromecast audio collecting?

Does anyone know anything about privacy and chromecast audio. I am considering buying one and am wondering, if installing it in my home will give google access to all songs i ever listen to. And the ...
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How can I cast a music video to Chromecast Audio?

I have some music video files in MP4 format which I would like to play through my speakers. Can I cast MP4 files to a Chromecast Audio to play the sound track? Which formats does a Chromecast Audio ...
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How can I cast video from my PC to chrome-cast via hotel WiFi

I am staying in a hotel long term. There is wifi available, but only through a "sign-in" page, so chromecast cannot connect to the wifi. I can share the internet connection through my win10 laptop, ...
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FFMPEG HLS - Create playlist only or predict segment times before encoding

I'm using ffmpeg to create a video transcoding on demand system that serves the media through the HLS format. Right now I can transcode the video and serve them as they are encoded, but I can't use ...
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How to get Chromecast + SPDIF Audio Splitter + DTS capable amplifier output 5.1 sound?

I have a 1st generation Chromecast, a non-smart Samsung TV (UE40D5000P) and Sony STR-DB840 receiver with 5.1 speakers hooked up. I'd like to enjoy media streamed through Chromecast (from Netflix and ...
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Chromecast stopped working - black screen followed by “Cast connection stopped” screen

I have a problem with Chromecast. Bought two weeks ago, it has been working perfectly for steaming from both my MacBook Air (using Google Chrome) and my iPhone (using supported apps like Youtube & ...
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Preserve audio fidelity over a network: chromecast audio

I'm currently streaming to a Chromecast audio device using stream2chromecast on a lubuntu 16.04 mini pc. The issue am having is that I cannot preserve the audio fidelity while streaming alsa output ...
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How to access the Tools / Menu / Settings in on a Chromecast?

Ive got a 4k Chromecast connected via an HDMI Matrix (kind of like a splitter) to 2 TVs. I use the Chromecast to mirror a Chromebook to the TVs. Im having a couple of issues with the Chromecast ...
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How to adjust chrome cast's resolution on a TV

I am trying to cast my Google Doc's ppt to a TV(using the "cast" option in chrome). The resolution of my computer is 16:9, while the TV's is 4:3. There is some black areas on TV screen. Is there ...
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Using SUHD TV for conference views

I apologize in advance if this is the wrong sub to be asking this question in, but it didn't seem fitting for Hardware Recommendations or Server Fault.   A couple of months ago I bought 3 ...
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How to set up a Chromecast without logging in to Google Home?

I have a Chromecast audio and the Google Home app now requires location access and for you to log in. I don't want to give it either, and therefore it does not help me set up the device. There is no ...
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How many times is video transferring using Chromecast?

Setup: My home setup is quite simple. I have a Sky Router which provides wireless and wired contectivity to around a dozen devices. Two of those are Chromecast dongles that plug into our TVs. ...
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Cast HTML5 video to Chromecast natively from Chrome Desktop?

When playing HTML5 Video in Chrome for Android (via <video>-Tag) while having an active Chromecast dongle in the local network it displays the "Cast" icon in the upper left corner of the video. ...
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A way to stream any digital audio signal to Chromecast Audio?

I'd like to know if there is any known way of streaming a digital audio signal (say optical or coax) from a household stereo item like a cd player INTO the Chromecast Audio device for house-wide ...
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Does Chromecast require internet access?

Does Google Chromecast require internet access to either, cast an android screen cast use something like Videostream for Google Chromecast™, or VLC.
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Best way to stream video and audio to 2 different devices

I have a computer (Mac) from which I stream video and audio to a ChromeCast which is connected to a projector (HDMI and RCA audio/video available as inputs). So, currently, both video and audio come ...
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Is there any way to turn a PC into a Chromecast receiver?

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 ...
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Add Chromcast Audio to Spotify on macOS

My phone can cast Spotify to the Chromecast Audio I connected to the stereo. Spotify on my Macbook doesn't display this device. When I click the devices-button, I don't see the Chromecast Audio, so I ...
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Casting on Firefox with Google Chromecast

I tried to find a solution to the following problem, but without success. How could I do casting on Firefox with Google Chromecast? Thank you.
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Emulating a Chromecast on a Windows desktop

I am aware of the settings that allow Windows Media Player to become a DLNA receiver and the ability enable UPnP on Kodi (which is my current setup). What I would like to do is have the native ...
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Chrome 52's Built In Cast Option is not appearing

Chrome 51 and up now has built-in casting capability. Unfortunately, it is not appearing for me. Here is what my version of Chrome says is its version number: I have a Nexus Player on the same ...
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How do I set who can use my Chromecast?

I had a single Chromecast in my network. So to lock it down to myself and not allow others on my network to cast to mine, I simply created two networks; one is isolated and one has isolation off. I ...
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Single website permanently on a Chromecast powered TV

I want to cast a webpage permanently on a chromecast and have it update every 5 minutes without my computer having to be there. Is this possible? How would I go about doing this?
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How do I cast from YT Music to ChromeCast Audio?

How do I cast music from YT Music to Chromecast Audio? Google sells a music streaming service called YouTube Red. It works with their music streaming app "YT Music." You'd think that buying their ...
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Does the Chromecast audio require 5GHz Wifi

When Googling for the requirements of the Chromecast Audio, I get different results. Can anyone confirm if 5 GHz Wifi is required, or that it works with both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz? From https://support....
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Can I output Chromecast Audio to earphones?

Chromecast Audio is a good gadget to cast your music/audio to a speaker via 3.5mm. But I can't find out if it is possible to output to a normal earphone. Can I just plug in a normal headphone to ...
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Super hub 3.0 unable to communicate with Chromecast

I recently got Virgin Media installed and their SuperHub 3.0 which is not able to communicate with my Chromecast, also my kodi/osmc does not show up in yatse either. This all worked fine when I was ...
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Chromecast refuses to connect to wifi with MAC access filter turned on

Chromecast refuses to connect to a wifi on a router with MAC-access filter turned on, even though I have double/triple checked the MAC address and all other devices works. How can chromecast not work.....
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Controling Google Chrome Media Player with Chromecast

I have a Chromecast that I often use with the Chromecast extension to stream movies straight off of my NAS, but when I'm sitting on my couch, I can't get to my computer to click on the pause button. ...
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Chromecast stops streaming browser after minimizing browser

I'm streaming chromecast from my browser. Surprisingly, every time I minimize the browser or have another window pulled up the image freezes on the TV yet the audio continues. Anyone experienced ...
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HDMI to monitor with no speakers - How to get audio?

I have this spare monitor lying around: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00F6390EI?redirect=true&ref_=s9_im_co_g147_i4 I was thinking of using it to stream videos on. It has no 3.5mm jack or ...
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Does Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV Stick work with a computer monitor?

I'm interested in knowing whether these media streaming sticks work with regular PC monitors (with HDMI ports), and not just HDTV. I couldn't find it in the product descriptions on their websites. Has ...
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Stream Chromecast Desktop with shortcut

I'd like to be able to initiate "Cast my desktop" from a desktop shortcut / keystroke on a windows 10 box. The recipient is a Samsung UN55FH6030 TV with a Chromecast attached. (The chromecast is stock ...
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How to connect the 2nd-generation Chromecast with my TPLink WR841N router?

I wanted to upgrade my first-generation Chromecast with the new one. I can connect to the new Chromecast on its own provided network. Yet during the setup, once I enter the correct passphrase for my ...