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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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Can Chromecast stream content over WiFi

If the chromecast dongle is plugged into an HDMI port on the TV and its power cord is plugged into a USB port on the TV, can it stream content over a WiFi router if there is no other device such as a ...
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Cast to device working but not from chromecast or other applications

I have a strange behavior that I cannot find any explanations for. I currently have Windows 10 installed and my current setup allows me to use "Cast to Device" from the explorer contextual menu to ...
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Chrome on laptop cannot see Shield TV when casting?

When I try to cast a tab from Chrome on my laptop, I only see my Google Home devices (audio only). I cannot see my NVidia Shield TV. I have rebooted the Shield and my laptop. I can cast to my ...
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VLC audio to Bluetooh, video to Chromecast?

VLC can Chromecast but Chromecast doesn't support Bluetooth and I'd like to send audio to Bluetooth speakers. How could I do this? I tried to draw this: Wifi +----------+ +---------->+...
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Chromecast is amazingly inconsistent

I've been trying to troubleshoot my ChromeCast with Google the past couple of weeks or so, but we're going in circles at this point. I've followed the docs and have the router setup with the required ...
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Workaround to cast a Chrome Application Shortcut to Chromecast?

When you make a website into an application shortcut you don't get the toolbar in the top, where the chromecast button (from the Chromecast extension) is located. Therefore, you cannot cast a ...
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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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Add shortcut to Desktop - to cast desktop via ChromeCast

I am in need of a solution to add some kind of Shortcut to a Desktop where by the shortcut will cast the desktop to Chromecast. I'm basically looking to simply the process for our Users as they can'...
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Stream screen:// over chromecast

I'm trying to cast screen:// to the chrome cast device. The best result I've got by calling: cvlc screen:// --sout='#transcode{vcodec=h264,acodec=none}:chromecast' --sout-chromecast-ip=192.168.1.138, ...
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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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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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Unable to use a chromecast with a WRT160N router running DD-WRT

A few days ago I bought a Chromecast. I did the setup using my phone and it works great when using my phone, tablet or a wifi computer to cast stuff to it but I can't use it from my desktop PC which ...
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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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Chromecast continously broadcasts as unsecured AP after setup

I set up my Chromecast a few weeks ago and everything has been going well. Over the weekend as I was connecting a new device to my network, I noticed that my Chromecast was broadcasting an open ...
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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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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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Getting Chromecast to work across subnets

I know Google says its not supported. Has anyone got a Chromecast to talk to a client on a different subnet? I have an OpenWRT router connected to my internet providers router (parent router). The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Linksys E2000 loses connection about every 4 to 8 hours

TL;DR: Linksys E2000 (firmware 1.0.06; newest) drops Wi-Fi after 4-8 hours (SSID still broadcast but no connections possible) and my Chromecast won’t connect. More details: The Linksys E2000 is in my ...
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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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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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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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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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Chromecast setup doesn't show WiFi network

I've just received my Chromecast, just started to install. But when I need to select my WiFi network, it isn't there.. When I enable my hotspot of my Android phone, it's begin displayed.. (But yeah, I ...
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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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Mirror your display to another computer on your network

I have a computer I am using for showing media, running windows 7 (XBMC). It is hooked up with a projector. I want other computers on my network to have the opportunity to mirror their display to ...
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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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Android virtual router

I just bought a Chromecast and unfortunately it requires at least three devices: The Chromecast A device to control the Chromecast (in my case a tablet) A Wi-Fi router I was wondering if there is a ...
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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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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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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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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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How to cast Skype audio to TV from Nexus 7 via Chromecast?

I just unwrapped and plugged in my new Chromecast dongle. Owning a Samsung Smart TV with DLNA, it covers most of the Chromecast capabilities anyway, but I wanted wireless means to mirror my Nexus 7 ...
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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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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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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 configure my TL-WR741N to forward DNS from my Chromecast to Unblock-US DNS servers

I am looking for help. I live in Czech Republic and am currently subscribed to Netflix by using www.unblock-us.com. I have now acquired a Chromecast, however I am unable to use it with Netflix as ...
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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 ...