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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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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 ...
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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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Can't chromecast when connected to OpenVPN

I have installed OpenVPN on a remote server and everything is working fine. I have a chromecast and I can cast on it when connected to the VPN server from my computer but not from my Android phone. ...
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Chromecast screen goes black but still has audio

When casting a Chrome-tab from my Windows 10 machine to a Chromecast, after a while the screen goes black but continues to play audio. Without restarting I cannot stream any video from the browser. ...
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Streaming videos from a Ubuntu to Chromecast

I have a MiniDLNA 1.1.4 setup on an ubuntu 14.04. I also have a Chromecast. I would like to be able to stream a video on my local server to the Chromecast like I do with Netflix. I have downloaded a ...
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How to connect second screen to pc/mac wirelessly in extend mode?

I want to find a way to connect my mac with my second screen wirelessly. Solutions like Google Chromecast gives you the option to mirror screen but not extend to a second screen which will give you ...
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Chromecast not connecting when TP - Link modem has password for wifi

My Google Chromecast connects to wifi only when i put no password to the wifi. The moment i put wifi with password, it refuses to connect. I am using TP-Link model no. TD-W89551ND wi-fi modem. I ...
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How to connect Chromecast to WiFi that needs certificate?

Is there any way to import certificates for WiFi networks to Chromecast?
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Is it possible to connect Chromecast to hotel network using VPN?

I have searched for a way to get Chromecast to work over a hotel network (redirects to an "accept terms and agreements page" on first connect) without using an external router. I want to know if it is ...
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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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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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Does a Chromecast device contain any private information?

So I have a Google Chromecast that I'm gonna sell tomorrow because I don't use it enough. My question is: Do I need to do anything before selling it? Is there any personal data stored on it? Do I need ...
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Why doesn’t my Chromecast device appear in my Wi-Fi settings on my iPad?

My Chromecast device does not show up in my iPad’s Wi-Fi settings any longer. I had taken the device to a different location and network and since returning to original location and network, the ...
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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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Can I stream video and keep the sound?

I have a Chrome Cast, which I am streaming video from my computer, using the Google plugin for Chrome, to my TV. The TV has the audio, but I would also like to keep the audio on the host device. The ...
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Does Google Chromecast need a router with WPS? My router does not have a WPS

Does Google Chromecast need a router with WPS? My router does not have a WPS....
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Can't connect chrome cast with dlink 600L

My chrome cast shows up fine and is easy to set up until it tries to connect with the wifi in which case there is an issue. I have tried to go into the network settings to enable the network and allow ...
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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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Chromecast always buffering

I have a Chromecast device, Samsung UE40EH5300 TV and Sky broadband with the Sky Hub router. The problem I am having is that when I am watching anything on Chromecast I get constant buffering. An ...
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Chromecast on public wi-fi; control over internet

I'm interested in setting up a Chromecast dongle for a relative in the hospital. Can the Chromecast be set up on a VPN, and then be controlled remotely by a phone or Chrome browser on that VPN? We ...
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How do I turn a popup window into a tab in Chrome on Mac?

This is driving me nuts. I used to be able to cast my pluralsight videos using Chromecast by turning the pop up into a tab when I was using Chrome on Windows. I can't figure out how to do this on mac ...
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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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Is it possible to stream from the Google Chrome browser's Google Cast extension to a Roku player box?

I know that some Roku player boxes are a DLNA compatible devices, but for some reason the Google Cast extension for the Google Chrome web browser doesn't find him. Anything I should check?
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Cast DVD's from computer to tv

Does anyone know a way to cast DVD's to chromecast from a computer? I currently use my computer as a dvd player and I would really like to avoid hooking my computer directly to the TV. Edit: I've ...
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Chromecast Stream from Android Phone to Laptop via Ad Hoc Network

I want to mirror the screen of my Android phone (HTC Sensation) on my laptop wirelessly. Google Chromecast looks like a good solution to this - how would I set up an ad-hoc network so that I can view ...
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Laptop won't connect to wireless network after trying to install Chromecast with it

I have a Windows 8.1 machine that was working perfectly fine up until tonight. I went out and bought a Chromecast so I could be a bit more productive in my coding (cast the web page with the ...
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Is it possible to connect a Chromecast to a 27" Cinema Display

I have a 27" Cinema Display that I also want to use as a TV replacement for some time. The Cinema Display has a male Mini Display Portcable that easily connects it to a MacBook. There is no other ...
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Play AVCHD (.mts) in chrome (To work with a Chromecast)

I generally use the Mozilla plugin from VLC in order to play local video content within a chrome tab. This allows for casting to a Chromecast device. Although VLC is able to play AVCHD files, the ...
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Casting a tab in Chrome has stopped working

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 ...
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Cast to device such as a Roku [closed]

I would like to cast my screen or a video similar to how ChromeCast and AllCast work on Android phones. Is there anything like this available for PC?
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Is there any encryption of the wifi password during chromecast setup?

In order to setup my Chromecast I have to connect the device where the configuration application runs (e.g. my laptop or my android tablet) to the Chromecast's WiFi network. This network doesn't have ...
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Chromecast UK will not connect with Windows 7 laptop

I am trying to get Chromecast working on an Infinity BT Hub 3 in the UK using my Windows 7 laptop: After switching the BT Hub 3 wireless to Channel 11, I used the Chromecast app in my Android phone ...
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Chrome cant list wifi network, i have an D-Link dir-645

Chromecast can't list WiFi (d-link dir-645). Is there any possibility to "adjust" somehow router to be visable for chromecast? Router isn't on the list of verified chromecast devices.
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Chromecast factory reset improper functioning

My Chromecast device does not get into an AP mode, but keeps searching and trying to connect to a network. Even after factory reset, the problem does not go away. The setup page always shows "...
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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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Google Chromecast disrupts Wifi

I bought a Chromecast and set it up. I then proceeded to cast my first video. As soon as I cast the video, the WiFi went down. Rebooting the router did not fix it. I had to reboot my cable modem as ...
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Chrome cannot find Chromecast with Toshiba Bluetooth stack

Chrome cannot find my Chromecast on my Windows 7 (x64) machine. I've gone through the usual troubleshooting: they're both connected to the same wireless network: All the while, the Chromecast ...
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How to use chromecast from mac

Chromecast has been installed on my os/x mavericks 10.9.1 and it is successfully transmitting images to the HDTV. In addition the Cast chrome extension is installed. When we go to netflix or youtube ...
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Play Google Music from Android app to PC

I like the way that you can turn your PC to youtube tv/player by going to https://www.youtube.com/tv#/browse and pair it with an Android phone. Then, android app can play videos in this Chrome tab. I ...
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YouTube can't see Chromecast after setup

I successfully paired my Chromecast to my Android devices. My Android devices are synced with my Google account, and I would have expected immediate access via Youtube on logged-in PC browsers. ...
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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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Can't get Chromecast to connect to my wifi, I have an Actiontec Q1000

I put the Chromecast into my HDMI tv and downloaded the app to my Android phone and my Android Tablet. My laptop which is Windows Vista says it is not supported. When I try to connect to my wifi from ...
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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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Chromecast, Unblock-Us and Edimax BR-6478AC router

It seems that Google has hard coded the Google DNS into the Chromecast, thus making it pretty much useless for anyone outside the U.S. who wants to use it for Netflix and Hulu. I have the above ...
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chromecast not showing smooth NFL Game pass tab [closed]

I've purchased a ChromeCast just to view NFL Game-Pass on my TV (since I'm nor in the US, Hulu and Netflix are not an option). However it doesn't cast the game smoothly. I've tried lowering the rate ...
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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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Using Chromecast as a security device

I have google chromecast connected to my TV at home. I am wondering if I can use it as a security device akin to auto timers that turn on and off lights in the house. Can you play a video on the ...
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chromecast worked well for a few days, but now buffers constantly

I received my chromecast and it worked well for a couple of days. I watched full length films on Netflix and rocked out for hours on G music. Then suddenly, it started buffering every few seconds. I'...
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How does Google Chromecast connect to secured wifi?

Google Chromecast can be set up by going to the setup page on a supported device. But in technical terms, what is actually happening on your device that configures the Chromecast dongle? For instance,...