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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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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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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,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...