Chromecast iOs questions

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by davidra, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. davidra macrumors 6502

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    Got an ATV for home use and very happy with it so far, especially the fact that mirroring is really better quality than I expected if the source files are HD. Next question: I have a cabin and am thinking about trying a Chromecast since it won't be used that much and it costs less. While people have addressed some of these issues, it would be nice get the answers in one place:

    1. I gather that you can only broadcast videos from the web through the Chrome browser on iOS. Not talking about Youtube or Netflix, but other websites with videos.
    2. From the videos apps on iOS, will the Chromecast play videos stored on an iPhone or iPad?
    3. Can you actually mirror the screen of an iPad or iPhone, and what is the quality?

    Thanks....
     
  2. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    I can tell you one answer, you def can't mirrior your Apple device over it. Thats kind of an Apple thing, as you know...

    It's a nice device, but just get another Apple TV or a refurb one from the Apple store, for $85!
     
  3. davidra, Feb 10, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2014

    davidra thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, I got one to try out. It works fine for Netflix and YouTube....but there is no way to install the Chromecast browser extension into Chrome on the iPad (or I haven't found it) so there is no way to stream from the Chrome browser to your TV. That's what I need, so it's going back. It will work on any OS X device, but not iOS. I called support to confirm that, so if you are thinking you can just use the Chrome browser to stream, forget it.
     

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