Chromecast is now open!

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by mclld, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. dkersten macrumors 6502a

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    Very much looking forward to see developers work this into their apps. I'm really looking forward to playing Spotify through my TV
     
  2. Sensamic macrumors 68030

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    Would be cool to cast videos from MxPlayer to the TV.
     
  3. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    I was expecting this last month. Wonder what the hold up was at the Google-plex?
     
  4. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    Good news! My Note 3 and Chromecast work great together. At home, not only does it work well, but it's so easy to bring it to friends homes; set up is easy and fast. Can't wait to see what developers bring.
     
  5. Oletros macrumors 603

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    The moment the Chromecast can work just accessing a local network and doesn't need to access internet to work, that moment I will be happy
     
  6. kevinof macrumors 6502a

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    Well it does (kinda). I have the Avia player and I can stream movies from a raid nat drive via samba to the chromecast. Works just great.


     
  7. Oletros macrumors 603

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    Yes, but the Chromecast needs internet access.

    Situation, place without cell coverage, AP and a Chromecast and an Android device with Plex content synced. Chromecast doesn't work, it says that need to access internet
     
  8. kevinof macrumors 6502a

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    Ok understood. Does it need internet or just a wifi connection? I must say I never tried it without an internet connection. Wonder why it would require it (apart from s/w updates).

    Would be great if it supported wifi direct for situations where you don't even have a wifi ap.

     

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