More thoughts on #Chromecast
Youtube app casting is great from android devices, very limited from iphone, and even worse from youtube.com
. That is, if you want more than "play this video right now".
Playing youtube video on TV is cool but often you want to leave the current stream playing and add your's to the "TV Queue". But to even get there you need to connect your device to chromecast without bothering the current stream. Guess what, it's only possible on android devices. iphone's youtube app and youtube.com
doesn't support it.andoid youtube app
Open the youtube app. Don't have to go into a particular video just touch the cast button. Now for every video you have a choice to cast it right away or add to "TV Queue". Also you will see "TV Queue" in the left side menu once you're connected. Disconnecting works smoothly as well, just touch the cast button once more.
Connecting, disconnecting, and adding to queue all without interfering with the current stream. iphone youtube app
To connect your iphone to chromecast, you have to go to a video and touch the cast button. This will stop the current stream and play the new video. Once you get it connected, you can add videos to "TV Queue" by touching "share". Now, to disconnect go to a video and touch the cast button again. Unfortunately it stops the current stream while disconnecting.
Very incomplete connecting, disconnecting, and add to "TV queue" support.youtube.com
This is the only option you have with you're chromebook, laptop, and desktop. There is simply no concept of connecting, disconnecting, and adding things to queue. All you can do is play video right now. Also no way to view the current queue. Only thing similar is that you can play a playlist from youtube.com
to stream videos in a row.