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Randy Knight
Works at Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Attended Squadron Line Elementary School
Lives in Fairfield, CT
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So I've had my Chromecast for about a year now and I only really use it with Netflix. It started off fine and reliable but not long after that I started having a lot of trouble with the consistency and keep-alive of the connection between my iOS device (as a remote) and the Chromecast. After getting the "Chromecast ready" screen on my TV, it often takes up to 10 minutes before I get the Chromecast icon in the Netflix app, and after finally starting a stream, if my iOS device goes idle or locked, upon unlocking it is no longer connected to the Chromecast and I have to wait another 10 minutes. This happens on my iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPhone 6+ and ipad2, tried both iOS 7 and 8. Is there some settings I should look at on the TV or router? Is it possible some other device nearby is interfering like a cordless phone? Do I need to upgrade firmware on Chromecast device?

Anyone else have similar issues? I'm ready to switch to something else if I can't resolve this...
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Yes, use the wall charger. I have a tv that goes into a deep sleep, shuts off all the way and disrupts my Chromecast
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Having trouble casting from my Chrome browser (Win7 laptop on WiFi - not a "Public" network, Chrome 32m). It just says "No casting devices found". I followed all the suggestions in the help (disabled Windows Firewall, rebooted laptop, rebooted chromecast device, disconnected from VPN, restarted browser). Casting still works fine from my iPhone apps, and even from Chrome browser on my PC (WinXP desktop on ethernet, Chrome 33b). It even used to work at one time on this same laptop... any other ideas?
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strange....
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Randy Knight

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Anyone else have problems with the cast icon appearing intermittently in NetFlix in iOS 8? I feel like ever since I upgraded my iPhone to iOS 8 it has become less reliable. I only use Netflix with casting so I'm not sure if I would have the same problem with other apps. My iPad with iOS 7 seems to be more reliable but also has the disappearing icon issue sometimes, which is really frustrating when you need to pause a movie but can't!
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I had that problem with the Hulu App on my iPod. I uninstalled and reinstalled the App and it fixed it. I don't know if that would help for Netflix.
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Does anyone know if it's possible to cast from Chrome browser on iOS devices? I can't seem to find the extension... Only for my Windows laptop.
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it's not windows vs iOS issue.  it is mobile vs full computer issue.  for instance i cast from my macbook via chrome just fine.  they just don't support it for mobile chrome yet.  no one knows when.  the speculative response so far is that mobile doesn't have enough power yet so they don't want to put out something that is not a good experience.  i don't doubt that mobile chrome will be supported at some time so just a waiting game at this point.
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Education
  • Squadron Line Elementary School
    1984 - 1990
  • Henry James Middle School
    1990 - 1991
  • Simsbury High School
    1991 - 1995
  • Ithaca College
    Computer Science, 1995 - 1999
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Director, Web Development
Employment
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts
    Director, Web Development, 2002 - present
  • Modem Media
    1999 - 2002
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Fairfield, CT
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Bridgeport, CT - Simsbury, CT - Ithaca, NY - Norwalk, CT - Westport, CT - Stamford, CT - Simsbury, CT - New Canaan, CT