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Scott Dexter

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I am experiencing odd issues casting from my Android phone (Nexus 6 running Marshmallow) to my Chromecast from Netlfix (other apps like Hulu and Youtube work fine).

Netflix will connect and the Netflix logo is on my screen. But when I actually try to cast it will hang and fail and the program I selected will not start. I have tried clearing app cache and files and and even reinstalling and this will solve it for a short period.
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Yeah, even uninstalled and reinstalled the app.
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Anthony Headley

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Perhaps the best thing I have done to my chromecasts, +Google should really make this process easier; a built-in field for the image/emoteicon and some baked in icons would be very helpful.
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+Will Kojis I appreciate that, and for the last few months we have been doing just that. a few issues:

1) I have two kids, one who can read the other is just starting.

2) You would not believe how many times you are in the basement, you know you're in the basement, yet you click on the bedroom button.

3) for the mechanically minded, the order of the list changes based on connection time. so it's very often that one second the bedroom is at the top and the next it's at the bottom and basement has replaced it.

This just allows another quick way to identify the device by looking at only one character. but yes.. you could just read it as well.
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Dinsan Francis

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I might be looking at something that Google wanted to announce on stage at IO 2016. From the code and few screenshots that I am looking at, Google Play Store, which is an Android only phenomenon, might be coming to Chromebooks. We can discuss the possibility of Google killing Chrome OS later. We have got some details …
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I find it odd it wasn't there to begin with.
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Eric Cardwell

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Doing yard work on a nice sunny morning in #PGH. I have sound filling the yard with 2 CCA, 2 speakers and 2 USB charging packs. Thanks +Chromecast Google​
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+Gregory Benn I dislike headphones.. they make my ears ring and they never fit right.
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Roberto Viola

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I need a clarification: i would like to build an app that it will use DEFAULT_MEDIA_RECEIVER_APPLICATION_ID and i don't want to publish this app on the google play.
Could i use this app on different chromecast without registering them?
Thanks
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Auto answer: i don't need to register anything. It works flawlessly
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Nice...
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Sorry people freakn Google changed how you share on YouTube/g+ without freakn telling you the change....this was to go 'public' not in this 'group', I never chosed...
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Prasanna Sekhar

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Casting screen on s7 edge to chromecast isn't working. Anybody has a workaround?
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I can cast the screen using the Chromecast App to a CC2 without issue. Whenever I have CC/CCA issues I find a quick reset sorts it out.

EDIT - I am in UK so Exynos chip rather than SnapDragon if that makes a difference.
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Not entirely about Chromecast, but much of this post by me, is.
 
Android +YouTube​ App Gripes

There are a couple of gripes I have with the Android YouTube app:

Playback Speed: I really like the ability to set the playback speed when using YouTube via a browser. For many videos, I am able to easily handle the 1.25x speed, especially if the speech is preformed rather slowly.

Queuing: I really wish that you could create a queue if videos to watch when not Google Casting (Chromecasting). It shouldn't be that hard, the code is already there for the queue. I know you can make a playlist, but that seems like a lot of work when building the queue is so simple, and it can be a "once and done" disposable thing.

Queue Ordering: When Google Casting, you cannot rearrange the queue! Really? Long press, drag, release. Simple!

YouTube App as a Chromecast: Seriously, Google, build the ability for any YouTube app. Android, iOS, browser (YouTube.TV) and smart TVs should be able to become a Chromecast. That would allow any Google Cast compliant application to become the source to almost any connected device. I have a couple old Motorola Droid Bionic pones that have HDMI out ports = instant set top boxes! Or any device could become a Chromecast Audio via a headphone jack.
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+Felix K. that is true, but the beauty of Chromecast is that application can cast to that TV, it does not require a specific app on that TV.
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Ola Afariogun

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Now you can cast any video format on your Android phone or tablet; right to Chromecast!
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Chris Ruhs

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Alright y'all
What's the best solution for watching the #2016Olympics via Chromecast? 
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There is a cheap zika ahhaaa
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Jay Lee

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Houston s got 50 company's for wifi. I just moved and I don't want to take at&t with me. All I use it for is my phone and Chromecast on TV. What's the best deal??
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Ian Coldwell

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Hi all,
Has anyone had any success with using a handheld microphone to chromecast for spoken word or narration ?

Any tips or suggestions ?

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Jay Lee

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I'm considering getting Chromecast for Netflix,Pandora and just a few others like food network and HGTV.
I have wifi here at home., Is this as simple as it appears. I can't stand direct TV !!
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We cut our cable cord a year ago and will never go back. Chromecast for Hulu, Netflix, HBO, etc and HDTV for real-time Network TV...saved us a ton of $ and love this setup in our home. Threw Ooma on the Wifi for phone and saved even more...go for it!!
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Jane Vivian

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How to Stream DVD from computer to HD TV Using chromecast?
Outputting your computer to your HDTV via HDMI works well. Unfortunately, your computer’s placement depends upon the length of the cable. With Google Chromecast, however, you can literally mirror any browser tab or even your desktop, from anywhere, in just a few clicks. Based on the benefits, many people just wonder that if they can stream their DVD movies from computer to HD TV via Chromecast.
#dvd   #chromecast  
If Chromecast can cast your other movies from computer to HD TV, why not try to cast DVD?
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Yeah even casting from a browser for video has lag
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Kirk Shelton

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So, I have 3 chromecasts. Each one gives me an offer of 90 days google play music. I'm sure there's a clear answer to this but, can I use the offer, and after 90 days use another one and so on? 
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Same Gmail account for 3 chromecasts and I got 3 play $6 credits. the play music trial offer I guess is per account. That does me no good. 
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George Garrett

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I feel like Google is missing a chance on video syncing. If we can cast audio to Chromecast audio and have them sync on different speakers, why not sync video on TVs? Be great for digital signage at schools, sports effects at bars, etc.
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+Joe Marino yeah would be great
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Mike Taylor

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My Chromecasts have just stopped working, can't see any on my network. Nothing has changed other than an app update.

All of the Google content I buy is now unwatchable on them. Feel like I've wasted money.
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I did reboot the router, actually, several times, and then on about the sixth time it works and has been working fine ever since. Good job my patience didn't run out on the fifth attempt!

Thanks for the tips, everyone ...
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Manu Barthel

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Hi everybody. I have a little problem with my chromecast. I am in an hotel where the wifi doesn t have a code, but you have to go on chrome and enter an username and password. This doesn t work by the chromecast. Is there any possibility to connect the chromecast to the wifi or not? :/
Thanks for your answers:)
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Not on that TV, it's a setup option with a password. And the front desk would not even talk about it. 
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Martin Gunn

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Ok....I know this is for cord cutters but I hate At&t so much I had to post this.....it was 1 year ago when I cut the cord and saved about $120 a month. Cost me about $550 in equipment (most of that was a 4 channel tablo). I have more than double recovered my costs.....I vowed to stop paying AT&T a dime and today I finally moved 2 phones over to Straight Talk. I am officially AT&T free! After 2 years of frustration with billing and spending hours on the phone during those 2 years I have finally stopped feeding the beast!!!!!
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+Cristian Teodoridis I would love to get rid of the TV portion all together, but sport fans like myself are caught between a rock and a hard place. Overall, my bill was reduced from $132 to $91 after taxes. 
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