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-Learn how to Setup Chromecast on Apple iOS, Windows and Kindle. 
-Casting options even on a vehicle navigation system.
-Troubeshooting resources.
-Android, iOS & OSX Chromecast apps and extensions.
-and even a Humor link thrown in for good measure.

In addition to being a contributor in this Chromecast Community, I am a Pioneer contributor for Google's new Chromecast Help forum.
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/chromecast
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+Edwin infante Leocadio Anyone connected to the same Wi-Fi network can add pictures to the photo stream by entering the unique security code.
https://chrome.com/photowall/
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Got the new update Build 16664 what is new here?
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Neither of mine can be found by any of my device post update. Notveven a factory reset has solved the problem... WTF Google?
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I'm curious if any of the #Chromecast  SMEs out there can help me troubleshoot an issue that, I presume, is more network related than anything.

I have two routers setup, one is essentially acting as a access point and is setup with the same SSID and base IP address as my main router. The goal being that when I'm moving around my condo, which is very narrow and deep, I can stay on the same wifi connection and my device is none the wiser. However, I think that this is causing my device to switch networks occasionally when I'm in the middle of my condo and it results in random disconnects to Chromecast. I'm not sure though.

So, I guess I'm asking for a couple things...
1) Is there an app that will log my wifi activity in a readable format so I can more easily troubleshoot from my device?
2) Should Chromecast disconnect in a networking setup even when I'm transitioning to a different access point (repeater)? If not, any suggestions on configurations I could check?
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+Steve Black what type of routers are you using? I'm pretty sure that your problem is related to the shared IP addresses as the wireless repeater needs to have its own unique, static IP address that is on the same subnet as the original router. Also, I recommend looking into Powerline adapters rather than doing a wireless bridge.
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Suche deutsche Fernsehshows.
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BONG.TV is your german TV guide and your personal PVR, VCR in your pocket. ...
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Offers in-app purchases.
A simple player / recorder for internet radio with thousands of radio stati...
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For iOS is there All Cast or something like it for casting local content from iPads
At work they are contemplating chromecast for use with the big monitors in meeting rooms instead of appletvs but they need a way to stream presentations and such from ipads. 
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To Koushik Dutta, YES, please, make a version of your app for iOS.   The CC seriously needs some apps on the iOS.  
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Sean Rhone

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Anyone bother replacing the thermal paste on their Chromecast yet?

After seeing a teardown of the Chromecast, I figured it wouldn't be too hard at all to replace the thermal paste on it. I cleaned up the old paste, and put on some Arctic Silver 5 below and above the heatsink. Then put the Chromecast back together (had to use a tiny bit of glue to keep the back piece on; turns out it doesn't snap back on).

I don't really expect any significant gains from it, was just something fun to do I guess :)

Edit: I did notice the top of the Chromecast to be hotter, which implies that more heat is being transferred to the heatsink, which is good I suppose.
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You may be interested to know that the low-power consumption enables fanless design appears in the benefits section of the Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) ARMADA® 1500-mini (88DE3005) solution for Chromecast® product brief  http://www.marvell.com/digital-entertainment/armada-1500/assets/Marvell-ARMADA-1500-Product-Brief.pdf 
AND http://www.marvell.com/company/news/pressDetail.do?releaseID=4276
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Apple iOS - Movies by Flixster, with Rotten Tomatoes
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its US only for chromecast support :(  would be great to use in the UK as well.
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This app is only for ChromeCast owners.Just play a trivia game on your tv. ...
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These are the types of apps/games that will make Chromecast awesome. Hope the Dev will consider an iOS version too. 
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I turned my phone on this morning and I now have a Cast Screen button in the pull down notifications menu but when ever I press it it I get a message saying Casting Screen has failed. I have gone it the settings menu and enabled the WiFi.

Has anyone got it to work? Does it only work in certain apps?

#chromecast #castscreen
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This button will work if you are willing to root the phone and run the AOSB ROM found on XDA. Mine is fully functional. I turn on my WiFi in my quick settings and then it pops up at the end of my list, with this I can see all the WiFi devices, and then I connect to my enybox/smallart ptv-01 this did not work out of the box on my nexus 5 so I had to root and find a Dev who had fixed it. Great work to the bam team.
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By popular demand, Class6ix is now available in Canada and the UK.  Though the app is the same, you'll get a lineup of sources tailored to your specific country and location.  If you can think of any national or local sources to add to the lineup - or if I've included something that doesn't belong - please let me know.

(Note that Northern Ireland postal codes are not currently selectable due to licensing restrictions, but you can still download the app, select a different postal code, and then turn on geolocation as a workaround.)
Class6ix is an advanced video news aggregator that pulls together content f...
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The community will host a discussion on the newest Google TV gadget - the ChromeCast. For just $35 you can purchase the ChromeCast at the Google Play store. Any link spam will be immediately deleted by the moderators. Please be polite to one another and respect each other even if you disagree. Flaming and rude behavior could get you the boot. Please post any HELP questions in the Help Me! Category, thanks for understanding.
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A friend of mine made an app for Andriod and streaming of locally stored mp4-files to Chromecast.
 
En polare gjorde en app för Chromecast och mp4-filer.

Hans ord:

_Egentligen väldigt basic, klarar endast lokalt lagrade mp4-filmer. Men funkar stabilt och de mest grundläggande funktionerna (start/stopp/spola) samt att rotera till porträttläge finns.

Ladda gärna hem och testa, ge ett betyg etc 

Appen är gratis och fri från såväl reklam som köp inne i appen._

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Streama dina lokalt lagrade videoklipp till Chromecast!Denna applikation sy...
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And OC. The app is in english...

Don't mind the jibbrish in the describtion... It's just what I wrote in the ingress, but in swedish.
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So, my brother is borrowing my Chromecast and is at the hospital. The Hospital network requires you to "accept terms of service". How can Chromecast do that? Accepting conditions on the phone for wifi is not accepting on the Chromecast as well. 
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Carriers controlling phone tethers makes me cringe. 
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Apps to cast YouTube videos

Learn how to Chromecast YouTube
https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/2995235?hl=en

Google's YouTube Remote app does not use Chromecast to pair to your TV.

For those using itunes store
https://fnd.io/#/search?mediaType=all&term=youtube
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And also the "PlayTo" Universal (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dayglows.vivid.full), which supports other devices in addition to the Chromecast, I use it to play YouTube on "Pre-3" Rokus...
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Just a quick question , does anyone else's Chromecast just drop off their WiFi network after using it for a while ? I have to hard reset my CC ,reset it up and then it works fine for that single use case . Say tomorrow I try and use it ,it cannot be found by any app nor the actual CC app !! Is this a common issue ?
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+Juan Mackie no worries mate. 
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I love plex... Flawless performance.
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Thomas Schöller

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Streaming everything :D
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Does anyone know how to connect a chromecast to a surround sound dvd receiver? I only have one HDMI port on the receiver and 3 HDMI ports on my westinghouse TV.... It doesn't have a digital optical spot either.


Someone please help me?
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Google drones?
Google has agreed to buy Titan Aerospace, a U.S. maker of aerial drones that Facebook earlier had been in talks to acquire. Titan's solar-powered drones are intended to fly nonstop for years.
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While I get it and the intent... Places that don't have access are that way because they also lack that little thing called electricity...
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No Chromecast update v16664 yet in India, has anybody in India got the update???
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