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Multiple Devices + One Chromecast
Saturday 27th of July 2013
So, I remember with Nexus Q, when people came over, they could just connect to it and, let's say you're playing music, they could add music to the queue (at least, that's what I've heard, never owned one) People are comparing this to that as well, and last night I tried to do this with my Nexus 7 and Nexus 4. Both were "connected" to Play Music and casting, but only one had access to the actual queue being played. Was I doing something wrong? Has anyone figured out how to do this yet if it's possible (yet)? I'm 100% sure that two devices can be connected and casting at the same time, though. I also do some developing and there's a sample CC app (TicTacToe), and it requires two handhelds, which both have to be connected and casted, and playing the game on one screen simply shows the move on the other screen and the TV.
Chromecast Shared Music Queues?
Saturday 27th of July 2013
I really like the ability for multiple devices to add videos to the "TV Queue" on the yotube app; however I can't get this to work with Google Play Music. If one device is playing a song over the chromecast, and I try to connect and tap a different song on a different device, it just tells me the music can't be played. Once I disconnect the fist device, the ssecond device will be allowed to play songs. Am I missing something? Is this possible? It would be weird if it isn't, since this was one of the man advertised features of the Nexus Q. Thanks!
Thursday 01st of August 2013
Chromecase is great but there are a couple features I think would turn this into a fantastic device.1) Cast video only, audio still plays from device. The roku3 sends audio to its remove over wifi and is able to synchronize it so I suspect that this is feasible.2) Cast to multiple sources. This would allow users to sent video to one chromecast on their TV but then send audio to a second chromecast on their stereo.3) Screensaver or sleep mode when not accepting a stream.4) Prevent unauthorized casts. Anyone on the network can cast which is not ideal if you are on a public or semi-public (ie hotel) network.5) Cast in progress warning. I tried casting from one device (phone) and then began casting from another device (tablet) and it did not even blink, the first cast stopped and the second one began. This could be a problem if you have multiple devices and accidentally case to a device that someone else is using. I would like to see a warning, but then allow you to override the existing cast.6) Cast across to remote devices. This would allow the casting on networks that have access poin
Multiple Netflix Promo Redemption
Sunday 04th of August 2013
I purchased 3 chromecast devices, and received the Netflix promo with each. Does anyone know if I have to wait for the first one to end before I redeem the next? Or can I redeem them all at one and get the 9 free months. Thanks
'Cast To UPnP/DLNA For GMusic' Can Stream Google Music To PCs, TVs, XBMC, Xbox 360s, And Many Other Supported Devices
Wednesday 28th of August 2013
It should come as little surprise that many of us who own multiple Android devices trust Google to tend to much of our music streaming needs. Even if you don't subscribe to All Access, Google Music offers one of the easiest ways to access your personal collection across multiple devices, including smartphones, tablets, and PCs. But what about your TV? Your Xbox 360? If you want to stream music from Google on devices that aren't officially supported, Cast To UPnP/DLNA For GMusic, from the developer of BubbleUPnP, has you covered. As the screenshots show, this app makes streaming music to supported UPnP/DLNA devices as simple as connecting to a Chromecast device. In fact, the app relies on the same icon and menu, so it should feel familiar to anyone who already has a Chromecast or two on their network. The developer has provided a video showing just how quickly and easily the app is supposed to work, demoing it streaming from Play Music to an Xbox 360 and XBMC. Cast To UPnP/DLNA For GMusic is free to download, but the free version only allows twenty minutes of streaming per app laun
Chromecast reject becomes AllCast, public beta now available
Monday 02nd of December 2013
Despite a promising start to Google’s Chromecast developer program, many who had originally decided to support the platform have moved on. One developer in particular, after having his app banned by Google for bypassing their arbitrary whitelist, has turned a negative into a positive with an all new local content streaming app called AllCast.Koushik Dutta is not exactly a stranger to the concept of butting heads with Google. His work with the ClockworkMod recovery replacement, Desktop SMS sync service, data backup and restore across Android devices, and of course Cyanogen Inc. has created multiple scenarios that involved private chats about his behavior.The Chromecast dongle showed promise as a local video streaming service as well as a premium content receiver, but it became clear very early on that Google had no intention of allowing this feature to happen. After Koush’s app was blacklisted, he began looking at other streaming services to see what was possible and where. The end result is AllCast, and it’s now available for anyone to check out.Instead of supportin
Belkin Miracast Video Adapter review
Saturday 18th of January 2014
It's likely the best Miracast adapter to date, but the value proposition still isn't there.Google's $35 streaming stick, the Chromecast, may be at the top of minds nowadays, but long before this affordable entertainment accessory there was another video standard— Miracast. With a few caveats, you can find Miracast support on many of the most popular devices: Nexus 4, 5 and 7 (2013); Galaxy S3, S4, Note 2, 3, 8.0, 10.1; Optimus G; HTC One. So with all of this support, why hasn't Miracast taken off?Netgear tried its hand at releasing one of the first Miracast accessories, the PTV3000, that really just didn't work well— even after multiple updates. Even for successful adapters, performance varied across devices and software versions. Be it an unfinished standard, poor implementation, bad accessories or maybe a combination of all three,Miracastreally hasn't taken off. Samsung now does AllShare Cast, HTC pushes Media Link HD, Intel has Wi-Di and Google naturally likesChromecast.Despite the pile of adversity, Belkin decided to release the$79Miracast Vid
TalkAndroid Daily Dose for March 19, 2014
Wednesday 19th of March 2014
With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!AppsBuying a Chromecast in the UK? BBC iPlayer already supports itPandora announces subscription pricing changesDropbox will add multiple account support to its app in AprilTurntable.fm shuts down, founder launches ‘Ketchup’ social appGoogle Keyboard 3.0 brings personalized word suggestionsChromecastBuying a Chromecast in the UK? BBC iPlayer already supports itGamingGodzilla – Smash3 game coming to mobile devices this MayDong Nguyen tweets Flappy Bird is returning, but ‘not soon’OUYA changes course to give devs choice about free-to-try modelGoogleNew Google Now voice command will launch your cameraNew Google easter egg is a cheat code for unlimited free searchesPhonesLeaked specs for HTC’s All New One may finally confirm dual-camera resolutionsHuawei will not release a Dual OS smartphoneAndroid 4.4 KitKat update
Android + rear seat monitor
Monday 30th of June 2014
My wife and I have multiple movies purchased on Google Play and downloaded to our respective devices in order to entertain the toddler. Is there a way to install a headrest or ceiling mount monitor in the backseat and push the movies from the phone to the monitor? Originally I thought get one with an HDMI input and use a ChromeCast, but that would entail streaming movies more than our data plans would allow. Another thought was screen mirroring, but not clear on the requirements to make the backseat monitor work in that instance. Final thought, perhaps an android stick? Never seen one in person, so not sure if that would be useful in avoiding having to stream movies every time in the car.