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post #631 of 635 Old 09-07-2014, 10:25 PM
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Is there a way to use Chromecast as an wireless digital audio source for my surround receiver?

Preferably:

- without having to turn on the tv, instead being controlled from a computer, tablet or phone.
- the music files themselves being stored on a local NAS or a local share from a computer etc.
- with the ability to play at least lossless 44.1 KHz 16-bit but preferably lossless 192 KHz 24-bit.
The answer to #1 is yes. In fact, you MUST use Chromecast this way. There is no remote control, or way to control it, except via apps on other devices.
#2 : Sort of. If you use a quasi proprietary DLNA server that has a dedicated special client app that is Chromecast friendly. (Plex is often mentioned.)
#3 : I don't know, since I don't have an app like alluded to in #2 , and none of the movie services are streaming high res soundtracks.

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Slingbox support for Chromecast. http://blog.sling.com/2014/09/17/chr...g-has-arrived/
I know people had asked about this before.
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My three Chromecasts worked fine in different corners of the house for over a year. Then my router died and the new Comcast Arris wireless gateway didn't have the range to reach two of them, although iPad and iPhones worked throughout the house. I returned it and Comcast gave me a Technicolor gateway, and everything works fine now. Hope this might help fellow owners.
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The new version of the Chromecast app on Android (v 1.8.22) now allows you to customize the default backdrop photos with a few different options, including your own photos, and add the temperature to the screen and a news ticker (although from my quick look at this the news ticker isn't very informative right now - don't know if that varies by location). You can also use the app to see details about the photos that google provides as they appear on your TV.

There have been hundreds of new apps added too of course. I stopped counting after 500. Anyway, I know nobody posts here much anymore but just thought I'd give a heads up to look out for the app update if you haven't gotten it yet. Many people never have a reason to actually open that app to use their chromecast, so I thought a lot of people might miss out on this new feature not realizing it was added. I didn't look up if it was added to iOS yet.

Edit: I just realized something about the news feature. When a news article is listed, you can use the app to go to the article to read it. It's in the same place where you can find details about the photo on the screen.

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Cool, thanks for the update.

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The new version of the Chromecast app on Android (v 1.8.22) now allows you to customize the default backdrop photos with a few different options, including your own photos, and add the temperature to the screen and a news ticker (although from my quick look at this the news ticker isn't very informative right now - don't know if that varies by location). You can also use the app to see details about the photos that google provides as they appear on your TV.

There have been hundreds of new apps added too of course. I stopped counting after 500. Anyway, I know nobody posts here much anymore but just thought I'd give a heads up to look out for the app update if you haven't gotten it yet. Many people never have a reason to actually open that app to use their chromecast, so I thought a lot of people might miss out on this new feature not realizing it was added. I didn't look up if it was added to iOS yet.

Edit: I just realized something about the news feature. When a news article is listed, you can use the app to go to the article to read it. It's in the same place where you can find details about the photo on the screen.
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