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post #421 of 476
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Originally Posted by st24a View Post

This is now available in Canada at Amazon, however it is $64.99. What a price difference to the US!

That's because it's not Amazon or Google selling it. So the sellers are jacking up the prices until it is available officially in Canada. I have no idea what the price will be though but I know the new Nexus phone available on the Play store is the same price in the US and Canada, so I would expect the Chromecast official price to be lower than what those unauthorized sellers are gouging you for on Amazon right now.
post #422 of 476
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Originally Posted by st24a View Post

This is now available in Canada at Amazon, however it is $64.99. What a price difference to the US!

Are they on crack?

Too soon?
post #423 of 476
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Originally Posted by Neil S. Bulk View Post

Are they on crack?

No, just Toronto's mayor!
post #424 of 476
For Apple folks - Google Play Music app was released earlier today for iOS with Chromecast support.
post #425 of 476

I have to agree! 35 bucks is a steal for this...Comfynumb

post #426 of 476
HBO Go shows up on the Chromecast supported apps pages this morning!

http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/apps.html
post #427 of 476
A bunch of others showing on the Chromecast Apps page... they were not there this morning but have been added now.

http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/apps.html

Vevo, Red Bull.TV, Songza, Plex, PostTV, Viki and RealPlayer Cloud have been added.
post #428 of 476
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Originally Posted by walterappleby View Post

A bunch of others showing on the Chromecast Apps page... they were not there this morning but have been added now.

http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/apps.html

Vevo, Red Bull.TV, Songza, Plex, PostTV, Viki and RealPlayer Cloud have been added.


Awesome PLEX finally!...

darn requires plexpass.
post #429 of 476
Maybe not the right place to ask, but I recently switched routers, went from a D-Link DIR-655 to an Asus RT-N66W and when trying to setup the Chromecast it says "WiFi needs to be turned on for the Chromecast App to work". Previously setup and use with the old router works just fine, it's only now that with the router switch I can't even get the app to setup. I'm sure it must be something simple, but I don't know what it might be.

The Wi-Fi is working as my iPhone connects to it as well as my Roku, in fact I can see the Chromecast listed on the Roku wireless setup page.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Figured it out after reading the following link. The odd thing is I don't remember doing it that way previously, in any case, it now works properly.

Chromecast Error “No big deal but your WI-FI is off”
Edited by keenan - 12/10/13 at 1:01pm
post #430 of 476
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Originally Posted by ruminant View Post

@jrnewquist
 You're running Chromecast from your Denon AVR.  I'm having trouble doing the same.  I have a Denon AVR-2113CI.  I downloaded the Chromecast app to my android phone, setup Chromecast on my TV, played some music from Google Music, and then moved it to my receiver as other posters have.  And that's where the fun stopped.  I have been unable to play audio through the receiver.  I plugged Chromecast into the Media Player input and set the receiver to the same input, but I have nothing.  I've tried other ports too (Blu-ray, Game); no luck.  How did you do yours?  Is there a setting in the receiver that needs changed?  Thanks for your help!

My wife has a Chromebook and we use the same Denon receiver in the Family room where she'd do all of her casting. I was planning on getting this as a stocking stuffer for her for Christmas. I'd like to know that it will work with the Denon in advance so that the audio works.

Did this issue ever get resolved? Does anyone have this Denon model and the Chromecast dongle that works?
post #431 of 476
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Originally Posted by stevenjw View Post

My wife has a Chromebook and we use the same Denon receiver in the Family room where she'd do all of her casting. I was planning on getting this as a stocking stuffer for her for Christmas. I'd like to know that it will work with the Denon in advance so that the audio works.

Did this issue ever get resolved? Does anyone have this Denon model and the Chromecast dongle that works?

I have the 2113ci and I have the Chromecast plugged directly into it using the dongle that came with it. It works perfectly. I have a 60" Mitsubishi DLP and the picture quality from the Chromecast is great while using the built in apps.
post #432 of 476
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Originally Posted by sabih786 View Post

Awesome PLEX finally!...

darn requires plexpass.

Plex says thats only for "the initial period." They always give plexpass subscribers the new features first. Non-subscribers should get it after awhile.

Apparently Avia has added support too but I've never used it. The app says there is an in-app purchase for chromecast support. I haven't bought it, but it's $2.99 to unlock chromecast support and other features as well such as DLNA casting (all in the same price).
Edited by jprc - 12/10/13 at 1:14pm
post #433 of 476
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Originally Posted by Athlon646464 View Post

I have the 2113ci and I have the Chromecast plugged directly into it using the dongle that came with it. It works perfectly. I have a 60" Mitsubishi DLP and the picture quality from the Chromecast is great while using the built in apps.

Great news, thanks! I was worried based off the other post that I quoted where it didn't work. Perhaps that was a network issue or something else that was hopefully resolved for them too.

At $35, I really can't go wrong anyway especially from Amazon.
post #434 of 476
So, I unfortunately, have been having problems with the Chromecast and my Onkyo TX-N717 receiver. There is a preview screen and then the main output on the television. While viewing the preview screen, I can see the output of the Chromecast, but when changing the input to whatever port the Chromecast is plugged into just shows me a black screen. I can hear the audio (either playing through Pandora or Youtube) but I don't see video. I am going to update the FW to see if that will resolve the issue.

Has anyone else had similar results? I did a quick google search, and didn't find any positive results in people getting this to work, but I also didn't see anyone mentioning that it failed to work.

I was wondering if there was any trick to getting this to work on specific receivers? I only have one HDMI slot in my media TV, and it is pretty old. I was hoping to give this to my parents for a christmas present, but if I can't get it to work, then there isn't a huge point in that.
post #435 of 476
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

Maybe not the right place to ask, but I recently switched routers, went from a D-Link DIR-655 to an Asus RT-N66W and when trying to setup the Chromecast it says "WiFi needs to be turned on for the Chromecast App to work". Previously setup and use with the old router works just fine, it's only now that with the router switch I can't even get the app to setup. I'm sure it must be something simple, but I don't know what it might be.

The Wi-Fi is working as my iPhone connects to it as well as my Roku, in fact I can see the Chromecast listed on the Roku wireless setup page.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Figured it out after reading the following link. The odd thing is I don't remember doing it that way previously, in any case, it now works properly.

Chromecast Error “No big deal but your WI-FI is off”


Make sure you have a 2.4 network and not only 5.0. I hear chromecast doesn't like 5.0 N networks.
post #436 of 476
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Originally Posted by sabih786 View Post

Make sure you have a 2.4 network and not only 5.0. I hear chromecast doesn't like 5.0 N networks.
Yes, it's working on 2.4 GHz, I use a dual band router(Asus RT-N66W) but it doesn't seem to be causing the Chromecast any issues so far.
post #437 of 476
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Originally Posted by GH0- View Post

So, I unfortunately, have been having problems with the Chromecast and my Onkyo TX-N717 receiver. There is a preview screen and then the main output on the television. While viewing the preview screen, I can see the output of the Chromecast, but when changing the input to whatever port the Chromecast is plugged into just shows me a black screen. I can hear the audio (either playing through Pandora or Youtube) but I don't see video. I am going to update the FW to see if that will resolve the issue.

Has anyone else had similar results? I did a quick google search, and didn't find any positive results in people getting this to work, but I also didn't see anyone mentioning that it failed to work.

I was wondering if there was any trick to getting this to work on specific receivers? I only have one HDMI slot in my media TV, and it is pretty old. I was hoping to give this to my parents for a christmas present, but if I can't get it to work, then there isn't a huge point in that.

I had issues with a black screen when sending the Chromecast through a Monoprice 4x1 HDMI switch. When I sent it directly into the TV, it worked. Sorry, I have this in the game room, so I don't use an AVR there.

Mark
post #438 of 476
Google has added cast buttons to the web browser players for Play Music and Play Movies/TV so you don't have to only use your mobile device to cast those anymore.
post #439 of 476
I love this but I just can't get chrome tab casting to work..... ok for a couple minutes then stutter stutter, connection lost. Anyone else?
post #440 of 476
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Originally Posted by upstate-avfan-da View Post

I love this but I just can't get chrome tab casting to work..... ok for a couple minutes then stutter stutter, connection lost. Anyone else?

Mine works great, but it depends on your computer specs, your internet connection, your wireless environment, your computer settings, programs running, etc.
post #441 of 476
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Originally Posted by serranew View Post

i want know how this works.;..like if it is worth or just a waste

I would suggest simply watching a couple YouTube clips on how it works.

It's worth it if you don't have a smart tv. Or hook up your laptop to the tv for videos/netfix
post #442 of 476
Does anyone have any advice on how to get Plex working on this thing? I have both the media server and desktop client installed. I see the media server version is just a tab in my internet browser which I can stream using the Beta Cast extension within my Chrome Browser. I was assuming when the added support for Plex that meant I would see a cast button built into the application like Netflix and You tube but I could be wrong. Any advice would be great as I found nothing on the Chromecast support website or Plex support website. Thanks!!
post #443 of 476
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Originally Posted by mtedelen View Post

Does anyone have any advice on how to get Plex working on this thing? I have both the media server and desktop client installed. I see the media server version is just a tab in my internet browser which I can stream using the Beta Cast extension within my Chrome Browser. I was assuming when the added support for Plex that meant I would see a cast button built into the application like Netflix and You tube but I could be wrong. Any advice would be great as I found nothing on the Chromecast support website or Plex support website. Thanks!!

You can cast to chromecast either through the plex web app or through a mobile device with the plex app installed. The plex web app is here: http://plexapp.com/web and you can find the mobile apps in your device's app store. Right now, you will need to be a Plex Pass member to cast because they get new features first. Plex has said that after the bugs are worked out with Plexpass members, it will be made available to free users (no eta).

You need the latest Plex media server version installed (check for updates by right clicking the Plex server icon in the taskbar) and the latest update to Plex Web app. Go under settings in Plex Web, choose Plex Web tab and check for updates even if you have it set to auto update since the update is recent.

After installing the updates to both the server and Web app I had to reboot Chrome for the cast icon to come up in the web player. If you still don't see it, try rebooting your chromecast, rebooting your computer or doing a factory reset on the chromecast as a last resort. If you are using a mobile app, try clearing it's cache or try uninstalling/rebooting/reinstalling.
post #444 of 476
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Originally Posted by jprc View Post

Mine works great, but it depends on your computer specs, your internet connection, your wireless environment, your computer settings, programs running, etc.

It's weird, everything works awesome except for the tab casting. Wireless signal seems good to it, the little icon has all blue. Is there a way to check the speed? I'm running from my laptop which has no lack of specs lol.
post #445 of 476
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Originally Posted by upstate-avfan-da View Post

It's weird, everything works awesome except for the tab casting. Wireless signal seems good to it, the little icon has all blue. Is there a way to check the speed? I'm running from my laptop which has no lack of specs lol.

Check to see if any anti-virus/malware apps or other utility apps are interfering. Check or uncheck hardware acceleration to see if it makes a difference. Check your task manager to see what other apps are running that may be interferring. What speed are you referring to? What do you have checked in chromecast options for projection quality? Are there a lot of devices on your 2.4GHz band - not just yours but your neighbors? Have you tried connecting your computer to a 5GHz band or through a wired connection to see if it makes a difference - as long as it's on the same network as the the chromecast, it will still communicate with it. Do you have other chrome tabs open that are processor or memory intensive?
post #446 of 476
Here's an interesting article about new apps coming soon (they didn't name any), SDK opening in 2014, international support, and other things:
http://gigaom.com/2013/12/13/chromecast-in-2014-an-open-sdk-big-international-plans-and-maybe-even-new-devices/
post #447 of 476
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Originally Posted by jprc View Post

Check to see if any anti-virus/malware apps or other utility apps are interfering. Check or uncheck hardware acceleration to see if it makes a difference. Check your task manager to see what other apps are running that may be interferring. What speed are you referring to? What do you have checked in chromecast options for projection quality? Are there a lot of devices on your 2.4GHz band - not just yours but your neighbors? Have you tried connecting your computer to a 5GHz band or through a wired connection to see if it makes a difference - as long as it's on the same network as the the chromecast, it will still communicate with it. Do you have other chrome tabs open that are processor or memory intensive?

I eliminated my 5GHz bridge in our living room since nothing was really using it, I don't believe the Chromecast uses 5GHz? I guess I will just wait for a future update to further optimize tab casting, nothing else is giving me issues so I am leaning to my wireless not being the issue. I had the options set to High - 720p. Not much in our house uses the 2.4GHz band, everything is wired - PS3, PS4, Netgear NTV550, BD player, TV. I think it's only the laptop and our phones that are on the wireless. Unfortunately I can't test wired from the laptop, it has no LAN (it's an XPS 12 ultrabook - i7, SSD, 8GB RAM). Our 2.4GHz channel is set to a non-crowded one (I change it daily depending on what channels our neighbors are using). I don't use the tab casting often so it's not a horrible thing to deal with not being able to use currently.

I am really excited for the upcoming apps that'll be flooding in soon, this little USB stick has a great road ahead of it. I know it's probably stupid but I would love games to be able to cast over.... It's annoying to play any action oriented games on my Note 2 since the controls always take up half the screen lol.
post #448 of 476
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Originally Posted by upstate-avfan-da View Post

I eliminated my 5GHz bridge in our living room since nothing was really using it, I don't believe the Chromecast uses 5GHz? I guess I will just wait for a future update to further optimize tab casting, nothing else is giving me issues so I am leaning to my wireless not being the issue. I had the options set to High - 720p. Not much in our house uses the 2.4GHz band, everything is wired - PS3, PS4, Netgear NTV550, BD player, TV. I think it's only the laptop and our phones that are on the wireless. Unfortunately I can't test wired from the laptop, it has no LAN (it's an XPS 12 ultrabook - i7, SSD, 8GB RAM). Our 2.4GHz channel is set to a non-crowded one (I change it daily depending on what channels our neighbors are using). I don't use the tab casting often so it's not a horrible thing to deal with not being able to use currently.

I am really excited for the upcoming apps that'll be flooding in soon, this little USB stick has a great road ahead of it. I know it's probably stupid but I would love games to be able to cast over.... It's annoying to play any action oriented games on my Note 2 since the controls always take up half the screen lol.


The CC will only operate on 2.4, but if you're streaming video to your computer to cast, it helps if the computer is on 5GHz or wired. That's not the most likely problem though - just something to eliminate from the equation. Most of the time the problem is either the computer hardware or software. So if you are sure your computer is up to spec then there is either some software interfering or some configuration setting causing the issue. Sounds like you're not too concerned about it, but if you decide you want to get it working then look at those things.

Unrelated, but I didn't want to make a separate post about it - the Android Netflix app now supports profiles.
post #449 of 476
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Originally Posted by jprc View Post

The CC will only operate on 2.4, but if you're streaming video to your computer to cast, it helps if the computer is on 5GHz or wired. That's not the most likely problem though - just something to eliminate from the equation. Most of the time the problem is either the computer hardware or software. So if you are sure your computer is up to spec then there is either some software interfering or some configuration setting causing the issue. Sounds like you're not too concerned about it, but if you decide you want to get it working then look at those things.

Unrelated, but I didn't want to make a separate post about it - the Android Netflix app now supports profiles.

Thanks! Yeah I totally like profiles.... now the chick flicks my wife watches dont mess with my recommendations haha.
post #450 of 476
What advantage to me would be chromecast?
I have a PC connected to the HDTV vga port. And a wireless keyboard-mouse.

My TV has the usb and 3 HDMI ports.

I watch Netflix etc... using the computer. The computer screen is the HDTV.

To get 3 free months of Netflix, does that work if you already use Netflix?
The free 3 months make it more interesting to me.
I do not have a tablet or smartphone.
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