Chromecast dongle

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Post » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:37 pm

Just bought a Chromecast gadget - first impressions are very good...

But I cant control it from my main pc as it needs a wireless connection and my pc is wired :(

Surprised to find that the android device is only needed to control the chromecast not to "stream" to it (at least with BBc iplayer and youtube , which are the only two I've tried up to now) - I was concerned about needing the android tablet needing to be on all the time (guess I should read about stuff before buying it :) )

Now I need to find way to stream my stored videos - any suggestions or recommendations ?

Anybody else got one ?

(second time trying to post this as I was logged out and lost the post - guess I need to learn to type faster....ctrl A Ctrl C and press submit...fingers crossed )
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Post » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:20 am

I am sure google search will find apps that can stream video from your phone. But so far the good ones has full version cost couple bucks. What I am wondering is, how to make a game that I can stream to chromcast
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Post » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:15 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. I bought "Plex" a couple of weeks ago but haven't got round to testing it yet.

I would be good to be able to run games on it...
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Post » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:46 pm

sorry for the questions... but... what is chromecast? what is it used for? how much it cost?
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Post » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:57 pm

http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/chrome ... index.html

All I have used it for is putting bbc iplayer and youtube onto the tv - but now I have returned to using the PS3 for this.

I bought it on a whim and should have done some more research into what it was. Even though it is cheap I would not (at this time) recommend it - but if google added a bit "more" to it ....
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