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mgowans7 m ago

No - Casting is purely on a local link between your phone and the …No - Casting is purely on a local link between your phone and the chromecast. No Mobile data (3G/4G) connectivity required.


That's not quite how it works. When you cast, be it from your phone or chrome browser tab on a computer, it simply sends a link to the content like a Netflix movie or an iPlayer program, like you'd share a bookmark, then the Chromecast uses the bookmark to request the content. So it would use the data of whatever route to the internet it's hooked up to.
You need to have installed a compatible app on your phone that supports Chromecast. For example, the Youtube app supports Chromecast, so when you're on your wifi network at home your phone can 'see' there's also a Chromecast on the network and you'll see a little Chromecast icon in the app. When you're watching a video, click Chromecast and it will ask which Chromecast device you wish to cast to (if you have more than one), and then it sends a command to the Chromecast saying "Please play this video" and the Chromecast goes off and plays the video for you. You could turn your phone off at this point and the video will still work because all the Chromecast is doing is obeying the command "Play this video".

It only works on wifi networks (so you can't use your mobile data with it as it wouldn't work) and not all apps support it (but the major ones do, such as Netflix).
Grief, I'm more confused than ever!
coathanger7 m ago

Does casting use tethering aĺlowance?


It would do, as it's a device connected to your phone's hotspot, using up your data like a computer or phone would. However, Google have stopped them connecting to mobile hotspots anyway. It's supposed to be used on a local home network connected to a conventional router.
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Does casting use tethering aĺlowance?
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coathanger7 m ago

Does casting use tethering aĺlowance?


It would do, as it's a device connected to your phone's hotspot, using up your data like a computer or phone would. However, Google have stopped them connecting to mobile hotspots anyway. It's supposed to be used on a local home network connected to a conventional router.
coathanger23 m ago

Does casting use tethering aĺlowance?


No - Casting is purely on a local link between your phone and the chromecast. No Mobile data (3G/4G) connectivity required.
Edited by: "mgowans" 23rd Aug 2017
Same price at Argos and John Lewis currently if you're able to pick up in store
mgowans7 m ago

No - Casting is purely on a local link between your phone and the …No - Casting is purely on a local link between your phone and the chromecast. No Mobile data (3G/4G) connectivity required.


That's not quite how it works. When you cast, be it from your phone or chrome browser tab on a computer, it simply sends a link to the content like a Netflix movie or an iPlayer program, like you'd share a bookmark, then the Chromecast uses the bookmark to request the content. So it would use the data of whatever route to the internet it's hooked up to.
Grief, I'm more confused than ever!
You need to have installed a compatible app on your phone that supports Chromecast. For example, the Youtube app supports Chromecast, so when you're on your wifi network at home your phone can 'see' there's also a Chromecast on the network and you'll see a little Chromecast icon in the app. When you're watching a video, click Chromecast and it will ask which Chromecast device you wish to cast to (if you have more than one), and then it sends a command to the Chromecast saying "Please play this video" and the Chromecast goes off and plays the video for you. You could turn your phone off at this point and the video will still work because all the Chromecast is doing is obeying the command "Play this video".

It only works on wifi networks (so you can't use your mobile data with it as it wouldn't work) and not all apps support it (but the major ones do, such as Netflix).
Does it come with free Netflix?

The one I got last time had 3 months of Netflix.
Casting uses your router. There is no content streamed directly from your device. If you install an app on your device that supports casting your device simply instructs the Chromecast to connect to your router and stream the content directly... It's not the same as AirPlay for example which streams from your device to the router and then to the Chromecast
evilhomeruk40 m ago

That's not quite how it works. When you cast, be it from your phone or …That's not quite how it works. When you cast, be it from your phone or chrome browser tab on a computer, it simply sends a link to the content like a Netflix movie or an iPlayer program, like you'd share a bookmark, then the Chromecast uses the bookmark to request the content. So it would use the data of whatever route to the internet it's hooked up to.


Oh that's interesting.. I didn't know you could do that.. I've only ever casted using screen mirroring which would be a workaround to avoid tethering?
John Lewis same price + 2yr guarantee
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khush016 m ago

John Lewis same price + 2yr guarantee


+ delivery charge
Why does everyone keep mentioning tethering? It connects to your home wifi network, copying the settings from your phone when you first set it up (this might be where you're confused?). It uses this wifi network to communicate with your phone/computer, and to stream the media (eg YouTube or Netflix) from the Internet as instructed to by your phone's app if you press the cast button. No tethering anywhere in this process.
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Picked mine up. It's a simple process to get it tethered. Very good.
The Chromecast can mirror your device, so constantly receives data in this case, eg when you tell your Android phone to 'cast', AirPlay style. I use this sometimes as not all apps have Chromecast support built in.

Most things are 'native' though, and as mentioned the Chromecast does all the rest once it's told what to do.
Anyone know if you could cast bt sports to your tv from an iPhone with this?
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How works
1. Connect chromecast to tv via hdmi and connect to your chosen internet (usually WiFi can be hotspot tethering)

2. You communicate with chromecast via many devices, laptop mobile etc. Many sites and apps have a 'cast' button which is easiest and best way but you can cast screen of device via Google app on phone etc. Videostream is great on laptop to stream movies you have downloaded.

3. Think of the mobile laptop etc as a remote that tell the chromecast where to obtain and stream the content. The chromecast will use data from the chosen internet source above usually WIFI

Fantastic bit of kit use mine everyday for casting youtube of children's tv.
Is there any reason for me to have one of these if I already have a Fire TV stick (with Prime) and a NowTV?
Can you cast Windows laptop screen 1080p to this via router without massive delay or voice sync problems?
Edited by: "qfel" 23rd Aug 2017
Good price. Have some heat!
Call me greedy but I ordered two of these from Tesco site last night and cost me £17.50 each using their voucher. Someone getting one for Christmas. Or I might sell it further down the line. Ha ha.
Also £19 in Maplins with free delivery
cheers OP, needed one for the girl I'm dating managed to get one from Argooose.

Faz198556 m ago

Anyone know if you could cast bt sports to your tv from an iPhone with …Anyone know if you could cast bt sports to your tv from an iPhone with this?


YES!
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Edited by: "Musicrab" 23rd Aug 2017
pavel762 h, 6 m ago

But you + delivery charge


£3.50, which I deemed worth paying for the 2yr warranty. YMMV!

Currys was OOS for home delivery when I checked at 11am
maffj49 m ago

Is there any reason for me to have one of these if I already have a Fire …Is there any reason for me to have one of these if I already have a Fire TV stick (with Prime) and a NowTV?



No. FireTv stick comes with Googlecast built in. There are minor differences & pros and cons though. CC will play YT compatible videos in 60FPS and FireTV stick in 30FPS . Huge difference to me but probably irrelevant for many.
dessala11 m ago

No. FireTv stick comes with Googlecast built in. There are minor …No. FireTv stick comes with Googlecast built in. There are minor differences & pros and cons though. CC will play YT compatible videos in 60FPS and FireTV stick in 30FPS . Huge difference to me but probably irrelevant for many.


Thanks.
What is it and Why would I need one? Lol
I picked one of these up the last time it was £19 in Curry's. Great bit of kit - casting is so simple via my iphone (netflix, Youtube and NowTV are the apps I've used most). Just a shame that you can't control the casting via the iphone Control Centre (unless I am missing something) - you need to go into the casting app (ie Netflix) for play, pause etc - but this is very easy, would just save a couple of clicks if this could be possible via Control Centre.
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happygary18 m ago

I picked one of these up the last time it was £19 in Curry's. Great bit …I picked one of these up the last time it was £19 in Curry's. Great bit of kit - casting is so simple via my iphone (netflix, Youtube and NowTV are the apps I've used most). Just a shame that you can't control the casting via the iphone Control Centre (unless I am missing something) - you need to go into the casting app (ie Netflix) for play, pause etc - but this is very easy, would just save a couple of clicks if this could be possible via Control Centre.


Thank you, I was just going to ask if you can use this with the iPhone. My Samsung TV has gradually removed all the inbuilt apps over the last year so I can't view youtube etc on it anymore. I didn't want the expense of going Apple TV.
Damn it, bought mine from eBay £25 a used one last week.
Far better than any nonsense you'll find in a smart TV. A bargain at RRP, never mind £19.

Advantages:
- regular ongoing updates
- good security (smart TVs notoriously have appalling security)
- fast
- a huge selection of supported apps
- can be controlled by your phone
dessala58 m ago

No. FireTv stick comes with Googlecast built in. There are minor …No. FireTv stick comes with Googlecast built in. There are minor differences & pros and cons though. CC will play YT compatible videos in 60FPS and FireTV stick in 30FPS . Huge difference to me but probably irrelevant for many.



No it doesn't. Although you can cast certain compatible apps (YouTube, Netflix for example) that have their own respective apps on the Fire Stick, you can't cast to it like you would a dedicated Chromecast. So, you can't cast BT Sports to Fire Stick etc.
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