I could then set up the chromecast to connect via B's hotspot. I did have to leave my phone by the window to get a reliable 3G connection though. Goto the hootoo trip mate app and select a wireless network to attach to. I too want to use a traveling router to be able to cast in remote locations with no internet. It also means the time displayed on the screen is in the right timezone and the weather forecast is for the right area.
Also, if you open Google home app in your iPhone, it should detect a new Chromecast and ask you whether to set it up. Google misled us and need to fix it or make reparations. At this point your chromecast is configored to recognize and work on your hootoo WiFi only. You can acquire the Google Home app either through the or the. To stream local media, please read this guide: Chromecast or Miracast? There's a bit of a clue in the name, too. A router the phone has no way to connect to. Once setup, you can use various apps like Netflix and YouTube to cast to your Chromecast.
Download the Google Home app. Chromebook - yup plays local content. It's an invasion of privacy. It also relies on screen mirroring to show content from your phone, which can be very choppy. And even less sense is that if there is no internet connection, the dongle stops working.
Instead, you'll find Chromecast buttons included in a select number of apps, such as Netflix, YouTube, and Google Play apps such as Play Video and Play Music Android-only. Finally, you can customize the Backdrop images. The Chromecast is more similar to the Amazon Fire stick. Once that happens, you can stream without the internet. It's probably the most overrated piece of tech out there which does nothing most smart tvs can't apart from sending data to Google. Successfully connecting to next door's network with a laptop or phone is an indication, but not a guarantee, that chromecast will too. Since desktops are a declining market segment, adding such support is probably low priority.
When you go into Hotspot mode you can't also connect to that hotspot internally because WiFi is no longer available to the phone. You may find this info useful in some cases: - Someone suggested writing a hack to emulate google services so it would work offline this would be beyond my capabilities. I also disconnected it and done the same. That way when no internet or wifi hub is available eg in a hotel room we can still cast to the device. He has no wifi connection in his apt. If so, how do you change the wireless network? If you no longer have the access to the old network, you have to reset your Chromecast as shown.
I tried to use the local connection to tab cast local content to my chromecast. Can you take chromecast from one location to another? Perhaps it is that I've only just bought a Chromecast and it's got the newest update. The above tips and tricks should get you up and running in no time. If not, double-click the Chromecast shortcut on your desktop, or navigate to the location where you installed it. As for what you read. Tap the Chromecast button in the app and then tap your Chromecast name to begin playing content.
Works flawlessly from Samsung Galaxy S5 under KitKat! Note that you may get a prompt on the bottom of your screen to set up a new device; this will work, too. This work-around requires 2 Android devices for initial set-up, and the. Since you'll actually now be operating in an ad hoc networking fashion, no intermediary router is required. It doesn't require a degree in rocket science to figure that out. Devices in need of setup are grouped at the top of the screen.
So you either need another device to connect to that phone router or find some other router with internet. Asking for their wifi password is not a good practice and they are generally reluctant to provide. Now, when we re-booted the router, the device on the problem area tv kept trying to connect to the wrong Wi-Fi network. You can go from no Chromecast to Chromecast access is less than a minute. But from then on, just a wifi router, with the phone and Chromecast connected to it, and no internet, would work.
I've tried this approach, gotten the device to download its updates, then been able to cast to it. This means you successfully changed Chromecast WiFi network. However, next step on Android device forced me to choose a Wifi network to connect to. I lasted 6 months with no internet and finally gave in. My laptop and Chromecast were on the same wireless network, but the network is not connected to the internet. Little did I know Google crippled the product for no reason by requiring an internet connection when one isn't necessary. This tutorial will show you how to change Chromecast WiFi network if you have more than one WiFi network at home.
Wi-fi is needed for set up and daily use. You'll need your computer and your Chromecast to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network in order to set it up, so boot up your computer, and make sure it's connected to the Wi-Fi network you intend to use for streaming content. It benefits you because you can bridge the Wi-Fi gap on your own terms by using a travel router. This thread is simply about the initial setup. That's what I want as well.