Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Stopping a cast from any device

    I have two chromecasts in my house and both work great. since we have multiple people in the house, I keep running into a problem of stopping a current cast. For example:

    Say my wife starts pandora from her phone and casts it to a chromecast for the kids in the morning as they are getting ready for school. They get all ready and then head out, but she does not stop the cast from her phone. I walk upstairs and the music is playing and I just want to quickly shut it off. Everyone is gone and she has taken her phone with her. How do I just hit stop?

    The only real way to do this seems to be to get my tablet or phone and reboot chromecast....The button on the chromecast does a factory reset, so that is not an option.

    Ideas? Am I missing something? I wish they just had a hardware button on the dongle that when you hit it, chromecast just stops what is it doing. Or in teh chromecast app, when I go to the chromecast device, have a stop button for me to hit... my only option there seems to be reboot.
  2. #2  

    Default Re: Stopping a cast from any device

    Can't you just turn off the TV?
    I customized my signature using Motomaker
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  

    Default Re: Stopping a cast from any device

    Quote Originally Posted by tdizzel View Post
    Can't you just turn off the TV?
    I guess... but that leaves something streaming across my network. I would rather turn it off.
  4. #4  

    Default Re: Stopping a cast from any device

    You can just connect to the chromecast with your phone or computer to stop it. Just hit any cast button and it will connect - the most recent cast overrides the previous. You don't even have to cast anything - just open up google play movies or netflix or another app and hit the cast button up top - as long as you make the connection the previous cast will stop.
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  

    Default Re: Stopping a cast from any device

    Quote Originally Posted by jpr View Post
    You can just connect to the chromecast with your phone or computer to stop it. Just hit any cast button and it will connect - the most recent cast overrides the previous. You don't even have to cast anything - just open up google play movies or netflix or another app and hit the cast button up top - as long as you make the connection the previous cast will stop.
    Not a bad work-around... I'll give that a try. Still means that the chromecast goes to the apps screen and not its default screen, but might just have to live with that. I wish the chromecast app just had a dang stop button in it.
  6. #6  

    Default Re: Stopping a cast from any device

    Quote Originally Posted by lwm4p View Post
    Not a bad work-around... I'll give that a try. Still means that the chromecast goes to the apps screen and not its default screen, but might just have to live with that. I wish the chromecast app just had a dang stop button in it.
    You can disconnect right after connecting and it will go back to the homescreen. Or if you don't disconnect, as long as you are not actually casting something, it will time out after a little and go back to the homescreen.
    Thanked by:
    lwm4p 
  7. #7  

    Default Re: Stopping a cast from any device

    Well if your chromecast is powered by or connected to the USB port of the TV, turning it off will also turn off Chromecast, no more streaming. But I can see how this is can be useful if you're watching porn and someone walks in on you.
  8. #8  
    Kablin's Avatar

    Posts
    11 Posts
    Global Posts
    50 Global Posts

    Default Re: Stopping a cast from any device

    Get remotecast app

    Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk
    Current Phone - HTC Evo 3D
  9. Thread Author  Thread Author    #9  

    Default Re: Stopping a cast from any device

    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    Well if your chromecast is powered by or connected to the USB port of the TV, turning it off will also turn off Chromecast, no more streaming. But I can see how this is can be useful if you're watching porn and someone walks in on you.
    True, but it is kind of like advising someone to unplug their desktop from the wall just to get their browser to close.
  10. #10  

    Default Re: Stopping a cast from any device

    Quote Originally Posted by lwm4p View Post
    True, but it is kind of like advising someone to unplug their desktop from the wall just to get their browser to close.
    Been there done that. Lol!

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
  11. Thread Author  Thread Author    #11  

    Default Re: Stopping a cast from any device

    Quote Originally Posted by Kablin View Post
    Get remotecast app

    Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk
    I looked at that real quick, but tons of complaints and doesn't actually work on every app..ie, somehow it is app specific. It just amazes me a bit that the chromecast device itself doesn't just have a 'stop what I am doing' function that can be called from the core chromecast app on any of my devices.
  12. #12  

    Default Re: Stopping a cast from any device

    Quote Originally Posted by lwm4p View Post
    It just amazes me a bit that the chromecast device itself doesn't just have a 'stop what I am doing' function that can be called from the core chromecast app on any of my devices.
    If you think of the Cast icon in any Chromecast capable app as a “take control” button, any Chromecast capable app will do what you want in the minimum number of steps.

    When powered, the Chromecast is normally in one of three states:
    1. Standby – Chromecast is not under any other device control and is displaying image slide show.
    2. Ready – control of the Chromecast has been initiated by a device, but no streaming has started. This state will time out to Standby in five minutes if streaming is not started or no other commands are received.
    3. Streaming – content being played, if source is on the internet initiating device may be disconnected from the network. Chromecast will play stream until it ends or is interrupted by another device taking control.

    Because multiple Chromecasts may be on a network, even if there was an app designed to only end casting, it would require that you choose which Chromecast to interrupt. As it is, Chromecast capable apps like YouTube do the same thing in the minimum number of steps:
    1. Open YouTube app, don’t start any video.
    2. Select Cast icon, dropdown list of Chromecasts (and Roku 3’s) on network is displayed.
    3. Choose the Chromecast you wish to interrupt, Chromecast will stop any ongoing streaming and enter Ready mode.
    4. Close YouTube. After five minutes Chromecast will time out to Standby mode. If you want to start standby mode immediately, repeat steps 2 & 3 to select “disconnect”.
  13. Thread Author  Thread Author    #13  

    Default Re: Stopping a cast from any device

    Thanks for the reply, you are right it is the same number of steps and essentially does the same thing. So I guess my request to Google would be to put a 'Go into Standby' button right next to the 'Reboot Chromecast' button in the core app (In addition and even better, a hardware button on the dongle itself, so I don't even need to find one of my devices). ... just seems weird that I need a 3rd party app to do something that should be a core function. Easy to live with though.

Similar Threads

  1. Shortcut to Nearby Devices?
    By kwhopson in forum Android 4.1 / 4.2 / 4.3 Jelly Bean
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-08-2014, 01:10 AM
  2. Lag when exiting from app to see homescreen icons
    By gberneggervt in forum LG G Pad 8.3
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-04-2014, 07:05 PM
  3. Two questions from a newbie
    By alweiss1931 in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-04-2014, 03:35 PM
  4. Help! Can't receive pictures from iPhone
    By MrMoto1992 in forum Moto G
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-04-2014, 12:28 PM
  5. Shortcut to Nearby Devices?
    By kwhopson in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-04-2014, 11:00 AM

Posting Permissions