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    Question How can I cast a Chrome tab from my Nexus 7 or desktop computer?

    so it seems that i can't use my nexus 7 to cast a chrome tab? and i have to use a laptop or a computer in order to do that?

    and if i put the laptop to sleep, i assume that the casting will also be terminated? so i have to leave the laptop on at the same time without the screensaver?

    i haven't decided if i want to buy a slimport or a chromecast.

    i like the fact that i can watch anything via slimport, but it may damage the tablet's battery in the long run. i dislike the fact that i can't use chromecast to watch everything.
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    Default Re: question about casting chrome tab?

    Quote Originally Posted by preppystud View Post
    so it seems that i can't use my nexus 7 to cast a chrome tab? and i have to use a laptop or a computer in order to do that?

    and if i put the laptop to sleep, i assume that the casting will also be terminated? so i have to leave the laptop on at the same time without the screensaver?
    So you can't connect to your Chromecast with your Nexus 7 at all?

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    Default Re: question about casting chrome tab?

    This might help too: https://support.google.com/chromecas..._topic=3210038

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    Default Re: question about casting chrome tab?

    The Chrome mobile app does not have Chromecast support yet, that part is correct. From a full browser, casting a movie from Netflix, a playlist from YouTube, etc, it will continue to play if the originating device is turned off. We're testing the closing the laptop on a video played via casting a tab.
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    Default Re: question about casting chrome tab?

    there are web sites similar to youtube, so if i want to watch those videos, i must use a laptop.

    but once i cast that tab to the tv, i can put the laptop to sleep?

    that is my main question.
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    Default Re: question about casting chrome tab?

    I don't think so.

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    Default Re: question about casting chrome tab?

    Yeah that came back negative in the test another ambassador did. Quote, "Just pulled up a video through Chrome, casts the tab then closed the laptop and the video stopped."
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    Default Re: question about casting chrome tab?

    That is correct. Tab casting does not transfer the original signal to Chromecast it merely mirrors it so if you shut down the laptop/PC you effectively end the original stream.
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