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    Default Is it possible to use a Chromecast with a wifi hotspot?

    Hi I am thinking of taking my chromecast on holiday with me and was wondering will the chromecast hook up to a Wifi hotspot that my phone creates, in order to use allcast to stream films to the tv?
    Technically because I have the content locally it won't cost me a thing correct?
    Any help would be great, otherwise I'll just test it out see if it works
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 03-22-2014 at 04:37 PM.
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    Don't think so cuz your phone and the chrome cast have to the on the same network. Your phone is not connected to the connection it creates. Even in setting up the chrome pcast it'll disable the hotspot anyway

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    Default Re: Is it possible to use a Chromecast with a wifi hotspot?

    If you've got two devices (one as hotspot, one as controller with the media on) it'll work.
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    Default Re: Is it possible to use a Chromecast with a wifi hotspot?

    That's a good point thanks
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    Default Re: Is it possible to use a Chromecast with a wifi hotspot?

    It does work. I have a jailbroken iPhone 5 and use MyWi as my wifi hotspot. I was at a Westin hotel and their internet requires a login screen to work. I brought a travel router with me but for some weird reason the Chromecast would not see my travel router's internet connection. What i did to make this work was to connect my iphone to the hotel wifi. Then I set up MyWi as a hotspot to broadcast the hotel's wifi. I then connected the Chromecast to the MyWi SSID.

    I hope this wasn't too confusing to figure out. It took me a lot of trial and error to get this working but once it works, it's awesome.
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