1. Dooki's Avatar
    I figure I already know the answer to this.
    Can this be used without wifi? It seems like Google forgets that that not everyone has, needs or wants, wifi at all times. I would buy five of these right now if I could use it without wifi. Be able to ditch the crappy bluetooth reciever in my car. Go to a friends house and crank it in the field, background music at the lake. And many other times.

    Posted via the AC app with my antique G3
    10-02-2015 01:17 AM
  2. AdrianMD's Avatar
    no, it can't
    10-02-2015 12:55 PM
  3. Vstone's Avatar
    The whole point of this device is streaming over WiFi. Sounds like what you want is just a cable to connect the headphone jack to your car.
    10-02-2015 04:53 PM
  4. Dooki's Avatar
    I know. But I have a wifi hotspot on my phone. With no data service it should create a local area network. So I should be able to stream over the wifi network.

    Posted via the AC app with my antique G3
    10-02-2015 08:46 PM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I know. But I have a wifi hotspot on my phone. With no data service it should create a local area network. So I should be able to stream over the wifi network.

    Posted via the AC app with my antique G3
    But your phone is still using carrier network when your hotspot is on. All the hotspot does is allow other devices to use your device as the gateway out to the internet.
    10-03-2015 12:44 PM
  6. Evgeshais300's Avatar
    Technically you can. 1 phone to create a hotspot network, a chromecast and another phone to use that network for audio streaming and control of chromecast.

    Content stored locally on 2nd phone should be streamable to chromecast via 3rd party apps. No data charges apply.

    Anything in the cloud all data charges will apply to phone 1 since chromecast will be using it to connect to ISP.

    You can't do it with 1 phone only, since you can't create a network and connect to it at the same time.

    This should work if hotspot creates full on network where all devices on network can talk to each other, not just device -> hotspot -> ISP .

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-03-2015 03:41 PM
  7. chaseman28's Avatar
    I was hoping the new Chromecast Audio would work without internet as well. It's not outrageous; it would be much better than a 3.5mm audio cable or the cheap Bluetooth receiver dongle I currently use. I'm sure someone could find a way to make this work with WiFi Direct.
    10-04-2015 07:40 PM
  8. Vstone's Avatar
    Technically this should be easy for an ad hoc network, but. I doubt the software for either your phone or the Comcast Audio unit support ad hoc networks.
    10-07-2015 01:14 PM
  9. bitingmad pre eater's Avatar
    Nexus 6P for the hotspot, Note 3 and CC Audio on that hotspot network for the cast. Brilliant.
    02-24-2016 06:25 PM

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