1. stirling's Avatar
    So far I've replicated this behavior on My Note 2, Nexus 7, and Note 10.1. What happens is the Netflix app looses control of the Chromecast after a period of inactivity. I can press the pause button, or play button, and nothing happens to what I'm watching.I have to return to the home screen, and swipe Netflix out of recents, then start it again.
    I just recently sold the Nexus, and replaced it with a Note 10.1. I'm just about certain that this wasn't happening, or at least I couldn't get it to happen when I didn't have much loaded on the Note.
    This doesn't happen in the Youtube app, just Netflix.
    I'm thinking that I likely have an app installed that's causing a conflict, but it's going to be a true pain to reset the Note, and start loading apps one at a time until I decide whether or not I have a culprit.
    Anyone have a problem like this, and figure out a solution?
    09-18-2013 03:33 PM
  2. stirling's Avatar
    After doing a little testing today, I found that if I clear the memory on the Note 10.1 before I launch Netflix, and then don't run anything else, I can eliminate this happening quite a bit, although not completely. This is making me reaffirm my thought that it's an app conflict. I'll keep testing.
    09-18-2013 04:42 PM
  3. hoosiermama2799's Avatar
    Most of the time the Netflix app just spins for me. I'm still on my free trial but doubt if I'll be keeping it.
    09-19-2013 09:22 AM
  4. Devlyn16's Avatar
    Do you let the screen go to sleep? Do you have a lock screen enabled with Pin/pattern/password?

    I also suspect the average running time on a video from youtube is less than the average Nextflix video. You may want to experiment with a lengthy youtube video to see if the problem surfaces during that.

    I have a suspicion that YouTube sends more frequent communication from the casting device [Phone/tablet/PC] and this commuincation prevents any sort of "time out".
    09-19-2013 10:30 AM
  5. hoosiermama2799's Avatar
    Do you let the screen go to sleep? Do you have a lock screen enabled with Pin/pattern/password?
    My screen timeout is 5 minutes (I lengthened it as I was having problems with Netflix). The Netflix app can spin so long that the screen goes to black. I don't have a lock screen with pin/password. This just started happening after the last Netflix update. Once I reboot the tablet, the Netflix app will sometimes start, but it stays on that red Netflix screen for a long time. Once it starts, I don't have issues with Chromecast, but honestly, I've given up from the Netflix app. If I want to stream to Chromecast from Netflix I'll do it from the main computer, or I watch Amazon Instant Videos instead.

    Just grumbling...
    09-19-2013 10:55 AM
  6. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    I get this every now and then on a few devices. Netflix is wonky.
    09-19-2013 10:55 AM
  7. stirling's Avatar
    All three of those devices are bone stock, no lockscreen, etc. I've experimented, and it happens whether I let the device go to sleep, or if I shut it off manually.
    09-19-2013 03:27 PM

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