1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Is there an ability to cast a video from browser on the pixel phone to TV via chromecast without losing the ability of using phone during the casting?

    I am streaming a video from web browser on my pixel phone. I would like to stream this video onto my TV that had a Chromecast connected. During the entirety of the video I cannot use my phone otherwise it would cast exact what's on my screen. How can I multitask--stream and use phone?
    11-29-2018 09:31 PM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    As you've discovered, you're actually casting your screen rather than initiating a stream on the Chromecast. When an app is supported by Chromecast the Chromecast actually directly connects to the source and streams the content while the device that initiated it can still act as a controller.

    What does this mean? See if the site has an app for accessing the media.

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    11-30-2018 05:24 AM
  3. J Dubbs's Avatar
    I use a dedicated Android tablet to do all my streaming to my tv..... works awesome and keeps your phone safe while letting you stream anything you want from the tablet. Of course the tablet has its own Google account separate from my phone and Chromebook.
    11-30-2018 05:30 AM

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