1. WingsFan87's Avatar
    I just received an update to Chromecast that now enabled the option to cast my screen via Chromecast :-)

    Anyone else got this?

    Moto X 2013
    VZW stock 4.4 not rooted
    Chromecast App ver 1.9.6
    Chromecast Hw Firmware 22062

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-11-2014 10:44 PM
  2. weksa's Avatar
    Oh good catch, didn't notice it. I'll have to try it tomorrow.
    12-12-2014 01:31 AM
  3. chenalex's Avatar
    just tried it, it doesn't work that well.. lots of skipping streaming a basketball game. the game was smooth on the phone, but skipping on my tv. I will try with other apps tomorrow.
    12-12-2014 04:12 AM
  4. megatomic's Avatar
    Worked great for me. I streamed Amazon Instant Video, suck on it Amazon!!
    12-12-2014 12:39 PM
  5. GadgetGator's Avatar
    Has anyone tried this with Spotify yet? I'm still on 4.2.2 because I have vision issues and do not like the brightness of 4.4 but would consider making the plunge anyway if that would allow Spotify to stream to my Chromecast like I'd like!

    But I am not going to do it if performance sucks.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-13-2014 01:35 PM
  6. weksa's Avatar
    Streaming while screen casting was not smooth for me, despite having fast cable.

    @GadgetGator have you checked out Spoticast? https://plus.google.com/104963955277459800660
    12-18-2014 03:09 AM
  7. GadgetGator's Avatar
    Streaming while screen casting was not smooth for me, despite having fast cable.

    @GadgetGator have you checked out Spoticast? https://plus.google.com/104963955277459800660
    Yeah I have and it's a horrible hack. Songs stop playing shortly after starting....a LOT. I found it completely unusable.

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    12-18-2014 12:35 PM
  8. weksa's Avatar
    Yeah I have and it's a horrible hack. Songs stop playing shortly after starting....a LOT. I found it completely unusable.

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    I'll try to screen cast Spotify tomorrow and let you know how it goes. Of interest to me is whether I can turn off the screen on my phone and have the audio still play on the TV. If it does work and play smoothly, I have an app suggestion for you regarding screen brightness: Lux. I prefer it over the stock brightness adjust because I can make the screen very dim. There's a free version, but I liked Lux so much I paid to support the dev.
    12-20-2014 03:28 AM
  9. GadgetGator's Avatar
    I'll try to screen cast Spotify tomorrow and let you know how it goes. Of interest to me is whether I can turn off the screen on my phone and have the audio still play on the TV. If it does work and play smoothly, I have an app suggestion for you regarding screen brightness: Lux. I prefer it over the stock brightness adjust because I can make the screen very dim. There's a free version, but I liked Lux so much I paid to support the dev.
    Great! I look forward to hearing your results!

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    12-22-2014 02:18 AM
  10. weksa's Avatar
    Great! I look forward to hearing your results!

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    Hey, screen casting works smoothly for Spotify. (As I said in an earlier post, it wasn't smooth for videos.) When I pressed the power button to turn off my screen, the audio continued to play on the TV. Because it's screen mirroring, the TV also goes black. A second effect of screen mirroring is that if the phone is in portrait mode, it will be like that on the TV: there are black spaces to the left and right of the screen. It's unattractive, so I'm hoping Spotify eventually incorporates casting in their app.

    FYI, my home WiFi is 15 mbit cable down. Any other questions, let me know.
    12-22-2014 09:01 PM
  11. GadgetGator's Avatar
    Hey, screen casting works smoothly for Spotify. (As I said in an earlier post, it wasn't smooth for videos.) When I pressed the power button to turn off my screen, the audio continued to play on the TV. Because it's screen mirroring, the TV also goes black. A second effect of screen mirroring is that if the phone is in portrait mode, it will be like that on the TV: there are black spaces to the left and right of the screen. It's unattractive, so I'm hoping Spotify eventually incorporates casting in their app.

    FYI, my home WiFi is 15 mbit cable down. Any other questions, let me know.
    Can't you just turn the phone sideways to avoid the black bar problem?

    But yeah, it would be nice if they actually listened to their customers and added native Chromecast support to their app. It's only been a year and a half (and counting).

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-22-2014 10:29 PM
  12. weksa's Avatar
    Oh yeah, turning the phone sideways to landscape would eliminate the black areas on the TV. I've been spoiled by native Chromecast support in other apps: it's nice to be able to use my phone for other things while casting. For my purposes, I would rarely use screen mirroring.
    12-22-2014 11:03 PM
  13. monkeydud's Avatar
    Where's the option to screen cast hidden?
    12-27-2014 01:53 AM
  14. UncleMike's Avatar
    Where's the option to screen cast hidden?
    After opening the Chromecast app, open the side bar (tap 3 lines on top left). Cast Screen will be in the list.
    12-27-2014 09:56 AM
  15. tmann202's Avatar
    Has anyone been able to screencast video with Chromecast from an original Moto X yet? ( I have the non-branded ("tmobile") one.

    If not, does anyone have any idea if there are any plans to add Chromecast screencast ("mirroring") to the original Moto X? Maybe it would happen with the next firmware upgrade (if it ever gets another one)?? I am shopping for a new TV and it would be great to know if I will ever be able to do this, for say HBOGo etc.

    https://support.google.com/chromecas.../6059461?hl=en

    "If your device is running Android 4.4.2 or higher, but is not listed below, it still may be possible to cast your Android screen. Please note that your experience may vary."

    Under "Supported Android Devices":

    "Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen.)" (Does not list the 1st gen)
    01-21-2015 06:10 PM
  16. weksa's Avatar
    tmann202, screen mirroring is possible with the original Moto X, but as we discussed in this thread, mirroring video isn't so smooth. Make sure you're updated to Android 4.4.4 and the latest version of Chromecast. When you open the Chromecast app, the hamburger menu will have an option to "Cast Screen."
    01-23-2015 09:24 PM
  17. chenalex's Avatar
    New Chromecast app update, has anyone tried casting streams to see if it's better?
    01-31-2015 12:25 AM
  18. tmann202's Avatar
    New Chromecast app update, has anyone tried casting streams to see if it's better?
    Bump. Bueller????
    03-10-2015 03:54 PM
  19. RM83's Avatar
    How do I update it? I click on cast screen on my 2013 Verizon Moto X and it says no nearby device's found.

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    03-12-2015 07:03 PM
  20. RM83's Avatar
    Okay, my bad. I figured it out.

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-12-2015 07:04 PM
  21. tmann202's Avatar
    Bump. Bueller????
    Anyone? Anyone try streaming video lately?
    03-20-2015 04:44 PM
  22. weksa's Avatar
    Casting video streams work fine: I'll be in a website in Chrome, and there's an embedded video that I press play, go full screen, and I notice a Chromecast button at the bottom.

    What I haven't tried recently is screen mirroring, which sucked last time I tried it: turned on screen mirroring, opened Chrome, watched a video.
    03-22-2015 04:35 PM
  23. Rukbat's Avatar
    I don't know about the Moto X, but on a Note 3, it works fine. There's a tiny bit of lag, you can't see on the TV where your finger is on the phone screen (you can see the S-Pen cursor on a Note-type device) and holding the phone in portrait mode looks funny on the TV. But it mirrors the screen no matter what app you throw at it. Even movies.
    03-22-2015 10:59 PM

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