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10th May 2014, 08:08 AM   |  #1  
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Dear XDA Members,
I've a question is it possible to connect the Chromecast with an USB Hard Drive via micro USB OTG Y cabel?
10th May 2014, 10:05 AM   |  #2  
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Dear XDA Members,
I've a question is it possible to connect the Chromecast with an USB Hard Drive via micro USB OTG Y cabel?

Currently Chromecast can only use USB OTG for firmware flashing. OTG isn't available in the normal booted state.

So if you're asking whether you can connect a USB hard drive on a USB OTG cable connected to Chromecast for playing/accessing stuff on it, No.

If you're trying to use a USB hard drive for FlashCast ROM/mod flashing, I'm not sure if that will work.

In either case, you need a powered OTG cable, as Chromecast does not provide power on the USB - it expects to receive it there.
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Currently Chromecast can only use USB OTG for firmware flashing. OTG isn't available in the normal booted state.

So if you're asking whether you can connect a USB hard drive on a USB OTG cable connected to Chromecast for playing/accessing stuff on it, No.

If you're trying to use a USB hard drive for FlashCast ROM/mod flashing, I'm not sure if that will work.

In either case, you need a powered OTG cable, as Chromecast does not provide power on the USB - it expects to receive it there.

Ok but did you mean that its impossible to connect an Hard drive to stream an Video from it with flashing the device or without ok without it wont work i know but with an Custom Rom or root ??
11th May 2014, 12:27 AM   |  #4  
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You may be able to enable it with a custom kernel.
But even then you'd need a way for playback. you could start a dlna server but in this case doing that with another device would be the same result.
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Ok but did you mean that its impossible to connect an Hard drive to stream an Video from it with flashing the device or without ok without it wont work i know but with an Custom Rom or root ??

As @m11kkaa said, it might be possible with a custom kernel, but no custom kernel exists AFAIK, and Chromecast is not like a typical Android device which is easy to modify or do custom development for.

Also, even if you got support, you would need a Chromecast-side app that can access the content, and an Android-side app to browse/control it, which seems like a lot of work when you can already achieve the same functionality via DLNA or storage connected to the casting device, rather than storage connected to Chromecast itself.
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