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Chromecast discoverable just for Youtube?

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25th March 2014, 04:29 PM   |  #1  
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Hey guys, I was wondering if somebody could give me a hand.

My chromecast ( bought yesterday ) just work with youtube and with the tab cast feature from chrome. I can't get it working with anything else because the cast icon don't appear on those apps, it's like it's not discoverable at all for those apps.

I've done several resets, no luck.

Maybe if I root it? I don't know.

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25th March 2014, 05:01 PM   |  #2  
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Hey guys, I was wondering if somebody could give me a hand.

My chromecast ( bought yesterday ) just work with youtube and with the tab cast feature from chrome. I can't get it working with anything else because the cast icon don't appear on those apps, it's like it's not discoverable at all for those apps.

I've done several resets, no luck.

Maybe if I root it? I don't know.

Thanks.

What apps (be specific) are not showing an Icon?
25th March 2014, 05:02 PM   |  #3  
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What apps (be specific) are not showing an Icon?

BubbleNP, local 2 chromecast, allcast, tappy birds, basically every single app I've tried so far besides youtube.
25th March 2014, 06:12 PM   |  #4  
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BubbleNP, local 2 chromecast, allcast, tappy birds, basically every single app I've tried so far besides youtube.

Ok what device and ROM? (I ask about the rom because of your Sinless Sig)

Sounds like something is blocking the ports used to discover the units.

Either you have some security software blocking it, some network config disabled (UPnP, Multicast) or your device (and ROM) is messing with the works.

Can you see it on other devices? How about the Googlecast ext in Chrome?
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Ok what device and ROM? (I ask about the rom because of your Sinless Sig)

Sounds like something is blocking the ports used to discover the units.

Either you have some security software blocking it, some network config disabled (UPnP, Multicast) or your device (and ROM) is messing with the works.

Can you see it on other devices? How about the Googlecast ext in Chrome?

Yes, I'm using GPE rom for the M7.

I can cast tabs from chrome without a problem.

I'll try to flash another, maybe a sense rom and see if that's the problem :/
25th March 2014, 07:11 PM   |  #6  
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Yes, I'm using GPE rom for the M7.

I can cast tabs from chrome without a problem.

I'll try to flash another, maybe a sense rom and see if that's the problem :/

I wouldn't go chasing roms as most would not change anything about the networking in most cases...Only a ROM overly obsessed with Privacy and Security would mess with those...

It is probably a networking issue or it could be that whatever your flashing does not have the latest Google Services installed that I believe is required for proper discovery...

But I would expect that to affect YouTube as well...
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I wouldn't go chasing roms as most would not change anything about the networking in most cases...Only a ROM overly obsessed with Privacy and Security would mess with those...

It is probably a networking issue or it could be that whatever your flashing does not have the latest Google Services installed that I believe is required for proper discovery...

But I would expect that to affect YouTube as well...

so? I don't know what to do. I tried to use 5GHZ wifi band but then it didn't connect to my wifi at all, it just connect on auto.
25th March 2014, 07:39 PM   |  #8  
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so? I don't know what to do. I tried to use 5GHZ wifi band but then it didn't connect to my wifi at all, it just connect on auto.

What make/model is your router?
Almost sounds like AP isolation is on, was it YouTube on phone/tablet, or YouTube in Chrome that worked?

FWIW, root won't change anything, and if you've been playing with it this long it's not rootable, and probably wasn't rootable to begin with anyway.
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BubbleUPnP doesn't show a cast icon, you have to select the Chromecast as a renderer under the devices tab of the app.

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26th March 2014, 02:25 AM   |  #10  
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@Asphyx, @bigha . the problem was the rom, I switched over to a sense rom and now everything is workinf perfectly. Thanks anyways guys,

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