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By ArkAngel06, Senior Member on 27th March 2014, 05:12 PM
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So, at work I don't have internet, but I have my phone, and I have a chromecast on the tv. I use my phones hotspot all the time for my ipad and laptop with no problem. I have my chromecast setup on my Nexus 5's hotspot as it's internet connection. It works fine if I use my ipad to push content to the chromecast, but on the phone, all apps hide the chromecast option.

So basically the chromecast is invisible to the Nexus 5. I guess because the Nexus 5 is technically the Chromecast's router, and not a fellow client. There are a lot more apps that have chromecast support, so to get this working from my phone would be great. Is there a way?
 
 
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I use my phone hotspot and play videos all the time. You can use video caster and chrome beta. I tried Netflix and Youtube but didn't have any luck.

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27th March 2014, 08:21 PM |#3  
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I would think that putting the phone into tether mode changes the way the networking works and would prevent it from making direct outgoing connections to anything other than the Internet.

I could be dead wrong however.
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The problem with Hotspot/tether is that the Chomecast can't see the phone because of AP isolation built into Android. Chromecast or any "client' connected to the hotspot can see the Internet as that is what hotspot is for; connecting clients to the Internet... If you connect a second client to the hotspot I believe it can see an control Chromecast..
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The problem with Hotspot/tether is that the Chomecast can't see the phone because of AP isolation built into Android. Chromecast or any "client' connected to the hotspot can see the Internet as that is what hotspot is for; connecting clients to the Internet... If you connect a second client to the hotspot I believe it can see an control Chromecast..

Right.... basically the phone is not on the Tether IP subnet and therefore can not communicate with any device that has a Tether IP address. So Android itself has no access to this subnet it is just internet connection sharing with that subnet.

Not exactly a perfect technical description of what is going on but in the ballpark.
Only the App that is doing the tethering is actually seeing the Tether IP the rest of the phone has no access to it.
28th March 2014, 12:24 AM |#6  
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Put the phone into hotspot mode, use your tablet to navigate and play. I've done it

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So, at work I don't have internet, but I have my phone, and I have a chromecast on the tv. I use my phones hotspot all the time for my ipad and laptop with no problem. I have my chromecast setup on my Nexus 5's hotspot as it's internet connection. It works fine if I use my ipad to push content to the chromecast, but on the phone, all apps hide the chromecast option.

So basically the chromecast is invisible to the Nexus 5. I guess because the Nexus 5 is technically the Chromecast's router, and not a fellow client. There are a lot more apps that have chromecast support, so to get this working from my phone would be great. Is there a way?

I've been able to use AVIA in the configuration you're referring to.
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