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[app] How to Turn Fire TV into a Chromecast Receiver

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By huisinro, Senior Member on 21st July 2015, 10:49 PM
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You can download our free trial apk and install it to fire TV, all of sudden, your fire TV is also a Chromecast receiver.

Please refer to this thread:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/hard...droid-t3161851

Download this apk: [apk, updated on Jan-17-2016, now version 1.4.0, it will expire on Feb-29-2016]

http://www.youmap.com/YouMapCastReceiver.apk

Instructions: (good for fire TV box and stick)

(1) Enable ADB and USB Debugging - go to Amazon TV, Settings, System, Developer Options > tun on ADB Debugging and USB Debugging

(2) Now, you need to find the ip address of the FireTV device, System > About

(3) Now from another PC, you can use adb command to install the YouMap Chromecast apk.

adb connect your-ip-address-of-firetv
adb install YouMapCastReceiver.apk

(4) reboot fire TV, and it's ready for casting.

Have fun !
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22nd July 2015, 05:19 AM |#2  
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Haven't had a chance to try but looking forward to it. I'll edit the post when I do...
Notice no option to buy full version yet. Is there an estimate on what it'll cost?

Update--Sorry. Got some questions right from the start. Usb debugging ejects the usb drive and makes it unusable. Lots of people use an external drive on aftv so this might be a problem.
It works for sure, however, I'm not sure if I'm utilizing it correctly? I was hoping it would mirror my display, but it doesn't appear to, not even if i enable mirroring on aftv. Maybe it's not suppose to...
But, so far the only thing I've gotten it to do is to cast youtube and we can already do that without losing usb functionality. Please correct me if I'm missing something. Thanks.
22nd July 2015, 06:47 AM |#3  
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The USB thing is only one time for installation. Once installed, you don't need USB connection at all. Our app will auto start every time when you boot fire TV.

It can mirror screens, install Google Chromecast app on your device that you want to mirror. Click Screen Mirroring from left side, that's it.
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22nd July 2015, 06:55 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by huisinro

The USB thing is only one time for installation. Once installed, you don't need USB connection at all. Our app will auto start every time when you boot fire TV.

It can mirror screens, install Google Chromecast app on your device that you want to mirror. Click Screen Mirroring from left side, that's it.

Awesome! Works great BTW. Is it possible to set it up on multiple aftvs and AFTV stick?
22nd July 2015, 07:23 PM |#5  
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yes, you can install it on multiple receivers, you may need to name them differently to differientiate them. Our app has a setting page to specify the name. However, on Fire TV, the setting page won't show up, we are working on a amazon version, that should install directly from Amazon store. it will take some time for that release though.
22nd July 2015, 07:34 PM |#6  
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You can access the Youmap settings page on a Fire TV. From the home page scroll down to Settings, then goto Applications and down to Manage Installed Applications. Then scroll down to Youmap Chromecast Receiver, select it and then select Launch application. That will take you to the Youmap settings.
22nd July 2015, 07:47 PM |#7  
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Ahh, Thanks, darren1. I didn't know that
22nd July 2015, 10:36 PM |#8  
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Its a restriction on all sideloaded apps. they can't be launched straight from the Fire TV home screen. When you release an official version through their appstore anyone purchasing it would be able to launch it from the homescreen.
23rd July 2015, 04:49 AM |#9  
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Well I like it. The chromecast app should be a welcome edition too except I need to reinstall play services. Forgot I had uninstalled it to fix play store crash on launch. But your app is working well. Its more reliable than normal YouTube casting because it doesn't care whether my AFTV is Ethernet, 2.4ghz or 5ghz. Normally I can't connect my phone if its on 2.4 while my AFTV is on 5. Not a lot of time testing but so far lag seems minimal.
23rd July 2015, 05:25 PM |#10  
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It works on my firetv connected straight to router , but it doesnt work on my aftv stick ,complains about port 8008 and uses 8010, but chromecast on my sg3 still doesnt detect it and its on the same network
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Sometimes, you need to use google chromecast app Screen Mirroring to search for the device, once it finds the device, it will work. Also try to reboot your router, and on your sending device, try to turn off/on the wifi.
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