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Chromecast app - no devices found [answered]

asked 2014-09-17 19:41:25 +0300

simo gravatar image

updated 2014-09-17 19:42:02 +0300

I visited local store to test if Chromecast might work on Jolla, as most of the Android apps do. Chromecast app installed just fine and seems to run nice too, but when trying to find a dongle in the same network I got "No devices found". Is this just unsupported or can something be done on this? Or is the support possibly coming later?

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same thing with my chromecast. tried with different wlans too but no effect. Jolla does work as wlan host just fine thought.

FOMBE ( 2014-09-18 09:03:47 +0300 )edit

I am using Chromecast (Netflix & Youtube) at home and it works perfectly with Jolla.

Pornis ( 2014-09-18 09:29:26 +0300 )edit

Hi. What other Google-Apps do you have installed?. I tried Chrome for Android to configure the stick, but chome-browser don't show any content. Google Store is installed on the phone and works.

torti17 ( 2014-09-18 11:34:10 +0300 )edit

I have Google Play (and accompanying apps) installed. I actually don't have Chromecast app currently installed and now that I really think about it I am not sure if I have ever tested it with Jolla. I have used the Chromecast app with Note 3 to mirror screen, so my memories might be little mixed up whether I have ran it on Jolla or not. However I have used Youtube and Netflix on CC with Jolla and they work as well as on Android. I can check the Chromecast app later today when I get home.

Pornis ( 2014-09-18 13:05:15 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-01-10 20:01:24 +0300

mikma gravatar image

updated 2015-01-10 20:33:03 +0300

With the latest software Chromecast software is able to find all the Chromecast devices I have in my wlan. I can even connect into them and change their settings. Altho they still won't work with Netflix. I have the Netflix and Chromecast software started. The Chromecast logo does not appear in Netflix.

Next thing I tested was installing the Google Play services because Chromecast software nags about it. This make the whole Chromecast software forcequit right after you start it. Removing the Google Play .apk's and reinstalling the Android support returns the functionality of Chromecast.

* EDIT *

@nix said in another post that he had similiar issues with Android softwares after installing Google Play. So I Decided to retest this whole Google Play + Chromecast + Netflix -thing. And it WORKS! :)

Here's what I did: 1) I downloaded Netflix and Chromecast with APK Downloader

2) Install Google Play, instructions here: https://together.jolla.com/question/30926/howto-install-google-play/

3) After entering my account details, I installed latest Chromecast from .apk, made sure that the devices are listed. They were.

4) Installed Netflix from the .apk, logged in.

5) Chromecast icon is now visible in the topright corner! Play anything and tap on the icon -> select chromecast and enjoy! :)

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answered 2014-09-23 23:45:53 +0300

Maxnuf gravatar image

For me the Chromecast app itself also doesn't find any devices. However I am able to use it (with netflix).

When I have both the android Chromecast app and the Netflix app open, I am able to cast. In the Netflix app it does show my devices.

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answered 2014-09-27 12:06:10 +0300

SaimenSays gravatar image

There seems to be a general WLAN bug with some android apps. For example my Kingston Mobilelite app does not work. Others, like my Panasonic TV romote app do. But why it is so, I don't know. Maybe someone knows how to inspekt it with wireshark. So Sailfish developers hopefully solve this bug.

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answered 2014-12-26 04:38:57 +0300

Leeviih_ gravatar image

i get mine works fine. first i didint find any devices but then i took my friend i phone and tried to search it and i found my chromecast then i istalled it to my wifi and after that my jolla find it too :) and sorry for my bad english and when im using netflix i can even close hole netflix and its still casting its cool :)

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