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  1. wncook

    wncook New Member

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    I set up Chromecast on my Windows 7 Laptop and I am able to cast anything from Chrome. The issue is it is out of sync and stops and starts. I am able to cast Netflix and YouTube from my iPad with no issues, but I can't get the Chromecast box to come up in Chrome on the iPad or on my Android phone or my wife's iPhone.

    Any ideas on what I should do?
     
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    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    The Chromecast tab casting feature is still in beta - and it currently only works with a PC or Mac.
     
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    My results using a Windows 7 laptop were consistent with this, unusable. The YouTube app for my Android table worked really well, playback quality was great. I think as things stand now, a Windows laptop with a powerful processor might result in acceptable playback quality but even then I think the Chrome browser casting with Windows PCs needs much improvement.
     
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    Thanks for the info. So does that mean there will be upgrades that might resolve the issues I am having? If so, does it upgrade itself automatically as long as the WiFi is on?
     
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    We can only hope upgrades will make the Windows Chromecast integration better, I can't say for certain that will happen. Yes, the Chromecast will update automatically.
     
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    Thanks to both of you. This is very useful information!
     
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    If by saying the Chromecast "box", you mean the Chromecast ICON in the Chrome browser, then the reason you don't get it on your Android phone is because it is an extension in the Chrome browser on the laptop. The phone's Chrome browser does not have the same extension.
     

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