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Author Topic: Anyone successfully used a super cheap Android tablet for Chromecast ?  (Read 9584 times)

mangurian

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Can I buy a cheapo ($49 or less) Android  tablet to use as a remote for my Chromecast?
It will be a slow low-res tablet, but if it is KitKat 4.4 or higher will it do the job?

stuartajc

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I think that would be OK, as the tablet doesn't have to do much, as long as it can start the App that you want to cast, then the heavy work doing the streaming is done by the Chromecast itself

Sakurigey

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Everyone has the ability not equal.

jameny5

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It has more to do with the Operating System of the phone. What version of Android is it? Go into Google Play find the remote for the device you want to use. It will say this version is not compatible with your device. You will not know in advance until you go in Google Play and try and download a remote.

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jameny5

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It has more to do with the Operating System of the phone or *tablet*.

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jameny5

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This means the app is not compatible for your device. You might have to go to a higher OS like Marshmallow, Nougat or KitKat. Maybe a mid-range or higher phone or tablet. See the difference? Lower Android Operating Systems may not support the app you want to use.

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iplaymusic4u

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Re: Anyone successfully used a super cheap Android tablet for Chromecast ?
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2017, 10:53:26 AM »
RCA makes a 7 inch tablet that is $49.00 at Walmart. It works great as.a controller.

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