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unplugmealready

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« on: July 08, 2014, 07:56:46 PM »
Hi community.  Had my chromecast for a few months now.  Love the ease and functionality of it. I just wish that it could work on a local network without the need for Internet. That way I could hook it up to a TV at work and steam local videos. Apart from that it is amazing value and worth it.  So hi :)

mat

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Re: Hello
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 11:57:40 PM »
There are quite a few android apps that cast local files.

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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 04:36:35 AM »
Hi community.  Had my chromecast for a few months now.  Love the ease and functionality of it. I just wish that it could work on a local network without the need for Internet. That way I could hook it up to a TV at work and steam local videos. Apart from that it is amazing value and worth it.  So hi :)

Solid Explorer is a good one for casting local files, as an example


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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 10:11:01 PM »
Cool thanks, I'll check it out. And these don't require you to be anywhere near wifi at all? Its just at work.....there is no wifi

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 10:39:43 PM »
You changed your question, yes, for now you need a WiFi network. But internet access from that network is not required to stream local videos. It is needed for the setup to work tho.

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unplugmealready

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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 10:51:28 PM »
Good point. I probably could've worded it a little better but I did hear talk of Google using radio waves for people to connect to the chromecast without having to join the wifi. Not sure if that is available with the current model though

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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014, 11:46:22 PM »
WiFi is radio frequency. I think it was ultrasonics, maybe. I'm sure the device could be used ad hoc with a firmware upgrade. I doubt Google wants to lose control. It probably checks that the app you use is whitelisted , maybe for DRM too. You could maybe use your phone as a WiFi access point to run it, don't know how much data it would burn through.

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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2014, 02:12:26 AM »
This is true. A firmware update would be better than having to replace the chromecast to get more functionality. I only get 1gb of data currently so unless I could mimic a wifi access point of sorts with maybe a laptop then I suppose I could possibly cast to it. Just for testing purposes.

 


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