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Nemanja March 5, This will be limited to whatever video format your phone supports, in my case p, so that means no 4K content on my 4K chromecast TV. Also it will drain the heck out of your battery since all content is being streamed to your mobile device first, then streamed back out of the device to the chromecast perhaps being decoded and reencoded in the process.

Not an optimal solution. It might not even work, or it may stutter if your wifi bandwidths are already used for other purposes in the home. Please do the right thing Amazon. Does not work anymore!! Prime video app will still show the overlay on tv like the play controls and menus, but the video is black. Now the only way is to cast a tab from chrome desktop. I just started my 7 day free trial of Amazon Prime. I was completely dumbfounded when I could not find a cast option in the app.

This is the most pathetic thing I have seen a company the size and reputation of Amazon do. Sorry Amazon I have cancelled my free trial because I cannot use your useless pathetic app. Whenever I cast to my television, the video connection with Chromecast drops, cuts out, and basically stops working.

They block it again now, after your done watching for the night. Next time you open, its blocked. Casting from the movie player window cast icon in from the movie player screen , the picture and audio remains in sync. Amazon and google should sort thier differences out on this issue. Netflix is growing and works perfectly with chromecast. Fire stick is a useless lagfest.

Just let us Chromecast already. Step 3 — Watch an Amazon Prime video Now that you are successfully casting your screen to your Chromecast, you are ready to start watching an Amazon Prime Instant Video. Google Chromecast and Amazon Prime January 10, Exactly the same issue with me. Did you ever have the option to cast your screen? Not all phones have this capability.

According to Google, you need to have 4. What phone do you have? I have an Android — Samsung Galaxy S4. Have you checked to make sure the Chromecast app is up to date on your phone? Yes, I specifically checked that. Did your phone get updated to Lollipop recently? Did you receive the update to Lollipop on your phone?

If you did, is this method working now? Like I said, I have version 4. Apparently Verizon is not yet pushing 5. I tried bit no luck k from desktop, the frame was there but the video content missing.

Works great but no audio on tab or tv samsung 8. Amazon refuses to develop their app. Which is exactly why Hulu and Netflix are huge and most people are unaware of Amazon videos. Amazon changed that policy probably shortly after you posted that comment. Netflix works flawlessly with chro ecast. Google and Amazon need to get over this childless behavior of not sharing each others app.

This should be considered illegal. They can sell whatever they want. I cant seem to find the correct Amazon prime App to download…can anyone help me out?. Works fine with a laptop windows 10 but too choppy using Android.

Neither download links work for me. How do I do this successfully? What is ironic is Netflix fully support Google Cast on its site. Amazon is full of shit. This no longer works. If your try the above steps, the screen goes blank. Worked for me on a Samsung Galaxy S8. Which phone are you using? Evil Amazon must be blocking it. Doesnt work for me. Use desktop browser and cast tab. I got a black screen and audio only. I play Township game on Chromecast. The adapter looks like the existing Chromecast power cord, but the plug end now includes a small Ethernet port.

Open the app, select the cast icon, choose Chromecast from the device list, and select what you want to play. Let's say you want to catch up on Start Trek: Voyager , for example, but are not sure where it's streaming.

Open up the Home app, type the name of the movie or TV show you want to watch in the search box, and tap your desired content. The app will tell you which Chromecast-enabled apps are streaming that content, and give you the option to jump to that service or download an app that does. Apps, meanwhile, are being added all the time. To find out what its latest tricks are, visit Google's Chromecast page.

If you really want to make your Chromecast feel at home, sync it up with your Google Home to control some TV content via voice. Find the Chromecast you want to link and select the plus sign.

Now link the video or music apps you want to play to your Google Home device. Open the Google Home app again, select the Menu, then choose Videos and Photos, and select an app like Netflix that you would want to link.

You would think, meanwhile, that Chromecast would play nice with Google Play Movies , but the company only just added that functionality. Ask your Google Home device to play movies and shows you've rented or purchased, as well as content shared through Family Library. You can watch Netflix with ease on a Chromecast, but there's no easy way to stream Amazon Video since Amazon has its own streaming dongle.

There is a workaround, though, as long as you keep a computer with the Chrome browser handy while you're watching on your TV. Open the browser and navigate to Amazon Video and whatever you'd like to watch. Select the menu on the top right. Select "Cast" and a pop-up window will ask you to select the device to which you'd like to Cast.

The downside is that you'll have to go into the browser to control the video. The quality is also not ideal. Google is testing a better experience, though.

If spoilers never dissuade you, then you'll want to join the Chromecast Preview Program. This will get you the latest Chromecast features before they're released to the public. Google says the program is not beta but rather just a preview of stable features. Tap Devices, locate the one that you want to use for the program, and select it. Now select Device Settings, then Preview Program. Use the slider to select whether or not you want to receive email notifications of updates as they are pushed to your Chromecast device.

You may not be successful in enrolling; should you not see Preview Program under settings, then Google isn't accepting members at the moment and you can try again later. You've probably used your phone as a remote for your cable or Chromecast, but you might not know that you can use it to bypass the process of having to change the input to cast if your TV supports HDMI-CEC.

Now when you cast to your TV, you don't have to change the input. You can start casting to your Chromecast from another device and the Chromecast will send a signal to the TV, forcing the TV to switch to the Chromecast. The TV remote control will now also work to pause, play, rewind, and fast forward whatever you're watching on the Chromecast.

Chandra is senior features writer at PCMag. Chandra's happy to make a living writing, something she didn't think she could do and why she chose to major in political science at Barnard Co

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