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Free streaming sites compatible with Chromecast?

Any suggestions?

TIA.


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boom roasted
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re: Free streaming sites compatible with Chromecast?
I meant more in the Coke and Popcorn / Project Free TV vein.


Tiger1242
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Coke and Popcorn is the best one IMO


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CE Tiger
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re: Free streaming sites compatible with Chromecast?
cant you cast anything to the tv as long as it plays in chrome?


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re: Free streaming sites compatible with Chromecast?
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cant you cast anything to the tv as long as it plays in chrome?



yeah, there won't be any official support for those sites, but you can use the "Cast a Chrome tab" function. It won't be pretty, but it'll get the job done.

If we want those sites on your TV, best bet is to get a device to run XBMC on. (HTPC, Ouya, Android TV Box, Raspberry Pi, etc)


autodd03
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anyone else have a massive lag when casting from the chrome browser? I bought a new modem and router and still have it. Any ideas?


shutterspeed
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re: Free streaming sites compatible with Chromecast?
Yes. My shite is all choppy. Might be my computer, though.


boom roasted
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yeah, there won't be any official support for those sites, but you can use the "Cast a Chrome tab" function. It won't be pretty, but it'll get the job done.
I'll look into Cast a Chrome. The picture is low quality?


MSMHater
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cant you cast anything to the tv as long as it plays in chrome?


No.

Slingbox doesnt work.


Jabroni
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re: Free streaming sites compatible with Chromecast?
Yes it does, you just have to open up Chromecast on the Facebook app and then cast from Google Chrome. Works perfect and the quality is great.

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busbeepbeep
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re: Free streaming sites compatible with Chromecast?
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I'll look into Cast a Chrome. The picture is low quality?


there's a good bit of lag and some choppiness. The cheapest solution with best quality is connecting HDMI cable from laptop to TV.


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re: Free streaming sites compatible with Chromecast?
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Yes. My shite is all choppy. Might be my computer, though.


No, I've tried multiple computers, and Asus tablet, and iphone. Chromecast blows. I just gve one away and probably won't ever use the one I have left until it is better. The video quality is a joke.

quote:

The cheapest solution with best quality is connecting HDMI cable from laptop to TV.



This. Simplest and most reliable solution.
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GrammarKnotsi
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Chromecast blows


Your wireless blows..


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fo real. my is awesome yo


autodd03
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re: Free streaming sites compatible with Chromecast?
i have found the services designed for chromecast like netflix, youtube and hulu work flawlessly. I just can't get the damn cast from the chrome browser to work without massive lag and choppiness. I have comcast highspeed and I know comcast blows. Maybe google fiber will challenge them soon. for $35, chromecast does what it says it will and I like being able to go from one room to the next since i have chromecast on multiple tvs.


beauchristopher
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re: Free streaming sites compatible with Chromecast?
i love chromecast a ton.

i did have to get an insanely beast of a router for it to work solidly in all rooms throughout the house. my router is a monster and cost i think 150-200, but well worth it. it's a netgear nighthawk.

i would really like to be able to watch downloaded videos from my pc to chromecast and believe plex and realtime may be able to do this.. but i really don't know how it works.




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re: Free streaming sites compatible with Chromecast?
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No, I've tried multiple computers, and Asus tablet, and iphone. Chromecast blows. I just gve one away and probably won't ever use the one I have left until it is better. The video quality is a joke.


Chromecast does not receive the video from your computer. It gets everything directly from the wifi. The computer is irrelevant. Only your wifi router matters


boom roasted
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re: Free streaming sites compatible with Chromecast?
Then why does Chromecast require a computer or mobile device?

ETA: I think I understand.
This post was edited on 2/28 at 8:52 pm


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autodd03
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re: Free streaming sites compatible with Chromecast?
you can play downloaded movies through realplayer cloud. i have not found an effective way to cast a stream from the chrome browser yet. I guess that is the only time I need the hdmi cord


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