How does cast to device work? (Build 10162)

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  1. crossup

    crossup MDL Junior Member

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    #1 crossup, Jul 5, 2015
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    In build 10162, if you right click on a song or video file, ther's an option "Cast to device". But it shows no devices found.

    Now I can't find any documentation on how it works. I have a windows phone and a android tablet. All these are in same 5Ghz Wi-Fi network. If I could cast to other devices like that it would be awesome.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. whoareyouxda

    whoareyouxda MDL Member

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    Need to have a connected device (DLNA/Bluetooth/Chromecast/AirPlay) device to cast to before anything will show up ;) But it just lets you play that file on a device on your network!
     
  3. Kuantum Freak

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  4. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    Does a Chromecast even work? Out of all the devices to support that feature, I would figure Chromecast to be on-top :p But I haven't seen any of my Chromecasts show up on that list. Generally speaking, I think very few programs on Windows even have access to cast to Chromecast (Google Chrome and I think Universal Media Server are the only ones I know of, but I could be wrong).
     
  5. crossup

    crossup MDL Junior Member

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    Yea, well I don't have bluetooth in pc nor do I have chromecast, any way make it work with WLAN?

    Sorry if I'm missing something here.
     
  6. lucidus

    lucidus MDL Member

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    I've had better results by installing Kodi. Install it on your PC, set up your library, then install VLC on your phone or tablet and you can view your videos from your PC on your phone/tablet. You can skip the VLC bit if you're going to use a smart tv.
     
  7. crossup

    crossup MDL Junior Member

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    I use plex, but would love to have something inbuilt in windows.
     
  8. lucidus

    lucidus MDL Member

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    Since you have windows phone you can try opening the file with the movies app, click cast to device, and select your phone.
     
  9. crossup

    crossup MDL Junior Member

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    #9 crossup, Jul 5, 2015
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    Nothing happens, it shows the connct dialog. do I need to install some app or change some setting?

    I have Lumia 730 (Win 8.1 Lumia Denim) and Dell venue 7 (Android 4.4) btw.
     
  10. whoareyouxda

    whoareyouxda MDL Member

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    Not yet, its not showing my Google TV box, which has Chromecast built in, BUT I was able to screen mirror my laptop to my FireTV Stick which was neat, i only ever use the "Play To" option for my DLNA BluRay player for movies that i dont want to put on a flash drive and plug in...
     
  11. whoareyouxda

    whoareyouxda MDL Member

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    If you have a DLNA media player, such as a BluRay player with WiFi or a SmartTV, then most of the time it will show up in that list, and you can stream Audio/Video/Images to that rendering device from your computer over your home WiFi network.