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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 13:33 
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TheVision wrote:
Yes. I have.

As far as I know, Google have switched off the ability with Pixel phones as I can't cast to my Amazon fire stick. You'll be able to cast to a Chrome Cast though which makes sense from Google's point of view.

Annoying though isn't it?


It is indeed annoying!

And thank you for the tip, Bamba. Hasn't resolved the issue on the phone, but I need to have a dig around in my TV's settings, as WiFI Direct may be disabled there.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 14:34 
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Hmm. I can still cast to my Samsung TV.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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Hmm. I can still cast to my Samsung TV.

Ditto to my LG.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 0:12 
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I can't cast to anything, but that's because WiFi doesn't work on this phone anymore.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:49 
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Noticed this recently. The Disney+ app only lets me cast to the Google Home hub, Netflix and Youtube both include the LG tvs to cast to.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:24 
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Predictably, I'd go for Word With Friends 2. At least they seem to have finally ironed the bulk of the stupid bugs they kept introducing into it.

Ironed out the bugs, then added a "feature" that suggests new people to play against every time you play a turn.

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Don't really know the right place to post this, but I recently noticed that I am no longer able to cast to my Sony Bravia tv.

I used to be able to from Youtube and things.

Now I only seem to get my Google Nest Hub thing as a destination.

Anyone else experienced this?

I don't know if it's the same core issue or what, but some music apps won't let me play music on my soundbar. It is wifi-enabled, but not officially Chromecasty. So Spotify plays fine, but (for example) Sounds doesn't, and only lets me play the music on my Home.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:35 
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throughsilver wrote:
devilman wrote:
Predictably, I'd go for Word With Friends 2. At least they seem to have finally ironed the bulk of the stupid bugs they kept introducing into it.

Ironed out the bugs, then added a "feature" that suggests new people to play against every time you play a turn.

Findus Fop wrote:
Don't really know the right place to post this, but I recently noticed that I am no longer able to cast to my Sony Bravia tv.

I used to be able to from Youtube and things.

Now I only seem to get my Google Nest Hub thing as a destination.

Anyone else experienced this?

I don't know if it's the same core issue or what, but some music apps won't let me play music on my soundbar. It is wifi-enabled, but not officially Chromecasty. So Spotify plays fine, but (for example) Sounds doesn't, and only lets me play the music on my Home.


Yeah Sounds is rubbish. The iPlayer Radio app used to cast all over the shop, but Sounds doesn't do it.

I fiddled with the WiFI Direct settings on my Bravia last night, with no joy. Going to try on the LG in the other room tonight.

More exciting updates, as they happen.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:22 
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Perhaps unsurprisingly the AppleTV+ app doesn’t let you cast to a Chromecast, so that was a waste of a free trial. I’m just downloading Mythic Quest instead.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:27 
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The depressing part of all this is I'm only trying to fix the casting so we can use the free Peloton trial I got with work. Basically i'm sweating over wifi settings so a musclebound american can shout at me while I thrash and sweat around in the front-room.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:28 
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Perhaps unsurprisingly the AppleTV+ app doesn’t let you cast to a Chromecast, so that was a waste of a free trial. I’m just downloading Mythic Quest instead.


Mythic Quest: is it similar to Silicon Valley? Is it as finely-observed, detailed and funny as Silicon Valley?

Because if the answer to all those is yes, I'll be downloading it too.


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Not seen Silicon Valley. But it’s been getting good reviews.

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It's done by Rob McElhenny and Charlie Day, so it'll be all that and more.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:25 
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Mr Chonks wrote:
I’m just downloading Mythic Quest instead.

It’s really good.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:00 
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On my Google One phone ( a Nokia whatever it is), when I have wireless data off and mobile data off, WhatsApps and Facebook messenger messages can still sneak though! How?!

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 17:07 
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Did they come pre-installed? Because unless there's been some shenanigans then it shouldn't work.

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Don't think they did, no. It does it in the car as well.

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You need to stamp on it and throw it into a lake, there's no other way to stop it.


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