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Chromecast, android Hotspot, no wifi

dkerleedkerlee Members, Plex Pass Posts: 108 Plex Pass

I assume that normally a Chromecast works via local wifi. But in this place, I have no wifi. Can I turn on Hotspot on the phone, get the chromecast to sign onto that network, then cast android plex to that Chromecast and TV?


  • kegobeer-plexkegobeer-plex Members, Plex Pass Posts: 5,274 Plex Pass

    You should try and see. Have you tried connecting your Chromecast to your phone's hotspot? Give it a shot and let us know how that goes.

    Where are my log files?

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  • bunklungbunklung Members, Plex Pass Posts: 184 Plex Pass

    This is a known bug and has been fixed by Google INTERNALLY. It will be released to the public via a Google Play Services update at some unknown time in the future. https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/62378390

  • jtr165jtr165 Members Posts: 14 ✭✭

    I thought I read that Google purposely removed this? That a chromecast will no longer be 'discoverable' on a mobile hotspot network, regardless of device trying to push content to it (it used to be that you needed a 3rd device, the phone used as the hotspot could not throw anything to the CC iirc.)

    google definitely made a statement about it a month or two ago, saying it was due to chromecasts needing a certain degree of 'stability' that a mobile connection simply doesn't offer. Which was probably BS and related to heat from carriers or something.

    But the above link does show it's something they're trying to remedy?

  • dkerleedkerlee Members, Plex Pass Posts: 108 Plex Pass

    I put Rasplex on my Raspberry Pi 2. I had to use a usb keyboard to get it onto my phones Hotspot. But once I did, I could seamlessly control the Rasplex with the same phone that was also doing Hotspot.

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