DOM C, But it will be more comfortable from user point of view for casting everything to Chromecast (news, channels, live tv).
Many tv in the world don’t have plex smart tv application, many people don’t want to see tv from computer, they want big Tvset probably with Chromecast.
Better if plex also will support other UPnP cast devices for othe tvset and recievers( for example Sony Bravia tv cast , Samsung tv and money other). If plex will support many tvset and Chromecast for all content (Channels, news, Live tv, films, music , pictures)- it will be great and main video , audio cast application in AppStore and google play!!!
I made research of App Store applications which can work with Chromecast.
Some of them working very bad with Chromecast.
Only nPlayer plus and Plex working not bad with surround sound and Chromecast especially if Chromecast passthrow needs (I used audio extractor with SPDIF toslink output for surround sound )
Chinese application “GSE IPTV” working good with iptv list from m3u files with Chromecast , but it doesn’t support DLNA servers.
Other applications with DLNA support can’t work with iptv throw DLNA ( now plex also can’t because of temporarily channel problem)
But no app in AppStore which work good with surround sound and iptv (probably live tv) together.
For now plex is one of the best in appstore from surround sound, because no one app except PLEX can transcode AAC 5.1 to AC3 DD and made AC3 passthrough. even nPlayer Plus can’t made it!
If you return channels to Chromecast (for example for m3u playlist and others interesting applications) and probably other feature (live tv, news) plex will be the best from Chromecast user point of view in AppStore and probably in google play also !!
@“Dom C” said:
News and live TV are not supported for casting, and weren’t on the old app either. One of the primary reasons for the new app was to bring it into line with the player technology we use on the desktop app so we can (in future) bring support for these parts of Plex.
We don’t use the MPL (for many, likely dull, reasons) but don’t currently support HLS. We do want to try to reenable this though.
@ChristianoFar you might fare better with a dedicated post for your issues, but hopefully I can help a bit here:
I can’t gain a direct connection to plex on my phone anymore, all devices connected to the same LAN. I can only get direct connection, and I can’t cast to my chromecast from my android phone.
Sounds like the potential problem here. Can you access your server ok from plex.tv/web?