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# 207232 15-Dec-2016 10:37
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When I cast a YouTube video from my phone to my Roku it's not actually streaming the video over WiFi from my phone to the Roku but rather instructing the YouTune app on Roku what to play. I.e. if I power off my phone or leave WiFi coverage the video will keep playing.

 

I'm thinking of getting a Chromecast particularly for playing music from my Google Play Music subscription (there's no Google Play Music app for Roku frown).

 

Can anyone confirm that it works the same way as above? Or does it actually stream Internet>Phone>Chromecast (all over WiFi)?

 

 





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  # 1689211 15-Dec-2016 10:42
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Correct. Same deal. Offloads the task to the Chromecast.




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  # 1689218 15-Dec-2016 10:50
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Great, I presume that's true for both YouTube and Play Music?





 
 
 
 


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  # 1689263 15-Dec-2016 11:23
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The same pass the token system, yes. Only currently using the Chromecast Audio, so cannot confirm it'll keep playing video if your phone isn't on the network but I guess so?





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  # 1689266 15-Dec-2016 11:27
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Cool, thanks. Now just need to decide on Chromecast audio, regular or ultra. 





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  # 1689341 15-Dec-2016 12:53
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We use Google Play Movies on our Chromecast quite often, so worth considering Regular or Ultra if you want access to movies but don't want to have to sign up for an on-going subscription to Netflix or whatever.

 

Also, the Audio versus Regular/Ultra will depend on whether you want an "average" analogue output (Audio) or have a HT amp or something to connect it to that will probably do a better job of D to A conversion through the HDMI connection on the Regular or Ultra.

 

I run Pandora through out Chromecast and find it works very well, as does Spotify.





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We use Google Play Movies on our Chromecast quite often, so worth considering Regular or Ultra if you want access to movies but don't want to have to sign up for an on-going subscription to Netflix or whatever.

 

Also, the Audio versus Regular/Ultra will depend on whether you want an "average" analogue output (Audio) or have a HT amp or something to connect it to that will probably do a better job of D to A conversion through the HDMI connection on the Regular or Ultra.

 

I run Pandora through out Chromecast and find it works very well, as does Spotify.

 

 

 

 

My Chromecast audios are hooked up via TOSLINK, you just have to buy the cable separately.





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  # 1689363 15-Dec-2016 13:43
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I realise now that the 'Audio' is the same price as the regular one so it doesn't make sense for me to get that given that I don't need 3.5mm analog or SPDIF. I don't have a 4K TV but I do like the idea of ethernet port (and probably faster CPU) on the ultra.





 
 
 
 


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  # 1689499 15-Dec-2016 15:42
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Audio ones can sync up for multiroom. Not seen that happen on the video ones yet.

 

Its not a very good sync, similar to having 2 TVs on the same broadcast so there is sometimes a delay between them. You can correct that in the app, but then when you stop it and play something else that correction amount is wrong. Handy if the speakers cant both be heard but useless for 2 systems in earshot of each other unless you like that echoey crap fake surround like effect it gives.





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