Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1090 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 182


Topic # 207232 15-Dec-2016 10:37
Send private message

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)?

 

 





Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic

Stu

Hammered
5144 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1116

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1689211 15-Dec-2016 10:42
Send private message

Correct. Same deal. Offloads the task to the Chromecast.




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

Click to see full size Click to see full size




1090 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 182


  Reply # 1689218 15-Dec-2016 10:50
Send private message

Great, I presume that's true for both YouTube and Play Music?





 
 
 
 


Stu

Hammered
5144 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1116

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1689263 15-Dec-2016 11:23
Send private message

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?





Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

Click to see full size Click to see full size




1090 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 182


  Reply # 1689266 15-Dec-2016 11:27
Send private message

Cool, thanks. Now just need to decide on Chromecast audio, regular or ultra. 





369 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 42


  Reply # 1689341 15-Dec-2016 12:53
Send private message

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.





Things are LookingUp....  A photo from my back yard :-)
http://www.astrophotogallery.org/u141-rodm.html 


2145 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 383

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1689345 15-Dec-2016 13:00
One person supports this post
Send private message

LookingUp:

 

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.





When you live your life on Twitter and Facebook, and are only friends with like minded people on Twitter and Facebook, you are not living in the real world. You are living in a narcissistic echo chamber.

 


My thoughts are my own and are in no way representative of my employer.




1090 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 182


  Reply # 1689363 15-Dec-2016 13:43
Send private message

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.





21830 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4569

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1689499 15-Dec-2016 15:42
Send private message

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.





Richard rich.ms

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.