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#148678 27-Jun-2014 03:58
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Although it was great and somewhat novel, when Chromecast was launched it had limited functionality and was pretty much locked down. Although it has been freed-up a bit as expected, this has been fairly slow and mainly limited to specific apps.

Now Google has announced that CC will be able to mirror any Android device without apps needing to have CC support - a long-awaited breakthrough:

http://www.androidcentral.com/chromecast-mirroring-will-blast-any-android-display-big-screen

Huzzah!




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  #1075353 27-Jun-2014 06:38
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The other thing it is going to do is allow visitors to cast to your CC without having to log into your wifi first, although I couldn't think of an instance where I might want to that :)

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  #1075366 27-Jun-2014 07:47
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kiwitrc: The other thing it is going to do is allow visitors to cast to your CC without having to log into your wifi first, although I couldn't think of an instance where I might want to that :)


im hoping you can turn that off, I don't want my neighbours playing random things on my tv.

 
 
 
 


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  #1075369 27-Jun-2014 08:15
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reven:
kiwitrc: The other thing it is going to do is allow visitors to cast to your CC without having to log into your wifi first, although I couldn't think of an instance where I might want to that :)


im hoping you can turn that off, I don't want my neighbours playing random things on my tv.


Oh I dont know, could be interesting ;)

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  #1075371 27-Jun-2014 08:18
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google are very smart, I'm sure they thought of that (it took me 2 minutes, it would of taken them 2ms :))

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  #1075415 27-Jun-2014 09:16
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Hope they fix the chromecast losing the youtube play list when your phone briefly swaps back to 4g when changing between wifi.




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  #1075457 27-Jun-2014 10:47
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reven:
kiwitrc: The other thing it is going to do is allow visitors to cast to your CC without having to log into your wifi first, although I couldn't think of an instance where I might want to that :)


im hoping you can turn that off, I don't want my neighbours playing random things on my tv.


Unless your neighbours can see your tv screen to see the pin code on screen I think you are safe.

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  #1075458 27-Jun-2014 10:49
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YadaMe:
reven:
kiwitrc: The other thing it is going to do is allow visitors to cast to your CC without having to log into your wifi first, although I couldn't think of an instance where I might want to that :)


im hoping you can turn that off, I don't want my neighbours playing random things on my tv.


Unless your neighbours can see your tv screen to see the pin code on screen I think you are safe.


There goes the neighbours "home movies then " :(

 
 
 
 


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  #1075515 27-Jun-2014 13:37
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Don't they need to be in the same layer 2 network? Therefore issue with neighbours is not an issue.

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  #1075519 27-Jun-2014 13:45
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No the whole point of the new stuff is to remove the limitation of being on the same lan.




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  #1075552 27-Jun-2014 14:41
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Its basically Miracast. Just labeled different.




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  #1075876 28-Jun-2014 03:13
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YadaMe:
reven:
kiwitrc: The other thing it is going to do is allow visitors to cast to your CC without having to log into your wifi first, although I couldn't think of an instance where I might want to that :)


im hoping you can turn that off, I don't want my neighbours playing random things on my tv.


Unless your neighbours can see your tv screen to see the pin code on screen I think you are safe.


How about ultrasonics?

http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/27/chromecast-ultrasonic-pairing/

http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/26/how-can-chromecast-connect-to-your-friends-phones-without-using-wifi-ultrasonic-sounds/







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Im wondering how well "ultrasonics" will work over a standard 48kHz HDMI stream and TV grade speakers etc.

If they make a high pitched audible noise I will be turning it straight off.




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  #1076023 28-Jun-2014 13:51
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richms: Im wondering how well "ultrasonics" will work over a standard 48kHz HDMI stream and TV grade speakers etc.

If they make a high pitched audible noise I will be turning it straight off.


Surely ultrasonic means frequencies greater than the upper limit of the human audible range. Keep an eye on your dog though.




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  #1076024 28-Jun-2014 13:55
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Which would be 8-12kHz for many people, which is quite audible and annoying for those of us without munted hearing.




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