Play via chromecast on iOS app


#1

Is this possible? Now we have remote playback via the beta iOS app I’m looking for a way to easily hook this up to a tv wherever I go. Chromecast seems the easiest option but before I go out and buy one, I can’t find whether this is supported in the iOS app?


#2

This is planned, but not currently available in the app.


#3

when I’m out of town, i use a lightning to HDMI adapter. its not as cool as casting, but it removes any delays with casting.
https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD826AM/A/lightning-digital-av-adapter


#4

Thanks good to know it’s in plan. Casting is a P0 requirement for me so I’ll invest the $15 when it’s available :wink:


#5

Casting will only be available if you have a transcoding capable DVR server, as the hdhomerun video format is not cast compatible.


#6

Is this on the horizon or is it still some way off?


#7

There is a remote DVR feature for the Apple TV.


#8

Casting currently works via the DVR web UI in Chrome. It is not available in the iOS app at this time.


#9

Doesn’t work on my Shield, is it only for Chromecast devices and not devices with Chromecast built in?


#10

Hi @tmm,

The existing Channels DVR backend server should help with the transcoding for Chromecast which is a plus.


#11

Is this still planned to be implemented?


#12

Any updates on the Chromecast support from the iOS app?


#13

Casting is available from the web player. There are no plans to add it to the iOS app at this time.


#14