Frustratingly, this doesn't work on my set-up either. I have a brand new Sony KD-49XE9005 TV, running Android 7, with the latest Google Cast app, and I can cast YouTube etc to it just fine - but the NowTV App running on my Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (Android 7) fails to make it cast correctly. It connects fine, but then refuses to actually play anything, simply spinning the dots round on the TV screen and eventually timing out.
This is clearly a NowTV problem to do with licenses and user checking as everything else works.
Please, NowTV, can you sort this out?
(And yes I've tried uninstalling Google Cast updates to the App, disabling Smart features on the Home Hub, making sure all devices are on the same WiFi, etc. Everything else casts fine to it, just NowTV doesn't.)
It seems I've answered my own question... I checked in my account and it turned out I already had 4 devices active as I'd accidentally activated my phone while testing. I removed an old Chromecast dongle from the device list, then went back into the NowTV app on my phone, cast to the TV... and it worked!
So, NowTV: please can you make it say something like "Unable to get licence to play stream - deactivate another device in My Account before trying to use this device" or something similar. It does make life so much easier when it tells you why it just fails to load 🙂
Hope this helps,
Hi, I have tried to cast now from my iPad to my tv via chrome cast. I get a message saying that I have reached my device limit. Does this mean that casting is treated as a further device despite the ipad being one of my registered devices?