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vsurresh
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Now TV with built in chromecast

Hello. 

 

Just signed up for the Now TV sky sports package. It works on my phone, however, I can't cast into the Built in chromecast came with my Sony Bravia and Nvidia Shield. I tried both but no luck. It just throws me an error when I started playing something. Any idea? 

 

I can play YouTube, Netflix etc so the issue is not with my device. 

 

Thanks 

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vsurresh
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Re: Now TV with built in chromecast

Update

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It's still not supported as per online chat

 

'I am afraid but you need a separate Google Chrome Cast device to cast the NOW TV contents.'

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Saint1976
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Re: Now TV with built in chromecast

@vsurresh have a read of the 2 threads right above yours or the 5 or 6 below.

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vsurresh
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Re: Now TV with built in chromecast

Thanks @Saint1976 . I didn't know there was an issue with Chromecastm my bad.

 

My question is specifically regarding the 'built-in' chromecast comes with Sony TV/ Nvidia Shield.

As per this thread Now TV doesn't support this : https://community.nowtv.com/t5/Set-top-boxes-Smart-TVs/Built-in-Chromecast/td-p/487086

 

I just want to confirm whether this is still the case.

 

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vsurresh
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Re: Now TV with built in chromecast

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It's still not supported as per online chat

 

'I am afraid but you need a separate Google Chrome Cast device to cast the NOW TV contents.'

View solution in original post

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Re: Now TV with built in chromecast

@vsurresh 

 

Looks like you solved your own problem for yourself; guess I’ll go back to sleep then.


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Re: Now TV with built in chromecast

Hi @vsurresh 

 

i have a Philips Android Smart TV with the inbuilt Google Casting feature (not Chromecast dongle) and it works for me with my Android Tablet.

 

Watching the Spurs v Everton Game now, where the only downside is that the playback is 25fps with my NowTV Boost Pass (not a problem if you don't watch sports).

 

To save on a registered device i cast to my Philips TV before hitting the play button on my tablet, where my tablet is not one of my six registered devices (only the Philips TV is one of my six devices on my account).

 

Heedlessmunkey
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Re: Now TV with built in chromecast

Is your Phillips an OLED? 

 

My casting works, it didn't do about 2 months ago. But the screensaver kicks in as it doesnt recognise its playing a video, very annoying 

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Re: Now TV with built in chromecast

Hi @Heedlessmunkey 

 

Wish my TV was an OLED 😀.

 

Unfortunately it's a Philips model 58PUS8545/12 LCD television.

 

I don't use the inbuilt Google Chromecast feature much on the above television (only really tested it with NowTV Sports on Demand), but when using the casting feature from my Android Tablet to the television i didn't experience the screen saver kicking in.

 

Normally i tend to use my NowTV box or Roku Stick + with the television.

 

Don't know if there is any settings in your Philips TV or mobile casting device that is triggering the TV screen saver when watching NowTV.

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Heedlessmunkey
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Re: Now TV with built in chromecast

I have a now tv stick but it doesn't like my WiFi and keeps buffering the TV chromecast plays back perfect.

 

I'll just have to live with it, can't turn the screensaver off as the kids leave it on when I'm not about 😡

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schnapps
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Re: Now TV with built in chromecast

Hi @Heedlessmunkey 

 

With regards to your NowTV Stick, i am assuming you had a play around with the WiFi channels on your Router and if your Router is dual band, then test the Stick on both 2.4 ghz & 5ghz ?

 

No guarantee, but sometimes a HDMI extender flylead improves the wifi reception by moving the Stick slightly away from the television back casing.

 

The majority of my devices work over Ethernet where possible (though my Roku Stick + has a wifi external booster antenna and runs NowTV pretty stable).

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