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  1.    31 Aug 2016 #11
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    I noticed today, and is quite good for those who just want to share their screen without having to install the extension for it.

    I prefer Microsoft's Miracast adapter myself as it's built into Windows 10 but Cast works with any computer that has chrome which is great .
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  2.    31 Aug 2016 #12
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    Can someone please explain to me how this "great advance" in Chrome is better than being able to cast Edge to my Samsung SmartTV without the need for installing a browser that I don't want to use and not needing to buy and install a Chromecast device? The Cast Media Device to Device is native to Edge and my SmartTV without doing anything but right clicking and connecting.

    I'm just trying to understand the point of this.
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  3.    31 Aug 2016 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJLLB View Post
    Can someone please explain to me how this "great advance" in Chrome is better than being able to cast Edge to my Samsung SmartTV without the need for installing a browser that I don't want to use and not needing to buy and install a Chromecast device? The Cast Media Device to Device is native to Edge and my SmartTV without doing anything but right clicking and connecting.

    I'm just trying to understand the point of this.
    There is a big fundamental difference between miracasting and chromecasting.

    Miracasting basically only transmits what is on device to tv, and device needs to be on all the time, and for long shows, device needs to be charged etc.

    Chromecasting can do that but that is not its main function. With chromecasting, you send the web url to the dongle which then takes over and connects to website via router. You can then even turn off phone/tablet, put in standby, use it for other things eg phone calls. You can use the phone/tablet as a remote control device as well.

    Basically chromecasting uses a lot less device resources, and does not tie up device usage.

    Only slight downside with chromecast is that you have to have internet access to use it.
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  4.    31 Aug 2016 #14
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    other left coast
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    Windows 10 14590 x64 and Win Insider test builds

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    There is a big fundamental difference between miracasting and chromecasting.


    Miracasting basically only transmits what is on device to tv, and device needs to be on all the time, and for long shows, device needs to be charged etc.

    Chromecasting can do that but that is not its main function. With chromecasting, you send the web url to the dongle which then takes over and connects to website via router. You can then even turn off phone/tablet, put in standby, use it for other things eg phone calls. You can use the phone/tablet as a remote control device as well.

    Basically chromecasting uses a lot less device resources, and does not tie up device usage.

    Only slight downside with chromecast is that you have to have internet access to use it.
    My 4K Sony XBR TV in here TV has embedded Miracast , Google Cast, 4K Neflix and 4K You Tube ,Kodi from the Google play store ,a Google web Browser, voice search ,face detection to go on standby if nobody is in the room and probably everything else you can name that is plausible today .

    I never used Miracast but I think Google cast is very plausible , fast and convenient in liew if a wired or networked connection to a PC if you don't expect it to replace an IPTV extender ,game console extender or a smart TV.

    G.C. works well as Chrome browser extender and when its paired with an Andoid TV it has few other benefits you may not get with the HDMI dongle .

    With chromecasting, you send the web url to the dongle which then takes over and connects to website via router. You can then even turn off phone/tablet, put in standby, use it for other things eg phone calls. You can use the phone/tablet as a remote control device as well.
    That's way cool I did not rember that from past reading ........


    I will probably get a GC dongle or two for some TV's here not connected to fixed PC and also use it with the convenient Core i7 HP Elite book without the MD >HDMI cable or use it with a phone to use Chrome & D*TV on Chrome for the TV in the day room in a separate building out back that doesn't have a D*TV room client .
    Last edited by electronuser; 31 Aug 2016 at 15:40.
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  5.    31 Aug 2016 #15
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJLLB View Post
    Can someone please explain to me how this "great advance" in Chrome is better than being able to cast Edge to my Samsung SmartTV without the need for installing a browser that I don't want to use and not needing to buy and install a Chromecast device? The Cast Media Device to Device is native to Edge and my SmartTV without doing anything but right clicking and connecting.

    I'm just trying to understand the point of this.
    If folks want to settle for using Edge such that it is and not use any number of better browsers like Chrome then you probably wont be needing a GC device or embedded GC TV or the GC Roku Channel or whatever downloadable TV app Samsung probably has like that.

    There are those of us that wont settle for Edge and prefer a real full functioning web browser like Chrome or Firefox and think the GC platform is entirely plausible with a Chrome web browser on a PC, Phone or mobile .

    My 4K HDR Sony Anrdoid TV has Google Cast and Chrome and Opera web browsers, Android Kodi, 4K Netflix and 4K You Tube ,Miracast blue tooth ,Andoid Skype ,Sony console game streaming and probably everything else on the planet plausible today built in or downloadable anyway .

    I have 3 other TV's not wired to a fixed PC or that are not Android TV's like this one or wired to a PC like the 1080p Sony here
    and all this is very plausible on those 3 other sets with my Core i7 HP Elitebook or a phone and even on my Samsung PN64f8500 in the frt. room.

    Windows 10 ain't all that for pushing content to a TV without a wire or LAN and generally extenders or smart TV's are better and way more efficient at all that than windows PC's anyway .

    I even play my media HDD's straight into my Sony XBR on Andoid Kodi now . HTPC are things of the past outside of an elaborate dedicated custom $$$$ HT build with a Crestron control system or like that or maybe a simple NAS server and a compatible resident smart TV app or extender .

    Sent from Windows 14905.rs on an SSD in the PC in my spec
    Last edited by electronuser; 31 Aug 2016 at 15:35.
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  6.    01 Sep 2016 #16
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Poughkeepsie, NY
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    Windows 10 64 Bit

    Ok I give up, I installed google chrome 53 yesterday and I do not see google chromecast anywhere.

    Henry
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