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can't cast xfinity to chromecast

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can't cast xfinity to chromecast

Can't find the cast option on my Samsug Galaxy 4 to stream comcast/xfinity progarms I recorded. WSorks with my laptop.

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Re: can't cast xfinity to chromecast


@birdlady00wrote:

Can't find the cast option on my Samsug Galaxy 4 to stream comcast/xfinity progarms I recorded. WSorks with my laptop.


Yes, casting is blocked using a mobile device, but works using a pc.

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Re: can't cast xfinity to chromecast

you mean natively? through chrome?? what a joke.
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@tvguy225 wrote:
you mean natively? through chrome?? what a joke.

The xf app blocks mirroring on mobile devices. The mobile OS's reports whether mirroring is being used, if it is, the app won't allow streaming.

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Re: can't cast xfinity to chromecast

Criminal. Xfinity seems to consistently strip their customers of products they pay for (dearly).

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Re: can't cast xfinity to chromecast

actually the use of a TV as a 2nd screen is allowed via a PC. use the Chrome browser and start streaming then press the icon (should be in your Chrome tool bar) and select the device and it will start streaming to the Chomecast dongle. (just checked to be sure still worked and it did)



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Re: can't cast xfinity to chromecast

Shouldn't be expected to own a PC computer to stream television service to your television when you are paying for it. If I want to be able to stream it from my phone while my phone is on my home wifi, and my TV is on my home wifi, I should be able to do so. Not everyone owns a computer.
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@Jenzabell wrote:
Shouldn't be expected to own a PC computer to stream television service to your television when you are paying for it. If I want to be able to stream it from my phone while my phone is on my home wifi, and my TV is on my home wifi, I should be able to do so. Not everyone owns a computer.

that is the only way to cast to your TV. you pay for TV service. the stream capability is a free service and hooking up a TV screen bypasses Comcast's revenue model.



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