Google Cast allows users to cast content from a mobile device to a TV. Users can then use their mobile device or desktop Chrome Browser as a remote control for media playback on the TV. The Google Cast SDK allows your app to control Google Cast enabled devices (e.g. a TV or sound system).
What is a Google Cast receiver?
Google Cast receivers can stream content via two methods: the first employs mobile and web apps that support the Google Cast technology; the second allows mirroring of content from the web browser Google Chrome running on a personal computer, as well as content displayed on some Android devices.
Is there a monthly fee for Chromecast?
You dont have to pay any subscription fees to use a Chromecast, although youll still have to pay for services like Netflix and Hulu to access them. If youre using a computer with Google Chrome, you can cast nearly any webpage onto the TV, and view the internet in a higher resolution.
Does casting use WiFi or Bluetooth?
Casting music over WiFi doesnt drain your battery, while pairing from Bluetooth does. With WiFi every mobile device on the network can connect and control your speakers. With Bluetooth, pairing devices can be tedious and requires disconnecting one device before another can connect.
Does Google chromecast use WiFi or Bluetooth?
Newer Chromecast models can transmit a WiFi and Bluetooth signal that broadcasts a PIN via short inaudible audio tones. This way, anyone who tries to cast to the device but isnt registered on your WiFi network can use the PIN to connect and stream content from their device to Chromecast.
What is casting to TV?
When casting, youre not streaming video from your mobile device to the TV display, but rather using your mobile to initially set up the cast, and then letting the YouTube or Netflix server do the rest of the work. The term casting is synonymous with products like Chromecast which it has largely stemmed from.