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Anyone tried Chromecast with their iDevice?

12-14-2013, 07:09 PM
#1
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Anyone tried Chromecast with their iDevice?

I know there's people with fancy HDMI set ups but I was curious how well Chromecast works with iOS (and or Android) devices. Is the picture good? Fun to play your games on a big screen TV on the cheap? (Think they're $35 and work with any WiFi enabled device)
12-14-2013, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by awp69 View Post
I know there's people with fancy HDMI set ups but I was curious how well Chromecast works with iOS (and or Android) devices. Is the picture good? Fun to play your games on a big screen TV on the cheap? (Think they're $35 and work with any WiFi enabled device)
AFAIK, Chromecast only works on supported apps on iOS.. YouTube, Chrome Browser, and maybe Vevo... I am unaware of any others. I wondered the same and that's what I got out of the Chromecast webpage.

12-14-2013, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by OrionnoirO View Post
AFAIK, Chromecast only works on supported apps on iOS.. YouTube, Chrome Browser, and maybe Vevo... I am unaware of any others. I wondered the same and that's what I got out of the Chromecast webpage.
That's interesting. I guess I need to read more. I figured it was just transmitting whatever was on your screen regardless of what it was.
12-14-2013, 08:42 PM
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Get the Apple TV. It hooks up seamlessly with any A5 generation device or newer.
12-14-2013, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by one.sixty.four View Post
Get the Apple TV. It hooks up seamlessly with any A5 generation device or newer.
It's great for streaming movies, etc.
not designed for games at all. Even with a controler, which will stop you from having to look at the screen. The lag between things happening on the device and mirroring makes most games unplayable.
12-15-2013, 12:07 AM
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Thanks for the responses. I guess I had a misunderstanding from the commercials that seem to make to sound like anything on a device over wifi would be displayed. After some research, yeah, not so much. Oh well, guess for $35, what can you expect. Still, not something I would find useful.
12-15-2013, 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Nobunaga View Post
It's great for streaming movies, etc.
not designed for games at all. Even with a controler, which will stop you from having to look at the screen. The lag between things happening on the device and mirroring makes most games unplayable.
Does your Chromecast solve the issue of lag?

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Originally Posted by awp69 View Post
Thanks for the responses. I guess I had a misunderstanding from the commercials that seem to make to sound like anything on a device over wifi would be displayed. After some research, yeah, not so much. Oh well, guess for $35, what can you expect. Still, not something I would find useful.
I guess if you did get a Chromecast or Apple TV, you would probably end up using it to watch Youtube on the telly.

Last edited by iPadisGreat; 12-15-2013 at 12:24 AM.
12-15-2013, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Nobunaga View Post
It's great for streaming movies, etc.
not designed for games at all. Even with a controler, which will stop you from having to look at the screen. The lag between things happening on the device and mirroring makes most games unplayable.
Even hdmi is like that now. Ipad 4 hdmi sucks big time compared to ipad 3 hdmi. So sad.
12-15-2013, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Connector View Post
Even hdmi is like that now. Ipad 4 hdmi sucks big time compared to ipad 3 hdmi. So sad.
Yeah. Hopefully the rumoured "New" Apple TV solves the issues. If it does I'll pick up another Apple TV. The decrease in functionality with the lightning port and HDMI is a shame. Apple better solve the problem they've created. Being what they are, I expect it'll take some time.

In response to the other comment. I wasn't commenting on chromecast. Just responding to the suggestion of getting an Apple TV and pointing out it's flaws. I knew about them when I got mine. Would've been very disappointed if I'd expected it to work flawlessly. I assume Chromecast would have the same issues. Never bothered with it though. I'm not a fan of peripherals with limited compatibility.