Chromecast is a hardware media streaming adapter developed by Google. It allows you to stream the media content from your computer or mobile devices onto any screen it is connected to, for example a TV screen.
FV Player currently supports Chromecast on desktop and Android devices. Support for iOS devices will be added later.
How to set-up Chromecast
Step 1: Plug in your Chromecast device
Plug Chromecast into your TV via HDMI. Then plug the USB power cable from your Chromecast either into an open USB port on your TV, or use the included adapter to plug it into a power outlet.
Step 2: Connect your Chromecast device
Please check if the Chromecast and the device you are using to set up the Chromecast with are both on the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 3: Download the Google Home app
Download the Google Home app to your mobile device or tablet.
Step 4: Set up Chromecast
Note: Please double check if your mobile device/tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network that you intend to use with your Chromecast.
- Open the Google Home app
- In the Google Home app, tap Add and then Set up device and then Set up new devices.
- Follow the remaining steps the app shows you.
Set up is successful! You're ready to cast.
How to cast videos with FV Player
- Make sure your device is connected to the same network as the Chromecast device.
- Play the video that you want to cast with Chromecast.
- Push the Chromecast button to start casting. (as you can see in the screenshot below)
Note: To make sure you get the Chromecast feature with all the fixes, use FV Player Pro version 22.214.171.1247 Beta or newer. To switch your version from Release to Beta follow this guide.
Chromecast is supported by the free FV Player as well, but it relies entirely on the Flowplayer (the core video technology in FV Player) which unfortunately has a lot of bugs in the Chromecast module.
We have fixed some of these bugs and submitted the fixed version to Flowplayer team here: Open Flowplayer issues fixed by Foliovision Until this is accepted we have put the fix into FV Player Pro as explained above.