Chromecast is a hardware media streaming adapter developed by Google. It allows you to stream media content from your computer or your mobile devices onto your 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 with the HDMI, then connect the USB power cable to your Chromecast. Then either plug the other end of the USB power cable into an open USB port on your TV or into the power outlet with included power adapter.
Step 2: Connect your Chromecast device
Please check if the Chromecast and the mobile device or tablet you are using to set up 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 from the app marketplace.
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 device.
- 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 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 on the screenshot below)
Note: To make sure you get the Chromecast feature with all the fixes use FV Player Pro version 188.8.131.527 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 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.