LG G3 & MiracastSupport

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  1. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Well-Known Member

    Has anyone else had a problem with Miracast not staying connected? The picture randomly freezes on my tv then Miracast disconnects itself.

  2. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    In defense of the G3, I rarely have found Miracast work very well in general. Seems too many conflicts to make it work as intended so far. Would have preferred micro hdmi out, but different companies are trying to secure different standards as becoming THE standard so everyone can pay the patent owner royalties for including the tech in their device.

    HDMI out is cool :)
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  3. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Well-Known Member

  4. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Well-Known Member

    I like not having to deal with cords. It really sucks that they made such a great phone & shorted us on the quality of Miracast. Hopefully they'll improve it with the next update.
  5. Maine Coon

    Maine Coon Well-Known Member

    works flawlessly with my Netgear PTV3000.
  6. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Well-Known Member

    That is what I'm trying to use it with & I can't even get it to stay connected long enough to watch 1 scene on Hulu. Is there a trick to keeping it connected?
  7. Maine Coon

    Maine Coon Well-Known Member

    no..not really..turn on Miracast on the phone..look for devices..connect..

    that's about it.

    did you update the firmware on your PTV3000 from the Netgear website?
  8. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Well-Known Member

    I downloaded the update but when I place the PTV3000 in update mode my phone doesn't even recognize it so I can't get the update to the receiver.
  9. Maine Coon

    Maine Coon Well-Known Member

    Freaking A.

    Your phone has NOTHING to do with the update of the PTV3000.

    Read the instructions on the Netgear website.

    here, here, I got it 4 u :D

    1. Use your laptop or mobile device to visit
    www.netgear.com/ptv and download new firmware.
    2. Press and hold the Push2TV side button for 7 seconds
    3. On your laptop or mobile device, find and connect to the Push2TV WiFi network name (SSID).
    4. Open a browser and type in the URL bar.
    5. Upload the firmware and install it.

    Good luck.
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  10. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Well-Known Member

    I tried that today & still had no luck so I contacted Netgear. They gave me 2 links & said if my device isn't listed there it won't work. Since you're having no problems I'm calling bs on them!

    NETGEAR Connected Entertainment

    PTV3000 Firmware Version 2.4.26
  11. Maine Coon

    Maine Coon Well-Known Member

    That's certainly bs, those folks have no slightest idea what they are talking about.

    So what was the problem? Were you able to connect to the wifi network that PTV3000 creates when in the update mode?
  12. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Well-Known Member

    I was able to connect via my laptop. In the past I've been able to do it from my phone as well. It's one of the options in the update instructions. The Galaxy S4 is not on their list & I was able to use it without any problems.
  13. Maine Coon

    Maine Coon Well-Known Member

    so..did you upgrade the firmware and still have problems?

    if the answer is yes, I hate to say it, but it might be the hardware problem of your G3.
  14. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Well-Known Member

    I think I did. Is there a way to tell what version you have installed? Netgear left me hanging for over 5 minutes when I asked them so I disconnected the chat.
  15. Dpadre

    Dpadre Well-Known Member

    I have a Miracast dongle that I put on my HDTV and use it to mirror live sport games from my phone and to play some apps of games that all I have to do is tap the screen, but I love the better picture using my Chromecast.

    They now have a screen mirror feature to screen mirror to a Chromecast using the screen mirror baked in feture on phones. I use an old S3 phone and Chromecast hasn't added the mirror screen feature for my phone yet but some of the newer phones do.

    There are a lot of apps for Chromecast that will let you cast your media files, like pictures and music and videos to the Chromecast. We download our shows and cast them to our Chromecast. Give Chromecast a try for $35. It's just like my Miracast, it's a dongle with an HDMI end and a power input. It also lets you cast YouTube and Netflix and Crackle, oh yeah and some game apps.There are a bunch of apps for Chromecast and I simply love it better than Miracast.
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  16. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately Chromecast requires a wifi connection & I don't have wifi. I was aware they've made some updates to allow screen mirroring but haven't actually tried the new features yet.
  17. Maine Coon

    Maine Coon Well-Known Member

    Yes, there is. Turn it on, look at the left bottom corner of the TV screen, it will show the version number, latest is 2.4.46.
  18. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Well-Known Member

    Yep, it shows 2.4.46. Maybe my phone does have faulty hardware.
  19. Maine Coon

    Maine Coon Well-Known Member

  20. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Well-Known Member

  21. Maine Coon

    Maine Coon Well-Known Member

    overpriced like 3 times.

    ANY SlimPort adapter should work.

    Which are around $10 on ebay.

    Me thinks.

    but yeah, Whiskeypawz, if even the wired connection does not work, there is a problem w/phone.

    it is still under the warranty if not the exchange, so use it.
  22. Android Pepe

    Android Pepe Member

    try the Chromecast, it has been working great for me
  23. Tetelasti

    Tetelasti Active Member

    This is one thing that I just love! So I'm not one of those people that have cable or dish for TV. Really all I do is use netflix or watch shows from my phone. With the LG G3 phone you can set up Miracast to your LG Smart TV. This will allow you to stream anything that is on your phone to your TV. So I can stream my games, my Sunday Ticket, or anything! Don't even need to get up because your phone IS your remote! Without cable this is the perfect option for me! As long as you have a qualifying LG TV (Usually any of the smart TVs, or newer TVs with Miracast enabled) you can use this service for free! I will show a video to demonstrate it below! I hope you all enjoy!

    I've been using it the last couple of days and I must say, it works great! No sacrificing the picture quality or anything, just sync up and watch / play whatever you want from your phone, to your TV.
  24. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Well-Known Member

    My problem is that this feature doesn't work on my tv since I got the G3. LG says it's because my tv is not compatible with my phone. It also will not work if I'm connected via the HDMI cable. My tv is 2 years old & I've never had a problem until now. There has to be more to it.
  25. Tetelasti

    Tetelasti Active Member

    I have used chromecast and Miracast and no issues with either. I currently am using Chromecast (Since my wife doesnt have an LG phone)

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