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My apps don't detect my Chromecast

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Daniel Fernandes, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. Daniel Fernandes

    Daniel Fernandes Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I'm able to control the volume of my Chromecast with the Google Home app but YouTube and other Chromecast apps do not show the Cast button. Google Home and YouTube are up to date. Does anyone know how to fix this?
     


  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    try rebooting your device. you also might want to try and reboot your chromecast. and last resort reboot your router.
     
  3. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Agree with what @ocnbrze posted, restart everything involved (mobile device, Chromecast, router) and see if the same problem is occurring.

    If that same problem is still there however, have you gone through the initial process of pairing up your Chromecast to your home network's WiFi?
    https://www.howtogeek.com/237403/how-to-setup-your-new-chromecast/
    If your Chromecast isn't connected to your home network yet, it's more or less still in its setup state. It could be a matter where the Home app is connecting to your Chromecast over a temporary, direct, ad-hoc signal but until both your mobile device and your Chromecast are on the same network than your Chromecast isn't fully detectable.
     
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  4. Daniel Fernandes

    Daniel Fernandes Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I did try rebooting my router and the Chromecast multiple times without any success, I forgot about restarting my phone though.

    It isn't a set up mistake as it worked perfectly fine for months. I did have a similar problem a couple of months ago, and I fixed it by factory resetting the Chromecast, I did the same this time as well.

    And while it works now, I wonder if there's a better solution out there (if it happens again, I should try rebooting my phone) or if this is a bug that I could report somewhere.
     
  5. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    A bug, really? Can you confirm and document that this is due to your Chromecast and not a problem with your phone or a home networking issue?
     
  6. Daniel Fernandes

    Daniel Fernandes Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    It could be, I tried multiple devices to cast from, and made sure my router was working fine. The only thing that fixed it was factory resetting the Chromecast (from the hardware button on it).

    As it is fixed now, I can't document it of course. But if it happens again I'll remember to.
     
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