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Discussion in 'Chromecast' started by torhu, Nov 5, 2021.

  1. torhu

    torhu Lurker
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    I'm thinking about getting my dad some equipment for streaming music from is laptop, iPad and phone in his boat for Christmas. It's a car stereo with a minijack aux input. USB power is available through the stereo, or nearby if that doesn't work.

    He uses iTunes mostly. I don't use Apple devices, so I'm not too familiar with what is going on there.

    I know Windows doesn't have much built-in support for Chromecasts, but what about the iPad and iPhone?

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  2. ocnbrze

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

    chromecast? can't use chromecast on a car stereo. i think you are confusing chromecast which is basically a wifi dongle for a tv or monitor that allows you to cast your phone to the tv or monitor.

    i know very little about crapple products.....but i think the car stero has to be able to support apple carplay. you might not need it carplay if you plan on using the auxillary hookup. i think you just need a male to male headphone jack.....but again i do not know how nice it will play being that it is an apple product.
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  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    If it's just streaming music from a laptop, iPhone(which don't have headphone jacks) etc. I'm sure that could be done with a Bluetooth audio receiver plugged into the car stereo.

    Chromecasts are really for video, and require a HDMI input on the device you're streaming to, as well as WiFi.
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  4. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    I'm assuming his music is on a windows device?
    And you're looking to stream his music from his windows device?
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  5. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    What device exactly will he be listening from? If the car stereo has a USB input, just put his music on the USB stick and play off that
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