- no chromecasts for sale on amazon?
the lads just signed up to prime, i told him he could cast prime videos to his tv rather than hdmi but he’d need a chromecast.
looking on amazon, (which he wants to use as hes just got prime obv) theyre unavailable.
rather than buy a copy, i thought id ask on here first, as if theyre unavailable on amazon i wondered if theres some sort of amazon vs google war, and it wouldnt be any use anyway?
whats his best course of action to watch amazon prime vids on his tv?
cheersPosted 3 months agoseosamh77Subscriber
aye amazon is a pain, when I use prime, occassionally. I just cast a tab from desktop to the tele, quality isn’t 100% and you need to make sure you computer isn’t running slow or it’ll be stuttery.
But it usually works if the comp is decent.
It’s how I’m watching the tour just now. Using the 7 day eurosport free trial at the minute.Posted 3 months agoshuhockeyMember
Google and Amazon feud now over supposedly. So youtube coming to amazon stuff and prime on chrome.Posted 3 months agosam_underhillSubscriber
As above, they’ve resolved their differences. For now at least. I noticed Prime video android phone app now has a cast button. I’ve not yet installed youtube on my firestick, but I’d wager that you’d also be able to cast youtube from your phone to that as well.Posted 3 months agosam_underhillSubscriber
I can confirm casting to the firestick works. I tried to do a back to back comparison with the chromecast, watching the same youtube video of Gee Atherton’s Les Gets DH course preview.Posted 3 months ago
At the start of the video as he rode across the meadows it seemed a little more jerky on the firestick (possible playback frame rate issues?), but after a few watches I became less convinced there was much difference at all.
well the lads up and running with his amazon firestick and prime now. hes asked if he can take it abroad and still get netflix/prime movies etc when we go on holiday…..
my guess is no to netflix (for the same reason we cant watch US netflix), but maybe prime would be ok.
can anyone verify that for him?
thanksPosted 3 months agonotmyrealnameSubscriber
I’m currently on my second Chromecast, they’ve both been rather flakey to sat the least. I won’t be gettting another now this one’s died.
What are the Roku things like?
Can I use them to cast stuff from my laptop or ipad like I can with the Chromecast (when it works!)?Posted 3 months agosootyandjimMember
Netflix works abroad, but you get the local content. If you’re in the US, you get the US Netflix.
I’ve used it in US and Italy, lots of English language content while in Italy.
(I travel with a Chromebook and an HDMI cable)
Just sign up to a VPN.
I regularly travel to the US to see my family but use a VPN so that I can get UK-specific content via my media apps as well as use BBC iPlayer.Posted 3 months ago
another question on this please…..
i tried to cast something from laptop the other night and my chromecast wasnt available as an option any more, just our bluetooth player and the lads xbox. in the end i managed i think by casting from my phone.
have they changed the permissions or summats like that to stop laptop casting? or is it likely to be an issue my end?Posted 1 month ago
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