Cast from Edge to Hopper? (1 Viewer)

mopar_mudder

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I can't seem to find a straight answer if it is possible to use the cast function in the Edge browser to send video directly to the Hopper or Joey to view on your TV. I know when I try it the Hopper or Joey's don't show up in the list. But I can steam video and music stored on the PC with the Hopper and Joey.
 

MikeD-C05

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Actually today on my google cast 4K tv I just bought last week, I was on my phone and I hit the cast image to make it play on my tv. I was on YouTube on my phone and instead of selecting the cast tv icon I selected "family room" and viola, the YouTube was playing on my hopper 3 on my the screen and the sound was coming through my a/v receiver.


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MikeD-C05

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When I was through casting on my phone I ended it and the hopper refresh image came up and I was back watching my hopper. Normally you have to change inputs to see the google cast input. I will check this weekend and see if this will work for Google casting other sites other than you tube. Can't check now because I'm at work.


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BradleyD

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I have a Vizio Smartcast TV which is Vizio's name for Google cast or whatever Google calls it now. I am able to cast from Google Chrome to the the tv or from the Vizio app on my phone. I have found that when I am on Youtube and tell it to cast to the tv, it switches to that automatically. I also just cast a web page from the National Weather Service to the tv from Chrome. It swiched on its own. However, when I close the page, I have to use the remote to change the input back to DISH so I can watch the H3.

I think the switching happens automatically when you cast, but in my case I have to manually go back to the sat input. My Chrome browser which I only use for casting has a button that I got as an extension that allows me to cast any web page. It's a simple click. I believe that that button was made redundant in a Chrome update a few months ago. I still have it where I put it on the tool bar and it works, but I do not find it in my extensions list so I do not know what the name of it is. Also, if I ever uninstall Chrome or reload the OS on my laptop, I don't know if I can get that function back as I do not know any other way to cast to the tv unless the web page has cast function built in.

I do not think you can do cast with Edge or any other browser except Chrome. That's the only reason I installed it.
 

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