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Cannot install Google Cast extension (for Chromecast) on Ellipsis 7
jpnsco
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Just got an Ellipsis 7 (MV7B_31D41_422Y) last week, and a Chromecast yesterday.

There is no download option for the Google Cast extension on my Ellipsis or iPhone so I can't cast from Chrome on either device (only from a couple apps like Youtube that natively support casting).

I asked the Verizon rep before purchasing the Ellipsis if it and our iPhones supported Chromecast and he said YES.  Didn't know I needed to ask about Chrome specifically.

If I'm missing something and this is possible then please tell me how to set it up.

Thanks.

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Re: Cannot install Google Cast extension (for Chromecast) on Ellipsis 7
Tidbits
Sr. Leader

If it has Google services then it works. Is one of the requirements by Google to have Google services. 

You need to be on the same WiFi network to have it work. It had to be done through the Chromecast app or any app that supports it. I am unsure of your setup so it is hard for me to troubleshoot(I don't work for Verizon).

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Re: Cannot install Google Cast extension (for Chromecast) on Ellipsis 7
Tidbits
Sr. Leader

That extension is specifically for Chrome browser(desktop)  itself. You need to download this app to set it up. You also need specific apps to use it like Netflix , Hulu Plus, and HBO Go.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.chromecast.app

Re: Cannot install Google Cast extension (for Chromecast) on Ellipsis 7
Snn5
Sr. Leader

From the chromecast app you can also mirror some devices (IDK if the Elipsis is enabled) to your CC on the TV.

iPhone chromecast:  Chromecast on the App Store on iTunes

Re: Cannot install Google Cast extension (for Chromecast) on Ellipsis 7
jpnsco
Member

Thank you Tidbits and Snn5 for replying.

I had already installed the Chromecast app on both, so I can cast Youtube, etc. just fine.

What I can't do is cast from Chrome on either device so that eliminates apps that don't have built-in casting (like xfinity's TV Go) or being able to cast a website from a tab in Chrome.

Not the end of the world, but does make the Ellipsis a bit less useful.

Re: Cannot install Google Cast extension (for Chromecast) on Ellipsis 7
Snn5
Sr. Leader

I believe you cannot cast from the Android Chrome browser, yet anyway...

but using the CC app, you can at least ...maybe...mirror what is on your mobile Chrome tabs.  I have had a great experience with my ChromeCast, phone, and PC.  But, the app would let you know if your device can mirror.

I use CC app version 1.9.7 and have the Cast screen tab in my left menu.

Re: Cannot install Google Cast extension (for Chromecast) on Ellipsis 7
Tidbits
Sr. Leader

Snn is correct. You can cast the screen share using the Chromecast app for Android.