Android Question Casting To Smart TVs

bocker77

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This may not be the place to pose this question but searching through this forum on casting an app to a TV some of you have asked about similar issues so I thought I would give it a shot. I have a Moto G Power phone and tried to cast from it outside of an app to a Samsung smart TV. No luck without buying a Chromecast dongle which I didn't. But while pulling up a music video on YouTube to watch and listen to, BTW Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young's "Southern Man Live 1970", it presented me with an option to cast it to my smart TV. I did and it worked to my amazement. So YT is able to do it! Is it possible for my app to cast with coding in B4A? I thought I would ask you kind folk before I start downloading B4A/B4X libraries that may address this capability. My app really doesn't need to do it but it would enhance it considerably.

Thanks in advance for anyone's response.
 

MicroDrie

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I think that you are logged in with both your smart television and your PC at Google Home. So what you say to Google Home is: 'display Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young's "Southern Man Live 1970" on my smart television'. Google home then instructs YouTube to start/continue streaming to the smart television. I suspect if you see the opportunity to set up a web session in your app to YouTube, you will achieve the same result.

Update: I forgot to mention that the browser must have a chrome client to enable casting.
 
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