There is one feature in Google Chromecast that is useful for anyone who wants to take advantage of services without official dongle support but does not always work efficiently.
Is the screen and audio stream from your Android smartphone to Chromecast crashing, crashing, or muted? Although the feature is useful for those who want to take advantage of TV services that do not have official support for Google’s dongle, such as Amazon Prime Video and Apple Music, it does not always work efficiently and may end up giving users headaches.
However, not everything is lost. We have put together some tips that can help improve the mirroring of phones and tablets in the media center. These are simple procedures, but they can make all the difference in the result of the transmission.
Shorten the distance and eliminate barriers
To avoid blockages and loss of signals while transmitting the screen to your Chromecast, it is best to keep the devices as close as possible to each other. According to the manufacturer, the smartphone should be at most 4 meters away from the dongle. Likewise, Chromecast should also be within 4 meters of the router to which it is connected, thus ensuring that the Internet signal is received efficiently.
Another important tip is to prioritize that the smartphone is in the same room as the TV where the media center is installed in order to prevent the signal from having to cross walls before reaching the device. It may be interesting to connect it to the HDMI ports on your TV instead of the rear, which tends to prevent the screen itself acting as a barrier. We tested this latest solution with a Chromecast 2 and a Moto G5, and coincidentally, the quality of the screen and audio transmission has improved.
It is worth mentioning that, in addition to leaving close, if your intention is to transmit only the audio of a song (in the case, for example, of streaming services without official dongle support), leaving the screen of the cellphone erased and avoiding it can help improve quality.
Stay tuned for internet connection
The Internet is a very important factor for the operation of Chromecast itself and with the function of screen mirroring is no different. The first thing you must ensure is that the dongle is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your mobile phone.
To check out, go to the Google Home app on your smartphone and follow the path: Devices> Device name > Settings. In this menu, you can check which network your Chromecast is connected to.
Some simple procedures can also be performed if either device is having difficulty catching the Internet signal. Try actions like restarting the modem and Chromecast or reconnecting your smartphone to the Wi-Fi network. In addition, changing the Wi-Fi channel and considering possible router defects are always possibilities.
Choose the mobile devices recommended by Google
According to Google, any smartphone with Android 4.4.2 or later should be able to mirror the audio and screen on Chromecast without problems. However, because of limitations in the way they are manufactured, not everyone has the power to do this effectively.
You will find all the major smartphone brands with their main models on the list, but in case, the feature doesn’t work on your smartphone, then you should take help of experts by calling at Chromecast Helpline.