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Cast to TiVo no longer available?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by techjunkie, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. techjunkie

    techjunkie New Member

    Jul 25, 2003
    My Roamio and mini used to appear in the cast-to device list from the YouTube app on my iPhone. Now, only my Roku appears. Did a TiVo update break this functionality, or a YouTube app update on my phone break it? In any case, will it be back? (Or am I the only one having this issue?)
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2017
  2. andyw715

    andyw715 Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sometimes it shows for me, sometimes it doesn't. Are you opening the app from a link or searching from the app for a video?
  3. badlypoor

    badlypoor New Member

    Sep 27, 2017
    That app is working fine for me on the new bolt 500
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2017
  4. khomel

    khomel New Member

    Mar 19, 2011
    I also noticed my cast button missing. I'm able to connect with the "link to TV" option, but I can't choose my Roamio or Mini.

    I'm thinking it may have something to do with the new Tivo Bridge I just added to replace my old moca adapter.

    Anyone else know what could be causing this?
  5. 8bitbarbarian

    8bitbarbarian Member

    Jul 4, 2004
    SF, Ca
    The Tivo option disappeared a while back for me too. I cast regularly with my macbook and chrome browser and always had the tivo or chromecast option. Seems like there was something clunky with the tivo connection and I never used it anyways.
  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    Mine still show in the YouTube app on my iPad
  7. Nickipedia

    Nickipedia Nick of Time TCF Club

    Jul 18, 2015
    Works good here.
  8. caughey

    caughey Member

    May 26, 2007
    Orange County
    My Roamio no longer shows, but the bolt does. If I launch the youtube app on Roamio first, it shows then. That's how it worked when I first got the Roamio, but then it was able to autolaunch the youtube app like you would expect.
  9. Jan 6, 2018 #9 of 12

    TishTash Member

    Jan 23, 2008
    Merrick, NY
    As implied, I believe you have to sign in / activate the YouTube option on your TiVo before it appears as a 'Cast option.
  10. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    No it's been disabled as far as I can tell, I've been signed into YT for years on my Tivo but it's no longer a cast option from either my Nexus 6 w/Android 7.1.1 (in any app including YT or from the cast screen option) or Chrome on my laptop. Used to work until sometime last year on my Roamio.

    What's weirder is that 2 out of my 3 Minis show as cast options from my phone, but not from Chrome. Doesn't work but have no idea why only 2 of the Minis are advertising it.
  11. Elliot2

    Elliot2 New Member

    Dec 15, 2016
  12. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    Roamio Basic here and an ancient Android phone (4.1.2).

    I can still cast to the Roamio from the YouTube app. Sometimes the function goes away, but rebooting both devices usually restores the feature.

    I do find it useful -- it's a lot quicker to enter a search via my phone's keyboard than it is to use the TiVo remote, plus I can easily and quickly queue up a lot of videos from my Watch Later list via the phone's YouTube app.
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2018

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