Casting from PC to Bolt

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by Tiger62, May 25, 2020.

  1. Tiger62

    Tiger62 Member

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    Using Chrome browser on my Win 10 PC, my TIVO BOLT shows up on the list when I click on the "Cast" icon. When I select the Bolt to cast to, what mode does the Bolt need to be in to display the "casted" screen?
     
  2. UCLABB

    UCLABB Well-Known Member

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    Off the top of my head, you can't cast anything to the Bolt. The reason you see the Bolt on the PC is only because it is on your LAN.
     
  3. Tiger62

    Tiger62 Member

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    Not true. I just cast a youtube video to the Bolt and it worked fine! I had the Bolt on the "Shows" screen at the time.
     
  4. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    I just experimented and cast a YouTube.com website video open on a tab on a Chrome browser on my Win10 networked laptop, to my networked TV, using the option for my TiVo Bolt box connected to the TV, listed under the available cast destinations after I clicked on the YouTube cast icon (likewise when I used the Chrome menu option for this) (I also had the option of the TV itself). No issue, and the TiVo box wasn't set to anything special, simply acting as the OTA signal input source for the TV, for a currently-showing TV show; when I played around some, it also worked when I was at the TiVo My Shows screen and likewise when a recorded show was being played back--the casting just took over the screen.

    (I wasn't sure if this is the sort of use case you were asking about.)
     
  5. UCLABB

    UCLABB Well-Known Member

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    Oh, yeah. I’ve cast YouTube before. Is there anything else that can be cast from a PC, et al? Now that I have airplay on my TV, that’s what I use for casting from my phone or tablet. PC is not handy.
     
  6. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    If I want my PC desktop or something--unlike YouTube--that doesn't have a casting ability built in, I simply use Win10's connect/project facilities.
     

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