How do I use Chromecast for Android or iOS?

Streaming content from your CinemaNow library through Chromecast is now available in the latest versions of the CinemaNow Android and iOS apps.


On your mobile device, go to the app store and download the Chromecast app for Android or iOS.

To set up your Chromecast you'll need:
  • A display device with an HDMI input, for example, a high-definition television (HDTV)
  • Access to an available power outlet or an available (non-service) USB port on your HDMI-enabled display
  • Access to a secure wireless network (make sure you have the wireless network password handy)
  • Connection to a 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n WiFi network
  • Android phone or tablet (Android 2.3 and higher)
    iOS phone or tablet (iOS 7.0 and higher)


For general Chromecast Android and iOS setup see instructions here:


Once you have setup Chromecast on your TV and paired it with the app on your Android or iOS device, you will be able to stream content from your CinemaNow library through the TV and use your mobile device as the video playback controller. 


When you enter your library on the Android or iOS app, press the Chromecast icon in the top right corner of the app to connect.  You can also connect from a movie or TV show title page.



Once connected, you will see the CinemaNow "placeholder" screen until you initialize playback from a movie or TV show title page.



Once playback has begun, you can pause, rewind, fast-forward, and adjust volume and closed captions settings from your device on the title's Chromecast playback screen.  A title's Chromecast playback screen will be displayed for the title you have initialized playback for.



During playback, you can exit the movie or TV show playback page on your device and keep browsing your library, storefront, or even leave the app while playback continues on the TV. 

If you have closed the app completely, and want to return to a title's playback screen, re-enter the app and click on the Chromecast icon on the top right.  You will then be taken to the playback screen for the title currently playing.

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