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Chromecast App Launches Onto Google Play

Chromecast App

If you already ordered or plan on ordering a Chromecast, head on over to Google Play and pick up the official app. With the Chromecast app, you can set up your new device to run on your home’s WiFi network and also change the device’s settings, such as the name and the WiFi password.

Waiting on your Chromecast to show up?

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  • CaptM

    Damn, it didn’t show it earlier on the Play Store site when I ordered it a few hours ago, but now it is showing that it will ship in 3 to 4 weeks.

    I Really Want To Cry!!!!!!!

  • Mvrcel Lgt

    not available in my country…as nearly 50% of all youtube-videos =(

  • Originally ordered through Google, should ship next Friday. Then saw my local Best Buy had some available so i ordered a instore pickup. about 10 minutes later they cancelled my order saying they sold out lat night and didnt update the website. 🙁 so glad i didnt cancel my Google order until i had it in hand. Now still waiting.

  • Raven

    I guess I made the wrong call ordering from bestbuy.com. Still saying Aug. 1-6 for shipping. But I had a $10 gift card I thought I would burn up.

  • David Harrall

    Mine will be here tomorrow!

  • Bill Anderson

    Has anyone tried debug mode yet (per: https://developers.google.com/cast/developing_your_receiver ):

    To debug your receiver, follow these steps.

    1. With your receiver in the discovery state, locate your receiver device’s IP address on the receiver display.
    2. In a Chrome browser connected to your network, in the omnibox, enter your.device.IP.address:9222.
    3. Open Chrome DevTools, and let slip the dogs of war.

  • UpdatesFromHTCAreAJoke

    So does this replace Roku?

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  • djab

    Mine was just delivered. Can’t wait to hook it up after work. I ordered mine direct from the Google Play store. So I am shocked it already arrived.

  • jaredgreenwald

    The fact that you get 3 months of credit on your Netflix account means anyone with a streaming plan is basically only paying $11 for this device. Which is awesome.

  • Joe Bertolino

    ordered from Amazon – it’ll be here tomorrow

  • Daniel Clifford

    Just picked up the last one at my local Best Buy! Looking forward to trying it out.

  • KPunk

    this thing is awesome, i got mine today from best buy, in stores. best $11 bucks i’ve ever spent…(I am already a paying Netflix customer)

  • disqus_zVpNJRBIf5

    Picked mine up at Best Buy at lunch today. They had about 5 left in stock. The guy said they got them in right after the announcement yesterday. I was too impatient to wait for shipping!

  • jnt

    Hmm, if you don’t have any Android devices at home (i.e. my wife at home with our kids for a majority of the time), there’s no real way to do anything with this is there… besides using the Chrome browser on our PC… is that a correct statement?

    • Nope. Works with ios devices as well.

      • jnt

        But only in the chrome app correct? Or will they be updating the youtube, netflix, etc. apps on iOS for this support?

        • Steve Benson

          Yeah, they’re either already updated or will be very soon.

  • jnt

    I’m hoping they’ll integrate this into gallery apps and G+ for easy viewing of videos and pictures taken on our phones!

  • Adam Neighbors

    I ordered one immediately and it shipped last night. However I’m out of the country for 3 weeks, so there’s that.

  • Capt. Crunch

    Hurry up UPS, I can’t wait until Tuesday when my Chromecast is set to arrive

  • fester113

    I received and hooked up to my tv at the office, worked flawlessly. Connected to my network (WPA2 – N), configured through the android app, streaming through youtube and Play, awesome!

  • Alex Goings

    Mine shiped late last night is scheduled for delivery tomorrow! Just has to make its way from the west coast of Michigan to the east coast!

  • Hep

    Guess I shouldn’t have bought from the play store. Mine doesn’t ship til next week.

    • Alex Goings

      I got mine on the play store and it shipped yesterday.

      • Hep

        Weird, my order still says Pending in the Play store. I ordered right after it went live.

        • Alex Goings

          Hmm. That is quite odd.

        • Hep

          Finally shipped this morning!

  • Brian

    What I’m still not clear on is how you configure Chromecast to connect to a wireless network. How does the app on your phone connect to Chromecast?

    • MikeD675

      I assume you need to connect chromecast to your WiFi router. Your phone/tablet is then connected to same router so they can communicate with each other.

      • My guess is that it (the app) creates an AP and the dongle connects to the network your phone creates since the app screenshot says “now lets connect chromecast to your wireless network – Your internet connection will be temporarily unavailable, but it’ll be back in a snap”

    • Steve Benson

      That’s what the Chromecast app is for.

      Plug Chromecast into your tv.
      Launch the Chromecast app on your phone or tablet. The app will scan and find your Chromecast and then walk you through connecting it to your personal wifi network.

  • Is it bad that I keep checking the tracking status of it? Shipped at 4 A.M. and it looks like it is making it’s way out of Tennessee right now.

  • Liquidretro

    Ready to go, waiting on UPS.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Mine is on the truck. Will be at my house in a couple hours. Gotta love Amazon!

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Delivered! Day can’t go by any faster!

      • PhoenixPath

        You mean slower, right? Whenever I get a new toy delivered by Amazon the day seems to drag out forever, being so eager to get home.

        Gotta love the speed of that delivery though. Tell us what you think when you get it up and running!

        • JimmyHACK

          I’m with you on this one haha

      • I hate you right now!!
        That was pure jealousy talking there.

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          I received and hooked up to my tv
          at the office, worked flawlessly. Connected to my network (WPA2 – N),
          configured through the android app, streaming through youtube and Play,

      • Bionic_Pags

        SO upset with my purchase from Google Play

        • djab

          I got mine today and I ordered from Google Play.

          • Bionic_Pags

            really? My order still says pending and i ordered immediately after it went up

          • djab

            Same. I ordered it as soon as the link went up during the live feed yesterday. UPS says it is on my porch as of 1:29 EST. Sucks that yours hasn’t shipped. Hopefully it will soon, i noticed mine shipped out of Kentucky.

          • AnotherAndroidKid

            My coworker’s is on the truck today too from KY. My play store one is pending still 35 minutes after he ordered and my amazon is expected tuesday.

          • djab

            Last time I ordered something from the play store (Old Nexus 7) it took forever. I guess I got lucky this time.

      • RAZR_FANN

        I replied to your comment when you said it went live on Amazon yesterday…mine hasn’t even shipped. The status says “Shipping Now”.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Did you do normal shipping? I have Prime and payed the extra $4 for next day shipping

      • I wish it wasn’t sold out when I tried amazon.

        • JonathonFlores

          try local best buys. just bought mine over the phone and im picking it up in aboouuuttt 30 minutes. sales rep said inventory was messed up on them. says it shows zero but he was looking at a few on the shelf.

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    • ReturnOfTheMack

      Did you select next day shipping? My Amazon order is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow and oddly enough so is the one I ordered from the Play Store. I can’t believe my Play Store order has already shipped and will be here that fast.

      Now I have to decide if I want to keep both, unload one on eBay or refuse delivery of the Play Store order and just get me money back. Had a return to do with Amazon so I only paid $15 for that one.

      • KleenDroid

        I would accept both. I bet when you show it to a friend they will want one.

  • brkshr

    Mine was shipped this morning. Also downloaded the app right after I bought ChromeCast yesterday.

  • MJZ

    This came out yesterday. I had it downloaded even before I picked up my Chromecast from Best Buy last night

    • Prox

      How many did Best Buy have?

      • JimmyHACK

        Most have 5-10 in stock based on various peoples accounts.

  • UpdatesFromHTCAreAJoke

    Woohoo… yawn