- edited 02-23-2018 9:51 AM by DIRECTVNOWCare
How to setup and use DIRECTV NOW on a Google Chromecast device
(2nd generation and higher on Android & iOS devices, Chrome browser)
A Google Chromecast device allows for video from your mobile device or Google Chrome browser to be cast to any television or monitor device that has an HDMI input.
How to Cast DIRECTV NOW on a Google Chromecast device
Before trying to connect to DIRECTV NOW, ensure that your Google Chromecast device is setup by being connected to your television and Wi-Fi network. The mobile device you intend to use to cast from must also be on the same Wi-Fi network as your Google Chromecast device.
How do I stop Casting DIRECTV NOW on a Google Chromecast device
Issues with DIRECTVNOW on your Chromecast?
I closed the DIRECTV NOW and or the Google Cast applications but video keeps playing
What do I do if the device streaming to the television is not available?
How do I change my Internet connection on my Google Chromecast Device?
Factory reset your Google Chromecast device.
Other steps that can improve your video streaming issues include:
The DIRECTV NOW application has a pairing or failure to connect device issue on Google Chromecast
This could indicate a connection issue between your Google Chromecast device and the mobile device. To resolve this issue try the following steps:
Getting an error Code?
Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any other questions.
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- edited 12-02-2016 12:04 PM
11-30-2016 11:52 AM
It is supported for Chromecast. Check out our supported devices article here.
11-30-2016 1:11 PM
Do you know when IOS support for chromsecast and Directtv now will be available? It would be nice if they noted that or put a relese date for this. I got the Directtv now under the impression that Chromecast was supported only to find out that I am unable to use it due to not having an android device. Do you know when this update will be available or if there is a workaround so we are unable to view the service on a chromecast useing an IOS device.
11-30-2016 2:21 PM
Feeling pretty stupid, but I can't find the Chromecast icon anywhere within the DirectTV Now app on my iphone. (Note: I've been using Chromecast sucessfully on this phone fo a long time now)
Not sure what is wrong and the directions above don't help as it is what I did anyway. Am I missing somehing here? Casting from my Iphone will likely be my main method of viewing.
11-30-2016 2:22 PM
@DIRECTVNOWCare, I think you misunderstand.
The Original Poster is asking when the DirecTVNOW iOS app will support controlling the chromecast. Currently, your page says this is only supported on Android.
The Original Poster (and I) would like to know the ETA of this functionality being available in the iOS application.
11-30-2016 2:27 PM
Well, I have the app on my iphone (via itunes - only way to get the app right now), but I can't find the chromecast icon to actually cast video. What is wrong here?
11-30-2016 3:11 PM
11-30-2016 3:29 PM
12-01-2016 10:57 AM
Thank you for reaching out to the DIRECTV NOW community. We do not have any timelines for when specific devices will have the functionality that you want with IOS and Chromecast. Stay tuned for updates and visit this page for additional information for Chromecast usage.
12-01-2016 7:49 PM
I am using a Samsung Galaxy S7 to start playback on a Chromecast via the DIRECTV NOW app. The Chromecast begins loading the video, shows the program name and progress bar and then a blue circle of dots starts spinning endlessly. I've tried rebooting the Chromecast and my phone but I cannot get anything to work. I have the same problem with VOD and live video.
I am able to cast YouTube and other video services from my phone so I know it's not a network issue.
Anyone else having problems with Chromecast?
12-02-2016 7:44 AM
Sorry to read of the trouble you are having. Check out this link, it has a few troubleshoot articles that may help.
Visit these related resourcesView DIRECTV NOW Troubleshooting!