06-14-2017 6:12 PM
I've been using the app on my Android phone (Samsung Note4) to cast to a Chromecast on the TV in my kitchen. Within the past week or so, the app has a terrible ime connecting: black screens on the TV followed by a blue screen titled "Brainfreeze - try casting something else". Always requires closing the DTVnow app, re-starting, and casting again. It took me 10 minutes to connect today. I uninstalled and re-installed the app because that's what Tech Support usually has you do. No change.
Are others experiencing this?
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06-14-2017 7:06 PM
I am not having any major issues casting via chromecast. Occasional buffering but clears in a few seconds.
06-14-2017 7:39 PM
A quick Google search seems to indicate that the "Brain Freeze" message appears against various apps, but seems to come in bursts (a big one 9 months ago with the Netflix app), usually after a Chromecast update. There is some consensus that it is a terrible error message, but I didn't see (on the Google forums) any real explanation - it just seemed to eventually go away (maybe with yet another Chromecast update?)
06-26-2017 3:36 AM
Well, it has gotten worse in our house. Can no longer connect at all to Chromecast from Android DTVNow app. You-tube app streams just fine. Re-booting and re-installing makes no difference. There is a major conflict between the Android App and Chromecast. Utterly useless combination.
06-27-2017 2:35 PM
This has solved nothing... Not sure why it is a solution. Anyhow try this:I have been having the same issue on both my chromecasts when trying to cast DirecTV Now. One is on a 5GhZ network the other on my linked 2.4GhZ network. Both were on latest preview program firmware ending in 9038. I left the preview program and factory reset. Both work now!!
06-27-2017 4:25 PM
My chrome cast is not in the preview program, but it did have the firmware ending in 90308.
Doing factory reset anyway.
More info here:
Factory reset installed the same firmware ...90308.
Still nothing but brain freezes. You-tube app works like a charm (as before)
Switched from 2.4 to 5 Ghz wifi, no difference.
07-06-2017 3:49 AM
I have learned that the Android DTVN app must be streaming for at least 5 minutes before I can connect to my Chromecast+ TV.
If I try to cast too soon, nothing but "Brain freeze".
It's not Direct TV NOW; it's more like Direct TV Eventually.
Not really a solution, more of a work-around. The App used to connect immediately. You-tube app connects immediately, as do other apps, but not DTVN.
07-17-2017 12:35 PM
08-10-2017 3:39 AM
This fix worked for me. 3 days in a row now, DTVN cast to my Chromecast immediately. Last week I had to wait 10-15 minutes before it would cast without the "Brain freeze" message appearing on the TV.
So, it appears the DirectTVnow Android app has a problem with IPv6 enabled routers. I feel like a beta user.....
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