I have read recently, that to stream BT SPORT using the new Chromecast gizmo, the settings in the Home Hub need to be changed.
Is this the case, and, what needs to be done ?
I also have Chromecast working fine from an I-Pad including BT Sport.
However, I can't get iit to cast BT Sport from a Win7 Desktop. I can seee the device from Google Chrome, I can cast YouTube and I can cast the Chrome window but as soon as I open BT Sport in the window, the Cast button says "No Cast Device found".
According to the Google Play hardware support helpline, BT has not enabled Chromecast for on-line streaming to a laptop/computer. Seems it's a "work in progress"!
I think it might take a rewrite of Microsoft Silverlight - Oh Joy!!!! More buggy apps from yours truly! I upgraded to the latest version of Silverlight, thinking it would help with the "No Cast Device found" - Big Mistake! Bt Sport On-line crashed: "no plug in device found". Took an age to correct it - only just made the start of MotoGP ...... Phew!!
Uninstalling Silverlight incorrectly will cause Mac and Windows users unbearable pain! It has to be done thoroughly - no hidden files left anywhere on your hard drive.
Eventually cleaned up the drive and installed a previous version - not available from the Silverlight update site.
So unless you have an Android or iOS device - I don't - you and I will have to wait for BT to get it's act together ........... and the imperious Microsoft - of course!
Has anyone tried the new chromecast dongle in their tv to see if we can get it through a laptop
Welcome to the forum. I moved your post here as it's a more appropriate thread which already contains some relevant info.
BT Sport only seems to cast from one of the mobile apps.
Trying to cast from a Google Chrome tab and the Chromecast icon cannot be activated. As others have said, probably an issue with Silverlight.
So use your mobile - you are not streaming via the device, you just need the device to instruct the Chromecast to start up its own direct stream.