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to23ni
Freshman

Chromecast streaming from mobile data network

If I use a Chromecast to stream from my mobile data, will the use of the wifi by the Chromecast affect my data bank in the same way it would as if I was streaming without a Chromecast? From what I have learned about Chromecast, it must connect to the phone thru wifi.
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Amanda
Moderator

Hi to23ni,

I think I get the idea of what you're trying to do - you want to use your cell phone data to stream on your Chromecast, right? Have you tried skipping the WiFi part and just setting up your phone as a hotspot, then connecting the Chromecast to your phone's hotspot?

Let me know if I've got it wrong.

Thanks
Amanda
to23ni
Freshman

yes that is what I want to do. I dont believe my phone can set up as a hotspot. So it will use data if I stream thru hughes net?
Amanda
Moderator

Hi to23ni, 
Yes it will... Maybe I can help with the phone. What kind is it? 

Amanda
to23ni
Freshman

LGL22C. CDMA phone thru straight talk wireless.
would the data usage using the chromecast be the equivalent to not using the chromecast?
Amanda
Moderator

Hi to23ni,

If you are on a straight talk + cdma plan, you might be getting really low speeds and looking at the user manual you are right, there doesn't seem to be a hotspot or tethering option. I am not sure what you mean by your second question.. 
Amanda
to23ni
Freshman

Would streaming a movie for instance,  using the chromecast with the hughesnet use the same amount of data as just streaming thru hughes net without the chromecast?
Gwalk900
Honorary Alumnus

Tracfone user here (sister company) and it will not act as a hot spot.

I think it will (try) use your Hughes connection and will use data at a terrific rate.

A satellite connection does not lend itself well to massive streaming.

For more info see these two sites:


http://www.tomsguide.com/us/what-is-google-chromecast,news-17637.html


http://www.tomsguide.com/us/chromecast-how-to,review-1811.html



BirdDog
Assistant Professor
to23ni
Freshman

Thanks to you all.