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Chromecast streaming from mobile data network

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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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Moderator

Re: Chromecast streaming from mobile data network

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
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Freshman

Re: Chromecast streaming from mobile data network

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?
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Moderator

Re: Chromecast streaming from mobile data network

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

Amanda
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Freshman

Re: Chromecast streaming from mobile data network

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

Re: Chromecast streaming from mobile data network

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
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Freshman

Re: Chromecast streaming from mobile data network

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?
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Honorary Alumnus

Re: Chromecast streaming from mobile data network

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



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Assistant Professor

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Freshman

Re: Chromecast streaming from mobile data network

Thanks to you all.