Unfortunately, whenever (and as soon as) I try to cast something from Google Photos (tried with 3 different phones, of different brands, running different Android versions), I get an instant crash of Google Cast Receiver. Unfortunately #2, the very same thing happens whenever I try to cast a tab from my (desktop) browser with the latest version of the Cast extension installed. In my experience, of all cast-enabled applications that I have seen so far, only Youtube and Netflix seem to work. With a "real" (hardware) Chromecast (that I can use only when I visit my mom), none of these limitations occur and I can use all the apps without the "Google Cast Receiver stopped" message. I have posted photos and videos on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram trying to show the issues that I'm seeing to Google employees and I have only been met with silence. I ALWAYS submit reports with logs whenever the application crashes (and always the same steps trigger the problem). I'm doing my homework to solve the problem, but this is a defective product. I regret purchasing a TV that was advertised as an Android TV, since I paid a premium for this, I can't return it and it works so poorly.
Most casting apps work flawlessly on android TV with Google Cast. As of June 15, 2016 the Playstation Vue iOS app does not engage casting to begin video streaming. When it did work, the audio would not sync. I hope they fix the PS Vue app soon. Sony blames the problem on Google Cast.
Great idea. Absolutely terrible implementation. I've had audio sync issues for a long time and now a recent automatic update broke it completely. Google cast crashes instantly on my Android TV if I cast something to it.
Worked perfectly when I bought a new Samsung TV. After 2 months an update broke casting. If I try to screen cast from my phone or Chrome desktop I get "google cast receiver has stopped".
Only works once I restart my TV, then stop working the next day
It's installed on my nVidia shield, I can't cast anything. it's an android tv... Y U Hate Googles?
- Bug fixes and performance improvements