Cast Phone To TV Suddenly Breaks

Budfudder

Novice Member
I regularly cast from my phone to my TV - typically YouTube videos and movies, etc., from Disney+.

Last Friday night I went to do the same...and all of a sudden it won't work. When I try from YouTube it thinks about it for a while and then says it can't find anywhere to cast to. When I try it from Disney+, it never gives me the option to cast (which, I believe, is what it does when it can't find anywhere to cast to).

I've made no changes to my TV setup or my phone between the last time it worked and now.

What can I do to find out what the problem is and fix it?
 

Fred Smith

Well-known Member
I regularly cast from my phone to my TV - typically YouTube videos and movies, etc., from Disney+.

Last Friday night I went to do the same...and all of a sudden it won't work. When I try from YouTube it thinks about it for a while and then says it can't find anywhere to cast to. When I try it from Disney+, it never gives me the option to cast (which, I believe, is what it does when it can't find anywhere to cast to).

I've made no changes to my TV setup or my phone between the last time it worked and now.

What can I do to find out what the problem is and fix it?

As you have us given nothing to work with, try our American cousins on AVSForum.
 

Fred Smith

Well-known Member
I apologise; I didn't realise that this was a non-American forum.

It is not and you are welcome here. But put some meat on the bone, I expect they will say something similar. Nobody UK or US is likely to help with the total lack of information given, it would just be all guess work.
 

Budfudder

Novice Member
It is not and you are welcome here. But put some meat on the bone, I expect they will say something similar. Nobody UK or US is likely to help with the total lack of information given, it would just be all guess work.
Okay, thanks for letting me know. I'll edit the OP and put in more info.
 

depot

Well-known Member
Are you casting to your smart tv or a google chromecast, if it’s a chromecast first thing to do is reset it
 

Budfudder

Novice Member
Are you casting to your smart tv or a google chromecast, if it’s a chromecast first thing to do is reset it
We have a chromecast device plugged into our TV, and that's what we've previously used. When it didn't work a couple of days ago, we rebooted everything - TV, phone - and unplugged the chromecast device completely from the TV.
 

depot

Well-known Member
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We have a chromecast device plugged into our TV, and that's what we've previously used. When it didn't work a couple of days ago, we rebooted everything - TV, phone - and unplugged the chromecast device completely from the TV.

You can reset a chromecast by holding the button on the side for about 30 seconds or so, it would have to be connected when you do that, then you’ll have set it up again like it’s a new device, well worth a try.
 

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