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Using mobile hotspot instead of wifi

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I want to use mobile hotspot instead of Wifi.



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That's not a supported configuration.

But, some people have reported that it works fine.

There is a trick... most phones can't BE the WiFi network and act like they are ON the network at the same time.

So, you will probably need another device

Turn on the WiFi hotspot on your phone to make a new network (note: this HAS to have full internet access)
Connect your other device to your phone hotspot
Use the other device to setup your Chromecast to use the phone hotspot
Use the other device to cast to your Chromecast

A couple more warnings... as I said, your hotspot has to have internet access. Chromecasts require this even when you are casting local content. Be warned that Chromecasts can use a LOT of data quickly. Because of this, speed of connection is important. Even if you have "unlimited data", some providers throttle phone data speeds when you do a lot of data. This will impact the quality of your casting or cause a lot of stutters.

I have posted the picture I see on my TV with Chromcast connected. Can you please guide me where to start?

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Community Specialist

Thank you for helping out on this thread, Byteguy!

Hey there Balachandran,

Just like Byteguy said, unfortunately, using Chromecast with Mobile Hotspot is not a supported configuration. As such, it doesn't work properly with all phones. You're more than welcome to use the workaround that Byteguy suggesting, although it's recommended to use a normal Wi-Fi network instead.


Let me know if you had any other questions!

Best regards,

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Community Specialist

Hey there Balachandran,

Do you have any more questions or need any additional help? 

Thank you,

Thanks. Nothing as of now!! God bless!!

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Community Specialist

Hello Balachandran,


Got it and you're welcome! Since you don't have any more questions and concerns, we'll go ahead and lock this thread now. Feel free to create a new one should you need help in the future.


As always, thanks for the help here, Byteguy and Jeran!