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WiiFi, mobile data, and Chromecast... Where does the headache end and the entertainment begin?

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It demands that make certain thaty phone and my television are connected to the same wi-fi, however, I don't use wifi( persay)  because I am on mobile data with my provider, and if I turn ony wi-fi... It turns my mobile data off. I try to use it by putting my tv on mobile hotspot which is turned off when wi-fi is turned on. WTF!!! 


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The Chromecast and the device used to control it or cast to it, must be on the same network. If you have a 2nd phone or iPad/ tablet you can use following workaround:

The best would probably be to get a 4G router and 2nd SIM? If internet to your place by cable (DSL, coax, fiber) is not an option I mean.

Or you could get an HDMI adapter for your phone to show its' picture on your TV, not using the Chromecast?

I don't work for Google.

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Community Specialist

Hi there,


Thanks for the help here, olavrb.


Brythtreeguy, we hope that helps. Feel free to reach back if you still have other questions and concerns.




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Community Specialist

Hey folks,


I wanted to follow up and see if you are still in need of any help. Please let me know if you are still having any trouble from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.




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Community Specialist

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