Lightroom mobile: ability to present to chromecast

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Sometimes it is useful to show pictures on a tv. The ability to send a photo or presentation to Chromecast would solve a lot of usage cases.
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Stefano Risa

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Rikk Flohr, Champion

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You can use Lightroom Web (part of the Lightroom for Mobile package) to show the synced collection in slideshow/presentation form from any browser: beit phone, tablet, laptop and Chromecast from the browser. .
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Stefano Risa

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Thanks, unfortunately chromecast will not simply show a web site. The only way i managed is through smart tvs that have a web browser. Alternatively i found i could export the photos to the phone and cast them from there, or create a video from them using clip and cast that. None if those seems ideal, though.
I hope i missed some obvious workaround...
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I just tested and it works great through Apple TV with a device. With Chromecast I can only get it to work with a Laptop. So we are back to the drawing board.
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Doesn't ChromeCast simply mirror to the TV whatever is shown on your Android device?
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No, a Chromecast-enabled phone app sends either pixel data or a URL and other data to the Chromecast device and the device will either display the pixel data or stream video from that URL and respond to control signals from the phone app. 

For example, the YouTube app on the phone has a cast button and you can send the URL of the currently playing video to the Chromecast device and the device will bring up the HQ version of that YouTube stream on the TV, and respond to volume, play/pause and time-seek functions from the phone, but the video is paused on the phone after Chrome-Cast is playing the video.

Chrome cast can mirror the Chrome browser area because the browser has a cast extension you can install and send the browser window pixel data to the Chromecast device.

I imagine what the OP is asking is for LR Mobile to have a cast button and when engaged, the app send either pixel data or the URLs for individual pictures to the Chromecast device as buttons are operated on the phone app.

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