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I use Avia for Showbox and BubbleUPNP for HD Cinema. If anyone wants a link to HD Cinema I can point you in the right direction if you PM me. It has more of the new films than Showbox such as Foxcatcher and Dumb & Dumber To which aren't on Showbox yet.

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Ok chaps.

 

I have just upgraded to fibre broadband so I bought a google chromecast. I have a nexus 5 phone.

 

What is the best/easiest way to

 

1:Stream movies and TV programmes to my TV

 

2:Stream footie to my TV

 

CHeers

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Ok chaps.I have just upgraded to fibre broadband so I bought a google chromecast. I have a nexus 5 phone.What is the best/easiest way to1:Stream movies and TV programmes to my TV2:Stream footie to my TVCHeers

Download showbox (Google the app) download Localhost through the playstore. Select a movie and unpick internal player and then choose Localhost to play the movies and it will cast to your telly.

Mobdros quality is hit and miss as well.

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I am now using this and casting Mobdro and BBCiplayer from my nexus 5.

 

The quality on my tv is terrible. What am I doing wrong?

 

I found this when looking into chromecast. Might help?

 

You must first download the Google Cast extension for the Chrome browser. Once it's installed, click on the Cast icon in your browser bar and select Options. A page will open with a few settings you can adjust such as tab casting quality. Simply select from Standard (480p), High (720p), or Extreme (720p high bitrate). Extreme is for people with newer computers and speedy Wi-Fi.

 

Similarly, you can also adjust the streaming quality for anything you want to cast. While casting, go to the Cast icon in your browser bar and select the gear icon in the bottom left-hand corner. You will again see options for Standard (480p), High (720p), or Extreme (720p high bitrate).

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I found this when looking into chromecast. Might help?

 

You must first download the Google Cast extension for the Chrome browser. Once it's installed, click on the Cast icon in your browser bar and select Options. A page will open with a few settings you can adjust such as tab casting quality. Simply select from Standard (480p), High (720p), or Extreme (720p high bitrate). Extreme is for people with newer computers and speedy Wi-Fi.

 

Similarly, you can also adjust the streaming quality for anything you want to cast. While casting, go to the Cast icon in your browser bar and select the gear icon in the bottom left-hand corner. You will again see options for Standard (480p), High (720p), or Extreme (720p high bitrate).

I cannot seem to find anyone of that in th google Cast app on my phone?

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Download showbox (Google the app) download Localhost through the playstore. Select a movie and unpick internal player and then choose Localhost to play the movies and it will cast to your telly.

Mobdros quality is hit and miss as well.

I cannot find any app called localhost in the playstore. The app it come sup with is AndroPhP

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I cannot find any app called localhost in the playstore. The app it come sup with is AndroPhP

Think he means Localcast. I had it working well with Show Box. There is also BubbleUPnP which seems to be preferred by some.

 

Alternatives for Show Box include Popcorn Time and TV Portal. None of these are on Playstore but can be found on Google or on the Aptoide app.

 

The Chromecast app seems to vary according to which device you use. On my Oneplus I can just cast the screen and it works great with the likes of XBMC. On my Mum's Nexus tablet (older one) it can do this but the picture is sometimes a bit blocky.

 

 

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Am I missing something on TV Portal. I have downloaded it and installed it but there is no content. It has a buttom stating request content and attempts to open up an email to tvportalapp@gmail.com

 

 

Popcorn seems better.

 

Which is best for football?

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TV portal might be blocked in the UK. I am sure I unlocked mine with a password as well to enable chromecast and remove ads but I can't remember what it was. Don't worry about it though as Showbox and Popcorn Time seem to have way more content.

No idea what is good for footy. I have only used the app from a paid streaming site I use and cast the whole screen. I use XBMC usually.

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Mine was 28 quid for the year and has all the footy and boxing but it is full and they don't seem to be taking anybody up on their other site either. The other sites (that I have not tried personally) seem to be around a tenner a month. They may have other sports as well but I am not arsed about them.

 

There is an addon for XBMC called NBC Sports Live Extra which has all the Premier League footy for free but you need to have a US IP address for it to work. I would try that with a free trial from the likes of unblock us first. https://www.unblock-us.com. You could try the free ones as well but not sure zenmate would work if it is not through the browser.

 

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If you go into your chromecast app it has a beta on there for casting the screen of your phone. May be useful for xbmc etc or browsing.

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Mobdro is an Android app that is supposed to have the footy but I don't know how good it is. Loads of free ways on XBMC. See how your phone runs it.

Works fine but won't cast without premium upgrade, which constatntly says "coming soon"

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I've managed to cast it without the premium feature, automatically showed for me when starting the stream

Same here. The quality on the Sky Sports stream isn't great, but it's pretty good on Boxnation.

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