After having known of the /e/ project for about a year, I finally flashed /e/ instead of my rooted Lineage rom on my Mi A1. I’ve now settled in nicely, found some necessary replacement apps and have gotten used to them, and am actually greatly impressed by how smooth it all runs. Good job! Nicely in line with my ambition to get rid of as many Google (and other big tech companies) apps as I can.
There is, however, one thing that has complicated my life slightly: the absence of managing to establish a connection with my Chromecast. It might not be in the spirit of a de-Googled os to want to use it, and I am open to alternatives (I also have a Wetek 2 running Libreelec/Kodi), but now that I’ve still got one, I would like to make use of it. And from what I understand onthis forum Chromecast functionality should actually work.
On my Mi A1 I see the Chromecast icon in the applications I use the most: Netflix and NPO Start (Dutch public broadcasting application). I can also find my Chromecast and click on its name, but from there it starts to endlessly try to connect and then fails to establish a connection.
I installed those applications via the Aurora Store and I’m running 0.7-o-2019121233832-dev-tissot, Android 8.1.
P.S. I’ve seen other threads, but none of them dedicated to this topic specifically as far as I can see(update broke Netflix and Spotify, multiroom audio, etc.)
I use a Motorola G 2014 fully updated and experience the same error.
Looks like a problem with some devices only because others can use it nicely.
I gave up on this since I only use it at home with another phone (Lineage OS on a Samsung SIII).
If you will, you can get a log from your phone (check how here) and submit it to the /e/ team via Gitlab (this matter is being treated here).
I also have the same setup - a RPi B+ with latest LibreElec - works for Amazon Prime, Netflix. YouTube works very well. Tried OSMC but found LibreElec better.
The RPi I have is an old model Maybe on newer versions the performance is better.
i’d like to restart this topic: what do people use for streaming content from their phone to their TV? Eg Netflix when you do not have a smart TV? And which of those options is also suitable for ‘moms and dads’?
VLC or YouTube app ( I know it is not to be mentioned on this forum) work and let you cast to a non - SmartTV . I tested it some time back. Netflix app does not work on /e/ not sure if it is a MicroG issue or app issue. I tested on a Pie build.