On the prior version of Chromium the Chromecast extension could find my Google Chromecast v2 devices. Now it can't and it says it can not find any devices when I try to cast. What's going on and how to I fix it?
Works at least with Version 55.0 (the version shipped with 16.10).
So there are two ways to cast to Chromecast
- one of them is with the extension
- the other one is with the native functionality.
This should work natively with Google Chrome.
I do not believe Chromium supports the native cast. Disabling this native feature opens up the ability to use the extension. Or you can use Google Chrome.
- Open up
chrome://flags/#media-router, it should say Media Router Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS: Enables Chrome to access external presentation-type displays and use them for presenting web content. #media-router
- Change it from
- Restart chromium-browser
- Install Google Cast extension if necessary
This should work. There is a Launchpad bug opened here. The answer is based off Bob Smith's suggestion on this Debian bug. You can now see this advice in the official faq How to turn off Media Router and use the Google Cast extension.