Casting

Introduction

Experiencing trouble casting videos to your TV? This guide is your one-stop solution for all casting-related queries and issues. Follow the steps below based on your device for a seamless casting experience.


General Casting Tips

  • Ensure Device Compatibility: Your device and TV should support casting technology (e.g., Chromecast, AirPlay).
  • Network Connection: Both devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Latest Software: Ensure both your mobile device/computer and TV have the latest software updates.

Casting from iOS Devices

  • Option 1 - AirPlay:
    • Swipe down to access the Control Center.
    • Tap 'Screen Mirroring' and select your Apple TV or AirPlay-compatible TV.
  • Option 2 - On Somble:
    • Open the app, find the video you would like to cast, and click play.
    • Select the cast icon and select the device you would like to cast to.
    • If you do not see your device, read the "Ensuring Your TV is Ready to Receive Casts from Your Phone" section below.

Casting from Android Devices

  • Built-in Casting:
    • Swipe down to access the Quick Settings panel.
    • Tap the 'Cast' button.
    • Select your TV from the list of available devices.

Casting from Windows Computers

  • Connect to Wireless Display:
    • Go to 'Settings' > 'System' > 'Display'.
    • Click on 'Connect to a wireless display'.
    • Choose your TV from the list.

Casting from Mac Computers

  • AirPlay:
    • Click on the AirPlay icon in the menu bar.
    • Choose your Apple TV or AirPlay-compatible TV.
  • Using Third-Party Apps:
    • Install a third-party app (e.g., AirParrot).
    • Follow the app's instructions to connect to your TV.

Casting from Browsers

  • Google Chrome:
    • Click the three dots in the top right corner.
    • Choose 'Cast' and select your TV.
  • Other Browsers:
    • Use extensions or built-in features specific to the browser for casting.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

  • No Devices Found: Check if both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Video Not Playing Smoothly: Try reducing the video quality or restarting your router.
  • Connection Drops: Move your router closer to your TV or use a Wi-Fi extender.

For specific issues not covered in this guide, please contact our support team.


Ensuring Your TV is Ready to Receive Casts from Your Phone

Setting Up Smart TVs in General

  • Wi-Fi Connection: Ensure your TV is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your phone.
  • Enable Screen Mirroring: Check your TV’s settings menu for options like 'Screen Mirroring', 'Miracast', or 'Wireless Display' and enable them.

Setting Up Non-Smart TVs

  • Use a Streaming Device: Connect a compatible streaming device (like Chromecast, Apple TV, or Roku) to your non-smart TV.
  • Device Setup: Set up the streaming device according to its instructions and connect it to the same Wi-Fi network as your phone.