Chromecast or fire tv stick via serveronly
Good morning. Husband and I are interested in building a smart board together. We have been scouring the forum for weeks and compiling the items we have on hand.
We will be using our pc, chromecast and an extra tv for our display in our kitchen.
We know we can chromecast from our pc to the tv via serveronly. The only question is if we can close the tab or shutdown the pc AFTER we begin casting and will it continue to display? Or can we use our fire tv stick and run the browser only?
Any help for us first timers is much appreciated!
Through reading many tutorials and looking at modules, We understand that we can run MM2 on our PC and chromecast it via a Google tab to the display on our tv.
But do we have to keep the tab open and/or the PC on at all times for MM2 to display on the tv in the kitchen?
@pantherette0420 ok, got it…
as I understand it, yes… that is a browser function (cast)… NOT a MagicMirror function
and at that point the TV is just a dump display (showing whatever is sent to it via cast)
Is there any other way that you can think of getting a display to show on that tv without rpi? Could we simply open the browser on the tv and it would display MM2 if we run it through serveronly mode?
@pantherette0420 doesn’t have to be serveronly
just change the MM config to allow other systems to connect
address:“localhost”, //means ONLY apps INSIDE this machine can connect
address:“0.0.0.0”, // means any system with access (in your house, on your wifi or ethernet of course)
you also need to change the ipWhitelist setting, cause it allows you to restrict even further to specific machines… etc (the default is ONLY allow localhost)
inWhitelist:, // means NO filtering (you can change this later if u see the need to prevent your PHONE from accessing the magicmirror, while allowing the TV access
these two settings mean ALL systems can use MM AT THE SAME TIME
And we could then turn our PC off and the display would be live on the tv still?
@pantherette0420 no, the PC still has to run, as MagicMirror is there. you could turn off the PC display…
some computer somewhere ( pi, desktop, laptop, server ) has to run MagicMirror for however long u want to look at it.