Cast from Server



  • Hi, I’d like to know about having magic mirror installable as a Chromecast app.

    Ideally, I’d like to be able to host a version of magic mirror centrally somewhere and use a Chromecast as a receiver for a magic mirror, which near-enough works out of the box.

    I know a similar setup is possible now, with centrally hosting the server side and having a separate receiver, but I’d like to use the Chromecast as the setup is so simple (compared to installing & configuring something like a pi-zero)



  • The simple answer is no not really.

    I have done some experimentation and if I run the mirror in chrome from the server machine and then cast that page then a still snapshot of the mirror appears on my cast device.



  • You can get this to work if you create a custom receiver for the Chromecast. A bit more work but definately doable.

    More info here:
    https://developers.google.com/cast/docs/custom_receiver



  • I put together a small module which allows this. It initially needs to be started out of the browser but then the Chromecast directly loads the content from the server.

    You can try it out: https://github.com/flo80/MMM-chromecast


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