Originally Posted by thebaum
We are taking our Classic out for the first time next week. My question is how can we watch a movie on the TV from my Android phone? I am not sure if there is and app that I have to download first on the phone. Also, is there a way to watch from a PC without wires connecting? I am not very tech savvy as you can tell. Please be kind and thank you in advance.
Lots of good info, Chromecast ( and some others as seen if the first few posts above ) will make its own wifi to connect to, ie you do not need a home network. You are casting using your devices wifi.
This answers the question
"how can we watch a movie on the TV from my Android phone?"
" way to watch from a PC without wires connecting?"
Now that is assuming that the movie you want to watch is stored ON the phone or PC. Maybe a dvd from the pc.
Streaming from the internet is a different question.
Two ways for this. Stream to the phone or pc and cast to the tv, OR, stream to a device on the TV (chromecast, firestick, Roku)
If Stream to the phone or pc and cast to the tv.
If you are direct connected to the device from the phone using the wifi, then any streaming data would come from the 4G signal.
If you have a home network, then the device and the phone connected to the home network and you will have to also have a wifi antenna to pick up the campground signal. ( and configure that signal at each campground )
( neither of these is teathering, and your phone company "should" not care )( if you have unlimited data, then read your contract about "casting" not "teathering" )
If stream to a device on the TV (chromecast, firestick, Roku)
You can connect these direct to the campground wifi if you have signal or to a home network and an external antenna
If you connect your device to your phone using wifi and then run the app from the device ( firestick etc. ) using the 4g from your phone, then your are teathering.
If you have unlimited internet, then you probably have a restriction in your agreement. If not unlimited, then they cannot say anything about teathering since you have a limit.