I have a poorly placed modem and need to connect my Chromecast to my TV. No HDMI cable I own can reach. Is there a way I can use the raspberry pi through the Chromecast? Thanks

  • your going to have to elaborate on the problem, what can connect to your tv and what can't, because in your second sentence you state that no cdmi cable can reach. so is it the pi you want to connect to your chrome cast? where does the modem distance come into all this? – Mohammad Ali Aug 5 '16 at 6:01
  • I can connect my Chromecast to my TV. I have no screen for my raspberry pi so what I want to do is use my TV and the Chromecast as the screen. Sorry for any confusion – Justin Aug 5 '16 at 6:06
  • it is not a problem, i have written my answer below – Mohammad Ali Aug 5 '16 at 6:24
  • not a problem, please mark the answer as correct by clicking the checkmark to the left of it. – Mohammad Ali Aug 5 '16 at 6:35

if you own an android phone you can install the chrome cast app on your phone and can then install an ssh app from the App Store, pretty much any will do. then you want to cast the screen of your phone and launch the ssh app, and connect to the pi, to do this your going to need to find the ipaddress of the pi, by accessing your modem page, then entering that data into the ssh app along with the default credentials which will be username:pi password:raspberry which will allow you to connect to the pi.

I do recognize that this is an in optimal solution, but it is the most practical one, as without a monitor on the pi, you probably won't be able to get any code on the pi to connect it to the chromecast.

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