Chromecast Guest Mode Is No Longer Supported With Google TV

Google now announced removing the Chromecast Guest mode feature, which allows other people to Case to your TV even without being on your Wi-Fi network. The company introduced this facility earlier in 2014.

As per the reports, Google decided to remove the Chromecast guest mode feature. The official support document stated that “Guest mode is not from now supported” and that the only technique for guests to “cast content by connecting to the host’s Wi-Fi network, from their Android as well iOS devices.

The brand provided this facility only for Cast-powered Chromecasts, including first, second Ultra, and third generation, instead of Chromecast with Google TV. Due to this, while visiting someone’s home, the user does not need to get on their Wi-Fi network to Cast from the user’s smartphone to a screen. For reference, they must enter a four-digit PIN shown on the screen saver. 

On the other hand, the scheme behind it was simple. Guest mode worked by having the users Chromecast a particular Wi-Fi and Bluetooth balefire. The Guest smartphone would detect balefire and display the Cast icon in the application, even when the users were on cellular or guest Wi-Fi networks. 

Whereas entering the four-digit PIN manually was the backup procedure. For enhancing the user’s seamless as well as fluent experience, a Chromecast would do all. One could automatically transfer the PIN code through short, unheard audio tones, or one can say ultrasonic pairing. The entered code would reset every 24 hours. 

Moreover, the update has arrived with its version 23.22 of the Google Play service, which permits Google Cast to scan the user’s network to find the closest Cast-enabled devices. 



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Aakash Gour

Aakash is the main editor of RM Update and coordinator of the news area. If it is important and urgent, Aakash has written about it. He is an expert in the Android and Google ecosystem. He has been writing about mobile phones and technology in RM Update since 2019, a time in which he has been debugging his analyses and especially product photography.

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