Enable Guest Mode on Your Chromecast Today!

Enable Guest Mode on Your Chromecast Today!

Back at the I/O 2014 keynote earlier this year, Google announced that a future update to the Google Chromecast would bring Guest Mode functionality to the budget-friendly media streamer. Once enabled, this feature will allow users to cast to a Chromecast without needing to be on the same WiFi network. Four months and a couple of Chromecast companion app updates later, Guest Mode has not yet been enabled by the Mountain View giant.

Luckily, yesterday’s Chromecast companion app update brings us one step closer. And with some help from XDA Recognized Contributor r3pwn, we can now enable Guest Mode ourselves. This is accomplished using an application called #Configuration for Root and two simple commands described in the thread that are executed from within the app. Once done, you will be able to use Guest Mode on your rooted Android device and cast to it even when you’re not on the same WiFi network as the Chromecast itself. For now, however, you will need to have a rooted Android device (Chro

You can enable Guest Mode for yourself by first making sure you have the latest Chromecast APK and then visiting the Guest Mode for Chromecast thread.

[Many thanks for the heads up, r3pwn!]

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Will Verduzco
Will Verduzco

Will Verduzco is the former Editor-in-Chief and Portal Administrator of the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. You can now find Will writing for the Swappa Blog, though he still pops up on XDA from time to time.