32 inch TV what decent smart tv

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  1. SMYDSMITH

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    Anyone able to screencast from a Moto z2 to a Samsung TV with smartthings I never see the option in smartthings

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    Moto phones don't support casting natively. They only support Chromecast

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    But they do support wifi direct so I am able to cast you tube to the Samsung TV but it says casting a picture is not supported what other apps use wifi direct I only found YouTube and can't find a way to cast my screen or other uses.of wifi direct. Would like to cast pictures

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    Moto doesn't support casting natively, only via a Chromecast

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    I am able to cast to WiFi direct using YouTube. But it won't support casting pictures . It's an interesting feature seems under utilized

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    Stock Android doesn't support casting without a Chromecast. Moto uses stock Android. If you want to cast with stock Android you need a Chromecast. Even my Pixel doesn't support it unless I use a Chromecast. That's just the way stock Android is coded.

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    But I am able to cast with YouTube without Chromecast with direct wifi. Are you saying YouTube is not using stock Android features. And Moto does have direct wifi as option just only seems to work with you tube on tv.

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    I'm not sure how else to say it....stock Android does not have native cast functionality. Maybe one app can use Wi-Fi direct? I don't know. But stock Android doesn't have native "cast" functionality, unless you use a Chromecast, or a smart TV with Chromecast built in. Some manufacturers like Samsung (and maybe LG & others) build native cast functionality into their Android phone skin. But it's not part of Google's stock Android. Google wants us to use a Chromecast. I don't know why you can do that with YouTube. But you won't cast pictures or your screen with a Moto without a Chromecast, or a TV with Chromecast built in.

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    I noticed and found on Samsung's website that smartthings apps seems to be kicked off every time you refresh Facebook on your phone with a prompt on your TV wicked anoying. It asks to allow or deny both which do nothing. I wonder how Facebook app is linked to smarthings

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    Not sure about that as I can cast anything on my phone to my Samsung TV on my Note 10 Plus, OnePlus 6T, LG G7 and OnePlus 7 Pro wirelessly without using Chromecast or any added app. My TV doesn't have Chromecast added, just a plain smart tv.
     
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    I know it's not possible on any Moto phone since 2013 and not on my Pixel 4 either. This has been hotly debated (I mean like angry, violent posts) on the Moto Forum since 2013 and Moto's answer has always been...."Google doesn't include this in their stock Android code so we don't add it into our launcher...."

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    I'm pretty sure Google just wants to sell more Chromecasts, as if they aren't rich enough already. I've never had a Moto phone besides the Nexus 6 and that was Google, had the Nexus 1 and Nexus 4 but they were before smart TV's.