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Hi,

How well would this system work with google chromecast, I'm looking for a cheaper alternative as oppose to using a player device.
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Linard

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Linard,

At this time, Chromecast is not something that we support. There have been some users that have looked into the possibility, but I'm not aware of any that were successful. 

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You may want to look at the Rasberry Pi 2 as a cheap player - $35 for the board - $60ish with a case, SD Card and cables (if you have nothing now)
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Or simply go with Android mini PC because there is an app for it that works really well. In addition, if rooted, you can install your own splash/boot-up animation on Android device. Yet, be aware of Android limitations.
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The Android devices in the Store are popular, and so is the Raspberry Pi2. For more information on the Pi1, you can find the community topic here: https://community.risevision.com/rise_vision_inc/topics/community-supported-raspberry-pi-2-instructi...

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How's Chromecast support coming? Quite a few options are successful in this regards including signsimple.com, greenscreen.io, screenbox.io, and screen.cloud
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Andrew,

We have no first party development in progress for Chromecast. That being said, it is an open source system, so someone out there may have interest in developing a chromecast based player =)
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There's only one platform that correctly supports Chromecasts as far as I know and that's Greenscreeen (http://greenscreen.io). It's what Groupon uses in house. It's a bit "ohmbrew" so there's gonna be some roll-your-own going on but none of it looks hard at all!

Other platforms that say they support it require you to use a device to cast their signage web site to the device. If it restarts you have to do it again. Not super reliable. If that's all you want though, just use your device to cast the correct player URL to the Chromecast and bam. I'll try to grab one of these next week and try it. Might be a fun way to experiment. 

Alternatively, you could use Greenscreen and cast the player URLs to them that way. 

All said though that's a lot of messing around to save $100! :) 
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Thanks for all the replies guys, will be sure to look into the various options. 
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I have a way :-)
Use the https://adsignage.in service to talk to your chromecast...
from there insert an iframe of your Risevision preview page :-)
(Only works at 720P  and you can't turn the power of on the Chromecast, but what can you expect)

Maybe risevision should start a service like https://adsignage.in has!

Anyone else found a better way?
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Very clever James!