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Sam Khavari

Built In Chromecast

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Would love to see an app or webOS update that has a chromecast built in - so we can chromecast to the TV without requiring the google cast hdmi dongle.  would be especially useful since there aren't too many featured apps (hbo go, etc) and these apps support google cast.  Any plans to do this?

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I agree, I just spent an ungodly amount of money on this TV, only to find out it does not support chromecast, and does not work with google home.

Where as all the ingredients are there, you should be able to apply an update, or provide it as an app pretty dang easily.

Come on LG, that is the only negative thing I can say about the TV, and it should be easy enough to implement.

For those of you who are impatient like me there is a work around. Purchase the Harmony companion /home control remote. you can set it up to work on the LG TV fairly easy, and then get google home to sync with it. it's a bit of a process, and you'll want to set up many routines to simplify the commands, but it is doable, and functional.

You can also set the tv up as a wireless monitor, but the lag creates a horrible audio sync issue that makes it impractical for watching media that way.

and you can also purchase a chromecast, but once again where all the ingredients are already there, that seems like a waste of a perfectly good hdmi port, and an unnecessary expense. 

I paid enough for the TV, you should throw that in, and the sooner the better please.

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I imagine that it is a licensing cost that LG do not want to add on to the cost of their sets, as well as having to re-write the code to work with webOS.  Currently it appears that those manufacturers that do offer Chromecast capability are those that either do not have their own smart platform, or are licensing Android TV:

https://www.google.com/chromecast/built-in/tv/

 

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