Was given a Chromecast and was hoping to use it to locally stream 5.1 movies from my phone (Using Bubbleup app). Now need to use Google Home and provide location details just to get it work…poor form google). The original desktop method using Chrome no longer works. So its phone setup with location access or nothing!!
I set up BubbleUP to pass through original AC3 / DTS audio, but nothing came out.
I think my setup is wrong.
Have it plugged into a Panasonic TV HDMI port, with ARC and an Optical output connected back to the amp. There is also a Coax output I could use, but figure optical / HDMI are better.
HDMI cable and Optical Cable are connected to a Pioneer VSX 521 amp.
Tried both HDMI and Optical input options on the Pioneer with no luck. However, when I changed Bubbleup back to get the chromecast to encode the audio, it works, but obviously only in stereo / Pro-logic only.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Also, any way to use the Chromecast without an internet connection? I'm using a phone /wifi hotspot. Looks like once it's connected you can disable the data, but wont be seen in Bubbleup until data is originally enabled. I'm coming from using an iCast 6 that doesn't need an internet connection, but wont do 5.1… I don't think..
*edit - Do I need to plug these dongles into the back of the Pioneer VSX instead of the TV?