1. holzlondon's Avatar
    I've observed something interesting using Tubecast the other day that I would like to share.

    I've come to a conclusion and I would just like to know if anyone else has observed this and if someone can confirm my theory.

    I recently bought a Smart TV (LG 49UB830V - it's brilliant, but that's for another thread...), and I've been enjoying streaming YouTube videos via Tubecast - I think it's an amazing app

    What I've noticed is this: the app always identifies the TV in my network twice, with exactly the same name - no difference whatsoever, on the surface.

    So, I chose the 2nd option - and this works fine. The video streams to the TV - simple. I can control it from the device.

    Then I decided to try the 1st option - and it worked as well, but differently. This actually opened the YouTube app on the TV, and opened the video within the Smart TV YouTube app. This option took a bit more time, but worked brilliantly as well.

    I tried it with a few other videos and the behaviour is the same.

    So, my theory is this: Option 1 tells the Smart TV YouTube app to go and play this video, Option 2 is the direct stream from my phone.

    Option 1 advantage - less battery draining on the phone
    Option 2 advantage - simply faster when battery doesn't matter

    I cannot find any information about this on the web, in the app FAQ or anywhere else, so if someone can confirm my theory or offer a different explanation, I'd greatly appreciate it. If this is what I think it is, then this makes the App effectively a YouTube remote for your Smart TV, for me just another great feature.
    05-27-2015 07:23 AM

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