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Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-28-2018, 9:20 AM Reply   
My son has a kindle fire with a bunch of shows downloaded from Amazon Prime.

Our lake place doesn't have Cable or Wifi and barely has a cell single. We are not going to add more monthly bills by adding cable or internet down at the lake place.

How can I cast his shows to the TV's without using wifi.

It looks like a fire stick needs to have Wifi to work (I could be wrong). And a google chrome won't work with Kindle fire and Amazon prime. At least I can't find away, I can get it to stream at home through the laptop but not the Kindle fire.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-28-2018, 9:32 AM Reply   
You can setup up a wifi access point without a connection to the internet. Not sure if that solves your problem, but a wifi network will allow devices attached to talk locally without an internet connection.
Old     (pesos)      Join Date: Oct 2001       03-28-2018, 11:19 AM Reply   
John is correct. Any cheap, ancient wifi-enabled router you have laying around will work. No need for it to actually have internet service attached - casting happens right on the local network.

Used one for $10:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0..._i=300189&th=1
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-28-2018, 11:41 AM Reply   
That makes perfect sense.


Do you think there will be any problem with router not have power connected to it for a week or two while we are away. Like losing setting?
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-28-2018, 11:46 AM Reply   
The router should hold it's setting while powered down.
Old     (pesos)      Join Date: Oct 2001       03-28-2018, 11:59 AM Reply   
Just put it behind a decent power strip or unplug it before you cut power to/from the place if that's what you do while away and it should be fine.
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-28-2018, 12:14 PM Reply   
sounds good
Old     (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       03-28-2018, 3:32 PM Reply   
https://www.screenbeam.com/products/screenbeam-mini2/

i use this to stream in my escalade TV's. small/portable and powered by the TV thru USB.

allows me to watch live TV thru my cable provider in my vehicle. As long as it's compatible with the device this will work great for what you need.

Last edited by acurtis_ttu; 03-28-2018 at 3:38 PM.
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-28-2018, 8:47 PM Reply   
Does that have to have internet to work.

I bought a router and a fire stick to cast from my sons tablet. But after trying to set it up then calling amazon. You can not cast with a fire stick unless you have internet. I have WiFi but no internet.

So Iím just going to take the fire stick home and use it in the bed room to cast.


So back to square one.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-29-2018, 10:59 AM Reply   
Chromcast should work, you may just need to do an initial setup / update when you have a WAN connection. After that initial setup you should be able to cast to it.... the only hangup might be if there is an app for the kindle.

Same might go with the fire-stick. Do an initial setup, add it the cabin network without outside access and try and screen mirror.


They also sell a HDMI adapter for the kindle fire which allows you to hardwire things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjwnxwFDDkE
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-30-2018, 6:35 AM Reply   
Ok I'll set up the fire-stick tonight at home and then just disconnect the internet and see if I can still get it to work.
Old     (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       07-30-2018, 8:23 AM Reply   
Can't you download stuff to your fire stick?
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-30-2018, 9:15 AM Reply   
Not sure I just got it.

I called amazon while I was at the lake and all I got it the fire-stick won't work at all with out internet sorry. So I"m not sure.

I would rather leave the fire stick at the lake and take the tablet back and forth to download new shows while I'm at home.
Old     (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       07-30-2018, 11:18 AM Reply   
Since you have a fire stick, google Terrarium TV
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-30-2018, 12:43 PM Reply   
That looks fun!!!
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-02-2018, 6:37 AM Reply   
With Terrarrium do you used a VPN to protect your self??
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       08-02-2018, 8:06 AM Reply   
Chromecast. Cheap and easy.
Old     (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       08-02-2018, 8:11 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonblarc7 View Post
With Terrarrium do you used a VPN to protect your self??
Yes.
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-02-2018, 8:40 AM Reply   
I have a Chromecast to but the problem is the Chromecast is it won't cast Amazon Prime video's from anything but a laptop.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-03-2018, 7:38 AM Reply   
Depending white Fire tablet your son has .... you might be in luck:

https://allaboutchromecast.com/how-t...ndle-fire-hdx/
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-03-2018, 8:59 AM Reply   
Well wife just looked and we have a GEN 7 so maybe it will work.
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-03-2018, 9:22 AM Reply   
Not sure that will cast downloaded videos because of this part right here
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Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-03-2018, 9:33 AM Reply   
I don't think you can use chromecast in the traditional sense where the device acts as a "remote" to send media to the display, but I think you can do full screen mirroring. So when you queue up a movie or show the tablet kinda is unusable since its in screen mirror mode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1jCbUKgDzI
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-03-2018, 11:02 AM Reply   
Ok I'll give it a try. I wouldn't mind moving the Chormecast to the lake and using the fire stick at the main house.

I really like the fire stick now that I have one.
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-04-2018, 7:37 AM Reply   
Well back at the lake with fire stick and itís a no go. I have the tablet and the stick on the same WiFi and it wonít give you the option to cast like it does at home with it connected to the internet. Iíll try and set up the Chromecast for next weekend.

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