Chromecast announces what is playing to and allows control from ALL ANDROID devices on your LAN

The solution for this is fairly simple. Thanks to the How-To Geek site and their simple instructions.

Summarized the resolution is:

  1. Open the Google Home appGoogle Home
  2. Click the three vertical dots in the corner of the device you want to change the settings for – NOT the app itself.
  3. Click on “Settings”
  4. Near the bottom of the screen when you first open, there is a sliding button that controls “Let others control your casted media” – Turn this off.

 

Note the description for this fantastic little feature, that is enabled by default. Thankfully, when my 14 year old daughter got the media control bar popping up on her phone, the only damage was she kept pausing it because she couldn’t figure out what or why it was happening. I kept trying to figure out why my stream seemed to be buffering and pausing. Also thankfully it was an innocuous stream of The Arrow and not something more…uncultured.

Let me state this again. This feature is enabled by default. WTF, Google?

Why would you think my default preference would be for everyone on my network to suddenly see what I am watching, and control it without me knowing or giving them permission?

Dolphins at Bills

17 December 2017: Dolphins at Bills

After the Dolphins thoroughly dismantled the Patriots on Monday Night Football, Bills fans had concerns that the “should win – MUST win” game suddenly looked much more difficult.
Plus Shady goes over 10K rushing, and Suh plays Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out.
Staying alive, staying alive, ah, ah, ah, ah….

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Bills at Chiefs

26 November 2017: Bills at Chiefs

So maybe my son was correct last week…

I always enjoy the comments on the Two Bills Drive and Billievers.com forums after a win. Almost inevitably if you read the posts right after the game you’d swear we played like complete ass.

As the saying goes  – you’re never as good or as bad as you looked on Sunday.
Bills win! Bills win!

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Bills at Chargers

19 November 2017: Bills at Chargers

My son said he was glad I am back from my last deployment because he blamed the Bills two game losing streak – and their poor play during it – on my absence.
Obviously that was just another Bills superstitious fan hope that was proven faulty this week.
The Bills are bad without any outside influence.

Peterman. Yeah.
Unless you’re a Charger fan, I suggest you have your favorite adult beverage available in copious amounts if you decide to watch this.

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Raiders at Bills

29 October 2017: Raiders at Bills

Ex-Raiders showed out against their old team today. No Jordan Poyer, no EJ Gaines, no Marcel Dareus. But four takeaways for the defense and no turnovers for the offense make for a good ending.
First NFL team with a +12 or greater turnover ration after seven games in almost 15 years.

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Bucs at Bills

22 October 2017: Buccaneers at Bills

Zay makes some plays.
Deonte Thompson – signed this week, I thought maybe he can get on the field as a downfield blocker. Four receptions for 107 yards!?!? Nice.
The defense continues to regress, sort of. I wasn’t pleased with the tackling today, but that’s clearly because they’re sacrificing some tackles for an opportunity to strip the ball.
And our future Defensive Rookie of Year did his by now typical rookie mistake followed by All-Pro heroics.
At the end of the day – it was a win!

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Bills at Bengals

08 October 2017: Bills at Bengals

Ugh. The good news is this is the first time in nine years that the Bills are in first place in the AFC East for two consecutive weeks. Who would’ve thought that the Jets would be on a three game winning streak to be tied for first place with the Pats. And the Bills. (Well – not the Bills really since we have the head-to-head, but still.)

Have I mentioned that I hate Vontaze Burfict?

Thank goodness for the bye week. Hopefully the Bills #1 receiver will be back (and by #1 receiver I mean TE Charles Clay) when they next play against Tampa Bay. Oh – and the Indians lost to the Yankees too. Which for many Bills fans is a good thing, but I’m a Tribe fan, so it’s just one of those nights.

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Bills at Falcons

01 October 2017: Bills at Falcons

Watching the Bills take their show on the road as eight point dogs and come away winners is a rare sight. And I’ll enjoy it all week.
(Honestly watching the Pats lose and their fans blame Gilmore is a the icing and sweet filling to the cake. Schadenfreude.)

Zay Jones  take three. That dropped pass when he hit the ground…I thought that was it. I was very happy to see him pull in a similar pass later in the game and cradle it like his baby when he hit the ground again. His joining Jordan Matthews in the post-TD celebration was good to see as well.

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Broncos at Bills

24 September 2017: Broncos at Bills

Okay – so the Bills defense is legit. And the offense this week was…acceptable? Is that the correct definition? Maybe “good enough” is good enough.

Zay Jones  take two. I really like the kid, but that bobble in the end zone could have been a catastrophe. When you’ve been saved by Andre Holmes hands, there is a valid concern.

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