Casting allows you to stream (or cast) content from the BlueCurve TV app to your TV screen, using your mobile device or Chrome browser as a remote control. You can stream from the BlueCurve TV mobile or web apps to a Chromecast enabled TV over any WiFi connection within Canada.

Requirements

This feature will work with any Chromecast enabled TV. Be sure that your mobile device and BlueCurve TV apps have the latest updates installed.

BlueCurve TV app versions Chromecast devices Mobile devices
  • Android: 6.2.1
  • iOS: 6.0.1
  • Google Chrome: 6.2
  • Chromecast (original)
  • Chromecast 2
  • Chromecast 3
  • Chromecast Ultra
  • Chromecast Home Hub
  • Android 5.0 or newer
  • iOS 12.0 or newer

Access from the BlueCurve TV mobile app

  1. Open the BlueCurve TV app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap the hollowed out cast icon in the header of the app.
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  3. A list of available devices is shown. Tap the device you want to stream to.
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  4. Once connected, the casting icon appears solid.
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  5. Choose a program to watch and it'll play on the selected device. Use your mobile device as a remote for playback controls.
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  6. To stop casting, tap the cast icon again and select Stop Casting.

Did you know: While casting content, you can browse through the guide or library for another show to watch, without disrupting the stream.

Access from the BlueCurve TV web app

  1. Sign in to http://bluecurvetv.shaw.ca using the Chrome browser on a computer.
  2. Select a program to watch.
  3. Hover your mouse over the player to see the controls.
  4. A hollowed out cast icon is shown to the left of the Mini-Player button, and next to the Search field at the top right of any page (For You, All Channels, etc.).
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  5. Click the cast icon, and a list of available devices is shown. Click the device you want to stream to.
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  6. Once connected, the cast icon will appear solid and your program will play on the selected device. Use your browser as a remote for playback controls.
  7. To stop casting, click the cast icon again and select Stop Casting.

Troubleshooting

Chromecast device does not appear on list of selectable devices

  1. Ensure your device is connected to the same wireless network as the Chromecast
    • If you have a separate name for a 5 GHz network (example: 'Name-5G') this will be considered different than your standard network name.
    • Casting will not work over a mobile network; it requires that you're on WiFi.
  2. Confirm that your app is fully up to date by checking your app store for updates.
  3. If using the web app, make sure you are using the latest version of Google Chrome.
    • Chromecast on the web app only works through Google Chrome and not other browsers.
  4. Refer to Google's Chromecast Support if you have confirmed all of the above and are still unable to see your device on the device list.

Casting option does not appear in app

  1. Fully close and re-open the BlueCurve TV app.
  2. Confirm your app is fully up to date by checking your app store. If using the web app make sure you are using Google Chrome and that you are on the latest version.
  3. Restart your device.
  4. Restart the Chromecast.
  5. Refer to Google's Chromecast Support if you have confirmed all of the above and still do not see the casting option.

Stream quality is poor while casting

  1. Confirm if stream quality is the same without casting. If the issue only happens while casting, check out Google's Chromecast Support.
  2. Run a speed test to check your connection speed. A minimum download speed of 5 Mbps is typically required for an HD stream.
  3. See Troubleshooting: WiFi connection issues for tips on how to improve your connection quality.

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