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I have a couple movies on my tablet (purchased thru google play). I want to watch them on my large tv. I have a blue ray player but google is not an option. I am guessing I need an OTG-HDMI cable to hook up to TV, correct? Is there one that works better than others or maybe that is not the correct cable?
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I have a couple movies on my tablet (purchased thru google play). I want to watch them on my large tv. I have a blue ray player but google is not an option. I am guessing I need an OTG-HDMI cable to hook up to TV, correct? Is there one that works better than others or maybe that is not the correct cable?
First make sure your tablet or phone (No model mentioned) has MHL capability, not all do. OTG is for USB devices, you need MHL/Micro USB to HDMI to do sound and video I would go with one with good reviews. I forget the one I have but it needs USB power too.

However for a few dollars more (Or with a sale) I would instead buy a Chromecast and use that to play movies, YouTube, Netflix and other content.
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First make sure your tablet or phone (No model mentioned) has MHL capability, not all do. OTG is for USB devices, you need MHL/Micro USB to HDMI to do sound and video I would go with one with good reviews. I forget the one I have but it needs USB power too.

However for a few dollars more (Or with a sale) I would instead buy a Chromecast and use that to play movies, YouTube, Netflix and other content.
I have chromecast. This thing sucks. So moody.

My tablet is a samsung s2, 8".
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I have chromecast. This thing sucks. So moody.

My tablet is a samsung s2, 8".
I have great luck with my Chromecast. What has your trouble been? Is it a long ways away from your router?
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I have great luck with my Chromecast. What has your trouble been? Is it a long ways away from your router?
NO same room. It just is not user friendly.
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I would try a hard-reset on your Chromecast, make sure whatever you're casting from is on the same network as the Chromecast (some people have separate 5Ghz/2.4Ghz), and set it up again from scratch on a computer.

This solved the issues I was having!
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I would try a hard-reset on your Chromecast, make sure whatever you're casting from is on the same network as the Chromecast (some people have separate 5Ghz/2.4Ghz), and set it up again from scratch on a computer.

This solved the issues I was having!
I do have separate 5 and 2.4. I have a nighthawk 7000 router places maybe 6 feet away.

How do I do a hard reset?
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I do have separate 5 and 2.4. I have a nighthawk 7000 router places maybe 6 feet away.

How do I do a hard reset?
My google skills are just so unreal this morning laugh out loud http://www.droid-life.com/2013/07...hromecast/

Most likely like the OP said it's on the wrong sides of the network. IE the chromecast is on the 2.4ghz side (If you have a 1st gen one) and your phone if recent is probably on the 5ghz side. There might be a setting in your router to make it act like "one" not sure.
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I do have separate 5 and 2.4. I have a nighthawk 7000 router places maybe 6 feet away.

How do I do a hard reset?
For resetting, there should be a button on the Chromecast, but I only have a 1st gen. Don't do it just yet.

More than likely, your Chromecast is on the 2.4Ghz network (mine didn't like the 5Ghz network), and if you're like me, you prefer running your phone on the 5Ghz.

If that's the case, before you reset - switch your phone over to the 2.4Ghz network, and see if it recognizes the device.

You'll have to switch to the matching network every time you want to stream, but it could easily explain your problems! I had the exact same situation.
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My google skills are just so unreal this morning laugh out loud http://www.droid-life.com/2013/07...hromecast/

Most likely like the OP said it's on the wrong sides of the network. IE the chromecast is on the 2.4ghz side (If you have a 1st gen one) and your phone if recent is probably on the 5ghz side. There might be a setting in your router to make it act like "one" not sure.
Lucky you. Sorry not interested in using chromecast since my question was about using a cable. I do not want to have to cart around a chromecast and charger when I can simply use a cable.
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Lucky you. Sorry not interested in using chromecast since my question was about using a cable. I do not want to have to cart around a chromecast and charger when I can simply use a cable.
I misread your original post, I replied re: chromecast issues.

I have never used a micro-USB to HDMI adapter, but I imagine that's what you're looking for. Filter Amazon results by >4-star reviews, and find one that fits your criteria ?
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Lucky you. Sorry not interested in using chromecast since my question was about using a cable. I do not want to have to cart around a chromecast and charger when I can simply use a cable.
Well the MHL cables you need a charger too most of the time, so at the end of the day your trading moving one device for moving around another. The chromecast is built exactly for what your trying to do, so this is why it was suggested. IDK about how you watch TV but I have 1 TV's where a vast majority of TV is watched especially movies. This is where I put my chromecast. If I am mobile and want to watch a movie while I am vacuuming that rarely used room, etc I always have my tablet which is much easier to actually move around than an adapter and cables or chromecast.

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I misread your original post, I replied re: chromecast issues.

I have never used a micro-USB to HDMI adapter, but I imagine that's what you're looking for. Filter Amazon results by >4-star reviews, and find one that fits your criteria ?
Ya this, That is assuming the tablet OP owns actually supports this. Not All do see the list below.

Again Google is just spot on with this http://blog.clove.co.uk/2014/02/0...laxy-need/
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One more person recommending you use the Chromecast
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One more person recommending you use the Chromecast
yup. OK I'll try it again. When I tried it a few years ago it was with a laptop and it was not worth the time to work the kinks out. I'll try it with both my android and ipad and see how that works. My trial was pre vudu.
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yup. OK I'll try it again. When I tried it a few years ago it was with a laptop and it was not worth the time to work the kinks out. I'll try it with both my android and ipad and see how that works. My trial was pre vudu.
The hangup, as people have mentioned is the separate 2.4/5GHz networks. To get things to work smoothly, you need to setup your router to forward "multicast" packets between the two networks.

I'm not familiar with the netgear firmware, but make sure anything related to multicast and multicast forwarding is enabled. Alternatively, you could try to configure whatever device you use to control the chromecast to use 2.4GHz only, as the chromecast will only use the 2.4GHz network.
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