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Having Issues Casting on Android TV? Cast Receiver APK Fixes it

October 17, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

If you own an Android TV (set-top box or built-in) or a Chromecast, you may have had some issues in the past day or so casting to your TV. It’s not just you, in fact, it appears to be a pretty widespread issues, as countless other users are also having the same problem. Many were thinking it was the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Nexus Player, or even a few tweaks that were made for the second generation Chromecast that was also announced last month. But it appears to be none of that, however there is a fix. Unfortunately, it appears to be only a fix for Android TV and not the Chromecast.

Essentially, you just need to download and install the latest version of the Cast Receiver. Which we have APK’s for both the ARM and x86 devices. Both will be listed at the bottom of this post. Now, if you have a Nexus Player, you will want the x86 version. If you are using any of the other Android TV models, then you need the ARM version. Additionally, if you’ve never installed an APK manually on your Android TV set-top box before, you’ll need to download a file manager like ES File Manager. Which works great. Otherwise, you just side load it like you would on Android.

Currently, there is no word on a fix for Chromecast, for those of you that have a Chromecast instead of an Android TV set-top box. However, as soon as we hear anything or find a fix, we’ll be sure to share that with our readers as usual. Hopefully Google will have this issue fixed on both platforms relatively quickly. As this can be a pretty major issue for those that use Chromecast or Android TV exclusively – in place of a cable box  – because that takes away functionality. And more so for the Chromecast, as that’s about all it does, really. As stated before, you can find both downloads before, just download them on your set top box and side load like normal.

Download (ARM): Cast Receiver v1.16.45911

Download (x86): Cast Receiver v1.16.45911