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Chromecast Autoplay Could Eat Up Your Bandwidth

Chromecast autoplay

YouTuber Lon Seidman posted a video addressing one of the pitfalls of Chromecast autoplay. Lon demonstrates how Chromecast will continue to play content even when the source device has been disconnected. This happens if you have autoplay enabled within the app you are casting, such as the YouTube or Netflix app. Generally that’s not a huge deal if you’re on an unlimited bandwidth contract with your ISP, but it could become a problem if you’re not. Check out Lon’s full video, demo and explanation below.

This actually isn’t unusual at all, I believe the first generation Chromecast did the same thing and I believe that Apple Airplay does as well. While it’s not any sort of design flaw on the part of Google, it is good information for people to have, especially if they’re watching bandwidth. Chromecast is probably one of the best streaming options in price and content that you’ll find out there and is something worth looking into.

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