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Old 23rd February 2021, 08:03 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by xjx388 View Post
I mean, don’t all of these devices have a need to sign up for an account? Don’t they all require you to buy into their “ecosystem,” in order to get the most out of them?
I have 3 or 4 chromecasts in my house and have never had to setup a gmail account or anything to use it. Turn it on, attach it to my WiFi, and I cast VLC from any computer, laptop, or my cell phone from my NAS.

I can't speak for Roku, never had one and, like you with Apple, I've never had any issues with any of my Chromecasts.
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