Bring back casting to Chromecast for Mobile devices
Since update 5.29.1 for Android, cast to Chromecast when connected to a Wi-Fi network with a suitable device, was removed without any further notice.
Please fix whatever instability issues you found and let users know what is included in the latest version.
The What is new text is so old and untouched that the best selling point is the introduction of the PIN and no mention to what is removed if you update the app.
This is an absolute necessity for photos. Sharing joy of photos on a TV with family and friends can only happen with Chromecast. Microsoft should improve the software to make it work better instead of simply removing it and surrender. That should not be the attitude of Microsoft which I found happening too many times. Like removing Groove for playing music.
Chromecast is absolutely necessary part of OneDrive. Cannot project photos on the TV to show friends is pitiful.
Also needed is ability to do slideshows. OneDrive need to do better than Google photos
sjaak sies commented
I am using onedrive in the assumption that foto's could be cast with chromcast. As i bough chromcast especially for this I am very angry that it now does not work.
I do not understand why microsoft has disabled this option without any notion.
They do not seem to understand what users need and is a slap in the face of the users.
N Moon commented
It was always working down for me... Please bring it back, I'd rather not have to use LocalCast just to do something the app should do otherwise, especially as a paying customer for a long time now...
Ewald Popp commented
The reason why I was using Onedrive is to show photos on TV via Chromecast. Very disappionted that it was removed witout any notice!
Ho sempre usato chromcast. Con onedrive senza problemi. Potevo vedere in TV quanto caricato su PC, ed è sempre stato molto comodo. Per favore, ripristinate!
The removal of the chromcast support is symptomatic of Microsoft. I see similan behaviour in the OneNote app. I interpret it as resulting from an insufficient focus on the customer.
Michael Davis commented
When I subscribed to OneDrive Drive, one of the reasons was the absolute portability that I got with Chromecast. I never experienced the crashing other people did, if it's not brought back, I will cancel my subscription.
Chromecast support was flaky and it was crashing from time to time but it is a must have for me and if it doesn't reappear by the next time I renew my Office 365 subscription I'm definitely migrating away to Google Drive.
Ben R. commented
I need this feature. Please fix it and bring it back
Matt M. commented
I received this email on 4/17/2019:
My name is ****** and I am from the escalations team at OneDrive. I wanted to update you on the status of your ticket as we've heard from the engineering team. Due to some reliability and stability issues, feature/option to stream on Chrome cast has been removed or disabled.
If you have any feedback/suggestions to share, you can post it on OneDrive uservoice https://onedrive.uservoice.com/ . You can also vote for your other favorite ideas.
So, I'm glad they removed features that weren't working...Since many other android apps are able to cast, I would really like to see this feature brought back in working order.
Also, there seems to be many other ideas on uservoice that are asking for the functionality...It would be nice to see these consolidated under 1 item so that votes are tallied appropriately.
The Chromecast function is a must for me, and I was a little sad to see that they removed. Hopefully they will fix it as soon as possible!