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VinceLedge
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Is anyone else having a problem with the GCN+ app? It was working fine until yesterday when it developed a strange fault - when watching a race replay video the progress bar that allows you to move to different points in the video works ok until I Chromecast to my tv when this bar changes to only displaying the amount of the video you have actually watched, so no way of moving it on......
sizbut
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Not seen that, but would agree that the Cast function within the GCN app is flawed. I can use BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime no issue. GCN will frequently have short pauses but if I stop casting it its absolutely fine on the tablet display. Its also fine if I just use the tablet's own screen mirror function to cast the whole display rather than the cast button within GCN - so reasonably sure its a GCN casting issue. Not surprise that this weekend they were recruiting for developers with a whole long list of internet related computing skills.
VinceLedge
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That sounds like it might be related to my issue!
comfortablynumb
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Sorry to be late here, I read the forums most days but not this particular one very often.
I have been using the Eurosport app (Android) on Samsung tablets and a Sony phone for several years with Chromecast. I started with the 1st generation Chromecast which worked for a while but then became bothersome with continual buffering problems, moving to the 2nd generation, that was better but this year that had buffering issues too. I had the same problems casting from my desktop computer via Chrome browser.
Like you I no problems at all with YouTube, BBC iplayer, All4 etc just the Eurosport app for the cycling.
A couple of weeks ago I bought the latest "Chromecast Ultra with Google TV" £59.99 from Argos. I didn't want the TV bit, but it seems that is the only way to a get the Chromecast Ultra now, at least new.
I hate to tempt fate but it's working brilliantly, no buffering at all and the remote which I thought I wouldn't use I actually find very useful. It looks cheap but it works really well. It allows you to rewind right to the start of the programme so you can join at any time and pause easily for phone, doorbell etc.
I've never had the GCN app but I presume it's from the the same developers with the same strengths and foibles.
Steve.
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RickH
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I'm mainly using the browser version on my PC with it connected to the TV as a 3rd monitor. That setup works great for me. I occasionally used the android app on my phone.

I don't know if it was just me being slow on the uptake but, for races, in the section below the "live" video there in the "highlights & extras" there is a long highlights about 45 minutes long and a 4 to 5 minute short highlights, plus a stream of the last few km. I've found the short one good for getting up to speed when I ve missed a stage or 2 of a multiday race & want to get up to date without spending hours doing so.

I've found the "documentary" stuff that I've watched to be good too.
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Redvee
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You can also get GCN+ on the Amazon Fire Stick.
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