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How to add a Ditto Receiver — Chromecast

There are two ways to configure a Chromecast for use with Ditto. You can use the Ditto configuration utility or add the Chromecast manually.

Use the Ditto Configuration Utility

Use the Ditto configuration tool to add a Chromecast to your Ditto account. This tool automatically detects available receivers on your network.

Manually create a room with a Chromecast

Note

If you choose to manually add a Chromecast through your Ditto account portal, you will need the IP address and the MAC address of the Chromecast. This information can be found a few different ways—either by using the Google Home app or by using the Chrome browser.

Step 1 - Gather Chromecast Network Information

Locate network information using Google Home on Android
  1. Open the Google Home app on your Android device
  2. Tap "Devices" at the top of the screen
  3. Locate the desired Chromecast
  4. Tap the ‘3 dot’ icon/menu button for your device — It's located at the right of the device
  5. Select Device Settings
  6. The IP address and MAC address are located at the bottom of this screen.

Locate network information using Google Home on iOS
  1. Download and open the Google Home App on your iPad or iPhone 
  2. Tap the Devices icon in the top-right corner of the screen
  3. Locate your Chromecast device 
  4. Tap the three dots in the top-right corner of the Chromecast device screen then tap “Settings”
  5. At the bottom of the Settings page, find the IP and Mac address information
Locate network information using the Chrome browser
  1. Open the Chrome browser.
  2. Click the three dots in the top-right corner of the Chrome browser window.
  3. Select Cast from the dropdown menu.
  4. Once you click the Cast option, a “Cast to” window will appear as well as a new Cast icon which is located next to the three dots from the previous step.
  5. Right click the new Cast icon and select Manage Cast Devices.
  6. After clicking Manage Cast devices, you will be taken to a Google Cast page with Cast-ready devices listed. Find your device and click the settings cog in the top-right corner of the device icon.
  7. Find the MAC and IP addresses.

Step 2

Log in to your Ditto account and navigate to the Receivers section.

Step 3

Click “New Receiver” (or “Add Your First Receiver” if you haven’t added a receiver yet).

Step 4

  1. Enter receiver name. You can make this whatever you want, but it should be identifiable, such as "Chromecast Ultra" or "Conference Display"
  2. Set the Receiver Type to Cast
  3. Enter the network information you gathered in Step 1
  4. Add this receiver to a room. This is how you make a room “active.” Learn how to set up rooms.
    Note: You may create as many receivers as you want. You are not billed until you pair a room to a receiver to create an “active” room.

Step 5

Click “Save Receiver” to save the receiver to your Ditto account. Once you pair a receiver to a room, you're ready to connect to the room or create connection instructions for your users.

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