Chromecast Radio with Home Assistant and Node-RED

4 minute read

Telenet, our local cable provider, decided that analog cable radio is dead and everyone should switch to either DAB (Digital Radio over the air) or DVB-C (Digital Radio via coaxial cable). For me, that’s a bit of an issue: DAB radio is fine, but requires good reception. Our house is rather well insulated so radio reception is crap at best DVB-C radio would require buying yet another device...

Connecting your Chromecast to wired networking – DIY

1 minute read

I’ve had a Google Chromecast (1st generation) for a while now, connected over WiFi. Works great, although sometimes the wireless reception cuts out, or the signal gets saturated. Since I’m mostly streaming from a device which sits less than 10 cm away, it is also rather stupid to have all those packets going back and forth to my router, causing unnecessary load. Google has a nifty solution, the...