How to streamcast Jimmy's concert video streams
In August of last year, a significant change was made in how Jimmy's concerts are video streamed on Margaritaville TV.
The change was necessitated due people pirating the video streams for profit. This was done by way of posting links on Youtube offering access to the video stream the required paying a fee to watch the video stream. Jimmy never charges for the the streaming of his shows on either Radio Margaritaville or Margaritaville TV the free streams are Jimmy's gift to all of us Parrotheads. In order to combat those who were posting scam links to the shows, Jimmy's tech people made the change I mentioned above. Prior to August of last year the video link for the show would be posted on Youtube for everyone to easily find. Youtube has different levels of how links can be made accessible these levels include public, private and unlisted. Public links are accessible to everyone, private links are accessible to holder of a Youtube account only though the holder can invite people to view the link. Unlisted links are just that they are not listed of findable through Youtube's main webpage and search box they can be available for viewing by the account holder via any method the account holder chooses.
Video links for Jimmy's show are hosted via the official Margaritaville Youtube Channel only, the change made to links for Jimmy's shows was to switch them from public links to unlisted links. This means the links for the shows are no longer accessible directly through Youtube as they have been in the past. Now the concert video streams are only available via Jimmy's official website (jimmybuffett.com) and Jimmy official FB page I believe. Access via Jimmy's official website requires a FREE Fin Club membership which will need in order to login to Margaritaville TV. To repeat Fin Club memberships are FREE and allow access to all of the content on Jimmy's official website.
Once you have signed up for a FREE Fin Club membership and you have logged into the Fin Club, you then click Margaritaville TV from then menu on Jimmy's official website. Clicking Margaritaville TV will take you to the live broadcast of the concert which is available via an embedded Youtube player which has all of the standard Youtube controls.
Due to the above discussed changes, watching the concerts on TV's now requires the use of what is called Streamcasting or simply casting. Casting is the concept of sending a video or photos from one device to another such as from a PC to a Smart TV, from a an Apple or Android device to a TV. Streamcasting can also be done to streaming TV devices such as Roku and Amazon Fire sticks.
I have compiled a list of step by streamcasting instructions for a number of devices that should making streaming Jimmy's shows easier for every one.
Windows PCs and Devices
How to cast from a Windows PC or laptop to your smart tv
*Your Smart TV must be linked with your Wi-Fi network for streaming to work correctly
1 Open your browser and navigate to jimmybuffett.com/live
2 You should see the the video player with a red Youtube play button in the middle of the window
3 Push the play button to start the video stream
4 At the bottom of the video you should see the standard Youtube video controls
5 In the bottom right corner, there will be a button that looks a TV screen with 3 curved lines this the Youtube streamcast button.
6 Click the streamcast button and a window will open showing list of available devices you can streamcast to.
7 Select the TV you want to watch the concert on and the smart TV's Youtube App will open and the video will begin playing.
How to cast from a Windows PC or laptop to an Apple TV
1 First, you'll need to install AirParrot 3 on your PC. ...
2 Make sure your PC and your Apple TV are on the same network.
3 Open the AirParrot 3 menu. ...
4 Select your media. ...
4 Select your Apple TV from the list. ...
5 You're now streaming media from Windows to Apple TV!
How to cast from a Kindle Fire tablet to a TV
1 Using a browser on the Kindle Fire navigate to Jimmy's website
2 From the Kindle Fire, select “Settings” > “Sounds” > “Display Mirroring“.
3 Select “Connect” for the device you wish to connect with.
4 After about 15 seconds, videos should be mirrored to your TV.
How to cast from Kindle Fire to Roku
Load the application and select the Cast icon in the top-right corner of your display.
A menu to select your streaming device will appear in the corner of the app, and you can use your device to select a specific playback device, like a smart TV or a Roku player.
How to cast from an Android device to a smart TV
1 Connect your device to the same Wi-Fi network as your TV.
2 Open the app that has the content you want to cast.
3 In the app, find and select Cast .
4 On your device, select the name of your TV.
5 When Cast. changes color, you're successfully connected.
How to cast to Roku From an Android Device
1 Tap the Casting Icon. ...
2 Choose Your Roku Device. ...
3 Wait for Your Android Device to Connect to Roku. ...
4 Control the App From Your Android Device or Roku Remote. ...
5 Use Remote, Voice Search or Volume Adjust on Your Device. ...
6 Tap the Casting Icon Again to Stop Casting.
How to cast from an Android device to Amazon fire stick
1 Download the Air Beam app from Google Play.
2 Turn on your TV with the Fire TV device plugged in.
3 Connect your Android device and Fire TV to the same wireless network.
4 Click the ‘Screen Mirroring’ panel in the top left corner.
5 Select your Fire TV device right there.
6 Opt for audio or no audio. The first option means the sound will be playing from your TV, the second will use your smartphone speakers. If you are already casting Android to Fire TV and want to change the audio setting, stop the mirroring and turn it on once again, this time indicating the option you want.
7 Click ‘Start Mirroring & enjoy!
8 Turn down the volume on your phone & turn it up on your TV.
How To Mirror iPhone To Roku
1 Download the Mirror for Roku App. Head over to the Apple App Store and download this app for Roku screen mirroring by iStreamer. ...
2 Connect the App to Your TV. Connecting to your TV is simple. ...
3 Tap on the Screen Mirroring Button. ...
4 Tap Start Broadcast. ...
5 Start mirroring iPhone to Roku.
How to cast Videos from iPhone & iPad to Amazon Fire TV
1 Download the Mirror for Amazon App from the Apple App Store
2 Open the mirror app for Firestick on your mobile device.
3 Choose the Amazon Fire TV device you wish to watch.
4 Open the video app or website on your iPhone or iPad.
5 Just hit play and watch videos on your TV screen!
Mirror your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a TV or Mac
1 Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV, AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV, or Mac. ...
2 Open Control Center: ...
3 Tap Screen Mirroring .
4 Select your Apple TV, AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV, or Mac from the list.
How to cast from a Mac Power Book to a smart TV:
Turn on the TV and Apple TV,
then on the Mac, go through the Apple logo, then "System Preferences," then click "Displays" and select the TV from the "AirPlay Display" taskbar.
How cast from a MAC to Roku:
1 Open the video or photo in question on your Mac.
2 Click on the AirPlay icon (the rectangle with a triangle pointing into it from the bottom) that appears in your menu bar, or in the app that opened your file.
3 Select your Roku's name from the list that appears
How to cast from a MAC to an Amazon Fire Stick:
1 Open the app.
2 On Mac, enable the mirroring option by going to System Preferences > Display and checking the "Show mirroring options in the menu bar when 3 available" box.
4 On your Mac's menu bar, click on the AirPlay icon.
5 Tapping on your TV's name will mirror your Mac's screen to your Firestick TV.
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