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Auth Cast

Auth Cast is a tool which allows for any device to be used to cast a web page (like a dashboard, for example), to a chromecast from the command line. This functionality has proven to be useful for digital signage (ex. put the command in cron to have the web page always cast to your chromecast on a schedule).

Getting Started

To get started, clone this repo. You will then be able to run the script by calling from the command line from within the root directory of this project, like so:

node index.js --url="http://google.com" --device="product tv"

It's also worth noting that the page you cast will auto refresh every 5 minutes.

Command Line Arguments

argument validation required purpose
url any valid accessible URL yes the URL of the page that you want to ultimately cast
device any lower-cased chromecast name on your network yes the name of the device you wish to cast to (lower cased)
width any valid width string (ex: "1920") no your desired viewport width
height any valid height string (ex: "1080") no your desired viewport height
loginUrl any valid accessible URL no The URL of the page to log into
timeout any valid string of a number (ex: "300") no the number of seconds you wish to cast for
usernameInputSelector any valid querySelector (ex: "#someId") no the query selector which gets the username input field on the login page
username string no your username that you want to login with
passwordInputSelector any valid querySelector (ex: "#someId") no the query selector which gets the password input field on the login page
password string no the password you want to login with
hasTwoStepLogin boolean no If the login is split between two pages, one with the username field, and the next having the password field.
submitButtonSelector any valid querySelector (ex: "#someId") no the query selector which gets the submit button for the login form (will be clicked once for each field if hasTwoStepLogin is true)
loginStep1ButtonSelector any valid querySelector (ex: "#someId") no the query selector which gets the submit button for step 1 of a 2 step login. If the selector is the same for steps one and two, this argument does not need to be specified
autoRefreshButtonSelector any valid querySelector (ex: "#someId") no the query selector which gets the auto refresh button which will be clicked once the desired URL is loaded (this assumes that the site you're using has an auto-refresh button somewhere on the page)

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