It seems like every now and again ScreenCloud shuts off and we have to reboot chromecast again. Is there a fix to this?
Unfortunately, Chromecast is the least powerful device and has a number of limitations, some of which you have run into. For instance Chromecast has very limited ram and storage so it can not handle large playlist or causes issue when use continuously for a long time.
We usually recommend powerful devices Amazon Fire TV stick, Amazon Fire TV box, Chromebox or Chrombit or any Android TV. There are loads of benefits but the main ones are:
- Support zone layout
- More locked down so no one can take them over
- Have auto restart capabilities if the device is powered down and on again
- Are more powerful so can handle more complex animations and videos
- Have more storage so more content can be saved offline (better playback)
If you still want to make use of chromecast it can handle a simple playlist of images.