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I posted this in another topic but figured this may make it easier for people to find.  If you buy the google chromecast device ($35) you can play anything  that can 'Cast" from your android phone including but not limited to Netflix, Google Play movies and youtube.  You plug the chromecast into the HDMI port and the power outlet.  Then you connect your phone and the chromecast to the onstar wifi and then you are good to go.  Then if your kid knows how to use youtube or netflix they can choose what they want to watch by using your phone as the "remote".  Set up was very self explanatory and it basically walks you through the process.  Your truck will need to be running to use the 110v outlet.  Roadtrips have never been so amazing and quiet!!  Not sure if it uses your phones data or the trucks data.  I will post if I figure that out.  #merica

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Excellent. Thanks!

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I wonder if you could do the same with the Amazon Fire stick? I think it uses HDMI and USB for power.

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So the Chromecast setup uses the OnStar Wifi data.  I'm going unlimited.

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I posted this in another topic but figured this may make it easier for people to find.  If you buy the google chromecast device ($35) you can play anything  that can 'Cast" from your android phone including but not limited to Netflix, Google Play movies and youtube.  You plug the chromecast into the HDMI port and the power outlet.  Then you connect your phone and the chromecast to the onstar wifi and then you are good to go.  Then if your kid knows how to use youtube or netflix they can choose what they want to watch by using your phone as the "remote".  Set up was very self explanatory and it basically walks you through the process.  Your truck will need to be running to use the 110v outlet.  Roadtrips have never been so amazing and quiet!!  Not sure if it uses your phones data or the trucks data.  I will post if I figure that out.  #merica
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How is HDMI input available? I only have RCA :/

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So the Chromecast setup uses the OnStar Wifi data.  I'm going unlimited.
Or save yourself a pretty penny and just use your phone's hotspot.

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How is HDMI input available? I only have RCA :/

 

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Newer models equipped with HDMI. You may ask the dealer to install it, or purchase the parts required and do the installation your self. Not sure if the entertainment system needs a firmware update though

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Newer models equipped with HDMI. You may ask the dealer to install it, or purchase the parts required and do the installation your self. Not sure if the entertainment system needs a firmware update though
Ah, ok. Thank you!

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