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How To Disable Streaming Device – Quick Steps

Streaming devices let you connect your TV to the Internet and stream media content such as videos, music, and movies. When you disable your streaming device, it will stop casting the media content on the connected device. If you want to proceed further and disable your streaming device, continue reading this “How to disable streaming device – Quick steps” article.

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Easy Guidelines To Disable Streaming Device

Disable Streaming Device On Windows

Disable media streaming in Windows: Click the Start option and type media streaming in the search bar

  1. Click the Start menu and input Network and Sharing Center in the search bar.
  2. Press the Enter key. Choose the Network and Sharing Center option from the search results.
  3. Go to the Change advanced sharing settings on the left menu pane.
  4. Navigate to the All Networks section and click it.
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  1. Select the Choose media streaming options to view all the devices on the local network.
  2. Click on the Block All button to disable the streaming device.
  3. If you want to delete a streaming device, click on the Remove link.
  4. Proceed with the above steps to disable all streaming devices.
  5. After disabling, click on the OK button.
  6. For Windows 10, launch Control Panel and go to the Media streaming options window using the search bar.
  7. Click on the Block All button.
  8. Finally, click the OK button.

How To Disable Streaming Media Device On Smartphone

Disable Streaming Device on iPhone

To disable your streaming device from your iPhone, follow the given instructions below.

  • If you are using the Screen Mirroring feature on your iPhone, swipe down the screen to access the Control Center.
  • Here, tap on the Screen Mirroring icon from the list.
  • On the next screen, you can see the streaming devices list.
  • Now, tap the Stop Mirroring button to disable the streaming feature.
  • In case you are using the Chromecast device for streaming, launch the Google Home app on your iPhone.
  • Pick the Chromecast device you want to disable.
  • Now, tap on the Stop Casting button at the bottom of the screen.
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Disable Streaming Devices On Android

Unfortunately, there is no specific switch to turn on/off Chromecast devices. The below instructions will show you the available options to disable your streaming device (Chromecast) from an Android device.

  • Chromecast devices have a power connector that can be used to connect to a wall charger. Unplugging the charger will power off the Chromecast device. This will disable the streaming device (Chromecast).
  • The other method is just unplugging the TV’s power cable from the wall socket. Otherwise, disconnect the device from your TV’s HDMI port.
  • In these ways, the streaming device will be disabled automatically.
  • Suppose you stop streaming media currently running on your device, launch the appropriate app, and tap the cast icon.
  • In case you are mirroring your screen, open Google Home on your Android device. Tap the room in which the Chromecast device is and touch the Stop Casting or Stop Mirroring button.
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How To Disable Streaming Devices On Youtube

The oncoming instructions will show you how to disable a streaming device on YouTube through a linked code.

  • You can disable your streaming device on YouTube directly from your Smart TV.
  • To do this, launch the YouTube application on your TV.
  • Navigate to the Settings menu and go to the Link TV and Phone section.
  • Here, choose the Linked devices option from the list.
  • Select the Unlink all devices option to disable the streaming device on YouTube.
  • You can also use your mobile devices to disable the streaming devices on YouTube. To do so, go ahead with the below steps.
  • Open YouTube from the home screen of your mobile device.
  • Navigate to the Profile icon and tap on it.
  • Touch the Settings option.
  • Go to Watch on TV and tap on the Delete Devices option.
  • Touch the DELETE button to remove the linked streaming device. In this way, you can disable the streaming device on YouTube from your mobile device.
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Streaming Device Screensaver Disable

The procedure to disable the screensaver on your WWD TV Live Hub or WD TV Live Streaming is discussed below.

  1. First, turn on the WD TV Live device.
  2. Make use of the arrow buttons on your TV remote control to navigate to the pink or purple Setup option in the bottom menu.
  3. Hit the Enter option on your TV remote.
  4. Go to the Appearance option and press Enter on your TV remote.
  5. Choose the Screensaver Delay option and press Enter on your remote again.
  6. Pick the Never option to disable the screensaver. You can also choose how many minutes you want to disable the screensaver.
  7. Hit the Enter button on your TV remote to disable it.
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Android Streaming Device Notification Disable

The network notifications of the Chromecast streaming device that appear on your Android phone allow you to control the playback even if it hasn’t started playing. You can disable these notifications to prevent the mess with the video or audio you are watching or listening to. Perform the below steps to disable the notification on the streaming device.

  • Open the Google Home application on your Android device.
  • Touch the Devices option in the top-right corner of the screen.
  • Tap the Settings icon.
  • Turn off the Show remote control notifications toggle key to stop receiving notifications from Chromecast streaming devices.
  • The second method is to open the Settings app on your Android device. Then, navigate to the Google option and choose Devices & Sharing> Cast options.
  • Here, turn off the Media controls for Cast devices option. By doing so, you can disable the streaming device (Chromecast) notifications from your Android device.
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In Short

In the steps above, you learned how to disable streaming devices on Windows, iPhone, and Android devices. Also, we have included the instructions on how to disable streaming devices on YouTube, disable screensavers on streaming devices, and disable streaming device notifications on Android. For further queries, use the Click to call button on this page to contact our technical experts.

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