Since the last update, the Facebook for Android app has been showing this persistent Chromecast notification to the users. The notification says that “Cast Device Not Connected” with no further explanation on what to do. There are two buttons: ‘Play’ and ‘close’ buttons below the message, but they don’t do anything either.
Since the notification is persistent, you can’t just swipe it out of the notification screen as then normal ones. Since the notification is from the Facebook Android app, force closing the app closes the notification.
This is, however, not really beneficial because force closing the Facebook app will stop all the notifications from it and not only the Chromecast one. If you are running v188.8.131.52.70 of the Facebook app on your phone, then this is the culprit.
To fix this problem, you have three options.
- use an alternative facebook app,
- use m.facebook.com mobile website, or
- switch to the beta version of the Facebook app using the Play Store.
Best alternative Facebook app
The official app from facebook is a bloated mess. There is too much stuff in it that you don’t need. It also hogs the RAM and takes a lot of CPU time on your phone. The app size isn’t great either with it using > 200MB of storage. There are three alternative apps that you can use in the place of the official one.