Possible to change the timeout before Chromecast drops a paused video?
Seems like after a few minutes and then I have to get up from my comfy chair and start/resume the video again. Unlike you kids, I ain't getting younger.
There's a videostream app for android and works as a brilliant remote, laptop file browser/player, and works seamlessly with your laptop to chromecast stream.
As long as you have an Android powered phone, you're sorted.
Actually there's an iOS app too out there, so you're sorted in either case as long as you own a smartphone.