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Author Topic: Chromecast Update Stops Local Media Streaming Hacks But Hope Is Not Lost!  (Read 2509 times)


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Ah...we were so excited over the past couple of weeks when such talented developers as Koush created apps like AllCast to enable local streaming of media using Chromecast.  Well now it seems the latest update has disabled this ability and put the $35 device back to supporting official apps such as Netflix and Chrome.  Just when we were about to jump out our window however we received word that hope is not lost.  It seems a post by Google's dnengel84 sheds some light on what is going on.  It seems these are still the wee early stages of Chromecast SDK development and when more mature they will in all probably support local streaming.   They just want to do it right instead of having it added in by hackers and outside developers.  Makes sense actually.  Still...we hope Koush figures out a workaround temporarily for this latest update anyway...

"We're excited to bring more content to Chromecast and would like to support all types of apps, including those for local content. It's still early days for the Google Cast SDK, which we just released in developer preview for early development and testing only. We expect that the SDK will continue to change before we launch out of developer preview, and want to provide a great experience for users and developers before making the SDK and additional apps more broadly available."


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