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YouTube Is Testing Chromecast Support For Third Party Site Videos
« on: September 17, 2013, 01:40:58 AM »

Well it looks like we might be seeing the first signs that the Chromecast gods are starting to loosen their reigns.  It seems YouTube for one is currently actively testing the ability to stream or 'Cast' videos from third party websites.  With this development it seems we'll soon be able to stream any YouTube video from any site to our big screen.  Previously it was only possible to do from the site.  Gigaom asked YouTube for comment and received the follow Twitter response - "With more videos coming to YouTube every minute we’re always experimenting with ways to help people more easily find, watch and share the videos that matter most to them. As always, we’ll consider rolling changes out more broadly based on feedback on these experiments.”

Now it seems the 'Cast' button is showing up intermittently on sites so it's not a done deal yet.  Now of course this still doesn't allow us to stream local content to our devices, which Koush's CyanogenMOD fix allowed until Google issued an update that shut it down.  We're hopeful however that this development supporting 3rd party websites is a sign that we'll be seeing much more development for the Chromecast world and that it's just a matter of time before all our Chromecast dreams come true.


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