Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Aug 2013 16:24 UTC

Update: the functionality used by the application was reverse engineered and Google stated that it may change. Google has released a statement which acknowledges that playing local content will come back to ChromeCast once the API has stabilised. Storm in a teacup, apparently.

Heads up. Google's latest Chromecast update intentionally breaks AllCast. They disabled 'video_playback' support from the ChromeCast application.

Given that this is the second time they've purposefully removed/disabled[1] the ability to play media from external sources, it confirms some of my suspicions that I have had about the Chromecast developer program: the policy seems to be a heavy handed approach, where only approved content will be played through the device.

A company intentionally disabling cool stuff? Surely you jest.

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not an advertised feature
by FunkyELF on Mon 26th Aug 2013 17:31 UTC
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This isn't like Sony removing OtherOS option which was an advertised feature of the PS3.

I'll be an optimist and believe that they're working on their own implementation to play local content. Perhaps baked into android 5.0?

People shouldn't get their panties all up in a bunch when an app built around private api calls / reverse engineering stops working.

What I hope for Android 5.0 is that you can turn any Android device into a ChromeCast receiver.

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