Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Aug 2013 16:24 UTC
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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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RE: It's coming back....
by pooo on Tue 27th Aug 2013 03:43 UTC in reply to "It's coming back...."
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OMG people really had a hissy over this with no reason. I feel like everyone's good will toward google has finally run out and now people are almost looking for excuses to vilify them. They've done some shady stuff lately so I get the resentment but wow there was some crazy talk going on.

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