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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Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

That's true, but not really what I'm complaining about.

They launched and sold a product that had some features with the promise of more.

I've been burned too much by listening to promises of future updates and functionality ( by other companies referring to other products) to really give them the benefit of the doubt. If it doesn't do what I need it to do at the time of purchase, I won't purchase it.

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