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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It's coming back....
by robojerk on Mon 26th Aug 2013 20:10 UTC
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"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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RE: It's coming back....
by pooo on Tue 27th Aug 2013 03:43 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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