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
Member since:
2006-07-14

Would it be too much to ask Google to define what it was before I bought it?

I was planning on buying it based off of what devs were saying was possible with the SDK. But it now looks like it would be a better idea to wait until the SDK is released before jumping the gun.

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Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Would it be too much to ask Google to define what it was before I bought it?

If you asked and they said "No, we're not ready yet" but you still went ahead and bought one anyway, who's fault would that be?

This isn't another PS3 "Other OS" moment no matter how much some people want it to be.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
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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