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Google blocks local video playback with Chromecast software update

By Justin Kahn
Aug 26, 2013
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  1. Google hasn't made any clear indication on whether or not it will eventually allow users to stream local videos through Chromecast. At this point we know the company doesn't want third party app developers adding this functionality, likely due to...

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  2. This is very disappointing, Google the most open of the tech giants restricting the choices on ChromeCast, just disappointing...
     
  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,924   +548

    It's for legal reasons, but a wide open Chromecast would easily kill the set top box at $35. It's a shame really.
     
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  4. Craig Herberg

    Craig Herberg TS Rookie

    Maybe I'm just lucky that I am able to play videos from my phone and DLNA network on Chromecast, via aVia Media Player Pro, which cost $2.99 in the Google Play store. It looks like aVia uses Fling, as the way to play on the TV (via Chromecast) is to "Fling to. . ." my TV.
     
  5. Divvet

    Divvet TS Member Posts: 57   +19

  6. dkbroadband

    dkbroadband TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Well then, I'll have to try fling on my Chromcast stick
     

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