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    Google opens Chromecast to all developers | Internet & Media - CNET News (click for full article)

    by Seth Rosenblatt - Feb. 3, 2014

    -- A key part of Google's plans to build the future of its Chromecast dongle has slipped into place as the company unlocked its Chromecast software development kit on Monday morning.

    The Google Cast Software Development Kit (SDK), available now, will allow app developers to give their users the option to stream their apps or Web sites to the Chromecast, which acts like a receiver that you plug into your TV's HDMI port. Web site compatibility only works in Google Chrome via extension, also available today.


    Read more at: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57617969-93/google-opens-chromecast-to-all-developers/
     
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    Google Opens Chromecast To All Developers | TechCrunch (click for full article)

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    ** Developers can now download the Google Cast Software Development Kit and build Chromecast support right into their apps and websites. The company says integrating the SDK is "simple." Developers do have to pay a $5 registration fee, though, which gives them access to the Google Cast SDK Developer Console so they can register their apps and authorize devices for testing.

    Media apps can just use the default Chromecast media player to play back HTML5 media content, or they can customize the player with their own branding. For other apps, developers can create their own custom receiver applications that support standard streaming protocols like MPEG-DASH, HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming. To help developers get started, Google has also made a set of sample apps available on GitHub. **


    Google Cast SDK Overview:




    https://github.com/googlecast/
    <---(click for the Googlecast sample apps on GitHub)
     
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    Google makes it official: no porn apps for Chromecast ? Tech News and Analysis (click for full article)

    by Janko Roettgers - Feb.3, 2014

    -- It looks like that Playboy TV app we told you about a few weeks back won't be coming to Chromecast any time soon: Along with the release of the Chromecast SDK, Google also published the Terms of Service developers have to agree to in order to make their apps Chromecast-compatible. One of the conditions: Explicit content is a no-go.


    The Chromecast Terms of Service include a number of device-specific requirements, including the demand to include protections against screen burn-in and a clause that tells developers not to enable the rooting of the device.


    But Google also puts some basic content policies in place - or rather, the company is reinforcing existing policies by telling developers that their Chromecast apps also have to adhere to the Google Play developer program policies, which have governed the types of content allowed in the Play Store for years. And part of that policies is a no-porn rule:


    Read more at: http://gigaom.com/2014/02/03/no-chromecast-porn-apps/
     
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    AllCast updated: Streams anything from phone to Chromecast - Liliputing (click for full article)

    by Brad Linder - Feb. 4, 2014


    -- AllCast is an app that lets you stream videos, music, photos, or other content from an Android phone to a TV. You can use it with just about any TV connected to a Roku, Apple TV, WDTV, Xbox, or some other Samsung or Panasonic Smart TVs or devices with DLNA renderers.


    Now AllCast also has official support for Google's Chromecast, which means that with a $35 device you can beam all sorts of content from your phone or tablet to your TV.


    AllCast developer Koushik Dutta actually created the app with the Chromecast in mind. But it was developed before the official Chromecast SDK was released, so for a while it supported just about every major media streaming device except the Chromecast.


    Now that there's an official Google Cast SDK, Dutta says it only took about 20 minutes to add Chromecast support.


    Google originally positioned the Chromecast as a device that lets you stream music, videos, and other content from the internet. You can use your phone, tablet, or PC as a remote control, but content actually comes straight from online services such as Netflix, YouTube, or Hulu Plus. That way you can turn off your mobile device or surf the web, play a game, or do just about anything you'd like without interrupting the media playback.


    AllCast works a little differently by letting you stream content from your device's storage. That means you can show home videos (or downloaded videos) by streaming them over your home network without uploading them to the internet first.


    You can also use the app to stream content from Dropbox or Google Drive to your TV.


    There's a free version of AllCast, but it has a 1 minute viewing limit. If the free version works and you want to use the app to stream longer videos, AllCast Premium is available from the Play Store for $4.99.


    Allcast and Chromecast back together again:
     
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