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Chromecast Support Coming To Mobile Firefox 26

Posted by samzenpus
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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Chromecast is a great device, and concept, however it is more or less limited to Google's Chrome browser and supported apps. That seems to be changing: Mozilla is working on bringing Chromecast support to its Firefox browser. Mozilla meeting notes from 14 May clearly mention Chromecast support for the browser: 'Work week in SF, making good progress. Hoping to have Netcast and Chromecast support landed by the end of the week.'"
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Chromecast Support Coming To Mobile Firefox

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  • The article says chromecast is only being developed for mobile Firefox. Is there any technical reason why the desktop Firefox can't / won't support ChromeCast???
    • Is there any technical reason why the desktop Firefox can't / won't support ChromeCast???

      Have you asked Google?

  • Maybe we need an integrated e-mail client, too...oh, wait. Hang on a minute...

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Just need to add WEBP Image support now :)

  • That would be amazing.
  • by rklrkl (554527) on Sunday May 18, 2014 @02:36PM (#47032953) Homepage

    People are moaning why desktop Firefox isn't going to cast a tab at the same time as the Android Firefox will. Firstly, I believe they *aren't* using the Chromecast SDK so the chances are good that desktop Firefox will follow not too long after Android Firefox. Secondly, no Android browser can currently cast a tab, so Mozilla are actually heading for a platform first - embarrassingly beating Google to it! - if they concentrate on Android Firefox first for tab casting.

    • by caspy7 (117545)

      I wish you were right, but I've spoke with one of the main developers about this and Firefox is indeed using the SDK.
      Unless Google opens up things on the desktop, Firefox will likely not be getting Chromecast support anytime soon.

  • Er... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by pushing-robot (1037830) on Sunday May 18, 2014 @03:07PM (#47033111)

    Chromecast is a great device, and concept, however it is more or less limited to Google's Chrome browser and supported apps. That seems to be changing: Mozilla is working on bringing Chromecast support to its Firefox browser...Hoping to have Netcast and Chromecast support landed by the end of the week.

    So the Firefox app will now support Chromecast, so Chromecast will no longer be limited to apps that support Chromecast. Got it.

    • Re: (Score:2, Interesting)

      by Anonymous Coward

      pushing-robot is doing a lot of mental gymnastics here so he can to make his post relevant. Unfortunately, he doesn't have any original ideas or information so this is all we get.

      For those that aren't familiar, the Google Chromecast (retail $35) is a locked device that only supports official approved applications with approved streams. The only exceptions to that are videos "cast" from Google Chrome on your desktop or a hacked device if you were lucky enough to get one.

      The difference between the apps and vi

      • by tepples (727027)

        Firefox will now work with the plain, free, non-$7.99 version via a browser which can cast onto your TV.

        Prepare to see a lot more of "The content owner has not made this video available on mobile web. [Add to playlist to watch later on a PC] [Download our app from Google Play Store]"

  • that I cannot contain myself.
  • I then found I do not give a shit

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