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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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  • 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:Er... (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 18, 2014 @04:17PM (#47033445)

    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 video from your browser might be about $7.99 - $8.99 per month. You want to watch your favorite shows without the premium version? We Can't Do That(tm). You can't watch TV on your TV without paying even if it plays for free onto your phone.

    What the original poster is trying to say, and what pushing-robot is doing everything he can to misinterpret, is Firefox will now work with the plain, free, non-$7.99 version via a browser which can cast onto your TV. You can also watch media from certain other sources which hasn't been paid for at all via advertising or $8.99 month subscriptions.

    Yes, this is significant. It is a lot like Plex supporting a lot of great features on the locked Chromecast. Google produces a locked down DRM protected device and Mozilla is helping us open it up so it is more useful.

    Hurray for Mozilla! Do no evil.. wait..

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