After launching the new Fling Chromecast application last week Leon Nicholls’s application might already have been squashed by Google, in their latest Chromecast update.
Google launched their new media streaming device the Google Chromecast back at the end of July, and since then the streaming device has caused a stir with hackers allowing them to create additional applications to expand the functionality of the device to enable local media streaming for PCs and the like.
However Google has obviously not taken kindly to these applications and has now released an update for their Chromecast media device that has now disabled the ability to stream local media.
To re-cap Google Chromecast can stream media through your network and from your laptop, desktop, smartphone and tablet devices as well as YouTube, Netflix, Pandora, and tons of Google Play content. The new Google Chromecast support Android, iOS, Chrome for Mac, and Chrome for Windows and plugs into any HDTV equipped with a HDMI port.
“Chromecast is the easy way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Send your favorites from Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button. No more huddling around small screens and tiny speakers. Chromecast automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps.”
We will have to wait and see if hackers find a way around the latest update to reinstate local media streaming via the Google Chromecast device.
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