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Google blocks Chromecast App in Canada, what are you using?

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  • Oct 19th, 2013 11:15 am
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Google blocks Chromecast App in Canada, what are you using?

I finally had time to try my Chromecast last night and was disappointed that I couldn't download the Android App. What are you using?

Came across a hack to install the official Google Chromecast app, pretty easy. I posted the instruction and file up on my server in case you guys need it: Chromecast App for Canada.

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For iOS, just register an US account and it should work.

For Android, use NinjaVPN to install.

Works for me but it is really just a Youtube player on the TV. The control is almost non-exisitent. Need more improvements to be really useful.
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I came across this but when I drop by AVI movie in chrome it starts downloading instead of playing it. Tried to create a html page embedding the movie but it failed to play. (bad coding or not compatible?)
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my chromecast won't play any local content on my tv. when i load it via the chrome extension it says there's a connectivity problem. netflix and youtube work fine though. annoying.
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chowder wrote:
Sep 24th, 2013 7:58 pm
my chromecast won't play any local content on my tv. when i load it via the chrome extension it says there's a connectivity problem. netflix and youtube work fine though. annoying.
Calm down, everyone: Chromecast will stream local content
Summary: Don’t worry, Google isn’t purposefully squashing apps that support local streaming on Chromecast.
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I listed my WD Live Tv on Kijiji but I had to pull it and keep it until Chromecast stream local media. Hope they get it done soon.
tk1000 wrote:
Sep 24th, 2013 11:26 pm
Calm down, everyone: Chromecast will stream local content
Summary: Don’t worry, Google isn’t purposefully squashing apps that support local streaming on Chromecast.

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