CyanogenMod just got better: Koush demoes Chromecast support for any media app running on CM

August 9, 2013
Koushik Dutta from the CM team demoed a modified CyanogenMod build that lets any media app to stream video and audio to the Chromecast.

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    Pretty everyone agrees that CyanogenMod is one of the best custom ROMs for Android, and, with features like Focal and other upcoming surprises in the Nemesis project, the project led by Steve Kondik is bound to get better.

    Here’s another great feature coming to CyanogenMod in the future: Chromecast support for any app.

    That’s right, Koushik Dutta, one of the lead developers of CM and a noted Chromecast modder, just demoed a customization that lets any app running on CM to beam audio and video to a Chromecast for big screen playback.

    Here’s the video, which Koush published on his Google Plus account

    Koush’ customization of CM enables Chromecast playback for apps that play content from the internet, but also local content from the device. Koush used as a demo Twit.TV and BeyondPod, but chromecasting should work across the board.

    The dev gave no indication on when to expect this cool new feature in CM stable releases, and, as always, requesting ETAs is frowned upon. But considering this looks like a relatively innocuous change, we should see it in CyanogenMod 10.2 nightly builds soon.

    Comments

    • Android Developer

      I Wish it could also stream the screen of the device itself, like normal HDMI cables do.

      other than this, really cool and hope there will be an app for this instead of a feature on CM.

      • Aston Martin

        No most likely it won’t be app cause that would take to much work for a developer to handle & Chromecast wouldn’t allow that type of content to be streamed so it’s only on CM

        • Android Developer

          why not? it’s my device, and i can do the same via HDMI anyway…

          about miracast, not every device (or TV) support it, and the whole idea here is to have easy streaming (or queuing of content) to most TVs, even those that aren’t so new.

          • Aston Martin

            O well on this site they just put out a post on something called cheapcast so I’m reading it. It’s a emulator of ChromeCast with some of the streaming capabilities

            • Android Developer

              yes, i read about it too. wonder how well it works. could be nice.

      • LSL1337

        You can use miracast for that …

    • MasterMuffin

      “Pretty everyone agrees…” :DD This is cool and would be even cooler if Chromecast was available outside ‘murica

    • Timmy

      Fn cool. Google should just hire Koush as their lead developer.

    • Humaan

      Can this device do native 1080p?
      If not:= Why this google?

    • comatose1978

      wow…. finally starting to catch up to Apple. Why hasn’t this been hard coded into Android? Now we need a few more iPhone innovations for Android.

      • pallu

        Because you don’t have to be locked to AirPlay and all i-Devices only. Streaming has been there for a long time with DLNA.

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