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

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