A BRIEF OVERVIEW
What is a Chromecast?
Plug & Play.
Thumb-sized device that plugs
into the HDMI port.
$35 Retail Price Tag.
No installed apps; you use your
other devices to load content.
Using Google Chromecast
Android iOS Chrome
Google Cast is a technology that enables multi-screen
experiences and lets a user send and control content
like video from a small computing device like a phone,
tablet, or laptop to a large display device like a
How does it work?
Video/Audio Streams Games Presentations Live Polling
Business Intelligence Teleconferencing Announcements Signage
Possible Use Cases
A sender application, written for the Android, iOS, or Chrome
platform using the Cast Sender API
A receiver application that handles communication between
the sender app and the receiver device.
Types of Receiver Apps
STYLED MEDIA RECEIVER
PRE-BUILT RECEIVER APP
HOSTED BY GOOGLE
NON-DRM VIDEO/AUDIO STREAMING
Enroll as a Google Cast Developer
Create new app via Cast SDK Console
Add test devices to
Cast SDK Console
Add Cast Sender API to
Build Receiver Application
Allows your app to be used
by any Chromecast
Thoughts so far
Runs latest version of Chrome; can
take advantage of cutting-edge
Custom receiver apps are
currently limited to 720p
resolution (1280 x 720)
IE? Forget About It.
There’s no need to worry about cross-
browser support or legacy versions of
Internet Explorer (rejoice!)
External API Libraries
While you could download the sender/
receiver API libraries and host them locally,
google strongly discourages this.
Ofﬁcial Dev Docs for building
Google Cast SDK
Where to submit bugs and feature requests.
Google Cast Issue Tracker
A must-read if you plan on publishing a
Chromecast app. Outlines the criteria that
Chromecast apps must meet.
Cast SDK Terms of Service
Google’s ofﬁcial support channel.
Cast Developer Help Center
A Google+ group that’s home to both Cast
Developers, and the Google Cast team
Cast Developer’s Community
A community of experts (trolls); good place to
check for answers to problems you encounter
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