To Chromecast users who also have an iPhone ...
Can I truly NOT cast Apple Music, which I happily pay $10 for monthly, via Chromecast to my TV's speakers !
Seems as though, in late 2019, they are FINALLY kinda sorta getting around to helping Android users with this
If this is the case, Chambo is going to be very PISSED !
Haven't these duopolists / triopolists learned anything from Microsoft's prior monopolistic travails* !
Are they really happy to piss off MANY of their joint customers, and much more importantly, ME like this ... bastards !
If this is truly the case then ...
To YouTubers or Google
Music-teers Play-ers out there ... (not sure if Goog Music is supported but the box says Goog Play is) ...
If I'm not willing to pay anything to use these services for a month, can I stream lots of radio (NPR, BBC etc) and have access to good playlists, maybe YOURS, and search for all of Sneak's music and find and play it ?
* and the answer is ... Of Course they have ! They've learned very, very well ... you simply pay a few billions and you're done. There's nothing immoral or unethical about this. It's business. There's rules and there's fines for breaking them and you decide what makes sense for you. Who here has never gotten a parking ticket or a speeding ticket ? Same thing, you broke a law, maybe / probably on purpose, knowing that you were doing so (or maybe not because you didn't know the speed limit), hoping you would not be caught, but if caught and your contesting was to no avail then you were perfectly prepared to pay the fine. Were you unethical by returning to your car 30 minutes after the meter ran out, I ask ? And I'll add that who / what is a monopolist and when / if they are abusing their monopoly power is EXTREMELY unclear and blurry ... and political ... and is only decided in the end through a long, winding legal process ... and by the time that process is over, the technology ball game has completely changed
Can't you cast anything that's in your browser? I thought you can even mirror your whole screen.
We are now 5 years later from Chromecast version 2014 of course, but from about 30 minutes of playing around on a Win 10 laptop running Chrome and casting to a TV, yes you can cast what's displayed in your browser, however it seems that Chromecast recognizes certain websites* and stops casting the browser's current tab's content** to the TV and has website specific casting going on. For example, when the browser displays Netflix's website, the casting of the tab's content to the TV stops (with the TV now showing a Netflix logo and "Ready to Cast") and casting to the TV only restarts when you click to PLAY something on Netflix or you leave the Netflix site. If you choose to PLAY something, then Chrome casts that video to the TV and the mirroring of the browser tab on the TV stops. Hence, you can now continue to use your PC while your show plays ... hence all the Netflix pre-rolls that auto-run when you put your cursor over a video happen only on the PC even as something may now be PLAYing on the TV ... hence you can continue to browse the Netflix site (or any site, for that matter) to read up on stuff / figure out what you may want to watch next ... and if / when you opt to PLAY something new then that video begins casting to the TV.
TL;DR It pretty much works the way you would want it to ... although a bit weird at first (ie for a few minutes) as you figure out what's actually going on on the PC and the TV and how to control both devices
* ie their own (ie Google's, of course, such as YouTube etc) and certain others, presumably due to agreements that they have put in place with these companies, including Netflix
** yes, it seems to be just the current tab's content (and NOT the entire screen) which makes sense in many cases but surely not all. whether there are settings to change this, I'm not sure and don't care for the time being because my interest is to cast Netflix and music from the PC (and from my iPhone)