New Firefox extension “fx_cast” lets you Chromecast videos from Netflix, YouTube, and more

New Firefox extension “fx_cast” lets you Chromecast videos from Netflix, YouTube, and more

For all the functionality that Google Chromecast brings to the table, casting content from browsers other than Google Chrome isn’t one of them. Google officially supports streaming content from Chrome’s browser tabs to Chromecast, and even makes it dead simple to do so. All you have to do is click the 3-dot Chrome Menu icon and select “Cast..” However, if your browser of choice is not Google Chrome, you were out of luck.

A new, open source, experimental Firefox extension called fx_cast brings the ability to cast from Firefox to Chromecast. The extension implements the Chrome Sender API and exposes it to web apps to enable cast support. You do need a bridge application on the OS (Windows, Mac, or Linux) to handle communication with receiver devices. Once both are installed, all you have to do is click on the new cast button that has been added to the toolbar, and you should be able to start casting content from websites as well as videos from YouTube and Netflix right from Firefox itself.

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The developer of fx_cast insists that the extension and the bridge application are not to be considered as public releases and should be treated as betas. As a result, brace yourself for the occasional bugs and issues that may exist. But seeing how one was without real options before (other than using Chrome), this by itself should be enough to make a lot of users happy.


Source: fx_cast Github Story Via 1: GHacks.net Story Via: AndroidPolice

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

A journalist at XDA-Developers and the current Editor in Chief, I have been writing for XDA since 2015, despite being a qualified business-litigation lawyer. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news and tutorials, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] or on Twitter (@aamirsidd94).

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