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Bing Is Moving Cast Support To Fiber TV Boxes

Bing Is Moving Cast Support To Fiber TV Boxes

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You are aware how you’ll still do not have Google Fiber in your town, despite offering to relinquish your immortal soul to Google? Well, there’s going to be another need to yowl about this. Google is getting ready to add Cast support to any or all existing Google Fiber TV boxes. However, there are several weird limitations.

The update will begin hitting Fiber TV boxes within the coming days. Following the update is live, Cast-enabled apps might find this area like a receiver for streaming content. You will not even need to switch inputs to make use of the cast feature. That’s neat, however the Fiber TV box will not behave like just any Chromecast. Some apps simply will not stream around the box. This can be a situation, based on Google’s support page.

Some cast-enabled apps may not be open to cast entertainment for your Fiber TV. Presently, included in this are Hulu, WatchESPN, Disney Funnel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, WATCH ABC, Spotify, and Cinemax NOW.

Observe that Cinemax GO, that is incorporated having a subscription towards the Cinemax Optional Package or even the Premium Package, is supported…

Notice anything there? Disney owns or perhaps is heavily committed to the majority of individuals services. Plus there is Cinemax Now (does not require cable) that’s blocked, but Cinemax Go (includes cable subscription) works fine. There might be a technical reason behind this patchwork of application support, but I am betting it is a business factor. If Google really wants to offer TV service, it must play ball with broadcasters.

 

Posted by: Brian

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