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Old 31st August 2013, 05:46   #3
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I ordered one of these, it was back ordered until September. I've read some stuff about these. Basically, the Chromecast runs a browser which mirrors the browser on another machine, smartphone or tablet. If it detects Youtube or html5 video, your browser gives a button that causes the Chromecast to scrub the link out of the page and start playing the video on the TV.

But it won't natively play shoutcast streams. At least I doubt it will. Android won't. It will play mp4 video and mp3 audio in <video> and <audio> html5 tags.

It probably wouldn't be that hard to get this to work given there is already an Android app.

Hackers have already rooted one. They say it looks like Android mixed with Chrome.
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