How do I get onto Chromecast
What you need to know to Cast
Getting on the Chromecast has been greatly simplified to encourage wide adoption. When you’re ready to share the fun of casting with your users, just go for it! No need to ask Google for permission, certification, etc. Simply upload your new apps to the Play Store and Apple Store just as you would with a typical update.
Chromecast provides a sample player for reference Chromecast Media Player with Widevine.
Using Chromecast with Widevine
To fully support content protected with Digital Rights Management (DRM), you need to implement a Custom Receiver. With a Custom Receiver, you can set up authentication and tailor your application according to your DRM requirements.
DRM content will play on a Styled Media Receiver or the Default Media Receiver, if you provide the DRM license/key information in the application's manifest file. But there is no way to implement authentication for the content using either of these receivers. You can't override the license URL, pass custom parameters, or authenticate users with cookies or tokens.
Chromecast Technical Details
Supported Streaming Protocols
Adaptive bitrate streaming protocols
- HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
- H.264 High Profile Level 4.1, 4.2 and 5
- Wav (audio/wav)
DRM Level 1 support