Chromecast Plugin

IVA Cross Platform Player can now cast trailers to the big screen with Chromecast Plugin

What is Chromecast?

Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Set it up with a simple mobile app, then send your favorite online shows, movies, music and more to your TV using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Click here for more information about Chromecast.

Internet Video Archive’s Cross Platform Player now supports Chromecast! Once enabled, whenever the supported browser detects a Chromecast device, the Chromecast Chromecast Icon will appear in the player. When the user clicks the Chromecast icon, the video will be cast to the television with the Chromecast device attached.

The Chromecast Plugin integrates Google’s Chromecast SDK functionality by doing the following:

  1. Determine if there is a Chromecast “ready to cast” on the network
  2. Displays a recognizable cast icon to the end user letting them know that the IVA Player supports casting
  3. Wires up the Click event to stream the video playing inside the player to display on the Chromecast connected television

To enable Chromecast, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Media Manager Account
  2. Click on Cross Platform Player under Player Platform menu (requires Player activation, see sales rep for details)
  3. Select a player to customize and click EDIT
  4. Under Plugin Settings Section, enable Chromecast Plugin