Chromecast supports TV remote thanks to enhanced HDMI-CEC support




Google Chrome Cast dongle gets through a firmware update limited support for pausing and starting videos via the HDMI CEC protocol. This may be used in various applications, the remote control of a large number of TVs.

Chromecast partly supports all HDMI CEC by winning a television automatically from standby and select the appropriate HDMI input when a command is sent to the HDMI device via a mobile device. However, the support for HDMI-CEC has been expanded in the 27946 firmware update. Users on Reddit report that videos in various apps paused via the TV remote control and can be restarted. The apps are so WatchESPN, HBO Go, Chrome web videos, YouTube, Allcast, BBC iPlayer, Google Play Music and TuneIn Radio called. Netflix would be yet supported.

Although videos paused on Chromecast with remote numerous televisions and can be resumed, other aanstuuropties like “stop” and the forward and rewind are not available. It is still unclear whether Google will add these control options later.

The HDMI CEC protocol, with CEC stands for consumer electronics control, is part of the HDMI specification and allows equipment that is attached to a television communicate. Although the exact implementation of HDMI CEC varies by manufacturer, many devices through the TV remote control can be controlled in part or whole.

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