[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#870619: Cast to chromecast device does not work

Simon Josefsson simon at josefsson.org
Thu Aug 3 12:48:44 UTC 2017

Package: chromium
Version: 59.0.3071.86-1

I have a chromecast device on my wifi network.  Selecting 'Cast' in the
chromium menu starts a popup that searches for devices, that ultimately
says 'No Cast destination found. Need help?'.  Thus, I am not able to
cast my tabs/desktop to my chromecast device.  I believe this should
just work out of the box.

This used to work in Chromium under debian 8 with the chromecast
extension installed.

Any ideas how to debug this further?

As a workaround, do you know of any other way to cast your desktop to a
chromecast device?  Starting chromium for that is a bit heavyweight to

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