Is Google cast the same as chromecast?

Google Cast and ChromeCast

Google Cast is similar to DLNA, AirPlayer, Miracast, which is a screencasting technology.
Awind WiCS-2100 series wireless sharing and collaboration products support both Google Cast and ChromeCast.

Is Google cast the same as chromecast

Google Cast basic working principle.

The sender app uses the SDK to send the media content that needs to be cast to Google’s server, and the server notifies the receiver

The server notifies the receiver to play it (so both the sender and receiver must have access to Google’s servers). The receiver runs a browser, which loads a web page based on the sender’s app ID and media information, which is provided by the developer of the sender’s app, and is responsible for playing the corresponding media content. This web page is loaded and rendered even if the receiver is an audio-only hardware such as Chromecast Audio.

The difference between Google Cast and Apple’s AirPlay or DLNA is that, firstly, it relies on Google’s servers, which means that it must be connected to the Internet in order to work, which is not possible if there is only a LAN. The second is that the receiver side of the latter two players is provided by the receiver side itself, and developers only need to provide the content to be played, but Google Cast needs to provide its own receiver app, which has the advantage that developers can be highly customized (for example, they can customize the UI, or add complex functions such as pop-ups, lyrics scrolling, music visualization), although the receiver side often runs Although the receiver is often not running an open OS like Android, it is not that difficult to develop because the receiver app is essentially a web page.

Is Google cast the same as chromecast

ChromeCast and Google Cast

From Google Cast’s official website, we can see that the role of Google Cast is to send content from small screens (such as cell phones, tablets, laptops) to large-screen devices (google TV, chromeCast) for playback through wireless (WIFI), which is to provide multi-screen interaction from small-screen devices to large-screen devices in a nutshell. What Google Cast does is to provide SDKs based on different platforms to provide this function for application expenses, these platforms are both sending and receiving ends, sending ends are IOS, android, chrome browser, receiving ends are google TV, chromeCast, etc., it can be said that this set of solutions is relatively large and comprehensive The solution is relatively large and comprehensive (in terms of its coverage of the platform).

And chromeCast is actually a specific implementation of the Google Cast mechanism, this implementation is characterized by the receiving end of the chromeCast dongle is provided by google itself, the developer’s burden is only limited to the sending end of the platform application development, of course, the flexibility of the sending end is also limited to the Google Cast API provided by google. Google Cast API.
To summarize the relationship between Google Cast and Chrome Cast, in fact, Google Cast provides a set of APIs for interconnection between devices, and chromeCast technology is the specific implementation of this set of APIs, the advantage of this implementation is to provide application developers with the flexibility to use Google Cast The advantage of this implementation is that it provides application developers with the flexibility to use the Google Cast API for development (although this can also be considered a limitation that the technology does not support all apps).

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