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brochard
Making moves
Status: Trending idea

Add official support to casting to an Android or Apple TV, right now you have to use sketchy extension, it's not a good user experience.

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Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

(Note: similar ideas have been merged into this thread)

lkbe
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casting to a smartcast TV

Anonyme
Making moves

Great idea @brochard 

archerallstars
Strollin' around

Please, let me cast to my TV.

joanodinsdottir
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Oh my goodness, please! the only thing that i keep paying for stupid youtube premium for is so that when i cast to my TV i dont have ads, but if I could cast from firefox instead of the literal ONLY thing i still have to use chrome for, then I could get rid of youtube premium AND chrome and just do everything in firefox.

Anonyme
Making moves

That's idios , every navigator allow that but no Firefox .

If they add this function please make us able too not have pub.

(You can cast Firefox on your Android phone using screen sharing but you can't do anything)

Suittie2
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Would actually love this feature, not sure why this wasn't implemented since the day 1 of Mozilla

lightbeam
Strollin' around

Adding this feature is probably a good idea, however I believe it should be optional. As someone who never uses the cast function, I don't like the feeling of there being an easy to missclick cast button right next to the fullscreen button on YouTube that would cast my YouTube video to the living room TV, interrupting whatever's being watched in there. The fact that you couldn't disable the casting function in Chrome is actually the main reason I switched to Firefox a few years ago, not having the cast button provided me with peace of mind. I know I'm not the only one who was bothered by this button's existence.

Since I've become much more tech savvy since then, I've learned that there are ways to hide the cast button, like with uBlock Origin or CSS, but less tech savvy people probably don't know that.

The best way to do it would be for casting functionality to be on by default, but with a toggle in the settings. That way, everybody wins.

Zalahmar
Making moves

I was about to make a new post about this.

This is genuinly the only issue holding me back from using firefox as my main browser. I started to switch on my android phone, but it is rough when the feature I want most is not supported. Has there been any updates about this issue?

I would even be happy to have it as an addon in the firefox for android app.

brochard
Making moves

@lightbeamI agree, an easy fix for this and to prevent it from being seen as "bloat" is to make it an official addon.
All optionnal features of firefox should be addons so we can choose to keep/get what we need.