Secure Connections and Chromecast
This originally started when I was trying to figure out why I could not cast from Android Plex app to Chromecast.
When I set it to preferred/disabled I was then able to cast everything fine. It got me thinking why can Chromecast use the secure connections?
As said in my previous post user "sa2000" mentioned that
It was mentioned when the SSL came in that chromecast cannot cope with SSL at the moment. So working as designed. To > Cast to Chromecast must not have Secure Connections set to Required. Should use Preferred.
Will try and find the relevant blog info on this
Read this and then search for Chromecast
I asked why this was, why can the Chromecast not "cope" with SSL, response was:
I have discussed the documentation with the Plex Team and the view is that the existing documentation is explicit enough :
Support Page How to Use Secure Server Connections is clear in that it does not list Chromecast app as supporting SSL
I am a volunteer with Google in the Chromecast Buddy Program where I have access to Google Employees and report certain issues and help relay information back.
I have ran Nmap tests against both Chromecast and my Plex Server and they both match up. (output below)
I have reported this to the Chromecast team who is currently discussing it internally.
I was hoping for some more technical details as to why PLEX thinks the Chromecast can not support Secure Connections.