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Petitioning Senior Vice President, Android, Chrome & Apps Sundar Pichai

Expand the capabilities of the Chromecast to do more than just mirroring.

Google has created a game changing device. The Chromecast, a tiny HDMI stick that simply hides behind the tv, is capable, in some ways, of eliminating the need for a smart tv. But Google recently added a few lines to the OS that severely limit the possibilities of this device. Now a small HDMI stick that was destined for greatness is diminished to a small HDMI stick destined for a trash can.

Letter to
Senior Vice President, Android, Chrome & Apps Sundar Pichai
You have created an amazing device. You sell it at an amazing price. But it needs work. Google has always been dedicated to creating amazing software. But in this case, Google has created the Chromecast, a limited device in which software severely blocks how much developers can do with it. Expand the capabilities of the Chromecast to do more than just mirroring. Bring the code back to its previous state.