Kodi's official DRM stance
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(2017-04-24, 15:04)Oddsodz Wrote: But if Kodi was to add the "ChromeCast receiver protocol" as a Core feature. Then the end user would not need to worry about addons for "NetFlix" "Amazon" "BBC iPlayer" "Tidal" "Spotify" "Deezer" and many many more legal and good subscription stream based services from around the world. And Devs/Coders would not have to worry about updating all the addons needed for all the separate providers.
@Oddsodz So sorry to burst your bubble but your way would require the transciever (meaning your phone/tablet) to first remove the DRM-encryption before streaming it to on Kodi or whatever other desination, and that breaks the point with DRM as if you could do that the you can simply record it and piracy that stream or whatever you want with it. You would not even have to use the Chromecast protocol if that was the case.

While adding Chromecast (Google Cast) receiver support to Kodi via an addon similar to the AirPlay addon would probably not be impossible, what you don't understand is that would not be able to cast DRM-protected stream to it without Kodi having DRM support.

The reason why you can use Google Cast to 'cast' Netflix or HBO to a Chromecast video device is that both both supports the same DRM technology, so you never break the DRM chain. thus the video stream is protected end-to-end by DRM from Netflix to your TV.

That is, even if Kodi could emulate a Chromecast receiver you would only be able to 'cast' non-DRM protected streams to it if Kodi does not also have DRM-support. Meaning that you would still not be able to stream Netflix and HBO, etc. to Kodi using the Google Cast protocol for Chromecast without Kodi supporting DRM.
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Kodi's official DRM stance - by h.udo - 2017-04-24, 12:05
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by wgstarks - 2017-04-24, 13:58
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by Oddsodz - 2017-04-24, 15:04
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by jjd-uk - 2017-04-24, 16:21
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by RockerC - 2017-04-25, 12:37
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by peppe_sr - 2017-04-24, 15:29
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by h.udo - 2017-04-25, 00:04
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by asplundj - 2017-04-25, 11:09
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by RockerC - 2017-04-25, 12:25
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by mwaterbu - 2017-04-25, 13:45
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by RockerC - 2017-04-25, 14:42
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by asplundj - 2017-04-25, 14:45
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by RockerC - 2017-04-25, 15:15
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by asplundj - 2017-04-26, 08:37
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by giss73 - 2017-04-25, 13:58
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by arucard - 2017-04-25, 14:33
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by h.udo - 2017-04-25, 16:18
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by mack4999 - 2017-04-25, 16:49
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by Oddsodz - 2017-04-25, 21:18
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by RockerC - 2017-04-26, 17:01
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by ntlord - 2017-04-25, 21:41
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by garretn - 2017-04-26, 00:09
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by justin150 - 2017-07-21, 12:24
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by BFeely - 2017-04-26, 17:24
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by h.udo - 2017-04-26, 23:44
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by _novalis - 2017-04-26, 16:14
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by cguZZMan - 2017-04-27, 03:51
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by mrwookie - 2017-04-27, 13:21
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by RockerC - 2017-04-27, 16:13
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by BFeely - 2017-04-27, 17:16
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by RockerC - 2017-04-28, 08:31
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by Ferk - 2017-04-27, 19:34
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by BFeely - 2017-04-29, 20:46
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by ashlar - 2017-05-02, 16:13
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by Gregoire - 2017-05-06, 11:24
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by asplundj - 2017-05-08, 09:29
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by jjd-uk - 2017-04-30, 09:45
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by bam80 - 2017-05-09, 14:25
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by RockerC - 2017-05-09, 15:28
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by BFeely - 2017-07-19, 18:27
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by AvalPlaza - 2017-04-28, 14:31
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by justin150 - 2017-04-28, 20:44
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by ashlar - 2017-05-02, 16:10
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by kimkl - 2017-05-04, 04:31
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by kimkl - 2017-05-04, 04:57
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by h.udo - 2017-05-04, 10:02
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by bam80 - 2017-05-08, 18:56
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by jjd-uk - 2017-05-09, 13:06
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by jjd-uk - 2017-05-09, 15:04
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by jjd-uk - 2017-05-09, 15:49
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by bam80 - 2017-05-09, 16:10
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by locoguano - 2017-07-18, 04:47
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by nickr - 2017-10-11, 09:01
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by nIGhT-SoN - 2017-10-12, 16:37
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by ashlar - 2017-10-15, 15:14
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by thusgaard - 2017-10-22, 20:49
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by nickr - 2017-10-23, 00:28
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by Gregoire - 2017-11-01, 15:52
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by wsnipex - 2017-11-01, 18:48
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by Gregoire - 2017-11-04, 00:47
RE: Kodi's official DRM stance - by jo_yo - 2018-12-17, 12:42
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