Last month, I wrote about a new Fire TV app called YouMap Cast Receiver which essentially turned any Fire TV or Fire TV Stick into a Chromecast. The app disappeared from the Fire TV appstore a few days ago and now the developers have confirmed that the app was removed at Google’s request. YouMap worked with most Google Cast enabled apps to cast video and audio to the Fire TV. It did not work with copy protected content, but did allow you to cast a Chrome browser tab to your Fire TV. If you purchased and already have the app installed on your Fire TV, the developers say it will continue to work until the end of this year. However, the developers are unsure whether they will continue to support the app, stating that that they will be focusing on apps using the AirPlay and Miracast protocols moving forward. Those of you who paid the app’s $7.99 price may want to ask Amazon for a refund because you will not be able to install/reinstall the app anymore.
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