So…. Google changed the SDK either:
a) Knowing it would break Local Content Streaming
b) Not knowing it would break Local Content Streaming
I am not sure which is a scarier implication: Google knowing it’s code well enough to willingly break a key feature for a device or Google not knowing it’s code well enough to know it would break a key feature. Let’s face it though: People don’t care about where they get the content, they just want the content. If they can’t procure it legally due to a provider being an ass (seriously, I will gladly subscribe to Hulu or Netflix if I can get shows the day the come out and without ads) then people will pirate it and watch it locally.
Good grief, this is day 1 stuff people.
Aside: “Yes, yes, we’ll let you watch content you have on your drives and networks, just give us money now and we’ll be sure to get that feature out for release.” Yeahuh, I’ve heard lines like that before.