This is really cool!
As you may know, i work as a Developer In Test for Media Playout at the BBC. We enable audio and video playout on the web (desktop, tablet and mobile) using our Standard Media Player.
We recently added support for Chromecast, and i want to write a bit about how i automated testing for it.
Chromecast is a HDMI dongle that plugs into a normal television and adds connected TV functionality. The neat thing is you can control it from your laptop, tablet or mobile using the media apps that you already know, such as YouTube, Netflix and now BBC iPlayer. Google also provides an API so that new Chromecast apps can be written all the time.
So how do you test a Chromecast? Well, personally i like to test things from an user’s point of view, actually clicking things and observing what happens as a result…
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