CheapCastCheapCast has disappeared from the Play Store, taking with it a convenient way to turn any old Android device into a makeshift Chromecast. To make matters worse, there’s a good chance the app will never return.

Since CheapCast’s release, Google has added several cryptographic checks to make sure the Chromecast ecosystem only works with approved devices such as Google’s $35 dongle, Google TVs, and the like. The feature now checks for a Google signed certificate, which comes preloaded on such products.

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Developer Pulls Make-Your-Own Chromecast App ‘CheapCast’ From The Play Store, May Not Get To Bring It Back was written by the awesome team at Android Police.