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Google Cast Sender Library Upgrade

Implement an improved casting experience in iOS 13 with the latest Google Cast upgrade.


Release Date: November 25, 2019 (Build 108)


  • Maintenance release.


Release Date: November 5, 2019 (Build 107)


  • Upgraded the iOS Google Cast Sender library to version 4.4.5 which provides an improved experience in iOS 13. Apple introduced stricter permissions requirements in iOS 13 that enforces a tighter control for bluetooth access. To accommodate this change there are now two implementation options—guest-mode that includes bluetooth support and non-guest mode which does not have Bluetooth support. When upgrading your app you will need to decide if you want to keep guest mode support or remove guest mode support. More information on how to update your casting implementation can be found here


  • Fixed an issue where Freewheel VMAP ads served through the JW Player VAST plugin made two ad requests before playing an ad
  • Fixed an issue where video audio played after the player was released
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the home screen indicator in iPhone X and above models from fading when in fullscreen
  • Fixed an issue with multi-threading synchronization
  • Fixed weak reference usage and removed assertions from network reachability