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Nonton Disney+ Hotstar Langsung di TV Pakai Chromecast (Android dan iPadOS)

Karena Disney+ Hostar tidak dapat dinikmati langsung melalui Chromecast di ponsel atau tablet di awal September lalu, saya jadi cukup jarang menontonnya. Ya, tidak praktis saja, masa hanya untuk menonton di TV saya harus membuka Disney+ Hostar di laptop, lalu meng-Cast.

Sekarang, sudah bisa!

Saya tidak tahu kapan persisnya fitur ini tersedia baik di Android ataupun di iPadOS. Pengaturan aplikasi di ponsel dan iPad saya memang saya atur supaya auto-update.

Disney+ Hotstar, Android, iPadOS dan Chromecast

Ikon Chromecast sudah terlihat, jadi tinggal ketuk saja dan pilih piranti mana yang akan memutar. Dalam gambar dibawah, ada tulisan “TV YouTube”, ini karena piranti TV saya saya beri nama… TV, dan saat saya buat tangkapan layar sedang memutar YouTube.

Kalau saya “Cast”, otomatis YouTube di TV akan terhenti dan digantikan dengan apa yang sedang saya putar di aplikasi Disney+ Hotstar.

Untuk di iPad, juga sudah terlihat bahwa bisa diputar di TV melalui Chromecast. Untuk iOS, saya rasa juga akan sama.

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Menonton Film Disney+ Hotstar di TV Melalui Chromecast

Ketika di bulan Agustus 2020 lalu, Telkomsel menawarkan promosi tarif spesial untuk layanan Disney+ Hotstar, saya memutuskan untuk menggunakan promosi tersebut. Walaupun, saya tidak terlalu memiliki ekspektasi terlalu tinggi akan bagaimana nantinya.

Rp30.000 untuk menikmati layanan ini selama 3 (tiga) bulan sampai Desember 2020 sepertinya tak ada salahnya dicoba. Apalagi, karena sudah tidak berlangganan Netflix, saya mengandalkan YouTube untuk sekadar menonton hiburan.

Dan, 5 September 2020 yang lalu kali pertama saya mengeksplorasi layanan ini melalui aplikasi Android. Saya coba juga instal aplikasi ini di iPad.

Nonton di Chromecast

Walaupun sudah sekitar 4 tahun lalu Chromecast ini saya beli, tapi sampai sekarang bisa dikatakan tidak ada masalah. YouTube dan (dulunya) Netflix juga bisa dinikmati dengan mudah di TV melalui Chromecast.

Tapi, tidak untuk Disney+ Hotstar ini. Saya tidak menemukan tombol secara langsung untuk meng-cast seperti YouTube atau Netflix. Agak kurang maksimal saja mungkin pengalaman menonton kalau hanya dapat dinikmati di perangkat bergerak seperti ponsel atau tablet.

Padahal, ketika awalnya saya login di iPad saya, dan saya “terdeteksi” di India, saya sempat melihat gambar ikon untuk “cast” ke Chromecast seperti yang biasa saya lihat di YouTube atau Netflix, seperti terlihat dalam gambar di bawah (pojok kanan atas).

Karena melalui ponsel dan tablet juga gagal, saya coba mengggunakan Google Chrome melalui alamat https://www.hotstar.com/id. Google Chrome sendiri sudah memiliki fungsi untuk “cast” melalui Chromecast. Tapi, ini sedikit berbeda karena dengan cara ini, sebenarnya kita me-mirror sebuah tab di peramban Google Chrome.

Tapi, cara ini cukup berhasil, walaupun bukan yang paling nyaman. Caranya cukup mudah:

  1. Buka situs Disney+ Hotstar melalui peramban Google Chome
  2. Dari menu opsi di Google Chrome, pilih Cast
  3. Pilih ke piranti mana yang ingin dituju untuk menampilkan konten dalam tab peramban.
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Selamat Tinggal Flash

Saya lupa kapan terakhir kali mengakses situs yang masih menggunakan teknologi Adobe Flash Player. Saya pikir teknologi ini sudah ditinggalkan cukup lama. Peramban Google Chrome juga sudah mengucapkan selamat tinggal kepada Flash pada pertengahan 2017 setelah Adobe — sebagai perusahaan pengembangnya — juga memutuskan untuk menghentikan dukungan pengembangan dan distribusi Adobe Flash Player di akhir tahun 2020.

Given this progress, and in collaboration with several of our technology partners — including AppleFacebookGoogleMicrosoft and Mozilla — Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats.

Adobe Blog: Flash & The Future of Interactive Content

Ternyata beberapa waktu lalu, ada situs yang masih membutuhkan Adobe Flash Player di halaman otentikasinya. Beruntung, masih bisa instal Flash dan melakukan otentikasi.

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Google Chrome's Incognito Mode

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Google Chrome offers another type of window/browsing mode called “incognito mode”. When we’re using Google Chrome in incognito mode page information (website addresses, downloaded files will not be stored/logged in our browsing and download histories. And, when we close the “incognito window”, all new cookies will be deleted right away.

Read mode details about incognito mode at Google Chrome Help page.

In simple definition, it means we can use incognito for more private browsing. It’s about information on your side, not server’s. If the server logs your data (IP address, user agents, etc), your data will be recorded.

But, I don’t regularly — well, almost never — use it. My main reason is because I’m using Google Chrome — and other browsers — in a private computer. And, sometime browsing histories are useful. The download histories, too.

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Web Browsers' Homepage Designs

I only visit web browsers’ sites when I want to download — sometime, I don’t even have to go to their sites to get updates — or, only when someone/something refers me to an address in those sites. Those are some possibilities. Their websites have beautiful designs, and sometime can be a great inspiration. :)

So, here are some screenshots. I like their designs as inspirations. Not in a particular order:

Camino Browser Homepage

Camino: http://caminobrowser.org/

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Themes for Google Chrome

When I heard about Google Chrome, I downloaded right away. Even now I have it installed, but I do not use it for daily work. Mozilla Firefox and Opera are still on my top list.
If you’re using Chrome and you want to have different looks, there are some Google Chrome themes available to download. I haven’t tried to install a theme yet. Maybe later. Anyway, if you want to use some other themes, do not forget to install XChrome. What is XChrome?

XChrome is a theme manager for Googles Chrome browser, it allows users to install a skin in seconds without having to move default.dll around and it allows you to view the author and various other details before installing.
XChrome also allows users who do not have XChrome install to install themes by double clicking the themes .exe file, they are prompted to install the theme, they agree the theme is copied to Chromes Default.dll

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Google Chrome Download and Install: First Impression

When I heard about Google Chrome, I was very curious and really wanted to try it. Now, it’s available for download. I could not stop comparing Google Chrome with other browsers installed. Of course, I found that Mozilla Firefox and Opera are way much better than the first release of Google Chrome, at least right now.

Download an Install

Google Chrome Homepage (by Orangescale)
Unlike other browsers, we could not download the executable installation file. At first, we need to download an installer (around 475 KB), and run it. It will download the Google Chrome after we executed it. Wait for some moments, and you will be prompted to the next installation steps. The installation process was really straight forward. Everyone should be able to do it without problems. Anyway, Google Chrome is only available for Windows XP/Vista right now.

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Google Chrome Screenshots and Download

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You may have heard that Google will launch its very own web browser shortly. It’s called Google Chrome. Currently, I already have some browsers installed, but Google Chrome seems promising. Here is what its developers said:

On the surface, we designed a browser window that is streamlined and simple. To most people, it isn’t the browser that matters. It’s only a tool to run the important stuff — the pages, sites and applications that make up the web. Like the classic Google homepage, Google Chrome is clean and fast. It gets out of your way and gets you where you want to go.

It’s said that Google Chrome combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
google chrome screenshot
I’m curious about how it looks like. Google Blogoscoped provides some informative screenshots and other supporting details. The download link is not available yet, but it seems that it will be available at http://gears.google.com/chrome/ And, don’t forget to read Google Chrome Comic Book. It will explains many things about Google Chrome.