FB Plus Legacy Player - First Generation Chromecast Devices

Hi FB Plus Blenders!

Today we pushed a few new video player settings 🎉. You can see these by visiting your account page and changing the Default Video Player drop down (see screen shot). Here’s a summary of the new options:

Ads-Free Legacy

This player has all the features of the main Ads-Free Player, but has better support for first generation Chromecast devices. If you are unsure if you have a gen 1:

  • Open the Google Home App and you should be able to click the Chromecast device (it may be named Living Room TV or similar).
  • There should be a gear icon; click it.
  • Towards the bottom, it should show your cast firmware version.
  • If you see 1.36.159268, then it’s gen 1.

Ads-Free Beta

This is the same player as the main FB Plus Ads-Free Player. It will be used to test out new features before they roll out to the main player.


Our default player that most FB Plus members use. It has more optimizations for newer Chromecast devices (gen 3, ultra).

If you have a first generation Chromecast, I recommend trying out the Ads-Free Legacy player. And, of course, if you have any questions, we are happy to answer them.

Thanks, Brandon