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.

Ads-Free

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