Constructor

Session

new Session(sessionId, appId, displayName, appImages, receiver)

Describes the state of a currently running Cast application. Normally, these objects should not be created by the client.

Parameter

sessionId

string

The session identifier.

appId

string

The receiver application identifier.

displayName

string

The display name of the application.

appImages

Array of chrome.cast.Image

Images associated with the app.

Value must not be null.

receiver

chrome.cast.Receiver

The receiver that is running the app.

Value must not be null.

Properties

appId

string

The identifer of the Cast application. Not for display.

appImages

non-null Array of chrome.cast.Image

Array of images available describing the application.

displayName

string

The human-readable name of the Cast application, for example, "YouTube".

media

non-null Array of non-null chrome.cast.media.Media

The media that belong to this Cast session, including those loaded by other senders.

namespaces

non-null Array of non-null {name: string}

A list of the namespaces supported by the receiver application.

receiver

non-null chrome.cast.Receiver

The receiver that is running the application.

senderApps

non-null Array of non-null chrome.cast.SenderApplication

The sender applications supported by the receiver application. This may be used to prompt the user to install or visit the sender application.

sessionId

string

Uniquely identifies this instance of the receiver application.

status

non-null chrome.cast.SessionStatus

Status of this Cast session to the receiver application.

statusText

nullable string

Descriptive text for the current application content, for example “My Wedding Slideshow”.

transportId

string

Identifier that uniquely describes this session for transport purposes. This is internal to communication channel.

Methods

addMediaListener

addMediaListener(listener)

Adds a listener that is invoked when a media session is created by another sender.

Parameter

listener

function(non-null chrome.cast.media.Media)

The listener to add.

addMessageListener

addMessageListener(namespace, listener)

Adds a listener that is invoked when a message is received from the receiver application. The listener is invoked with the the namespace as the first argument and the message as the second argument.

Parameter

namespace

string

The namespace to listen on, e.g. 'urn:x-cast:com.example.namespace'.

listener

function(string, string)

The listener to add.

addUpdateListener

addUpdateListener(listener)

Adds a listener that is invoked when the Session has changed. Changes to the following properties will trigger the listener: statusText, namespaces, status, and the volume of the receiver.

Listeners should check the status property of the Session to determine its connection status. The boolean parameter isAlive is deprecated in favor of the status Session property. The isAlive parameter is still passed in for backwards compatibility, and is true unless status = chrome.cast.SessionStatus.STOPPED.

Parameter

listener

function(boolean)

The listener to add.

leave

leave(successCallback, errorCallback)

Leaves (disconnects) from the running receiver application associated with the session.

Existing clients within the scope defined by this client's AutoJoinPolicy will be disconnected. Future clients will not automatically join the session that was left.

All disconnected clients will have their session update listeners called with isAlive = true. Listeners should check the status property of the Session to determine its connection status since isAlive is deprecated. In this case, status = chrome.cast.SessionStatus.DISCONNECTED.

Parameter

successCallback

function()

errorCallback

function(chrome.cast.Error)

The possible errors are TIMEOUT, API_NOT_INITIALIZED, CHANNEL_ERROR, SESSION_ERROR, and EXTENSION_MISSING.

loadMedia

loadMedia(loadRequest, successCallback, errorCallback)

Loads media into a running receiver application.

Parameter

loadRequest

chrome.cast.media.LoadRequest

Request to load media.

Value must not be null.

successCallback

function(non-null chrome.cast.media.Media)

Invoked with the loaded Media on success.

errorCallback

function(non-null chrome.cast.Error)

Invoked on error. The possible errors are TIMEOUT, API_NOT_INITIALIZED, INVALID_PARAMETER, CHANNEL_ERROR, SESSION_ERROR, and EXTENSION_MISSING.

queueLoad

queueLoad(queueLoadRequest, successCallback, errorCallback)

Loads and optionally starts playback of a new queue of media items into a running receiver application.

Parameter

queueLoadRequest

chrome.cast.media.QueueLoadRequest

Request to load a new queue of media items.

Value must not be null.

successCallback

function(non-null chrome.cast.media.Media)

Invoked with the loaded Media on success.

errorCallback

function(non-null chrome.cast.Error)

Invoked on error. The possible errors are TIMEOUT, API_NOT_INITIALIZED, INVALID_PARAMETER, CHANNEL_ERROR, SESSION_ERROR, and EXTENSION_MISSING.

removeMediaListener

removeMediaListener(listener)

Removes a listener that was previously added with addMediaListener.

Parameter

listener

function(non-null chrome.cast.media.Media)

The listener to remove.

removeMessageListener

removeMessageListener(namespace, listener)

Removes a previously added listener for messages.

Parameter

namespace

string

The namespace that is listened to, e.g. 'urn:x-cast:com.example.namespace'.

listener

function(string, string)

The listener to remove.

removeUpdateListener

removeUpdateListener(listener)

Removes a previously added listener for this Session.

Parameter

listener

function(boolean)

The listener to remove.

sendMessage

sendMessage(namespace, message, successCallback, errorCallback)

Sends a message to the receiver application on the given namespace. The successCallback is invoked when the message has been submitted to the messaging channel. Delivery to the receiver application is best effort and not guaranteed.

Parameter

namespace

string

The namespace to send the message on, e.g. 'urn:x-cast:com.example.namespace'.

message

(non-null Object or string)

successCallback

function()

Invoked when the message has been sent.

Value must not be null.

errorCallback

function(non-null chrome.cast.Error)

Invoked on error. The possible errors are TIMEOUT, API_NOT_INITIALIZED, INVALID_PARAMETER, CHANNEL_ERROR, SESSION_ERROR, and EXTENSION_MISSING.

setReceiverMuted

setReceiverMuted(muted, successCallback, errorCallback)

Sets the receiver volume.

Parameter

muted

boolean

The new muted status.

successCallback

function()

errorCallback

function(chrome.cast.Error)

The possible errors are TIMEOUT, API_NOT_INITIALIZED, INVALID_PARAMETER, CHANNEL_ERROR, SESSION_ERROR, and EXTENSION_MISSING.

setReceiverVolumeLevel

setReceiverVolumeLevel(newLevel, successCallback, errorCallback)

Sets the receiver volume.

Parameter

newLevel

number

The new volume level between 0.0 and 1.0.

successCallback

function()

errorCallback

function(chrome.cast.Error)

The possible errors are TIMEOUT, API_NOT_INITIALIZED, INVALID_PARAMETER, CHANNEL_ERROR, SESSION_ERROR, and EXTENSION_MISSING.

stop

stop(successCallback, errorCallback)

Stops the running receiver application associated with the session.

Parameter

successCallback

function()

errorCallback

function(chrome.cast.Error)

The possible errors are TIMEOUT, API_NOT_INITIALIZED, CHANNEL_ERROR, SESSION_ERROR, and EXTENSION_MISSING.