Google Adds 10 More Apps to Chromecast, Local Streaming and More


Google announced 10 new apps that are now compatible with the Chromecast WiFi HDMI dongle. A few of the apps on the list allow you to stream content that from your device or your cloud service. It is not exactly the direct casting we were all hoping for, but this does do essentially the same job. I was able to cast content stored on my device and a few cloud services using one of the newest additions to the Chromecast app list, Avia. Plex was force closing on all of my devices running KitKat so I cannot really comment on that app just yet.

Here is the full list of the 10 new apps now supported by the Chromecast and some words from Google themselves:

Just in time for the holidays, 10 new apps have been added to the Chromecast family. Beginning today you can enjoy action sports, news, music videos, and more with the addition of VEVO, Red Bull.TV, Songza, PostTV, Viki, Revision 3 and BeyondPod.

And for those many holiday gatherings, you can also cast your personal media straight to your TV using Plex, Avia, or RealPlayer Cloud apps. There’s no need to huddle around small screens when you can share your own photos and videos using your phone, tablet, or laptop.

Learn more about the supported apps and stay up to date on what’s new at To start casting from these apps, make sure you have the latest versions for Android or iOS, or use Chrome to cast from your laptop. These apps will be rolling out over the next few days.

Happy casting!

We are still waiting for the Chromecast to offer direct casting of any content on your device or cloud without using a third-party app, but this is certainly a step in the right direction. Keep these great updates coming Google and app developers.

Source: Google

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