Google+ Android app may soon get Chromecast support, purported leak shows

January 10, 2014
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    Google may bring another app to the Chromecast in the near future, a purportedly leaked screenshot seems to suggest, and that’s its own Google+ Android app.

    Phandroid reports that the latest Google+ APK seems to include Chromecast support (see following image,) which would allow users to share images and videos with family and friends on a big screen TV. The feature will partly solve one of the issues with Google’s popular dongle, and that’s streaming local content to the TV.

    Since the Chromecast was launched, more and more apps have been updated to use the dongle in order to stream various content, although Google is yet to allow Chromecast owners to stream locally hosted content, or to offer true mirroring features – some of the apps that have Chromecast support will let you sort-of do local streaming, but you’ll need to subscribe for their services.

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    While a Google+ user has shared the screenshot above online, it’s not clear when and if Google will update its Google+ app to include the new Chromecast functionality.

    We will remind you that a Google exec confirmed not too long ago that the company has big Chromecast plans for this year, including a launch in international markets – so far the dongle has been officially sold only in the USA – as well as adding more applications to the device.

    Meanwhile, if you still haven’t purchased the device and happen to look for a new smartphone as well, we will point you to this Moto X + Chromecast deal, which gets you the device free of charge, as long as you purchase the phone for full price.

    Comments

    • mustbepbs

      Who the hell cares about Google+ on Chromecast? Of all the apps that could use Chromecast support, they give us Google+.

      What a load of shit.

      • Pablo Rossi

        What other apps do you want? The things I’m looking forward to are Chrome browser and local file casting.

        • mustbepbs

          Definitely Chrome, and definitely a local file one, although Real Player Cloud works well for that.

      • Jeff Martinez

        I for one am looking forward to this. Family and friends use Google+ for instant upload for videos and pics. This is awesome news still.

      • bigjohnsonalwaysonme

        This is most likely going to be built into the relatively new Photos app, which Google is pushing to replace the stock gallery app.

    • iTriune

      I truthfully hope all of this is true. The more the better that we can do with Chromecast.

    • John Smith

      aVia can stream local files from phone/tablet since it was supported by chromecast. its only 3$. Plex media server+plex for android can stream all videos including .avi from PC, requires PlexPass. but you can always find cracked versions not to pay for them…

    • Tim M Forbrook

      I’m not all tech advanced but in short with this I could put what I see on my smartphone to my TV ?

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