Chromecast seems to be a huge hit. This little device has an insane amount of potential. There’s just one thing lacking: official apps. Even if an official app isn’t available yet, you can cast tabs from your desktop or laptop, which works quite well if your computer can support it. While poking around some of the Chromecast configuration files, the guys over at GTVHacker found something quite interesting. It seems that a lot of additional apps or receivers are being tested at this time. During this past week’s announcement, Google told us that Pandora and others were coming sometime down the road for Chromecast. Here’s a look at what might be coming soon.
Each of these applications can be viewed right now, in their testing phase on the web. However, they don’t do anything besides showing splash pages at this time and some of them don’t even load.
If Google can get these applications out fast, Chromecast’s popularity and usefulness is going to skyrocket. Keep your fingers crossed!
What other apps would you like to see on Chromecast? Let us know.
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Rhapsody, Slacker, Spotify, Rdio, Starz Play, Showtime Anywhere, SlingPlayer and PLEX…
Also Pinterest, FB, instagram, twitter, vine, TED Talks, Stumble Upon, live wallpapers, etc..
(Not that I use them, but I’m sure others would rather like to display a picture or video from any of these applications)
Can I stream something thats on my internal storage with Chromecast?
From a computer you can. You need to install the plug-in in Chrome, type the filename in the omnibar and click the Chromecast button to share. This should work according to some tech sites. Hoping to test it myself soon (but no word yet when the Chromecast is coming to Europe)
That’s what eBay is for :). I’m on the fence about this. First impulse is to just buy it cuz it cost $35 bucks. I’ve read it can only play back 720p video.& I know streaming from local storage always takes a hit in pic quality too.
Where’s TWiT Network?
Spotify is still missing… http://community.spotify.com/t5/ideas/v2/ideapage/blog-id/ideaexchange/article-id/30095/page/1
BeyondPod support is coming!
I just saw that too. Awesome.
Apps that need to be added to Chrome Cast:
Crackle, Xbmc, Dailymotion, Vudu, Vimeo.Hulu Plus, Spuul, TVN, amo-Navi x, Watchespn; basically all video/audio streaming apps and All news apps.
Amazon prime video. Cnn. Greater local file support
Isn’t a HDMI cable cheaper? :-)
I think that you then want to see what’s happening on your big screen,
I don’t know for what you want to use it but I would then see what I’m doing on a big screen and I can typically only use a wireless mice a few meters away from my desktop/laptop.
So for what do you use it?
Only that your friends can see what you are doing, even if it is 3 rooms away?
(Sorry for my poor English)
Even if so, phones don’t have HDMI support.
Besides who wants cables when you can have no none, or in this case one almost invisible
Can I use screen mirroring even with my smartphone?
I waited on this because it seems like it’s missing a lot of apps, but I should have jumped all over this when they were offering the Netflix promotion.
Are the apps even necessary if you can run the content on Chrome?
(What other apps would you like to see on Chromecast? Let us know.)
Another suggestion: DishWorld App