Rhapsody and Napster subscribers on Android can now send music to their TV through Chromecast. Rhapsody and Napster are two more in a long line of apps that have added support for the Google Chromecast since the cast sdk was released in February. And with each new app, users gain a greater bang for their buck from this $35 streaming device.
In version 188.8.131.52 of AllCast beta, Koush added a feature that was often requested by users – subtitle support for Chromecast when streaming from a media server such Plex or Serviio.
Today Google released a new app and Chrome experiment called PhotoWall, which makes it easy for one or more users to send multiple photos over to Chromecast.
This week in your world of Android: Google launched Android Wear, Moto and LG teased their new smartwatches, the Chromecast and Nexus arrived to more countries along with Play Movies and Music, Oppo introduced the amazing Find 7, KitKat finally hit Sony’s flagships, the Galaxy S5 went up for preorder, and some cool new features were added to Google Now.
These are the essential stories, the summary of an entire week in just a few words. It’s Android Weekly.
It’s Google Play Weekly! This week we saw game play video of the Angry Birds RPG, Play Services 4.3, tap-to-pay changes, and 5 Android apps you can’t miss!
As Chromecast spreads beyond the US border we take a look at what it can do, how it measures up to the competition, and what’s on the horizon in this space. Should you buy Chromecast now, or wait for something better?
Now, that’s news worth watching. Google has opened up sales of the Chromecast to eleven new countries. We knew that the Chromecast would go on sale in the UK starting tomorrow, March 19, and saw it pop up on Currys’ website earlier today for £30, but we were pleasantly surprised to see 10 more countries added to the list.
Shiftyjelly’s Pocket Casts app has updated to version 4.5. The update includes tons of enhancements, a new user interface, and best of all, Chromecast support. Pocket Casts is designed to curate all of your favorite podcasts into a single location and allows you to stream or download podcasts as video or audio.
According to a new report, Amazon’s long rumored set-top box will actually feature a Chromecast-like dongle form factor, and will also offer full PC game streaming technology.
During Sundar Pichai’s SXSW keynote, the Google exec revealed that the Chromecast is on its way to “many more countries” within the next few weeks.