We can’t for-the-life-of-us figure out how Google managed to overlook this when launching the Chromecast back in July, but for whatever reason, casting from the web was a uniquely YouTube feature, made possible through the Google Cast Chrome extension. Starting today, that familiar casting icon has arrived on the rest of Google’s compatible services on the web, namely Google Play Movies & TV and Google Play Music.
Most of you probably didn’t even notice their absence given the Android apps were probably doing a good job at tiding you over since day 1. But for those times when your Android tablet or phone isn’t available, casting from your computer is the next best thing.
- Google exec confirms Chromecast V2 and Backdrop API for developers
- New Chromecast at FCC
- Chromecast update adds long requested feature
- Google Cast replaces Chromecast category in Google Play Store