WatchESPN, MLS, Crunhyroll and Google+ Photos come to Chromecast

Chromecast Featured ready to cast

Chromecast users have a few new apps to sink their teeth into starting today. This update is more for sports fans than anyone else, though folks who like to share photos on the big screen and watch anime will find nice functionality, as well.

For sports, Google is getting us ready for World Cup season as we now have access to WatchESPN and Major League Soccer (that last one being important if you need to get psyched up ahead of time). It’ll also be good for basketball fans tuning into the NBA Finals.

If you happen to want to share some of your Google+ photos with your family and friends on the big screen, you’ll now be able to do that with a simple tap of the cast button inside the photos portion of the app. Finally, anime addicts are treated to Crunchyroll’s catalog of shows (which consists of 25,000 videos and 12,000 hours of otaku goodness).

Links to all these apps can be found straight ahead, or just jump into the Google Play app on your phone and update them to get the new functionality. Happy casting!

[WatchESPN, MLS, Crunchyroll, Google+ via Google]

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TAGS: Google , Google Chromecast , Major League Soccer , WatchESPN

  • napes22

    I love “Crunhyroll!”

    • josuearisty

      I wish it has more known anime. Jus that.

  • Daniel

    For a minute.. i thought it said “CrunchyRoll” :D

    • Montisaquadeis

      They spelled it wrong in the title it is called Crunchyroll

  • scoter man1

    I’d be interested in the quality of ESPN since I’m looking to kick comcast since they’re douchebags.

    • effApple

      unfortunately ESPN360 requires that you have a cable provider, so if you ditch Comcrap then you also lose ESPN360

  • Martin Lane

    Just installed CR update and I don’t see anything for Chromecast within the app.


    • Martin Lane

      It’s working now, the Chromecast icon decided to show itself.

      But not very impressed, it’s still in SD resolution and looks really blurry on my 50″ TV.

      We need at least 720p, :(

      • Alberto_jr

        Looks good on Google tv. Is the quality lower than that on Chromecast? If so that sucks

        • Martin Lane

          It looks like it’s SD resolution, not even 480p so it’s pretty horrible.

          They really need to increase it.

          • Aslan Bollin

            are you a subscriber? i know on the site hd is for subs only

          • Martin Lane

            Yep and I’m signed in.

    • Durin123

      The Chromecast is a lie.

  • NinoBr0wn

    And STILL no twitch.

  • redandblack1287

    Lol ESPN just in time for the end of their playoff coverage

    • toomuchgame441

      LoL IKR…

    • JSet12

      I think it’s more online with just being in time for the World Cup