Oct 2nd, 2014

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If you jump into your Play Store app today, you might notice a small change to the Categories section (located under Apps > Categories tab). What was once the “Chromecast” category has now quietly been renamed to simply “Google Cast.” With Android TV gearing up for a launch soon, it makes perfect sense too.

The actual protocol for the forwarding of video content off to your Chromecast TV dongle is called “Google Cast” and the renaming of the category is likely in preparation for the slew of new Android devices carrying support for the streaming protocol in the future — devices that aren’t the Chromecast. You know, just in case you wondering “what gives.”

Thanks, Brian!

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