very interesting technology
I’ve been enjoying Google’s Chromecast since last week, but as I wrote after my initial hands-on time, the video-casting experience isn’t nearly as smooth on laptops as it is on phones and tablets. Being able to mirror any browser tab is a decent fallback, but the $35 device works best when you’re sending music and video to your television via smartphone or tablet.
So I’m glad to hear that the interest in Chromecast is already getting lots of attention from app makers and streaming media services. For now, the only apps you can control by phone or tablet are Netflix, YouTube and Google Play Music/Video, but several additional services are on the way beyond the handful that Google announced last week.
Here’s the rundown of apps that will support Chromecast in the future:
- Vimeo: Confirmed by GigaOM
- Redbox Instant: Also confirmed by GigaOM
- Twitch.tv: Confirmed by TIME with…
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