Up Next for Chromecast: More Apps — and Maybe Games, Too

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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About Shaun Farrell

I have been involved in the construction sector since 1986 and over the years I have seen things change dramatically. Much of the change has been directly as a result of technology. This blog will be about the key combinations of People, Process and Technology. Any views expressed here are strictly my own.
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One Response to Up Next for Chromecast: More Apps — and Maybe Games, Too

  1. Meik Le Jean says:

    …I want one
    Looking forward to going to presentations/ meetings/parties armed only with a Chrome Cast & phone. Plug CC in to whatever presentation device & control by using your phone’s screen as a wireless keyboard & mouse (apps already available).
    Another obvious social app addition would be tunein.
    Have you tried ‘Splashtop’ Shaun?
    (Pls tell me you got rid of that 13 year old girl’s phone!) 😉

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