Google Cast now in Google Chrome

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅30.08.2016 18:01:20

Google Cast is now built-in to the Google Chrome web browser which allows users to show content from websites to their TV using Chromecast. Whatever you are watching or doing on the web, Google Cast can now extend the web to your TV screen be it checking out photos of your family and friends or perhaps watching your favorite show on Netflix.

Since the launch of Chromecast, Google has been making casting easier and better such as the launch of new Cast devices like the Chromecast Audio last September of 2015. Google have also partnered with different manufacturers to produce Cast-enabled speakers and TVs. These devices include VIZIO's SmartCast P-Series displays and VIZIO speakers and soundbars. Also speakers from popular brands like Sony, LG, Raumfeld, Onkyo, Philips, Pioneer, Harman Kardon, B&O Play and others can be found Cast-enabled. With all these developments, casting can now be done in HD and will continue to be improved over time. Google is happy to announce the Google Cast can now be fully supported by Chrome. Anyone can Cast using Chrome without installing or configuring anything.

How To Cast Content

When browsing websites with Cast integration, a Cast icon will appear when the Cast device is on the same network and you can enable the content to be viewed on your TV or be heard on your speakers.

For websites without Cast integration, you can manually Cast the content by going through the menu of your Chrome browser.

Having Google Cast built-in to Chrome, you can now Cast video calls in Google Hangouts and using the Cast for Education app which Google launched last June of 2016. Sharing content in websites to your media can now be a lot easier. To acquire the build-in Cast function to your Google Chrome browser, simply make sure that the Chrome browser is up to date.