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    Google Cast is now built-in to Chrome

    Google Cast is now built-in to Chrome


    Posted: 30 Aug 2016

    Two years ago we launched Google Cast, an extension for Chrome that allowed you to show content from your favorite websites on the best screen in your home — your TV — using Chromecast. Whether watching your favorite show on Netflix, or sharing a photo slideshow at a family gathering, Google Cast makes it easy to extend the web to the big screen.

    Audio and partnered with other manufacturers to make Cast-enabled TVs and speakers. We’ve also made significant improvements in quality, with the vast majority of casting sessions now in HD.

    Casting from Chrome has become incredibly popular: In the past month alone, people have casted more than 38 million times from Chrome, watching and listening to more than 50 million hours of content.

    Today we’re happy to announce that Google Cast is now built fully into Chrome, and anyone can now Cast without having to install or configure anything. When you’re on websites that are integrated with Cast, you’ll see the Cast icon appear when you’re on the same network as a Cast device — and with a couple of clicks you can view your content on your TV or listen to music on your speakers:


    You can also view websites that are not integrated with Cast on your TV by selecting the “Cast…” menu item from the Chrome menu:



    And you can now cast to even more places — including sharing with participants on a video call in Google Hangouts and the Cast for Educationapp, which we announced recently. Now you can share your presentation with your coworkers during a Hangout or to your peers in the classroom.

    With Google Cast and Chrome, you can share what you love to watch with those around you. We’re excited to make this available to everyone. To get the new built-in Cast functionality all you need to do is make sure you have the latest version of Chrome.

    Stephen Konig, Product Manager and House of Cards Binge-Watcher


    Source: Google Chrome Blog: Google Cast is now built-in to Chrome
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    30 Aug 2016


  1. Posts : 26,341
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    I noticed that today when I right clicked a while ago, even though I have no use/devices for it
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    It annoys me because its right above translate which I use a lot because of work.
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    I have a Roku Stick on my TV ($40). My little Dell Venue tablet will connect to that device as a remote projector and anything on my Windows 10 desktop (and sound) broadcast over to it faultlessly. I am not bound to a specific browser, either. Prefer this device (gave my Chromecast away).
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    idrmrsr said:
    I have a Roku Stick on my TV ($40). My little Dell Venue tablet will connect to that device as a remote projector and anything on my Windows 10 desktop (and sound) broadcast over to it faultlessly. I am not bound to a specific browser, either. Prefer this device (gave my Chromecast away).
    I have my second Roku on this Sony Android TV from 2013 the old one was to slow by then , 2 years before I bought this TV in here ,it's very plausible and plays a real good picture and 5.1 , the UI and stability are very good TBH it's real smart money

    I reccomend Roku products without hesitation they work as intended usually 24/7 with maybe an occasional re boot just like my expensive 4K Sony XBR HDR Anrdoid TV and any Windows computer and I have 4 windows 10 computers and I've been using Windows 10 since Q4 2014.



    Nothing wrong with a Roku and some of channels you cant get anywhere else or only on the web are way cool it's a real bargain for what it does and a no brainier if you need an inexpensive terrific TV extender outside of a game console, APTV or Nvidia Shield or just want 1,000 or more channels .

    EDIT #2

    I believe they have a Google Cast Roku Channel now anyway because G.C. sees my Roku 2 and my Sony XBR Andoid TV with embedded G.C.

    . While GC wont replace wired or networked connection to a PC desktop , an IPTV extender like a Roku or APTV or a Smart TV etc. after learning how to use G.C. correctly I've concluded Google cast is like a decent exclusive , to Google Chrome better Miracast
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    I see the full screen casting is no longer experimental and the selection is more one obvious now instead of an obscure pull down menu.
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    swarfega said:
    It annoys me because its right above translate which I use a lot because of work.
    Thanks, I have to edit my post I found it just like you said
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    While browsing for a new TV, noticed that late models has it built in also.
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    meebers said:
    While browsing for a new TV, noticed that late models has it built in also.
    EDIT My 4K Sony XBR TV has Google Cast embedded in it .

    After testing Google cast again today (and using it correctly this time ☻)
    I successfully Google cast a Netlix movie , a few web pages and you tube videos from this PC to the Sony XBR Andoid TV in here , it seems to work well at screen mirroring Chrome as intended and is simple to operate .

    TBH I wasn't working Google Cast as well as I should have at all yesterday despite that it is rock stupid simple to work and that gave me an unwarranted unfavorable impression of it I am retracting here .

    Google Cast is convenient for quickly mirroring a Chrome web page or video to a TV or another display it just wont replace an IPTV - TV extender or a wired or networked extended or second PC desktop but if you want to put up a webpage or browsing content or netlix or something from a chrome web-browser and mirror that Chrome browser window or tab to another HDMI display or TV then presumably it works as well with the HDMI Chrome stick /dongle like it does with the Andoid TV built in Google cast here .

    The only caveat I've seen so far is occasionally it gets a black loading or blank black screen to the TV /display you are trying to cast to and wont display anything beyond that but casting another video or web page instead instead almost instantly seems to get around all that .

    G.C.is easy to operate and convenient with a Sony Andoid TV in regard that if you are watching a program
    from a set top D*TV room client or DVR on HDMI 1 or or any other input/ source when you cast your Chrome Browser page to the TV it instantly switches to the Chrome cast app in the TV with no intervention and resumes whatever input you were on or default input when you close Google cast thats real fast and convenient IMO and not only that you can multi tab or multi task in windows normally on your PC apart from whatever chrome web page you are casting to another display with a WI FI PC and quickly cast another web page browser tab/window instead if you want and close the prior mirroring page in GC without closing the web page on your PC


    Google cast screen mirrors Chrome well when its all behaving noting here that the Andoid TV OS apart from Google Cast is occasionally unstable switching embedded apps ,inputs or external inputs apart from anthing Google cast may be doing but that instability behavior was not present each time I used GC and doesn't account fot the black screens I got with GC a few times . .

    Only other caveat is Netflix will only go to 720p In Chrome or Firefox if you are using a web browser other than Edge on win 10 or IE 11 x64 on windows 8.1 to watch Netflix and that is probably true for any content like VUDU HDX subject HDCP DRM at 1080p and up, it's not a Neflix choice .

    I've changed my opinion and think and while it doesn't replace and IPTV extender or smart TV ,G.C .is quite plausible as a PC /Mobile Chrome browser to TV/Display extender and may get one or two GC HDMI devices for some of the TV's here not connected to a fixed PC and definitely to use one with the HP Elite book in the day room out back in anther structure without a D*TV . Minie Genie room client so we can watch D*TV in Chrome out there or other stuff in Chrome without a data cable from the HP Elitebook PC.

    The long and short of it is .....Google cast is like an exclusive to Google Chrome better Miracast
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