Will Verduzco · Dec 11, 2013 at 03:00 am

Chromecast Update Build 14651 Brings Improved Home Screen, New Features

Just yesterday, we talked about how the Google Chromecast just got a whole lot more useful thanks to ten new supported applications. Well as it turns out, that’s not all that’s going on in the Chromecast world. An update has actually been in the process of rolling out ever since last Tuesday, and it is now finally starting to make its way to most devices.

The new build comes in at version 14651 (replacing 13300), and it brings many new features. While the update bills itself as a bugfix release that also brings a new home screen, it seems to pack quite a bit more. XDA Senior Member ddggttff3 detailed some of the changes in this post:

Trust me, its more then a bug update :P So far the biggest notable changes:

  • Support for new Chromecast V2 API
  • New Homescreen/Images
  • Initial support for some sort of “screen sharing” protocol

And lots of other little things here and there.

The new API, as well as the initial screen sharing support make it quite an interesting update. Though it is curious that many of these updates have not been officially disclosed.

Those who just want to look at the pretty pictures can do so by visiting this link, which was discovered by XDA Forum Member celebi23 in this thread. That link cycles through all of the pictures in a nice, pleasing slide show.

Has your Chromecast received the 14651 update? If so, how do you like it? The prospect of a new update, as well as the ten new supported apps, may just make me take mine out of the cabinet and connect it to my AV system again. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

[Source: Google Chrome Blogspot]


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician.
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