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Google Chromecast Now Supports Ten New Apps, Local Content Now Here
The Google Chromecast is a great little media streaming device—and one that doesn’t break the bank while accomplishing the basics and doing them relatively well. But ever since the device’s launch, the list of supported apps has been quite depressing. Despite this, Google recently made changes to the Google Play Store to better highlight Chromecast-enabled applications, indirectly signaling that more apps would be added soon.
Now that day is here, as there are ten new supported apps that have been added to the Chromecast’s streaming arsenal. While the rumored Android-to-Chromecast display mirroring has not yet arrived, there are plenty of new additions to help keep you glued to the old boob tube.
The new supported apps can be found by visiting chromecast.com/apps. Today’s launch brought Vevo, Red Bull.TV, Songza, Plex, PostTV, Viki, Avia, and RealPlayer Cloud support. Particularly noteworthy are that three of these new apps (Plex, Avia, and RealPlayer Cloud) support playing your own personal content. This is on top of the previously supported apps: Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, YouTube, Google Play Movies, and Google Music.
Are you excited for these newly acquired Chromecast content consumption abilities or are you holding out for Android-to-Chromecast display mirroring? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
[Source: Google Chrome Blog]
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