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Google adds 10 apps to its growing list of Chromecast compatible apps

Chromecast apps

Google announced earlier this morning that a whopping ten new apps will now officially be supported by the Chromecast: VEVO, Red Bull.TV, Songza, PostTV, Viki, Revision 3, BeyondPod, Plex, Avia, and RealPlayer Cloud. Perhaps most significant here is that Plex, Avia, and RealPlayer will allow users to stream their own, personal media to their TVs, a feature that users have requested since the Chromecast’s inception.

The other apps will bring more valuable content to Google’s powerful little dongle, like action sports, news, music videos, podcasts, and more. The full list of supported apps, which should continue to grow, is accessible at chromecast.com/apps.

Slowly but surely, the walls around Google’s Chromecast are being chipped away, and users slowly being allowed to use the device the way they see fit – not only how Google sees fit. It’s important to point out that all of this app support comes while the SDK is still in a closed beta; once it becomes open and accessible to all developers, app support should explode.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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2 thoughts on “Google adds 10 apps to its growing list of Chromecast compatible apps

  • Probably should be noted that Plex requires a subscription to the plex service and the purchase of the plex app in order to stream your local content to the Chromecast.

    They do claim that it’ll be included with the plex app at a later date and not part of the streaming service monthly package. But for now it’s $5 for the package and whatever for the monthly service.

    Realplayer Cloud requires uploading your content to the realplayer networks and them transcoding and sending it back to you. They also have a limit of about 2 gigs.

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  • Avatar of Lord ZYRK

    And Avia requires an almost $3 IAP to unlock Chromecast support.

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