Video player in Chrome OS will get Chromecast support


If you got one thing out of Google I/O a few weeks ago, it’s that Google wants Android and Chrome to work together as closely as possible, look similar, and function similarly, too. Google wants a consistent user experience across OSes, across devices, and across different screen sizes, so it’s no wonder that Chromecast support has been cropping up across various Google services, like Google+ photos. With this in mind, it makes perfect sense that Google has just released a new feature for the standalone video player in Chrome OS: Chromecast support.

The Chrome OS video player was separated from the Files app and turns into its own app several months ago, in order to give Google more room to make both apps better and add more features at a faster pace. So it’s not really too surprising that the folks over at Chromespot found something in the Chrome commit log that mentions adding a flag to enable this upcoming feature.

It should be noted that this patch will only add the flag to enable this, and full implementation of this feature will come later.

In any case, it only seems like a matter of time before this will be added to the gallery app in Chrome OS, too. This OS just keeps getting better and better…

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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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