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Pocket Casts Update Adds Chromecast Support

by Sean P. Aune | March 17, 2014March 17, 2014 10:00 pm PST

The popular podcast app Pocket Casts issued an update today that included some UI enhancements, but also brought Chromecast support along for the ride.

Pocket Casts 4.5 was released today for both Android, and we have to say it’s looking pretty good. One of the tweaks this time around, while minor, adds a nice touch of flair where the app matches some of the visual elements in the player to the predominant color of the podcasts cover art. Additionally it also added an “Up Next” feature so you can easily see what will be coming up next without having to guess. Shifty Jelly, the company behind the app, says that it has rewritten much of the code for the app, and there are numerous enhancements that you will just have to discover.

The star of the update, though, has to be the addition of Chromecast support. Since the release of the Chromecast SDK last month we’ve seen apps slowly adding support for Google’s streaming dongle, and the way we look at it, the more the merrier. Now you can stream your favorite shows – such as the all new TechnoBuffalo Show – right to your television set.

The newest version of Pocket Casts is avaible now for free for those who already have it, or $3.99 for those that haven’t yet given it a go.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...