Fire TV may be the new kid on the block, but more value is being added to the $35 Google Chromecast daily, specifically as developers add-in support for new uses. Today, Rhapsody announced that both Rhapsody and Napster have been updated with support for Google’s multimedia dongle.
Both apps now allow you to stream music right to your TV, from an Android smartphone or tablet connected to a Chromecast, and allow you to control your tracks, music stations, playlists and more. As with most apps, all you need to do is select the small “cast” icon inside of either application to get going. The support is only available through the Rhapsody and Napster Android apps right now, though the iOS applications are being worked on now and will be available “later this month.”
The Chromecast already offers a support for a bevy of apps, including HBO Go, YouTube, Google Play Music, Pandora, Vevo and many more. My favorite is AllCast, which lets you stream local music and video files, too. For $35, the dongle is a steal, and it’s only becoming more valuable as additional developers add support.