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Chrome Beta for Android Adds Chromecast Web Streaming Support

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If you own a Chromecast you probably have already installed the extension on your desktop Chrome browser that lets you stream video to Google’s HDMI dongle. Several mobile app developers have started to integrate Chromecast support into their Android apps, but there’s still one glaring hole from the mobile perspective: streaming video from the Web to your TV.

Google is working to fix that, at least in the Chrome 35 Beta browser for Android. The company recently said its beta browser has been updated with support for streaming Web video to your TV. That means you could potentially load up a site with embedded clips and just flick it out to your television set — an option that hasn’t really been available before unless you were using YouTube. Google warns that only “some” clips work right now, however. Additionally, YouTube casting still isn’t fully supported from the browser and full screen video controls “are not complete.”

Most folks probably don’t need this update right now, at least if it’s still buggy. However, it does tell us that Google is working to add full Chromecast casting controls inside the Chrome for Android browser.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...