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#1 +techbeck

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 16:43

With most of the major streaming video services now accounted for, Google needs to look elsewhere to expand its family of Chromecast-compatible apps. Today the company took a big step in that effort, announcing Chromecast support for 10 third-party apps including Vevo and Songza. Google is also paying some attention to advanced users; Plex, an app that's hugely popular among home-theater enthusiasts, has also gained Chromecast support.

 

"I’m happy to tell you that over the last few months, we’ve been working closely with Google to bring Plex to the Chromecast," said founder Elan Feingold. "It’s an honor for us to be among the first handful of apps on the device, and it’s been great working with Google – we’ve never met a smarter or more energetic group of people to work with." Plex supports video on day one, and the app will be able to cast photos and music "very shortly." "Note that for an initial period, the Chromecast feature is only available to our beloved PlexPass users, who get exclusive access to many new features," Feingold says.

 

The full list of apps that have added Chromecast support today includes:

  • Songza
  • Vevo
  • Plex
  • Red Bull.TV
  • Revision 3
  • PostTV
  • Viki
  • BeyondPod
  • RealPlayer Cloud
  • Avia

 

http://www.theverge....evo-songza-plex

 

Not sure how complete the list is considering Pandora isnt on it. But good to see more companies adding Chromecast.




#2 SMELTN

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 16:55

Yeah I don't see HBO Go or Youtube, etc, so these must be just new apps..

 

My question though.. I assume these are still done using the App on the phone and you tell it to stream to the chromecast? The Chromecast still does not have an actual app icon on the device that you can choose to run like the AppleTV or simular devices correct? 



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 16:56

Yeah I don't see HBO Go or Youtube, etc, so these must be just new apps..

 

My question though.. I assume these are still done using the App on the phone and you tell it to stream to the chromecast? The Chromecast still does not have an actual app icon on the device that you can choose to run like the AppleTV or simular devices correct? 

 

You have to either use Chrome Browser, or the app has to support it.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 17:16

http://www.theverge....evo-songza-plex

 

Not sure how complete the list is considering Pandora isnt on it. But good to see more companies adding Chromecast.

It makes sense. The list is what's new/added today. Pandora was already supported (though recent)



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 17:36

I haven't looked too much into Chromecast, so I have a slightly noobish question to ask about it: can you play any video content at all on your PC using Chrome and then stream it over to the TV with Chromecast, with sound going to the TV? Like for example a live stream; we've got BT Sport, and we can watch their channels online on their website, so would we be able to play it on the TV through Chromecast no problem and no need for BT to support it or through an app? If so, then I'll take the plunge and buy an imported one on eBay.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 17:51

I haven't looked too much into Chromecast, so I have a slightly noobish question to ask about it: can you play any video content at all on your PC using Chrome and then stream it over to the TV with Chromecast, with sound going to the TV? Like for example a live stream; we've got BT Sport, and we can watch their channels online on their website, so would we be able to play it on the TV through Chromecast no problem and no need for BT to support it or through an app? If so, then I'll take the plunge and buy an imported one on eBay.

 

Personal media like AVI/MKV not right now.  Although, some videos will play fine via Chrome when casted. (drag/drop video in Chrome Browser)  I imagine that this will be available once Google allows this feature.

 

Basically whatever is casted via Chrome Browser will display on the TV including sound/audio.  I streamed a football game last night from a website via Chrome and casted it.  Played great, no issues.

 

I would check out this thread as it contains more info  :)

http://www.neowin.ne...cussion-thread/



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 17:58

Personal media like AVI/MKV not right now.  Although, some videos will play fine via Chrome when casted. (drag/drop video in Chrome Browser)  I imagine that this will be available once Google allows this feature.

 

Basically whatever is casted via Chrome Browser will display on the TV including sound/audio.  I streamed a football game last night from a website via Chrome and casted it.  Played great, no issues.

 

I would check out this thread as it contains more info  :)

http://www.neowin.ne...cussion-thread/

Thanks, that's exactly what I'm looking for. :) I'm not fussed about streaming media on PCs or mobiles; I can handle that with the spare 360 and PS3 Media Server. :p



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 18:01

Thanks, that's exactly what I'm looking for. :) I'm not fussed about streaming media on PCs or mobiles; I can handle that with the spare 360 and PS3 Media Server. :p

 

I actually use my Chromecast a lot less now that I got an XB1.  I like the voice commands with Netflix.  Once Google allows personal media streaming, I will be using CC more.  I used CC all the time before XB1 though and it worked great.

 

I dont have cable at home so I found a site last night to stream the ESPN football game.  Basically an embedded video in the browser to watch the game.  I used CC to cast it to my TV and it worked flawlessly.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 18:06

I got one in the UK finally! To be honest its quite limited at the min. I am really waiting for the VLC plugin. That would be awesome.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 18:12

Plex support? Sweet! It looks like there might be some issues with it right now, but that's nice once they get it all fixed. I was just talking to a friend about using Plex Web and streaming the tab to watch Plex on Chromecast (which he says works great). Native is even better!

 

Now I'm curious... Does this stream from the device, or from the media server? Say I pull out my Android phone and play something, I wonder if it goes from my server, to my phone, to my chromecast, or if Chromecast goes straight to the server for the media.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 18:16

Plex support? Sweet! It looks like there might be some issues with it right now, but that's nice once they get it all fixed. I was just talking to a friend about using Plex Web and streaming the tab to watch Plex on Chromecast (which he says works great). Native is even better!

 

Now I'm curious... Does this stream from the device, or from the media server? Say I pull out my Android phone and play something, I wonder if it goes from my server, to my phone, to my chromecast, or if Chromecast goes straight to the server for the media.

 

Of course you can play your media files to your TV with Chromecast. 

 

Select a movie, then select Chromecast ... BAM you have a movie playing on TV.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 18:28


Of course you can play your media files to your TV with Chromecast. 

 

Select a movie, then select Chromecast ... BAM you have a movie playing on TV.

 

On what, Sorry?



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 18:47

On what, Sorry?

 

Phone/tablet... which allow you to play media on your TV instead of your phone/tablet.

 

Just like iPad/iPhone sends media to Apple TV



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 18:59

You cant send any files you have to the Chromecast. Especially from a Windows PC. What app are you using to send it from the iPad or iPhone?



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 19:11

You cant send any files you have to the Chromecast. Especially from a Windows PC. What app are you using to send it from the iPad or iPhone?

 

I said media files....  not any files...  media means videos, photos...

 

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