It will now be very easy to stream content to devices. The Google Cast protocol has finally gotten rid of the beta tag after two years. It is currently fully integrated into Chrome.
Google has developed and launched new Chrome Cast extension and enabled Android TV could be connected to Chrome. However, from now on users will not be required to have the extension if they want to stream their favorite content from the browser to any other device of their choice.
There are many websites that support Google Cast. They include YouTube, Plex, Google Play Movie and Netflix etc. All these sites and many others are featuring the ‘Cast’ icon. It allows the user to send their content to the Chromecast or an Android TV without encountering any difficulties.
In case if the ‘Cast’ is not ready, the user may still have the option to cast a certain tab to the desktop with the help of the settings available in chrome. The users also get the option of streaming the content present on their desktops to ‘Hangouts.’
The Chromecast feature was available in beta version for the past few months and with the stable rollout starting in July. Presently, the ‘Cast’ option is fully integrated and every user who is using Chrome 52 or an above version of the same will be able to use the content streaming protocol natively.
It is very easy to use Google Cast extension in Chrome. For the ease of the reader, the following article will provide a very simple overview:
- First of all locate the menu at the right hand side of the browser from where you will be able to navigate Chrome settings.
- Click the ‘Cast’ button
- You will be required to choose a device on which you want to cast the content. This device must be Cast-aware.
- If there is a specific tab that you want to cast, simply click the arrow which is available next o the ‘Cast to’ field.
- If you want to cast a tab to the device or use the desktop for streaming it, you should again choose the ‘Cast’ tab and then pick the device on which you want to carry out the casting operation.
Google cast support has made clear that some of the features would not work right now. There is another point that should be noted: if you want to cast your desktop with the help of chrome for Mac or Chrome OS, there will be no audio available for such stream.