Google's very own Cast was launched 2 years ago as a plug-in of Google Chrome which allowed users to find and show contents such as videos, photos, and music from your favorite websites to your TV using Chromecast. Now, the popular feature has been fully built-in to the popular web browser.
Google Cast is a technology that allow users to share content and apps from phones, tablets or PCs right to TVs or speakers using Chromecast. Casting from Chrome has become amazingly prevalent. In the past month alone, people have casted more than 38 million times from Chrome, watching and listening to more than 50 million hours of content.
Google Chrome's built-in Google Cast can now be used in casting even without configuring anything or without having it user installed. When websites are integrated with Cast, a Cast icon appears and after a series of clicks, users can view contents on a TV or listen to music on speakers.
Non-integrated websites can also be cast by selecting "Cast..." in the Chrome Menu. Casting to other media also became possible like sharing presentations and documents with video call participants in Google Hangouts. The Cast for Education app which was just launched by Google recently has also been received well.
"With Google Cast and Chrome, you can share what you love to watch with those around you. We're excited to make this available to everyone. To get the new built-in Cast functionality all you need to do is make sure you have the latest version of Chrome," said Stephen Konig, Product Manager and House of Cards Binge-Watcher of Google in their blog.