Google Cast Extension Now Available For Chrome On Desktops


Google unveiled Chromecast at its San Francisco breakfast event less than 48 hours ago, a device which enables you to “cast” music, movies, and photos from your computer, smartphone or tablet, directly to your HD TV. However, if you’re using a desktop you can only display your screens content if you are using Chrome, and now Google has released the official Cast extension to empower you to do just that.

The extension is available to download on the Chrome Web Store free of charge and entitles you to locate and play content on your Chromecast device directly from your Chrome browser; whether you’re using Mac or Windows.

Whilst on Cast optimized websites and services such as YouTube, Spotify, Netflix and LoveFilm, you will notice a new option in your browser window permitting you to play the video on your TV via the Chromecast unit – using your computer as a remote to browse for videos and to control playback.

You can even mirror your computer’s display directly to your TV, making it possible for you view websites, photos and personal videos on the big screen.

There are a couple of important things to bear in mind when considering downloading this official Cast extension, the first being that it is still in its beta stage and therefore may contain a few bugs, the second is that The Chromecast service requires a fast computer with a sufficient amount of RAM to run processes in the background, as well as a snappy internet connection.

Click the source link below to download the Cast extension beta for Google Chrome.