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| December 10, 2013
Google Confirms New Chromecast-Compatible iOS Apps Are Incoming
In a post added to the Google Chrome Blog, Google has confirmed that a bunch of popular iOS applications are set to receive Chromecast support in time for the holidays. The iOS apps scheduled to receive Chromecast support are VEVO, Red Bull TV, Songza, and Viki. Plus, more are expected to be added to this selection in the near future, too. Google explains in its blog post:
To start casting from these apps, make sure you have the latest versions for Android or iOS, or use Chrome to cast from your laptop. These apps will be rolling out over the next few days.Besides announcing support for the above iOS applications, Google has also confirmed that Plex support has been added to Chromecast, too: “for those many holiday gatherings, you can also cast your personal media straight to your TV using Plex, Avia, or RealPlayer Cloud apps. There’s no need to huddle around small screens when you can share your own photos and videos using your phone, tablet, or laptop,” the search engine giant adds. As a reminder, Google unveiled Chromecast back in the summer, and since a dedicated Chromecast iOS app, Hulu Plus support (for both iPhone and iPad), and HBO Go support have all launched. It looks like Chromecast is set to get even better for iDevice users in the coming days, and already, VEVO has been updated adding support for the device, as per Google's blog post. But does this mean iDevice users should pick up a Chromecast instead of an Apple TV? Google's offering is less expensive at $35, for sure, but key features such as AirPlay Mirroring and iTunes Radio could keep Apple's set-top box one step ahead - at least for iDevice users, and at least for now. See also: Apple Lures Away A Key Cumulus Media Executive To Beef Up iTunes Radio Ad Sales, Skobbler's GPS Navigation 5.0 Includes A New Design And Plenty Of New Features, and Today’s Apps Gone Free: CameraBag 2, VIATube, Mahjong Epic And More.