Chromecast app

Google today updated its Chromecast app with a few new features: Namely, the app's now available in some 50 languages, works better on Samsung devices, and there are some new Chromecast settings and bugfixes.

Snag the update at the link above.

 
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Dperks17 says:

I hope it fixes the pink screen of death!

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Pink screen from tab casting is actually caused by your chrome browser. Easy fix. Disable acceleration hardware.

NoNexus says:

Good to see Google fix for Samsung instead of the other way around for a change.

brendilon says:

Samsung should work with Google's OS. That's kind of the point.
Of course, that would take for freaking ever...

jackwagon06 says:

I had to reset my 12.2 to get play music from crashing after the update, but now it's better than ever over chromecast. Finally!

gspida says:

What are the chances that they will ever add more video formats like .avi and others

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tdizzel says:

That's up to the app devs, it's not a chromecast problem. I can cast avi files just fine using plex.
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dusoccer10 says:

Sort of. Plex works because it can transcode avi files to a format that works with Chromecast. It's not that simple for other developers to do that. It would be much easier if Google updated Chromecast itself rather than rely on developers.

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brendilon says:

Adding formats also costs money as you often have to pay licensing fees. Not sure if .avi is one of those where licensing fees would be necesary, but it's a general issue whenever playing different formats and codecs.

try using the app Videostream in the Play Store you can handle anythng that you throw at it it's an add on to the chromecast

cmandd says:

Is this the first time you could reboot the Chromecast from the app, or have I just missed this before?

gabbott says:

That option has been there for a while.

NickLippert says:

Really? I unplugged mine to reboot it last night. Had no idea I could do it in the app.

TenshiNo says:

+1 I've only had to do it once, but I didn't know there was a better way than just unplugging it :)

I hope this fixes the problem of the app turning off the Wi-Fi on my phone whenever I try to setup the Chromecast. It was getting tired of asking to borrow my wife's MacAir to set up a Google device.

sprint4lyfe says:

I hope so too.

theicecowboy says:

Hope it's prepartory to starting to see more apps. I'd heard an SDK was being released to to Devs. Yes? No? When? If?

Also, since it works from the PC, curious to me that you still can't cast tabs from Google's own Chrome browser on Android...

seanjenkins says:

There are apps that you can send web pages via the share menu but without extensions not sure if they will ever have proper tab casting

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jackwagon06 says:

Sdk was a week or 2 ago......doesn't mean we will get what koush had in the beginning days of its release.....ever

k9cop says:

Try this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=goko.gcs

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Chrome Beta on Android allows casting. It'll be here for everyone soon.

Anyone having a problem streaming YouTube?

jackwagon06 says:

It's gone to the dogs.....feeding.

V Wilson says:

Ours worked fine for 3 months but has suddenly stopped working. With Netflix we just get the "loading" red circle or it plays for a few seconds then goes back to loading. YouTube worked for a full movie then also started doing the "loading" thing. I've tried on both our laptop and our Nexus 7 but no luck! We're not techie people so no clue what to do.

Mayoo614 says:

50 languages. I say it's available internationally pretty soon.

mathiasjk says:

I really hope it does. I imported mine for $70, even though it's a lot more than the original price it's much simpler for Netflix and Youtube than anything else I've tried.

brendilon says:

Certainly a good sign.

rxnelson says:

Any idea why they need approximate location?

NickLippert says:

Maybe to auto select language?

JobiWan144 says:

+1

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JobiWan144 says:

How about that location permission they haven't explained? It's probably benign, but they should tell us why they need it all the same.

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stormed says:

Would love to see a feature at some point where you can password protect the device.