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Just as soon as Google will allow, we can have it

Pocket Casts by Shifty Jelly is one of our absolute favorite podcast apps for Android, and it turns out that it'll be getting support for one of our new favorite devices. Just as soon as Google allows it. We're of course talking about the Chromecast, and the good folks at Ausdroid have popped along to the Shifty Jelly offices to get a brief look at it in action. 

The issue isn't that they don't want us to have it, but that Google is currently forbidding the release of any third-party apps supporting Chromecast while some final details are finished off. But Pocket Casts works just fine with it, as the short video after the break shows. What better way to listen to the best damn Android podcast in the world than on your big screen TV? 

Source: Ausdroid

There are 19 comments

xdalaw says:

Does this mean that PocketCasts wouldn't also be available in a Chrome browser on a PC? (I'd love that, with the cross-device syncing capability of the newer versions.)

philtann says:

That's funny, I had that conversation with them at lunch today w when I grabbed this video. Its an idea they are hatching!

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xdalaw says:

I think that would make a lot of customers happy. :-)

cmandd says:

Awesome! I think this will convince me to get one, was on the fence. Can't wait for this and Netflix/Hulu Plus support.

eric.atx says:

Netflix is supported. Hulu and amazon aren't yet.

seanjenkins1 says:

UK Availability please?!

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kaiser10123 says:

Thats funny they just told me this yesterday and on Twitter when I asked them

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I can't help but notice the greenish tint on that nexus 4's display in the picture :(

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davemacd says:

I've been using DoggCatcher for years, but this is a feature that would get me to switch to PocketCast in an instant!

webby_s#AC says:

+1 but a current user of Stitcher

Darksmiler says:

BeyondPod tablet edition has had the Google Cast button on it for a while now.
No idea if it works as I don't have a Chromecast to test it on yet.

As a side note I'm glad to see someone other than me listens to the No Agenda Show:)

1158pm says:

Someone really likes the TWiT network.

bb4temo says:

Man I need to hurry up and get my Chromecast already.

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randall2580 says:

Swiftkey and PocketCasts my 2 favorite Android apps because the Devs never stop working. Was sitting with my new Chromecast the other night hoping they got the ability to work with this app and here the Devs already have it worked out apparently. Good on them!

f1drivr says:

I hope I can cast from this app and soon.

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rogerjenn1 says:

Releasing apps with Chromecast's beta SDK isn't forbidden. Google says this: "We strongly recommend that you do not publicly distribute any application using this preview SDK, as this preview SDK will no longer be supported after the official SDK is released (which will cause applications based only on the preview SDK to break)."