The Chromecast platform has been updated today to support closed captions across the board, coinciding with an update to the Google Cast SDK that lets developers include closed captioning in their apps and cast-able media. With the updates today, those who properly provision their media to include closed captioning can offer the option to users of turning on the text during media playback — so long as the Chromecast and app are both updated to support it.
This is mostly something that will just be handled by the developers that offer up media over Chromecast, but will end users can be on the lookout for closed captioning support now that developers have the option to include it.
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