As part of the Chromecast announcements at its big event out in San Francisco, Google pulled the wraps off something it's calling Chromecast Fast Play. Its aim? To be "faster than live TV."
Google says that one of the biggest frustrations of using online content providers is the delays caused by buffering. And we absolutely agree with that. What Fast Play is designed to do is allow content to cache in the background, with claims of being 80% faster.
It'll be made available to all developers and content providers, and on stage was demonstrated using Netflix. With new content caching algorithms, Google says the apps will be able to work out what you're going to want to see next. For example, the next episode in a series, and cue that up ready to roll. Content prediction will be on its way sometime in 2016.
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