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Weather forecasts and user photos could be headed to Chromecast's home screen

Billy Steele
April 8, 2014
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Google could be looking to the put the main screen of its Chromecast to work, just before it beams videos to your TV. Reddit user asjmcguire recently uncovered HTML code for the dongle's home screen that references current weather and the day's forecast (based on location), complete with the requisite icons needed to illustrate the conditions. What's more, it seems that the folks in Mountain View aren't stopping with weather: personal photos and locations are also mentioned in the code. As you may recall, third-party devs have been making their own useful add-ons for the device thanks to the open SDK, and Google has already released an interactive PhotoWall and cozy fireplace for setting the proper mood.

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