Google launches the Chromecast App to help you find content

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Steve Dent
September 29, 2015 5:16 PM
Google launches the Chromecast App to help you find content

So you just bought a shiny new Chromecast 2.0 for $35. Now what? Google is trying to help folks do more with their purchase with the new Chromecast App. The idea is to help you discover new content so that you have more to cast than just your desktop and YouTube videos. Under "What's On," you can see what's trending on the Play Store, YouTube and apps you may have on your Android device, like Netflix or Showtime. If you're looking for a specific show, say, The X-Files, you can use the search feature to find out which of your streaming apps have it.

Another interesting feature called Fast Play pre-caches shows before you even hit "play." The idea is that if you're watching an episode of a show, you can preload the next one if you get in the mood for a binge session. You won't have to wait for the new app, as it's coming today along with the release of the Chromecast 2.0 hardware.

Get all the news from today's Google event right here.

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