Chrome OS Video Player App Can Now Cast for Google Drive files

The Chrome OS devs have released a new feature available on the dev channel. Chrome OS is now able to cast to your Chromecast.  Using the Chrome OS Video Player App, you can now cast to your local Chromecast. This is means you can cast movies etc from you Drive account quickly and easily. This is a huge update, this is a step closer to Google incorporating all their technologies and making it more accessible for everyone.

I personally don’t have a Chrome OS device, but this sort of thing gets me excited to get one of the laptops. Their minimalistic design, and now some early Chromecast support would be more than enough for many people out there who want to stream from the mainstream channels like Netflix etc.

Go give it a try! Open the Files App, select the Drive section, play a movie and notice the new ChromeCast icon in the Video Player App player. If you don’t see it, that means you may not have installed or enabled the Google Cast Extension.

Chromecast Extension – https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-cast/boadgeojelhgndaghljhdicfkmllpafd

Source – https://codereview.chromium.org/496493003/

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