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Google Cast was renamed Chromecast built-in to align it more with its capabilities. The Google product turns a smartphone into a remote control. With this app, you can control an Android tablet, Apple smartphone, Android smartphone, MAC and Windows computers, smart TVs with HDTV and speakers that have Chromecast technology built-in. The app gives users access to a Cast button that allows connection to other devices, which allows you to listen to music, answer the phone, and even browse the Internet without constant interruptions. All in all, it’s an integrative device that makes technology easier and more fun to use. 

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Google Chrome Cast
Price: Free
Category: Entertainment, Lifestyle
Average Rating: 4.8
Version: Varies by device
Developer: Google LLC

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Majd Bakar created the technology and platform for Chromecast built-in after watching his wife, Carla, work at home. Carla found technology interfaces difficult to use. As a result, she would search her laptop, find a show, que the streaming service, and then control it with her smartphone. He realized there were probably many people who found the interfaces confusing and spent time doing workarounds just like his wife to get the results they were after. From that point on, he worked to develop technology that simplified the many devices in one’s home. 

Google Cast was created in July 2013 to support first generation Chromecast-enabled devices. In its earliest stages, the app was only available to developers. Developers used the technology to create their own apps and beta test all the features. In 2014, the technology became available to the public. The first apps to be Chromecast-compatible were YouTube and Netflix. Both YouTube and Netflix are two of the most downloaded apps from Google Play and the Apple App store. 

The Future of Chromecast Technology 

Google Cast has more than 50,000 compatible apps. With the advancement of technology, the demand for this app and Chromecast-enabled products will only continue to grow in the future. The app isn’t only for recreation. It’s being used during conventions, demonstrations, and in classrooms all over the United States. Popular apps compatible with this technology include: 

  • Pandora Music 
  • Hulu and Hulu Plus
  • Mozilla Firefox browser
  • Ted Talk podcasts
  • All major sports apps (MLS, Fox Sports Go, NFL Sunday Ticket, and more)

When mirroring apps to a smart TV, developers recommend using Google Chrome. 

Chromecast built-in Fun Facts 

  • By October 2017, over 55 million Chromecast-enabled or built-in devices had been sold
  • In May 2015, there were 20,000 compatible apps available 
  • Use the Google Cast app to set up connectivity with Google Home for voice control 
  • Use mirroring abilities to watch Facebook Lives on the big screen 

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