Yesterday it was reported that Google was preparing to launch their new Google Chromecast media streaming device in Australia sometime during this year, bringing with it content from the Australian Telstra’s BigPond broadcaster.
Today a new update has been quietly rolled out by Google for their Google Chromecast device which allows users to stream embedded videos to their HDTVs without the need to mirror the browser from the source device.
Google has been testing the new embedded YouTube video playback feature for some time, but it now seems that from today it’s available to all users of its Google Chromecast device which now supports almost all embedded YouTube videos, says Google.
“Chromecast requires YouTube app version 4.5.17 or higher on Android or version 1.4 or higher on iOS. To update to the latest version, please visit Google Play or the Apple App Store.”
For more information on streaming content using the Google Chromecast device jump over to the official Chromecast website, where there is plenty of information about streaming embedded content to HDTV from YouTube. But remember to be able to cast from YouTube you must have the cast extension installed on your Google Chrome browser.
Source: Android Police