Google’s YouTube service has this week started testing support for Google Chromecast playback via third-party website that have embedded YouTube web players installed.
The new testing of the YouTube web players on third-party sites will help expand the YouTube only play back currently offered by the new Google Chromecast streaming device.
The testing has been rolling out over the past few days and now will reveal a new Google Chromecast TV button on supported websites. YouTube explained
“With more videos coming to YouTube every minute we’re always experimenting with ways to help people more easily find, watch and share the videos that matter most to them. As always, we’ll consider rolling changes out more broadly based on feedback on these experiments.”
To re-cap Google Chromecast can stream media through your network and from your laptop, desktop, smartphone and tablet devices as well as YouTube, Netflix, Pandora, and tons of Google Play content. The new Google Chromecast support Android, iOS, Chrome for Mac, and Chrome for Windows and plygs into any HDTV equipped with a HDMI port.
“Google Chromecast is the easy way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Send your favorites from Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button. No more huddling around small screens and tiny speakers. Google Chromecast automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps.”