Google Cast makes it easy to extend the web to the big screen, and until now it was available as the Chrome extension since its launch two years back.
Those who are not aware, “Google Cast for Chrome allow you to show content from your favorite websites on the best screen in your home — your TV — using Chromecast.”
In additon, to make casting even better, company had also launched new Cast devices like Chromecast Audio. As well as also made vast majority of casting sessions in HD.
And, teamed up with other manufacturers to make Cast-enabled TVs and speakers.
As on August 29, Google has now built Cast into the Chrome, so anyone can Cast without installing or configuring anything.
Further, the company notes that people have casted more than 38 million times from Chrome in the past month alone.
As well as over 50 million hours of content were watche and listen.
Now, when a website(s) integrated with Cast is visited, a Cast icon will appear if you’re on same network as a Cast device enable you to view content on your TV or listen to music on speakers—all just with a couple of clicks.
Additionally, users will be able to view websites on TV that are not integrated with Cast. You need to select the “Cast…” menu item from the Chrome menu.
You can even share your cast to Google Hangouts video calls and to Cast for Education app. Or, you can share your presentation with your coworkers during a Hangout or to your peers in the classroom, explains google.
Google Cast for Education, “if you are not aware, is a free Chrome app that allows students and teachers to share their screens wirelessly from anywhere in the classroom.
The app carries video and audio across complex school networks, has built-in controls for teachers, and works seamlessly with Google Classroom. And because the app runs on the teacher’s computer that’s connected to the projector, it doesn’t require new hardware.
Teachers run the Cast for Education app, and students share their screens through the Cast feature in Chrome. “
To get the new built-in Cast functionality all you need to do is make sure you have the latest version of Chrome.