Dec 10 AT 1:38 PM Dima Aryeh 10 Comments

New wave of apps supporting Chromecast provide more ways to stream local content

Google Chromecast

It’s been a bit quiet on the Chromecast front, but it looks like Google is releasing Chromecast support for apps in waves. This time, ten apps have been updated with full Chromecast streaming support, and some even support the streaming of local content and content from servers.

The developers of Avia media player have updated their app to support Chromecast streaming of video, photos and music. This can be local content, content from a DLNA server or photos from services like Facebook, Picasa and Dropbox. It’s an awesome feature set that is now available in the paid app.

Plex developers have added the ability to stream local video, as well as video from various online sources. Music and photo streaming is not currently available, but will come soon. Unfortunately, it’s only available to PlexPass members, though it should come to everyone fairly soon. This applies to both iOS and Android.

Also updated with Chromecast support are BeyondPod, PostTV (a Washington Post app), Songza, RealPlayer Cloud, Red Bull TV, Revision3, VEVO and Viki.

With all these new apps featuring Chromecast support, the $35 streaming device just keeps getting better. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season, so you should consider picking up a few for your friends and family. What do you think of the app selection of the Chromecast? Is it quickly growing to your liking, or is it still inadequate? Leave a comment!

Source: Gigaom

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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