Google has a big event coming up on September 29, and as we draw nearer to the day, more and more rumors have cropped up showing that the Chromecast will have a major role in the announcements. Not only will a new model be announced, but the company will add Spotify support and according to a new leak from 9to5Google, the company will also launch a major update for the Chromecast companion app.
The new update will include a new section titled “What’s On”, which will allow you to see content being offered through various Chromecast-compatible apps. This includes not just movies and TV shows, but also videos, photos, music and any other content that can be cast. You can simply select an offering to begin casting it. The update will also improve the “Discover Apps” tab. The current feature simply links to a page in the Play Store, but the update will reportedly have it stay within the app. It will then show you installed apps with Chromecast support and suggest new apps that support the Chromecast.
The final news is that the app will get a visual redesign. The only images that 9to5Google has are intensely blurry, but you can still tell that things have been changed up. We’ll have to wait for an official announcement to see exactly how it looks.
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