Mar 05 AT 12:07 AM Dima Aryeh 8 Comments

Latest Chrome Beta for Android features experimental Chromecast support

Google Chromecast

For quite a while, the Chromecast was a very limited device. Not many apps supported it, so it was not as easy of a buy as it is now. Still, for only $35 it was a fantastic buy and not overly limited considering what you were paying. But ever since the Chromecast SDK opened up to the public, we’ve been seeing new apps adding support constantly.

Surprisingly, the latest app to add Chromecast support is a Google app. Chrome Beta for Android has gained support for the little streaming device in the 34th version, though it’s in an experimental state and needs to be enabled using flags. This feature allows HTML5 videos to be streamed to the Chromecast using the browser itself, so sites like Vimeo and more are now technically able to be streamed.

Unfortunately, this feature does seem to be a bit buggy at the moment. This is expected, as it’s not only in Chrome Beta, but hidden in the flags menu. Still, you should give it a shot! Update the app using the widget below, head to chrome://flags in the browser, and search for “Enable experimental Chromecast support.” Enable that and you should see the icon to stream to Chromecast in videos. Tell us how you like this feature!


Via: Droid-Life

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • donger

    Yes, excited.


    I absolutely love my chromecast. I think Google is blowing it by taking so long to make this the best device it can be.

  • BlazeHN

    WoW THIS is the main feature for me, the thing I was expecting the most from Chromecast, be able to lie down on my bed, take my phone, browse some video site (not Netflix, Youtube, etc but those less known sites like anime ones) and simply stream to my big screen, no need to turn on my laptop and such, GREAT!

    BTW, I just downloaded Chrome Beta, enabled the experimental chromecast feature on flags and then went to my anime site and played a video… but I dont see any option for stream it to my Chromecast, where should I find it?

  • jwier

    I tried a few sites. Some I see the cast button, others I do not. Even the ones with the button; when pressed, just hangs.

    “Clicky, no worky”. :(

    • BlazeHN

      Happened to me too, lucky for me the sites I wanted the most are the want that works :D

  • Hank Bank

    Never put A Chrome Beta version on my phone before … Do I need to uninstall ‘regular’ Chrome first?

  • spammock

    this is fantastic! thanks so much for sharing! cannot believe this wasn’t included in chrome from Day 1.

  • James

    Hey, if you get a Chromecast and it doesn’t work too well, here’s how to fix it:

    Actually, forget that, everyone with a Chromecast should read that article – you don’t know you’ve setup your Chromecast incorrectly until you’ve read that!