Google brings Cast feature to Chrome Browser

By July 5th, 2016 AT 2:10 AM

Google Cast is being integrated directly into the Chrome making it easier for the users to play content in Chromecast device from the browser. The Cast feature can be found in the Chrome 51 version, which is currently getting rolled out. This means that many users may still have to wait to spot it on their browsers. The feature can be seen under the three dots on the right upper of the browser.


Similar to the extensions, Cast simply allows the users to cast his/her browser tab onto a TV or other Cast-enabled monitor. This can be helpful, especially for Hangouts. With this, users will no longer need to download the tool separately.

On sites such as YouTube and Netflix, users will see new options that will let them play video on their TV via Chromecast. Google has also added the ability to cast to Hangouts and Cloud Services from Chrome. It will configure the resolution or quality automatically according to the content being streamed.

“Share content with other Google Hangout participants using the Cast extension for Chrome,” The Google support page said. The support page also provides users with the steps that a user needs to follow in order to start casting on Hangouts.

On another note, Google was also found to be working to add fully immersive browsing capability to Chrome, reported a tech website Road to VR. This will allow the users to browse any part of the web in VR, not just those websites that are specially built for VR. “Chrome Beta contains a WebVR setting which enables enhanced VR device compatibility with VR websites built against WebVR standards,” mentioned Road to VR. The full functionality of it on Chrome 51 is unclear.

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