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Google Play Music and Play Movies Get Optimized With Better Chromecast Support

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It seems that Google is going all out with Chromecast for this upcoming holiday season. Hot on the heels of the news that Chromecast is now usable with 10 new applications, today Google has announced that it is getting even more accessible. Google’s own Play Music and Play Movie services are now easier to use with Chromecast. 

Before today’s upgrade, Play Music and Play Movies could be streamed through Chromecast, but you had to go digging for the option. Google has gone through the trouble of placing a button along the bottom side of your playing Music or Movie controls so that you can figure it out a little bit easier. A simple click on the Chromecast button in your controls area will let you choose where you want to cast to.

With all this new support and the Nexus 7 bundle going out as well, how well do you think Chromecast will do this holiday season? Have you still not picked one up?

Via: +Google Play
  • Jurgen

    Just got one!! I hope it continues to grow !

  • mark simis

    Love my Chromecast, love everything Google :-)

  • JWellington

    I wish they had the same desire to improve the Google TV platform with this feature.

  • frosty_nerd

    +1 for Twin Shadow!

  • Chris B

    Tried Tipping you guys off almost 24 hours ago about this.

    I’m a big user of GMusic from the browser while I’m at home so this is a nice addition. Definitely surprised this wasn’t baked in from the start when Chromecast was released but it’s nice to see them catching up.

    – Chris B.

  • zombiewolf115

    speaking of chromecast i just got mine in the mail like 30 minutes ago and tells me i cant play sideloaded music on play music (useing nexus 4) what should i do ?

    • XCMeathead

      Upload your music to Google Play :) – It only plays stuff that it can stream from the web

  • AbbyZFresh

    And why do we need a Nexus TV?

    All Google needs to do is add plenty of live-TV apps with no activation fee and by next year, Chromecast will be in every household(except those already with Roku).

  • Greg Williams

    I have 4 Chromecasts… one for each TV in the house.

    • Cory_S

      I have 2 for each TV…so ha.

  • XvierX

    Everyone noticed that Kellen used a unlocked bootloader symbol on his last post. Yet no one notices that Eric clearly posted a screenshot of the web version of Google Play Music on this post. Too funny.

    • Adrynalyne

      I did, right after I posted.

    • Inquizitor

      Because this article is about the web version? The Chromecast button was already pretty visible in the Android apps…

  • akazerotime

    You mean 11. The Santa Tracker is ChromeCast compatible: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.santatracker

  • aye_winchell

    I think it will do well, seems like a great stocking stuffer, i’ve had mine since launch and use it all the time, mostly for netflix but some google play too. Its not everyone’s all in one awnser to everything, but it works good for what it is, and isn’t much of a risk price wise.

  • Booyah

    These are for the web versions, not the mobile apps.

  • Bukinater

    This guy needs to stop writing articles! They either suck, non informative, plagiarized, or just way late. It is cool having Tim write more articles though

    • Andy Stetson

      I take it you didn’t notice the screenshot of the web version?

  • litobirdy

    um what? for me the button was always in the top.. lol so this just moves it to the bottom? a whole article for this?

    • Booyah

      He failed to mention this is for the web versions, not the mobile apps. Wasn’t very thorough.

  • Adrynalyne

    Hmmm, I never had to dig for the option before in Google Play Movies….