At this time, it’s no secret that Chromecast is certainly somewhat limited in functionality. Netflix, YouTube, and select Google services are a great start, but we would love to see some of our favorite apps from Twitter to photo sharing services join the party. Thankfully, Google has already pushed out a Google Cast API to developers, so that in the near future, we’ll see apps feature the “cast” button allowing for mirroring of their apps’ content to TVs.
Koush, of ClockworkMod and ROM Manager fame, is already preparing his first cast-ready app for the moment developers are ready to release them.
In a quick post or two to Google+, he showed off a video and photo sharing app that takes your locally stored phone files and displays them instantly to your TV. In his short clip, Koush records a quick 17-second video, jumps into the stock Android gallery, presses the “Share” button, and then chooses his Chromecast. The video that he just recorded begins playing almost immediately.
He says that he is also working on sharing music and playlists as well, but again, none of his work can be released at this time.
As you can imagine, this is only going to get more exciting as developers build in cast support for their apps. Any in particular that you would love to see with cast integration?
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