Google integrates Cast protocol in Chrome – Update




Google has made it possible in Chrome tabs via the Cast protocol to ‘cast’ directly, making it no longer necessary to use the Cast extension. The function must be activated manually at this time.

François Beaufort, working as Chromium evangelist at Google, leave a message on Google+ that the Chromium team is experimenting with the Cast integration. The beta version of Chrome users can now activate the feature by chrome: // flags / # media router to enter here and enable Media Router. Then the Google Cast extension is disabled and users can choose the option ‘cast’ as they press the right mouse button in a tab.

Maybe Google will also introduce the cast-integration into the stable release of Chrome. Over there is still nothing disclosed. The new method is based on the Media Router, a new component of Chrome where Beaufort in February 2015 for the first time wrote.

Update 15:11: Tweaker paralyz3 reported in the responses that the function also works in the stable release of Chrome. Again, the cast function must be activated manually, but via chrome: // flags / # enable-media router. Officially, Google has the function not been announced, probably also is an experiment. At the stable release of Chrome is a Cast button shown in the extentievak after enabling the feature. The option is also available in the right mouse menu.

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