Google’s Chromecast is really pushing the pedal to the metal. Do people still say that? They’ve added a ton of new apps to Chromecast, so if you’ve purchased the $35 streaming dongle, you’re in luck. Google also announced that it added support for personal media clouds from Plex and RealPlayer Cloud.
The two most significant app additions come care of Vevo and Songza. As you probably know, Vevo is the huge provider of music videos that often appears when you want to watch a music video on youtube. On Chromecast, you can now “cast” videos and playlists from your Vevo mobile app directly to the Chromecast,
Songza, on the other hand, is an app that lets users listen to playlists curated by experts, and let me just say it’s awesome.
Songza, which lets users listen to curated playlists designed for moods, activities and occasions, is one of those apps whose value really proves itself over extended use.
Now Chromecast users have a ton of available playlists for all their music needs. So now you have no excuse not to have that holiday party, except that you were hoping to avoid Aunt Marge this year.
Revision3 has also been updated for Chromecast support. Now, a video that is playing on a Chromecast app/website can continue to play without the main device being turned on.
If you’re like me, that $35 streaming device is beginning to look even more appealing.