Chromecast becomes Google Cast
March 23, 2016
Chromecast has been rebranded Google Cast to reflect its ability to work across a range of devices. Google says the updated app, which will enable casting of content from multiple devices to TVs, displays and wireless speakers as well as Chromecast dongles, will be rolled out for iOS and Android versions.
Google also announced that it is bringing its casting technology to Vizio’s new SmartCast P-series displays as well as the electronics manufacturers’ soundbars and speakers. P-series displays will come with Google Cast built in.
Google says that there are over 1,000 cast-enabled apps, able to cast over 200,000 TV shows and movies and over 30 million songs.