Google opens up Chromecast platform

Google have announced that it is releasing a software developer kit for its Chromecast TV dongle and thus opening it up to both developers and companies who want to launch content on the platform.

Announcing the release, Google stated that “We want to make it easier for that content to get to your TV, so today we’re releasing the Google Cast Software Development Kit (SDK) for developers who want to build Chromecast support into their apps and websites. For the rest of us, that means even more of our favourite movies, TV shows and music will become available on Chromecast as developers work with the SDK.

The Google Chromecast dongle was launched in June 2013 and is currently only available in the US. Services currently supported by Chromecast include YouTube, Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, and music streaming service Pandora.

DTG Staff  |  04.02.2014

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