Chromecast gains Songza, Plex and VEVO support, among others, in latest update blitz

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No, Chromecast isn’t available in Canada yet, but that hasn’t stopped many of us from snagging the $35 HDMI dongle when visiting the States, or coaxing a family member to bring it north.

Today, the accessory has become much more useful thanks to partnerships with leading app developers like Plex, Songza, BeyondPod, VEVO and more. Google promised it would work with Android and iOS devs to facilitate one-touch content streaming to a television or receiver, and this is certainly a good start.

Beginning with the major one (in my opinion), Plex support streams local or remote content (provided the servers are set up correctly) from a phone or tablet to the television, allowing users who have set up Plex on a NAS or local drive to stream watch it on the big screen. Right now, Plex only supports video, but promises to bring audio and picture mirroring in a future update.

Other supported apps include Songza, which is a popular streaming music service in Canada, as well as BeyondPod, an excellent podcast manager, and VEVO, the best repository for official music videos on mobile. There’s also Red Bull.TV, PostTV, Viki, Revision 3, Avia and RealPlayer Cloud for those who are interested.

Now we wait for Google to bring Chromecast to Canada.

  • Many99

    As someone who uses plex can’t wait to buy a chromecast, I’ve been waiting for chromecast to become available in Canada now that plex uses chromecast I will no longer wait, of to Amazon.

  • Sensualpoet

    Yup, I have Plex running on a Windows desktop, playing files from a stand alone NAS driver. Chromecast for Plex Pass for Android (Nexus 7 (2013)) is streaming very nicely. It was a bit fiddly at first (tablet needed a hard reboot) but then .. bingo. Chromecast dongle is a pretty neat device and now, finally, I have some great content. Between Netflix, Plex and YouTube I can be entertained for a long time!

  • bingobango

    this is great news!! apple tv RIP

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  • Sohail

    The best $35 I spent by far. Great potential for this device. So far no issues at all.

  • Thomas Ramsay

    I own 5 google chromecast one for each of my TV’s brought them from amazon when they made the mistake and sold them to people outside of the states

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