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Chromecast Users Can Now Stream Google Play Movies and Music Directly From the Web

Dec 13 2013, 1:22am CST | by , in News | Technology News

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Chromecast Users Can Now Stream Google Play Movies and Music Directly From the Web
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Google has now added Chromecast support to the web version of Google Play. Chromecast users are now able to stream Google Play movies and music on their TVs directly from the web.

Google has good news for its Chromecast user base. Google announced today in an official G+ post that "Google Play Movies and Music are now optimized for casting from the web!" It means that when Chromecast users do not have a wireless device like phone or tablet handy, they can still stream Google Play music and videos directly to their TV using Google Play web app.

Chromecast users can simply visit Google Play website on their desktop and start streaming their own content of Google Play music, movies and shows to your TV directly from the web. But they have to first install the Google Cast extension on their Chrome web browser. The Google Play web player will then show users a Cast icon. By clicking this Chromecast button, selected movie or song will instantly start playing on TV through Chromecast.

A few websites have already added Chromecast support including Netflix and YouTube. But there are still many, where users have to use the smartphone or tablet apps to stream media directly to TV. But today update will surely help to stream more content easily form the web. And this web support will be more helpful for those who buy movies and music via Google Play. Google says that "Google Play offers new release movies and next-day TV shows, as well as more than 20 million songs" for all users that they can enjoy from phone, tablet, computer or TV.

Source: Google Play via The Verge

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