Last month the Chromecast SDK was finally released, which was great to see and we started seeing a bunch of new apps with Chromecast support popping up on the Play Store. Google has even added a section on Google Play for Chromecast apps. Although not all Chromecast apps are in that section, which makes it a bit difficult to find, at times. However, there is a new app available called Cast Store, which aims to be an app store for Chromecast.
It’s a very slick looking app which allows you to find Chromecast appson the Play Store. Basically you can find an app, tap on it and it’ll take you into the Google Play Store for downloading. As Google wouldn’t allow the app in the Play Store if it could download apps onto your device. Which is why the Amazon App Store and the Samsung Gear Manager are not in the Play Store, and have to be sideloaded.
Some of the features of Cast Store include sorting apps by adding time, name and rating. As well as add apps to a favorite list, read short descriptions about the apps, see which app is already installed on your device, be up-to-date with the news feed, see how many apps have every category, and see the ratings for each app. Like i stated above, it’s a very nice looking app, complete with the Cards UI which we first saw in Google Now. I’m a huge fan of that UI, so I’m definitely liking this app. I’m excited to see what other kinds of apps we see gain Chromecast support, maybe some more games will support Chromecast? Now that would be pretty awesome.
For those of you that have not bought a Chromecast yet, you can buy it right here from Amazon. How many of you are going to take the Cast Store for a spin?