Google’s Chromecast was announced in July of 2013. Since then, it has become a staple in many households. If you have a Chromecast, then you know just how convenient it is to have around. For $35, you can “cast” your media from your phone, tablet or computer to your television for everyone to see and hear. It is an extremely awesome device with tons of different uses. Chromecast is an extremely affordable media streaming option, and the set up is ridiculously simple, too.
On February 3rd, Google finally released the SDK for Chromecast to developers. That opened up the doors for many developers to begin updating their applications to include Chromecast support. Since then, we’ve seen tons of new functionality come to Chromecast. You can watch just about anything depending on what services you subscribe to and where you have your media stored. Between applications like Netflix, Google Play Movies and TV and AllCast, your options are pretty much endless when it comes to streaming media.
Today we’re hearing that Vudu, a popular media streaming app, has updated to support Chromecast. According to a few of the reviews on the Google Play Store, Chromecast support was what was holding some people back from using the app as much as they would like. Now you can cast all of your media from Vudu to your TV. If you’re not familiar with Vudu, it allows you to watch, rent and own movies and TV. You don’t have to worry about any late fees, and you can stream directly from your phone or tablet. They have all kinds of popular new media, and their prices aren’t too far off from buying a movie at the store. Vudu also offers a paid service where you can convert your DVDs to digital copies that can be stored in the cloud.
Check out Vudu on the Play Store. It’s free to download, and the update should be there waiting for those of you who already use Vudu. It seems like another great addition to those family movie nights. What applications do you currently use with your Chromecast, and which applications do you wish had Chromecast support?