Chromecast Now Has an iPad App

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Chromecast for iPad

Google’s Chromecast app has arrived on the iPad and iOS this week. Chromecast is Google’s new little device that plugs into your HDTV and lets you stream content to it,currently from a limited number of apps and sources.

It’s not an Apple TV equivalent, but it’s quite a nice alternative, or a nice extra option to have around. The Chromecast device itself is the size of a rather chunky flash drive and slots in easily to an HDMI port on an HDTV. Once Chromecast is plugged into a TV setup is super easy and takes takes just a couple minutes.

You can currently ‘cast’ from the Netflix and YouTube apps on iOS – though not yet from the Chrome browser app, as you can on a desktop.

The new Chromecast ioS app can be used to setup a Chromecast device and to manage Chromecast settings.

I’ve been using a Chromecast (2 in fact) since Day 1 that they were available to buy and I’m quite happy with it. I especially like the fact that it seems to have an absolute minimal effect on battery drain when casting from Android devices,. I hope the same will be true with this new iOS app.

Here’s an App Store link for Chromecast for iPad; it’s a free app.

Patrick Jordan

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