5 New Uses for Chromecast


It’s been about a month since Google opened up Chromecast to all third-party developers, and new apps are now starting to trickle in.

While we haven’t seen any major streaming services add support recently, smaller developers have been adopting Chromecast in some interesting ways. If you’ve got Google’s $35 TV dongle, here are some new tricks you can do with it:


Turn Your TV into a Photo Frame

As long as you’re in the living room and not actually watching TV, you might as well liven it up with some photos. Dayframe creates slideshows from your smartphone and from online sources such as Flickr, Google+ and Facebook, and even allows you to stitch together playlists. The app is free to try, but most of the good Chromecast features require a $3 in-app purchase.

Mirror Video from Your Phone’s Web Browser

An experimental feature in Google’s Chrome beta for…

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