Google has released a design focused update last week with material design, but you know something there was a hidden treat inside, offering the support for casting to the Chromecast. This feature is pretty decent and very simple, let’s see how it works.
There is the new casting icon present on the right-hand side of the circle selector dropdown. Click on it and it will launch the brief wizard, and after setup you can begin casting through your circle’s posts on your TV, either automatically or manually. Images on your Google+ profile are displayed full screen, with the text at top and controls for navigating the stream at bottom.
Chromecast support appears to be enabled on per-user basis from the Google servers. Even if you are using the new version, you may not see the new feature yet. This improvement is not a surprise, back in January Google suggested through the assets that are spotted in the app that Chromecast support is in the pipeline. For the unknown reasons, Google has taken its time to enable this Chromecast support feature.
We can say Google Plus as the rich addition to the already rich Chromecast enabled apps catalog. Chromcast ecosystem has seen the dramatical expansion after Google has released Chromecast SDK in February this year. It is also expected that new features and capabilities are coming to the HDMI dongle very soon, it doesn’t look to be slowing down.
If you haven’t yet grabbed the latest update of Google+, you can download it from the below link.