The “Cast Screen” function for Google’s Chromecast dongle that we reported on during last month’s Google I/O developers conference has finally made it out of the keynote and into our mobile devices. Now, anything that plays on your Android device also plays on your TV. Yes, even your porn.
The feature began rolling out today as the Chromecast 1.7 firmware update available through the Play Store. With it, users will be able to cast any content — not just the stuff from approved partners — from their devices to their televisions. This should position the Chromecast to more directly compete with Apple’s AirPlay system, though we’ll have to wait for the download to see if the multi-second delay that made the original Browser Cast option so utterly useless has been resolved. [TechCrunch]