Google has updated Chromecast app for Android and iOS that allows users to select and set a custom backdrop. Backdrop support enables users to customize the content that shows up on the Chromecast-connected screen when it is not in use.
Users can choose a a backdrop from various options including photo albums from Google+, artwork from galleries and museums, content from various news publications and satellite imagery. People living in the US can also choose to view news and lifestyle content from content providers including The New York Times and The Guardian. To change your backdrop, users will need to open the Chromecast app on their device and choose “Backdrop” option from the left. They can then choose a display from the set of options given.
“If a picture sparks your curiosity, you can learn more about it by opening the Chromecast app, selecting “Backdrop” from the left menu and tapping on the card to find out more. Or, simply open the Google app on your Android or iOS device, tap on the microphone icon and ask “What’s on my Chromecast?””
posted Google on a company blog post.
The update is rolling out from today on Android an iOS. Google Chromecast is a media streaming device that can mirror content from the Google Chrome web browser on a computer or through the screen of several types of Android devices. It celebrated its first birthday in July this year.