Google Cast now built into Chrome on desktop, gets Casting to Hangouts

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Google has rolled out a new integration between Google Chrome and Google Hangouts. The company has baked Cast functionality right into the browser which makes it easier for users to share screen from your Chrome browser to a Google Hangout.

Signed-in Chrome users on Chrome 52 or higher will be able to use the “Cast…” menu item from Chrome to share the contents of a browser tab or their entire desktop into a Hangout. Hangouts that are scheduled on the user’s Google Calendar are shown automatically, but they can also be joined manually using the “Search” text box. When you are on websites that are integrated with Cast, you will see the Cast icon appear when you are on the same network as a Cast device.

Google said last month people have casted more than 38 million times from Chrome, watching and listening to more than 50 million hours of content. Users don’t need to install Cast on their device as this is now natively available in Chrome 52 or higher.

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Author: Sneha Bokil

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