Platform integration all the way!
Google wants Chrome OS, Android and the Chromecast ecosystems to work together, in most cases look similar too. At Google I/O 2014, we saw many announcements in this direction. This is a rather small step in that direction, but I am sure of finding many fans in the Chromebook community for this feature.
The Chrome OS video player was separated from the Files app and made a stand-alone app recently. This was said to make the video player better, and add more features. So, here you have one, Chromecast support.
The code commit I found today talks about adding a flag to this upcoming feature. The feature itself is yet to be added to Chrome OS (or Chromium OS for now). A few more weeks before it shows up in development channel.
Here is the commit log:
Video Player: Add a flag to support chromecast
This patch just adds the flag. The implementation will be committed later.
The next thing that I want to hear about is Gallery App getting Chromecast support. A few more weeks maybe? What do you think?