Looks like Chrome OS is getting native Google Cast support, baked right into the operating system. The newest optioned that showed up in Chrome OS canary makes me think that.
The latest Canary channel release of Chrome OS has a cast option, for the entire desktop. And it is not from the Google Cast extension (that has been around for a while). This option shows up right on your system tray, where your settings and profile icon etc shows.
Here is how it looks like:
Once you click that option, you will be shown all the Google Cast ready devices in your network. Like so:
In other words, Chrome OS is going Google Cast ready. I think that’s the big takeaway from this. Yes, the video player already supports Google Cast natively, but this change makes the entire operating system Cast ready.
Can’t wait to test this!
Correction – this requires the Google Cast extension.