Demand for Google’s $35 HDMI dongle was certainly underestimated, the company itself said that. Launched earlier this year, Chromecast lets users stream content from their mobile devices or PCs to the TV. The dongle is plugged into a HDMI port and powered through an external source, it connects to the Wi-Fi network and is then ready to display content that is streamed through it on the TV. Yesterday we reported that the dongle had received ten new content partners, out of ten content partners added yesterday VEVO stands out, its endless library of music videos is likely to put a smile on many Chromecast users’ faces. That’s not the only Chromecast update that has recently been rolled out. A firmware update build 14651 has also been released which brings a number of bug fixes and improvements.
The update also brings support for new Chromecast V2 API. It comes with new refreshed home screen with various new images that are displayed when Chromecast is all prepped up to work its magic. In the code of the update, independent developers have discovered initial support for a screen sharing protocol. It is likely that references to Android screen sharing exist in the update, recently it was rumored that Google might add Android screen mirroring feature to its HDMI dongle.
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