Streaming sticks became popular in 2014 and it goes without saying that Chromecast was one of the most popular of the lot. Google’s $35 HDMI dongle saw intense demand as soon as it was released, and still continues to do so. Google has vastly expanded the content offering for Chromecast certainly making it worth the nominal price tag. Today the app has been updated with a feature that’s going to make sharing Chromecast with friends a lot easier.

This feature was first announced back in June at the Google I/O conference and Chromecast users have been anxiously waiting for it to land. Today’s update finally brings a functioning guest mode to Chromecast.

What this means is that it will be possible to stream content to a Chromecast without having to be on the same Wi-Fi network. So if you’ve got people over who want to cast content on your big screen, but you don’t want to hand out for Wi-Fi password for some reason, no worries as the guest mode eliminates the need to do that.

The guest mode can be enabled from settings within the Chromecast app. Setup is relatively simple. The Chromecast broadcasts a tone, inaudible to humans, which can be picked by listening devices. If that doesn’t work simply enter the input code shown on the TV to the guest’s device.

Anyone with the latest version of Chromecast app on their device can now take advantage of this new feature.

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