Microsoft has been on sort of an app blitz for rival platforms as it has launched many of its major apps and services for platforms like Android and iOS, the company’s existing apps are gradually updated with new features that make them even more useful and powerful on these platform. The company has now updated the OneDrive app for Android with support for Chromecast, allowing users to cast media content stored in its cloud directly to the big screen using the HDMI dongle.
For those who are unaware, Chromecast is a little HDMI dongle that costs $35 and was released by Google over a year ago. It has already sold millions of these dongles and the app support for Chromecast has rapidly increased in the past few months.
Using the Chromecast is very easy, you simply plug it into an HDMI port and then fire it up. It’s capable of running apps and services natively as well as mirroring content from Chromecast enabled applications on computers and mobile devices.
Now that OneDrive for Android has Chromecast support, users who have photos and videos stored in OneDrive can simply cast them from within the app to the Chromecast that’s hooked up to the TV, provided that both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network.