Google has announced that starting today it’s adding Google Cast, the technology that powers its popular Chromecast dongle, to every Google Fiber TV box. This opens up a whole new world of content for those who have a Fiber TV box, enabling them to easily cast their shows, movies, music, and other content to the biggest screen in their house. It also eliminates the need for them to purchase a Chromecast separately to get all of these features.
The update that adds Google Cast to Fiber TV boxes is going to be rolled out in the coming weeks. Once the update is installed, users will be able to cast content from a plethora of apps to their TV.
Let me point out here that some of the biggest content services like HBO Now, Hulu, WatchESPN, Disney Channel, and others doesn’t support casting to Fiber TV box just yet but that’s likely to change in the coming days.
Fiber TV is part of Google Fiber which is only available in a handful of cities across the United States as of now. It doesn’t really hold a candle to other cable companies yet but Google is gradually increasing the presence of Fiber across the country.
Those who have a Fiber TV box will appreciate having Google Cast built-in, no additional equipment or setup is required, it will just work. It will also save them an HDMI port because they don’t need to buy and plug-in a separate Chromecast dongle.