Chromecast adds support for 10 new apps including Plex, Vevo, & Songza

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Google announced today a major round of app additions for its media streaming Chromecast HDMI stick including Plex, Vevo, Songza, and more.

Chromecast, which retails for $35 (currently $32.88 on Amazon Prime), can now play local files synced with your Plex media library from iOS, Android, or Chrome. Plex support is highly requested and offers a major advantage for content consumers looking to play content from a device to an HDTV.

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Today’s update also brings support for the music video streaming service Vevo as well as the music discovery radio Songza.

Additional apps added today include Red Bull TV, Post TV from The Washington Post, Viki, RealPlayer Cloud, and more.

Google says the new channels will be rolling out to iOS, Android, and Chrome shortly.

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  1. Arwin de Dios - 9 years ago

    they should fix the pled app on 4.4.2 it keeps on quitting

  2. Al Thomas - 9 years ago

    Support for Plex? Looks like I’m picking up a Chromecast then

  3. Jonathan LoCicero - 9 years ago

    So if I understand this correctly, I can use one of these to display content from my Plex server on my older plasma screen? How do I control it?

    I recently purchased a Samsung 6300 series LED TV, which I was able to download a Plex app for. I’ve also got a Synology DS412+ running Plex Server. This setup is incredibly nice and easy to use. Can a Chromecast give me the same sort of thing on my older plasma TV? Thanks!

  4. Arwin de Dios - 9 years ago

    don’t get too excited… they fixed the app but the moment you hit the cast button says you need to subscribe plexpass.. what a joke $4 a month??? scumbugs…

    • David Morey - 9 years ago

      This is from the Announcements section when looking at the Plex Server:

      Plex now on Chromecast!
      December 15, 2013

      We’re thrilled to be one of the handful of genuine apps for Chromecast. Available now for preview for Plex Pass subscribers and will be released to all in the near future.

      So yes, currently it is only available for Plex Pass subscribers. But it will be released to everyone soon.

      There is nothing scumbaggy about this…


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