Back in July, Google announced that it was building Cast into Chrome, but it's not available for everyone — until now, that is.
As a little refresher, what the update entails is that users who like to stream content using Chromecast won't need an extension on their browsers anymore. In other words, this makes the lives of the fans of the service a little easier.
To ensure that everyone knows how to get in on the action, here's a quick guide: Just make sure to be on a website that's integrated with Cast, check whether or not casting to cloud services is on in the settings, click on the hamburger icon on the top-right corner of Chrome, select the Cast option in the drop-down menu, choose which device to cast to and that's all there is to it.
It should be pointed out that the separate extension is still working, though, so those who want to keep on using it don't have anything to worry about.
On a related note, the company also mentions that everyone can now cast to Google Hangouts and the Cast for Education app. Thanks to that, sharing presentations with colleagues in a Hangout conversation or with peers in a classroom is now possible, not to mention that it's simple to do as well.
Now, during the first rollout, Google says that many users were making the most out of the functionality, and in light of that development, it appears that this full launch is the company's only logical step from there.
"Casting from Chrome has become incredibly popular: In the past month alone, people have casted more than 38 million times from Chrome, watching and listening to more than 50 million hours of content," the Mountain View company says.
If the option to cast doesn't show up, simply update the browser to version 52 or later. Meanwhile, if the functionality to cast to Hangouts isn't there, then just wait a few days, and it should turn up soon enough.
Long story short, everyone is now starting to get Cast on their browsers, and it's a safe bet to assume that a ton of people are already on the edge of their seats to use them.
Now that everything's said and done, feel free to drop by our comments section below and let us know what you think of this nifty function.