Remember that time you installed an extra Chrome extension on your laptop just so you can cast content to your Chromecast? Well, that will no longer be the case because François Beaufort, who works at Google, has revealed that the Chromium team is figuring a way to integrate the feature directly into the Chrome browser itself.
The feature is hidden in beta builds of Google Chrome, but once you have it activated, you’ll be able to send music, videos, and more to your Chromecast. How is it done? All you need to do is to enable the experimental Media Router using this line of code:
After that, restart your browser and you should see the “cast…” option when you right click on any page – no need for that extension anymore.
Do take note that this feature is still in its testing phase, so don’t be surprised if bugs or glitches appear. Those interested in giving it a try can follow the method above. Otherwise, just wait for Google to officially release it in a general Chrome update OTA (over-the-air).
This feature is definitely a welcome one for Google Chrome users. First of all, it reduces the use of another extension and secondly, it eases the overall process of the user casting a content to a specific medium.