That $35 Chromecast dongle from Google may be about to get a whole lot more powerful. Earlier today, Google announced the public release of the Chromecast SDK, which will allow developers to make their apps stream content to TV screens via the dongle.
Right now, Chromecast supports streaming from Chrome web browsers on PCs, Macs, and Chromebooks. Chromecast streaming capabilities are also built into a handful of mobile apps, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, and YouTube. The SDK will no doubt allow that list of apps to grow—and according to Chromecast Product Management Director Rishi Chandra, games could be part of the picture. Here's what Chandra told CNet News:
"Gaming is an exciting opportunity for what you can do with Chromecast," [Chandra] said, as one example of an area where developers could spend more time. "It's exactly the right model. The fact that it works with your iOS phone and Android tablet and Windows laptop is true multiscreen. There's a lot of potential there," he said.
Developers can grab the Chromecast SDK from this page on Google's Developers website. Google offers a developers guide to help folks get started. It looks like "sender" apps can be written for Android, iOS, Windows, OS X, and Google's own Chrome OS.
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