For those watching the evolution and growth of Chromecast closely, the latest nightly build of the Firefox web browser now supports the technology. Once you upgrade to the latest version of the popular browser, you can easily cast tabs or videos from any Android device to any available Chromecast located on the same network.
To enable the casting, select Tools > Mirror Screen inside the browser settings.
As the ability to wirelessly stream content from your Android device to Chromecast is enhanced and extended, users are starting to understand why Apple supporters have been so pleased with AirPlay. While it might be hard to anticipate needing to use this functionality, it can be very handy for occasions when you want to share content quickly and easily without having to transfer it to another person or device.
Nightly builds are not official releases, but as long as you are okay with it being a little rough around the edges, feel free to give it a try. If you are content to wait a little longer, make sure you have Firefox for Android installed so that once the official release is launched it will be easy for you to update and use these new Chromecast features.
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