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Summary:

Plex is the latest app to add Chromecast support. Why is it that many big names haven’t yet added the Chromecast icon? We discuss that as well as new Bluetooth features coming to Chrome OS and the Samsung Chromebook 2 on this week’s podcast.

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Google released Chrome OS version 33 this week, bringing some new features to Chromebooks and Chromeboxes. And it looks like a few new devices are in the works thanks to a new Intel Haswell board working with Chrome OS and a pre-order page for a pair of Samsung Chromebook 2 devices that may have gone live a bit too early. Vastly improved Bluetooth support is coming to Chrome OS and Plex is now Chromecastic!

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Hosts: Janko Roettgers and Kevin Tofel

This week’s Chrome Show is brought to you by Fracture.

Samsung Chromebook 2 appears and then disappears

Chrome OS 33 hits stable channel: what’s new?

Chrome OS will be supporting Bluetooth Smart / Bluetooth 4.0 LE devices in the future

OOH! There’s another Intel Haswell board that was recently certified for Chrome!

Plex now has expanded Chromecast support

So what’s up with the Chrome OS share of browser usage in North America?

Based on lower cost Windows licenses, Microsoft may be feeling some Chrome OS heat

App / Extension of the week: Data Compression Proxy