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iPhone and iPad users can now cast directly from the Chrome browser on their mobile devices — if they can find a website supporting it, that is.


Casting web videos to the TV just got a bit easier for iPhone and iPad users: The latest version of Chrome for iOS now includes Chromecast support, which makes it possible to cast videos from any mobile site that has added support for it, according to a post published on the Google Chrome releases blog.

The changes, which are coming to Apple’s mobile devices with the release of Chrome 36 for iOS, mimic what’s been possible with Chrome for Android for some time. However, Chrome for Android is also capable of simply sending any web-hosted MP4 to Chromecast, regardless of whether the website hosting it officially supports Google’s cast protocol or not. That doesn’t seem to be the case on iOS, leaving some users over on Reddit confused.

The best way for iOS users to try out the new feature may just be to go to Google’s just-launched new Chromecast app directory and specifically search for web apps supporting Google Cast.

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