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Google Drive on the web can cast presentations to a Chromecast

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Google(s goog) has been testing this feature for a while, but today it became widely available: Google Drive users on the web can now run presentations straight from Google Drive to a Chromecast. If you’ve got a crispy slide deck on Google’s cloud suite, simply point your mouse to the Present button in the top right corner; a drop down menu option labeled “Present on another device” is the ticket to getting your presentation onto a screen. Of course, you’ll need to be on the same Wi-Fi network as the Chromecast, and you’ll need the Google Cast Chrome extension enabled. Although Google hasn’t mentioned the possibility of this feature coming to Android or iOS(s aapl), I’ll go out on a limb and say it’s only a matter of time.

3 Responses to “Google Drive on the web can cast presentations to a Chromecast”

  1. Good first step. What would really be great (and I’ve got to believe it’s coming at some point) is the ability to stream videos stored on Google Drive to a Chromecast. That feature coupled with Google’s recent drop in the price of Drive storage would nearly eliminate the need for home servers.

      • Actually, I’ve just tried it with a test mp4. Playing the video in Google Drive actually opens it in a YouTube player, and of course, YouTube can be cast!

        OK, casting mp3’s and jpegs will work from a browser, but “proper” casting would be great.