chromecasts100628949orig

Jump the line for the newest Chromecast features with Google's new preview program

Google has launched a new preview program for Chromecast and Chromecast Audio that lets you try out the newest firmware before it goes official.

A help forum post details the program, which you can sign up for through the Google Cast app. To get going, launch the Android or iOS app and tap Devices. Then touch the overflow button (three vertical dots) and select Device settings. From there, select Preview Program and then you can agree to join it. 

Google says you’ll get email updates when there’s new firmware available for you. The help page also details that this is not a beta program, so your software should be rather stable and ready to use. You’re just getting it before everyone else.

The impact on you: Chromecast is the easiest way to get video from a phone, tablet, or computer to your TV. Chromecast Audio pulls a similar trick for music, making the hardware a nice and affordable duo for streaming. It’ll be worth watching what new software rolls out and how Google plans to use these devices to further shape television and listening habits.

IDG Insider

PREVIOUS ARTICLE

« H-1B bill pulled from House committee vote amid complaints

NEXT ARTICLE

Violin, still pushing flash speeds, looks to the cloud »
author_image
IDG News Service

The IDG News Service is the world's leading daily source of global IT news, commentary and editorial resources. The News Service distributes content to IDG's more than 300 IT publications in more than 60 countries.

  • Mail

Recommended for You

Trump hits partial pause on Huawei ban, but 5G concerns persist

Phil Muncaster reports on China and beyond

FinancialForce profits from PSA investment

Martin Veitch's inside track on today’s tech trends

Future-proofing the Middle East

Keri Allan looks at the latest trends and technologies

Poll

Do you think your smartphone is making you a workaholic?