Bitcasa Introduces Chromecast Streaming

Apparently, Bitcasa wants to be a serious player in the digital media streaming business:

With the world becoming increasingly connected, it only makes sense that you should be able to see what you want, where you want, on what device/screen you want.

At Bitcasa, we’re committed to making all your content-viewing dreams come true… one device at a time. Today, we’re excited to share that our latest Android update will include our first step towards full Chromecast support. We are enabling cast for videos and music in addition to providing a few core controls: pause, play and volume adjustment.

What does that really mean? It means you can now stream any of the content stored in your Bitcasa account, to your TV via Chromecast. Want to broadcast your son or daughter’s embarrassing baby pictures during her birthday party? Done! Want to reminisce over that time you sang “Baby Got Back” at a karaoke bar? Done!

When it comes to sharing and viewing content with your friends and family, mobile and PC just don’t cut the mustard. Now you can sit back, relax, bring out the popcorn and view your content the way it should be viewed, reliving your best-captured moments on TV! Because your cat deserves to be admired in HD!

As you try out the first iteration of Bitcasa’s Chromecast support, we’d love to hear from you so that we can integrate your feedback into our plans for a more immersive casting experience.

Yup, according to this post on Bitcasa’s website, the unlimited data storage company added Chromecast support to its Android app.

I haven’t had the opportunity to test this yet, but I’m looking forward to seeing how this performs.

Update: I had the chance to play around with Bitcasa’s new Chromecast feature. You connect to Chromecast directly from the app’s home screen. I was able to play most compatible media types, though picture files worked the best.

I still find that AllCast has the best video player. I never did get Bitcasa  to play any videos.

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