Are you among the many people who picked up a Chromecast simply because it was cheap and kinda cool? If you are and have an Android device or only planned on using it for your computer it's fine. However, if you're like some folks and thought it might work 100 percent with BlackBerry only to find out it's a bit of hassle to get any apps to work, you're in luck. A new app called Cast has now arrived in BlackBerry World and it offers up the ability for BlackBerry 10 users to get at least some use out of their Chromecast on a BlackBerry 10 smartphone with very little hassle.
Cast is available for $2.99 and it adds the ability to natively cast YouTube videos from your BlackBerry 10 smartphone after a minimal set up process of adding your Chromecast IP address to the app settings. After that, simply open up a YouTube video, tap the share button and choose cast from the options. Your chosen YouTube video will then start playing on your Chromecast. Simple and easy, just the way it ought to be.
To be perfectly honest, there's nothing special about the way the app looks. In fact, it's pretty much just a black window that shows a reset button and some options and allows you to search for YouTube videos within it but that's not really the point. The point is the functionality it adds to your device overall and hopefully the developer will keep adding Chromecast compatible sites to the app because again, it only works on YouTube right now.
Is the ability to cast YouTube videos from your BlackBerry 10 smartphone worth $2.99 to you? I dunno. But at least the option is there and I like options as I'm sure most of you do as well.
Purchase/Download Cast for BlackBerry 10