One of the cool things about writing about apps all day is the fact that you often times get to see apps grow from a very basic implementation into something totally awesome. Such is the case with Cast for BlackBerry 10, which offers up the ability to cast YouTube videos from your BlackBerry 10 smartphone to your Google Chromecast and so much more. The app is on its third or fourth update now and each time the developer behind it, Tony Creswell, aims to add features based on user feedback.
This time is no different and if you're a Cast user, you should find v188.8.131.52 now available for download via BlackBerry World. The change log, while short, adds some new features to the mix that improve the overall experience of using Cast on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. Whether you've been using the app previously, or been holding off until more features were added, here's what's in the latest release.
- Play / pause / seek control for videos
- Full YouTube site search
- Integration with media buttons
- Pebble control of playing videos
- Full integration to extended system search with instant actions
- Full current video details in app
As I've noted before and likely will again at some point, Cast for BlackBerry 10 is very a purpose driven app but if you have a need for such an app, it's a great one to have added to your list of downloads. The latest update makes that even more so true. If you've already purchased Cast for BlackBerry 10, you should be seeing the update. If you don't already own it, you can purchase it for $2.99 on BlackBerry World right now.