When we first wrote about Cast for BlackBerry there was a mix of folks who saw a use for the app and those who simply had no use for the app because. In case you missed the first post, Cast for BlackBerry at its core allows you to cast YouTube video direct from your BlackBerry 10 device to your Google Chromecast if you have one. Something that has been rather off limits due to the nature of how Chromecast works and its somewhat of a reliance on Android. So, it's easy to see that some people might enjoy Cast while others might not depending on what devices they currently already have. Some people have Smart TV's Roku's, Xbox's and PS4's. In those cases, this app isn't really meant for them.
In the time since our initial post though, the developer behind Cast for BlackBerry has made some impressive changes to the app that those making use of a Chromecast will certainly appreciate. The app now features auto discovery of the IP address for any running Chromecast's, offers up the option to reboot, rename, factory reset and even get more info about your Chromecast directly from your BlackBerry 10 smartphone.
If that's not enough, Cast for BlackBerry is also BBM Connected, and integrates into the BlackBerry 10 Hub to keep you informed of what you're casting or if there's any issues. If you're a Pebble user, instead of having those notifications on your device they can be relayed to your Pebble thanks to Cast for BlackBerry's integration of UpFront and apps such as Talk2Watch. If you have sent a video, it gives feedback that it has been sent it to the Chromecast. If you stop it, it gives feedback that it has been stopped.
Cast for BlackBerry debuted in BlackBerry World priced at $2.99 but for a limited time, the developer has dropped it down to only $.99 because while updating and adding more features there was some issues for those who bought the app when we first posted about it. The latest release just landed, works beautifully and resolves all those previous issues so if it's something you will make use of go ahead and grab the latest version on the cheap while you can.
Again, it's 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 and the developer is always looking for ways to add new features.