Google released a Google Cast SDK for its Chromecast media player dongle to let Android, iOS, and Chrome developers build compatible apps and websites.
Since Google began shipping its $35 HDMI stick-style Chromecast last July, it’s been a hot seller, especially compared to the struggling Google TV devices. The device is not a full-fledged media player, but instead lets you wirelessly stream content from the Chrome browser of a desktop, laptop, or mobile computer to an HDTV via its HDMI input. The Chromecast’s Android???derived stack supports streaming content directly from recent versions of Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OS, and Chrome OS, as well as from more than a dozen Web-based content providers.