Google Officially Announces Backdrop feature for your Chromecast [APK Download]
At Google I/O they talks about a new feature that would be coming to Chromecast that would let you choose the images that appeared on your TV when on the idle Chromecast screen. Today is that day. Google has announced the official roll out of the feature that is called “Backdrop.”
With a new backdrop option, you can customize your TV screen with:
- Your favorite photo albums from Google+
- Amazing artwork from galleries and museums around the world via the Google Cultural Institute
- News and lifestyle images from The New York Times, The Guardian, Saveur and more (U.S. only)
- Satellite imagery of some of the hardest-to-reach places on Earth from Google Maps
- and even more beautiful photos from the Google+ community
It goes a step further than just displaying a more user selected approach at image viewing though. If you see an image that you want to know more about simply open the Google search app and ask Google “What’s on my Chromecast?” to get details.
The update brings the app to 1.8.22 and is rolling out to devices in a typical staged roll out fashion. If you are impatient and want to snag it for your device right now, just pop over to gappsearly and grab it.
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