New CyanogenMod Feature Supports Content Streaming to Chromecast (Video)
Google’s Chromecast was only recently released, with limited functionality it’s true, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. Now CyanogenMod is in on it and it comes with a new feature that allows it to stream almost any content to Chromecast.
I have to remind you that the Chromecast is priced at a mere $35 and gives you content streaming from the cloud to your phone or tablet. Developer Koush has created a feature for CyanogenMod that allows any application using the standard Android audio and video APIs to stream to a Chromecast dongle. You will need to be running CyanogenMod in order to achieve system wide audio and video streaming.
This hack works by notifying your when content is playing and when it can be sent to Chromecast. You will need to press a button in the notification shade and content will be sent to your TV as if official support was available. When cloud content is playing you will be allowed to turn the handset’s display off when streaming.
The feature is headed to the CyanogenMod nightlies soon enough.