The Chromecast is a little wonder at $30. It allows you to easily stream content directly from authorized apps (the internet) straight to your Chromecast without going through you smartphone or tablet. But El Goog (aka Google) has been very protective of its little baby and hasn't allowed "unauthorized" apps to connect and use it.
Why the change? Google released the Cast SDK yesterday which will allow developers to legally write apps for it (most creative developers has reverse engineered the code and were using that to stream to it, which Google didn't like).
Koushik Dutta, the famed developer of the first illegal Chromecast streaming app for Android, reports that he has now added legal support for his Chromecast to his all cast app (which already streams to Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Playstation and most DLNA compliant devices).
Koushik said adding Chromecast support through the Cast SDK was a 20 minute affair.
I am really excited because this means we may start seeing Chromecast support popping up on dozens of apps on Android and IOS.
Streaming content from dozens of apps for $30 is a fantastic deal. Let's see what crazy products developers come out with.