Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced today that its software development kit for Chromecast is now open for developers as it aims to make it easier for users to access content on their TV.
The Google Cast Software Development Kit (SDK) is now available for developers who want to develop and published Cast-ready apps. The search engine giant introduced that developer of the Google Cast SDK last July.
According t John Affaki, engineering manager of Cast at Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) said the underlying Chromecast technology allows developers to integrate multi-screen experiences for apps across mobile devices such as smartphone and tablets as well as laptops and large screen display.
In a blog post, Affaki said Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) already updated all Chromecast devie. The Google Cast for Android will be available over the next few days as part of the Google Play services 4.2 update. The Google Cast for iOS is available today.
Chromecast’s director of product management Rishi Chandra told CNET, “With the Chromecast, we’re resetting consumer applications,” and people should” expect the phones of tablet applications to work on television.”
According to Chandra the future of Chromecast depends on developers who are making their apps compatible with a device. Currently, development is still limited and only a small part of its potential was demonstrated and utilized into video, music, and local media applications.
Furthermore, Chandra said, “Gaming is an exciting opportunity for what you can do with Chromecast. It’s exactly the right model. The fact that it works with your iOS phone and Android tablet and Windows laptop is true multi-screen. There’s a lot of potential there.”
The search engine giant previously released a restricted form of the Google Cast SDK to prove its capabilities to big companies such as HBO, Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P), and Netflix, Inc (NASDAQ:NFLEX).