News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday April 22, 2014.
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Cloud storage service Bitcasa today announced that its Android app now supports the ability to stream media content to Chromecast, allowing subscribers to share their media from the cloud to their televisions. Bitcasa was one of the first companies to promise that it would support Chromecast once Google made its API publicly available when the company informed MobileBurn that it was already working on solutions back in August 2013. The delayed availability of the public Google SDK caused the wait to be longer than anticipated, but Bitcasa members can finally view their media on a Chromecast-enabled TV.
Bitcasa wants to be a "central content hub" for various forms of multimedia, which is why the company decided to add Chromecast support. Users can now access video, photos, and music stored in their accounts and streamed on the TV. Bitcasa works to optimize streaming and transcoding on several devices, so multiple formats should be compatible. The app has also been localized into Russian, raising its number of supported languages to 12.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.