Users of the Subsonic music streaming service are probably familiar with DSub, which was already highly praised. Well, it just learned a new tricks. Top billing for this update goes to Chromecast support, which lets you pipe online and local music your nearest HDMI port. That's not all DSub has in store, though.

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Here's the full changelog for DSub version 4.5.2.

  • Add ChromeCast support for music only (Android 2.3+ only)
  • Video/Offline mode to follow
  • More detailed download notification (Android 4.2+)
  • Update background threading architecture to be more efficient
  • Memory optimizations
  • Never sync the demo server
  • Clear album art cache on exit
  • Fix cache cleaner not using pinned music in space calculations
  • Don't scrobble podcasts
  • Fix offline scrobbling bug

It's a nice list of optimizations and tweaks, but you can also get a peek at some upcoming features. DSub has a beta open to all interested parties – just join the Google+ group and opt-in.

[Subsonic Forums – Thanks, +Scott Jackson]

Ryan Whitwam
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  • Bob Hart

    ....and Chromecast will be available from the Play Store in all regions on????

    • abobobilly

      2025 ..... When SkyNet will takeover the world.

  • Crispin Swickard

    Now If it didn't look like a complete ripoff of the old Google made music app..

    • nvllsvm

      Well Subsonic is a DIY cloud similar in function to Google Music. Problem?

  • Floss

    I also added support for offline casting today. Just video casting left to do.

  • usaff22

    It looks like the old Google Music app, now with a slide-out drawer. IMO that isn't bad, I kinda liked that look

  • Daniel Branch

    Works great with DSub. Why is Poweramp and MxPlayer are so slow on Chromecast adoption when they are bigger companies is an enigma to me. Good job DSub developers!