If you come across an embedded video online that isn't piped in from YouTube, odds are pretty good that it's running on JW Player. The HTML5 and Flash video player from this company is used on more than 2 million websites including Kickstarter, Electronic Arts, and ESPN. That's why it's kind of a big deal that JW Player is adding support for Chromecast.


Just like when watching a YouTube video, JW Player will have a Chromecast button that can be used to beam the video to your TV. The Chromecast implementation from JW Player could also enable multiscreen experiences where a casted video is accompanied by clickable information or sharing controls on the second screen device.

This isn't going to happen overnight, unfortunately. The company is planning to add support to a few big partners as a beta run, then expand support later.

[JW Player via GigaOm]

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  • cabbieBot

    This is great news! There's a number of outlets that I'm eagerly waiting for to bake this into their player (Verge and TWiT, I'm looking at you)

  • nebula

    Nice. Just ordered a Chromecast in Germany. I hope Soundcloud will support Chromecast as well soon.

  • Michael Pahl

    es.... es.... its your turn es file explorer.

    • MITM

      Yup, and then MX Player

  • Adrian Meredith

    its great to see chromecast get such market penetration so quickly. Thats quite rare for google who often introduce great things that never quite hit prime time (like hangouts or play games).

    • Justin W

      Yes, but when their products hit primetime, they go massive (think Android, Gmail).

      And I wish that same success upon Chromecast!

    • Mike Reid

      This is the replacement for Google TV I guess.

      Just got mine here in Canada.

      Time to add cast support to my own audio apps I guess... :)

    • vitriolix

      I think hangouts video chat is catching on. I use it at work every day.

  • Mike Harris

    Hmmm... are any of those websites porn-related?

    • Andrew Morales

      Yes. Yes they are.

  • Kenny Griffin

    Wow this is going to be a sick! I run a tourism webcam site and use JW Player. This implementation would be pretty sweet!

  • laura