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Take note, video app developers: your Android app should have Chromecast support by now. It just makes things so much better for everybody. Video site Dailymotion knows where it's at, because the latest version of the beta app in the Play Store can now stream to the Chromecast. Better late than never, huh?

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Other than Chromecast support and the usual bugfixes and performance tweaks, there doesn't appear to be any other significant changes to version 4.1. Casting videos works in the usual way, just tap the Chromecast icon and select the unit you want to use. The app allows you to make the connection even before you select a video, so you'll be able to watch your content uninterrupted.

After a brief test the beta version of Dailymotion seems to be pretty solid, so expect to see Chromecast support added to the standard version soon. Want in on the beta? Join this Google+ community, then head to this Play Store link and enable the beta version for your Google account.

Thanks, Ronak Gandhi!

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Stylus_XL

    Looks like casting functionality is out of beta... Works well so far if not a little basic. Great to see so many apps getting on board the Chromecast train.

  • http://flavors.me/sabret00the sabret00the

    Does Dailymotion intercept links yet? When I bothered with both Dailymotion and Vimeo before, both were useless as the only way to open links was by going into the app. It's like they both completely forgot about intents.

    Must say, I still think it was incredibly short-sighted by the French government to block the purchase of Dailymotion by Yahoo. It's becoming and more and more insignificant.

  • sam1331

    I think at this point you should be effusing nothing but praise for apps that add Chromecast support. There are still so many that need to happen. We are far from calling any apps late.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    People use dailymotion?

    • Alan Shearer

      well, they let any videos be posted, so, i guess so.....

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        That's why the service is like a big trashcan..

      • saf1927

        Not exactly. They indeed allow more content than YouTube, but they still randomly remove stuff. Also, the overall site isn't as interactive as YT, which gives it a very "desert island" feel to it.

    • Eddie Ganim

      Hell yes we use dailymotion! You want full movies uninterrupted? Hard to find movies? I watch only horror basically and I have close to 350 horror movie full. One of the best apps to have as I have it on my phone; minipad, and on my xbox360.

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  • Seiga

    @Michael Crider, you opened up by stating all video apps should have cast... man, I wish that was true. Crunchyroll has yet to come out with Chromecast enabled.

  • Matt Kuhlen

    Why don't let just let you use it from the site like YouTube does?