Coursera is a great app for learning about subjects like chemistry, computer science, and business, but your device is a little small to be watching lectures on, right? No problem—the latest update adds Chromecast support, among other things.

2014-07-30 23.00.07 2014-07-30 23.04.08

Here's everything you get in Coursera v1.2.

  • Chromecast - watch preview and lecture videos using Chromecast
  • Landscape support for phones
  • Ability to swipe between "Past, Current, Upcoming" tabs in My Courses
  • Updated video player with new rewind 10 seconds feature
  • Minor bug fixes and performance improvements

The Chromecast support is the headliner, obviously, but I'd be almost as excited about the quick rewind button. That sounds like a lifesaver. You can take any of several hundred courses through Coursera for free, but getting a verified certificate in classes that offer it will cost money.

[Thanks, Jaret Dawson]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Marco PĂ©rez

    Huge step in the right direction! I loved the idea of Coursera, but it wasn't very practical at all.

  • beingsocialized

    Excellent!! no need for any third party apps now to play in chromecast

  • http://www.maverickcreative.ca/ Joshua Richards

    This is really dope.

  • Kevin Aaronson

    Had no idea of coursera, after devouring a ton of audible great courses, this looks to be a good free alternative.

  • Jay Ray

    I am annoyed since long by the fact that on my N7 i still have to tap on my sole Chromecast device to start streaming, like in the first screenshot when i really only own ONE effin' device. This dialog only makes sense when i own multiple devices.

    Even then Google could allow for a default device, showing this dialog only for example if you long-tap the chromecast button. That'd be great.

    I hope some Google Engineer reads this soon. :)

  • KingRando

    Too bad the video quality is atrocious

  • JoeTT

    This feature seems gone in Version (1108). Was it dropped? Any ideas when was the last Coursera version with Chromecast support? Is it still available anywhere?

    • JoeTT

      Working again now with the update to 1.5.0!