Google has started sneaking itself back into the iOS environment little by little. Today, it released the Chromecast app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. So, basically, Chromecast users can now adjust their settings from their iOS device, something that they couldn’t do before.
If you are not familiar with Chromecast, we’ll explain. Google advertises it as the easiest way to stream online video on your TV. All you need to do is plug the Chromcast into an HDTV and then you can access it via your mobile devices (smartphone, tablet or the classic laptop). Those who are not keen on the idea of spending hours in front of the PC screen to watch a TV show episode or a full movie, will use Chromecast to stream from services like YouTube, Netflix, Google Play Movies, Hulu Plus and more.
Now every user of iPhone, iPad or iPod touch can use them as a device to control their HDTVs and watch the latest Netflix has to offer. You can control the volume, pause and replay shows from your iOS device. Furthermore, even if you are using your iPhone or iPad in concert with Chromecast you can still send out emails or surf the web. That is to say, you can use the huge TV screen to check your friends’ statuses on Facebook and browse through their latest Flickr album.
The Chromecast can be purchased for $35, while the app is free for download.